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Barnett’s Whitetail Hunter Crossbow Series – Compact, Fast & Deadly

Barnett’s popular Whitetail Hunter crossbows equip hunters for success. Two models define the series: the Whitetail Hunter STR with Step-Through Riser (STR) technology and new for 2022, the Whitetail Hunter 400XTR. Both high-performance platforms pack premium features into a compact frame for hunter comfort and safety. Not to mention the deadly down-range results! 

Whitetail Hunter crossbows utilize the advanced technology features hunters have come to expect from Barnett®, like a TriggerTech trigger, step-thru riser, anti-dry fire technology and a metal injection molded trigger. The TriggerTech Frictionless Release Technology is the cornerstone of the crossbow’s integral anti-dry fire (ADF) safety which automatically engages upon cocking the crossbow; it cannot fire without loading and securing a bolt under the patented Soft Lok™ floating bristle arrow retainer. Finger safety reminders round out a safe and secure crossbow for use in every hunter’s hands.

Barnett’s innovative Step-Through Riser (STR) technology shortens the crossbow’s overall length by integrating the foot stirrup directly into the riser. The compact design is more maneuverable inside the blind and shifts the crossbow’s balance point closer to the shooter for steadier off-hand shooting. The strategically placed Picatinny rail adds placement for optics and accessories without compromising the maneuverability of the crossbow. The Whitetail Hunter series crossbows are also CCD compatible, so whether it’s a crank or a rope, this series has a functionality option for everyone.

The Whitetail Hunter STR forms a compact, controllable profile that hunters of all sizes and skills can manage. The short, custom composite laminated limbs provide plenty of power without added fore-end weight for a more stable shooting platform. Step-Through Riser (STR) technology reduces its length, and lightweight materials and hollow stock design lighten the mass to 6.6 pounds. The STR hunts light and fast, launching a 380-grain bolt at 375 feet per second! It’s dressed to kill in Mossy Oak® Bottomland camo. 

The Whitetail Hunter 400XTR is the newest addition to the series and a big step forward from earlier models. The new 400XTR is 3-inches shorter axle to axle than its predecessor, a compact design that works for hunters of all sizes and skills. It’s fast too! The 400XTR shoots 25 feet per second faster than earlier models, an accolade reflected in its name, launching bolts at a blisteringly 400 fps! Clad in Mossy Oak Bottomland camo, the 400XTR is ready to hit the woods this fall. 

All Whitetail Hunter crossbows come ready to hunt with a 4x32mm multi-reticle scope, two 22” Headhunter™ arrows, a lightweight quiver, and lubrication wax. The 400XTR and STR standard models include a rope cocking device, while the STR with CCD swaps the rope for a crank cocking device for easier drawing. 

As long as hunters chase whitetails through the woods, Barnett will equip them with the best crossbows. The Whitetail Hunter Series covers all the bases for serious whitetail hunters, and it’s ready to hunt right out of the box.

Whitetail Hunter Series Features:

TriggerTech Frictionless Release Technology™ – a $200 valueA single bolt allows quick and easy assemblyFiberglass composite step-through riser shortens the overall length Soft-Lok™ floating bristle arrow retainer holds the bolt in placeAnti-Dry Fire (ADF) Trigger SystemMetal Injection Molded (MIM) TriggerCustom Composite Laminated LimbsOne Picatinny RailCrank Cocking Device CompatibleFinger Safety Reminders 

Whitetail STR Specs:

Dimensions: 32.88” x 20.12” x 7.13” Weight: 6.6-lbsWidth Axle to Axle cocked: 13”  Draw Weight: 180-lbsKinetic Energy: 118.6 ft-lbsPower Stroke: 15.44”Speed [using 380-grain arrow]: 375 fpsTrigger: TriggerTechMSRP: $499 ($599 with crank cocking device)

Whitetail 400XTR Specs:

Dimensions: 33”x 16.25” x 7”Weight: 6.5-lbsWidth Axle to Axle cocked: 10”Draw Weight: 205 lbsKinetic Energy: 135 ft-lbsPower Stroke: 13.4”Speed: 400 fpsTrigger: TriggerTechMSRP: $599

About Barnett Crossbows

Barnett is the first and longest-standing crossbow company with a storied heritage. Founded in 1962, we are the pioneer of the modern-day crossbow. Barnett’s tradition of innovation has brought about numerous “firsts” in the crossbow & archery industry for the past 60 years. Barnett innovates and supplies a broad spectrum of high-performance and value-driven crossbows, vertical and youth bows, and archery accessories popular with both hunting and recreational shooters. Barnett is also the leading provider of slingshots and accessories.

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(Originally posted by HLNews)


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