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Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package

An excellent entry-level crossbow, the Barnett Jackal Crossbow features a sleek, lightweight military-style stock, quad limbs, and High Energy wheels that deliver impressive arrow speed. ADF MIM trigger with super-smooth 3.5-lb. pull; synthetic string and cable system; AVi stirrup and bolt retainer; picatinny rail for accessories. Arrow speed: 315+ fps. Draw weight: 150 lbs. Stock length: 36''. Weight: 7.7 lbs. Color: High Definition Camo®. Manufacturer model #: 18404. Package includes red dot sight, three 20'' arrows, quiver and field points. Excellent entry-level crossbow Sleek, lightweight military-style stock Quad limbs High Energy wheels ADF MIM trigger with super-smooth 3.5-lb. pull Synthetic string and cable system AVi stirrup and bolt retainer Picatinny rail for accessories Arrow speed: 315+ fps
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Questions & Answers for Barnett Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package

Question

does this have ANTI DRY FIRE MEC.

asked 7 months ago
by
bowstring
 - westport,ma.
on Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
The Jackal has a anti dry firing setup for your safety also the crossbow safety.
Staff Answer
answered 7 months ago
by
BPSResource10
 - Springfield, MO
Question

how to replace arrow retainer

broke mine, need to know how to replace arrow retainer..what has to be removed to replace..
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
hangman9999
 - mpls
on Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Allen screw under the rail...see your local Bass Pro Shop dealer for parts ordering..
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answered 1 year ago
by
ShadowMonkey
 - North Carolina
answer 2
the Scope has to be removed. After you replace the item, you will have to check the tension it rests on the arrrow. with the mount / set screws on top of the bracket you will need to adjust the tension of the arrow retainer.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Anonymous
 - California
Question

What broadhead to use

what broadhead to use with this Crossbow for deer and hogs would the reviewers be useing
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
by
kabhill1
 - Piqua, Ohio
on Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Go to the Barnett website. They have recommended broadheads for all their bow models listed. I use 125 grain NAP Spitfire. Very accurate and no problems.
answered 1 year ago
by
BartBassr
 - Illinois
answer 2
Any Broadhead designed for Crossbow...I use the Rage.....
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answered 1 year ago
by
ShadowMonkey
 - North Carolina
answer 3
110 grain cross blades
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
MEDHAB
 - Tampa, FL
answer 4
i use rage 125gr no problems at all just dont use fixed
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
tjarman
 - richmond,va
answer 5
the barnett jackel requires a minium of 425 grains this includes arrow and broad head. now if ur using a 20 in arrow i would make sure u use a 2219 model and a 100 grain broad head, that will get u to 432 grain, or u can use a 22in arrow and a 100 grain broadhead that will get u to 483 grain. if u shoot anything less than 425 grains its like dry fireing and u dont want that. u will damage ur bow. i myself us muzzy 3 blade with a 22 alum arrow with my jackel and i have never been let down. hope this helps
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
theeler
 - illinois
answer 6
Swhacker 100 grain are the best. I also had success with Black Out FB
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Trizzle
 - Columbia, MD
answer 7
Highly recommend the DAP Spitfire Maxx. Cuts a 1 3/4 hole through the animal, razor sharp and good flight characteristics. Make sure you practice with same weight field tip to compensate for drop.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
rrmccoy
 - Nashville, TN
answer 8
I would reccomend the Rage 2 blade 2" cut. I use them in my xbow shooting 340 plus fps and they perform great.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
rprednck
 - Virginia
Question

is this leagal to hunt with in illinois

asked 2 years ago
by
shortbus1984
on Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
NO, You must have a special permit on public land and you can hunt on private land without a permit for the crossbow
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
MEDHAB
 - Tampa, FL
answer 2
as of this year it will be legal for anyone one with a archery permit to hunt with a crossbow from dec 3rd till the end of the season. just check out illnois dnr website and they will tell u everything u need to know. its a new law this year 2012
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
theeler
 - illinois
answer 3
Regulation changes have been made for crossbow hunting in 2012

Hunters who are under 62 years old and wish to use a crossbow must wait until the regular firearm seasons conclude before hunting with a crossbow.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Trizzle
 - Columbia, MD
answer 4
Here is the link to Illinois DNR web site: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/default.aspx, which will have the rules and regulation to hunt in Illinois. Thanks
Staff Answer
answered 2 years ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
Question

what is the minuim grain weight for this crossbow ?

With the bolt and braodhead combind. I dont want to hurt my weapon of choose.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
by
jrrachel71
 - US
on Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package
7 answers
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answer 1
100 is minimum, 125 is recommended
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answered 1 year ago
by
ShadowMonkey
 - North Carolina
answer 2
100 grain
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
MEDHAB
 - Tampa, FL
answer 3
don't use less then 100 gr broad head
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
tjarman
 - richmond,va
answer 4
with the bolt and braodhead combind can not be less than 425 grains. so if ur using a 20 inch arrow make sure its a 2219 model and 100 grains braodhead will bring u in at 432, i myself us a 22 inch arrow and 100 grain braodhead with my jackel and that brings me in at 483 grain. u can always go longer with the arrows, but never shorter. and the min length for the jackel is 20 inch. no since in going any lighter on the grain of braodhead of a 100 or u asking for trouble.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
theeler
 - illinois
answer 5
Use Lumenok 20" bolts with 100 grain Swhacker broadheads.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Trizzle
 - Columbia, MD
answer 6
I keep all my arrows around 400 grains overall. Using 100 grain heads and usually aluminium shafts as I have had better luck with them and the cost a lot less. that weight is a little over the minimum weight and has performed wvery well for me and you will never notice the few feet per second slower speeds.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
rprednck
 - Virginia
answer 7
I have used 100grain field points and 100 broad heads with no issue. I use EastonThunder bolts with 100 grain heads with velocitys at 310.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
Michigan1
 - Midland, MI
Question

What is the pull weight on this crossbow?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Justabeginner
on Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you can lift 25lb, you should not have any problems...the rope cocker is also adjustable to reduce you length of pull.
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answered 1 year ago
by
ShadowMonkey
 - North Carolina
answer 2
175 LBs
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Anonymous
 - California
answer 3
150lbs get the cocking rope it will aid well in pulling it back. You will need to set the rope length to fit you so you only have to pull to your waste.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
28yrsbowhunting
 - Mifflin County PA
answer 4
the pull wieght for this bow is 150lbs
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
theeler
 - illinois
answer 5
Get the rope cocking device and it cuts it way down, a strong young kid could cock it with that.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Trizzle
 - Columbia, MD
answer 6
150lbs
answered 2 years ago
by
moparman
 - trinity nc
answer 7
it is 7 pounds not too bad you can carry shooting sticks they work
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answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
shaker56
 - WilkesBarre
answer 8
The draw weight is 150 pounds.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
BPSResource11
Question

do you need a bow press to change the string

I HAVE HEARD YOU NEED A BOW PRESS TO CHANGE CROSSBOW STRING
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
by
BADBOYZWIN2
 - FREDERICTON N.B
on Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Shabes
 - Missouri
answer 2
yes or let a professional do it for you.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
MEDHAB
 - Tampa, FL
answer 3
yes u need a bow press to put on a new string. impossible other wise.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
theeler
 - illinois
answer 4
the best thing to do is
take it to a sporting goods shop and let them do it
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
tjarman
 - richmond,va
answer 5
According to Barnett, you will need a bow press to change the string.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
BPSResource11
Question

have issue with arrows falling out of rail if shot angle is too steep. Does anyone know how to fix this?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
by
mikeymck
 - alabama
on Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package
4 answers
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answer 1
adjust the allen screw to snug your fit
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answered 1 year ago
by
ShadowMonkey
 - North Carolina
answer 2
Under the scope, (you will have to remove) there are tension set screws for the Arrow retainer.. you adjust the tension / presure with those set screws..
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Anonymous
 - California
answer 3
I had to but a wedge between the finger and the scope rail "tooth pick" after this it will hold the bolt fine
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Shabes
 - Missouri
answer 4
Make sure the right fletch is facing down. Usually orage or red or white. I should not fall out then. I have the same crossbow.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
MEDHAB
 - Tampa, FL
Question

What features is this bow missing?

From all the reviews and answers to questions this seems like a great bow for novices and experienced folks. What features is this bow missing compared to a higher end bow?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
by
wjhunter3
on Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Well, It has a rail for mounting a light or forearm grip. It's made in the USA....you will have to pay much more for a better bow
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answered 1 year ago
by
ShadowMonkey
 - North Carolina
answer 2
a hand cocker
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
MEDHAB
 - Tampa, FL
answer 3
Missing: Integrated cocking device, quieter sound, Crazy power (it just has strong power... ), Light weight components and high quality optics.

I agree this bow is awesome, some people have money burning their pockets so companies make "high end" models to help relieve them of that burn :)
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Trizzle
 - Columbia, MD
answer 4
The only major set back with this bow is that is has no noise dampers and as a result the bow tends to be louder then most. I am sure there is after market products that can be purchased to help this issue, but so far the deer have no complained.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
Michigan1
 - Midland, MI
answer 5
in my openion just a higher end scope I know of a 8 pointer shot at 30 yards and the arrow went right through a clean Kill) We also use the tenpoint rope caucking device and it workg great with carbon bolts
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answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
shaker56
 - WilkesBarre
answer 6
the high price tag
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
tjarman
 - richmond,va
answer 7
Have not hunted with it yet but it is fast accurate and smooth. I didnt have any problems with it yet !!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
urfriend
 - Rock Hill, SC
Question

I have never used a crossbow before, is this a good one to start with?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
by
gomez
on Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
This Crossbow is priced as an entry level Crossbow and you'll have lots of fun with it as well.
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answered 1 year ago
by
ShadowMonkey
 - North Carolina
answer 2
yes, but make sure you go on u tube and watch the pro's and con's about shooting it and sighting it in.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
MEDHAB
 - Tampa, FL
answer 3
YES. I had the same question as you. I made an economical decision on the jackal and have not regretted it. 3 deer, 900 practice rounds, and only 1 string replacement. I can not complain.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
Michigan1
 - Midland, MI
answer 4
it is a good beginner model it is also a killing machine go from practice to hunting just change broadheadsand get a ten point caulcking device and carbon arrowsand you are dobe a rangefinder is helpful if you dont have one and dont forset cover scent
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answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
shaker56
 - WilkesBarre
answer 5
yes this is the first one i have used love it
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
tjarman
 - richmond,va
answer 6
Bought this for my 14 year old son. It is a great bow. This is the first one I have bought and im extremly pleased with it !!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
urfriend
 - Rock Hill, SC
answer 7
yes a nice bow to start with
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
huntsallgame
 - Southern,MD
answer 8
This crossbow was my first and only crossbow I have ever used. I bought it one year ago and have had no problem with it. If you want to use it for practice or target shooting it is fantastic. However if you want it for hunting it is even better. This year I have shot two deer and neither of them went more than 45 yards. Great for any skill level.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
Striker91
 - Cincinnati, Ohio
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