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★★★★★

“Best Crossbow Around!”

Written on: 01/10/2014

I have shot a lot of different crossbows.2 years ago I bought a Barnett Quad 400. It is fast, accurate and reliable for me. But then again I know what I am doing. My family have been bowmen for over 1000 years. My family name even means bowman. Well it has been two hunting seasons and I have yet to miss a target with it. I had a nice white tail last season, I just checked the sights and condition and am ready for this season. Sting is still great shape, arms are clean and ready, and cams work… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“piece of junk”

Written on: 26/10/2013

Bought this xbow around Labor day, string has broken twice and left limb shattered once. Have lost much time hunting and it is frustrating when you live in northern Wis. with no archery shops nearby so it has to be sent in every time. So in summary in the last 2 months it has broken 3 times and has spent more time getting fixed then me having it. The xbow cannot be trusted plus it is dangerous… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Powerful, Fun with a kick.”

Written on: 23/07/2013 by JoeBowMan007 (1 review written)

This an awesome bow, I wouyld recommend it to anyone who is serious about bow hunting. I've fired over 200 bolts throught it and it's dead on 2 1/2 inch groups at 30 and 40 yards every time. I would just make sure you assemble carefully, and lube it frequently and you will enjoy crossbow hunting with it for a long time. I only use recommended bolts and I've had no freying or string issues. I have the cranking system and it has a learning curve but it works very well… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The newer 2012 Models are much Improved ”

Written on: 01/05/2013

Amazing bow, the only thing that I found is that... well I shoot a lot o Barnett's products and this one is just to bulky for what it is. I think if you were going to purchase this model I would say Don't and buy the WildCat C5! The wild cat actually shoots at about 340fps when using the correct set up and the Quad does not push the benchmark tests at all. It shoots what the company has stated about it 345fps. For the extra bulk and money its just not worth it. Go Wildcat or jump up to one of… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Dangerous cross bow. Fractured limb”

Written on: 21/11/2012 by gupp (1 review written)

I purchased my Quad 400 back on May of 2009. Right out of the box I had problems with the scope. Found out it was a loose screw on the windage side of the scope. Got it sighed in and on 23 shot the string fraid. Ordered a new one and paid $10 to Gander to have it installed. Then I could not sight it in again and found a screw on the side of the triger kept coming lose. Called and they said to send it in and not to shoot it. Got it back and they replased the lims, cable, string, fixed the… Read Full Review

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“DANGEROUS**SHOULD BE RECALLED BEFORE SOMEONE GETS...”

Written on: 07/10/2012 by r2anders (1 review written)

i am so MAD, this is my second year in a row this bow ruined my hunting SEASON!!!!! and could have seriously hurt SOMEONE!!!! recall is a MUST. its october 7 2012 and i just got back from up north hunting which is a 2 hour DRIVE(TIME is money RIGHT) i got this barnett quad 400 crossbow last year and the string snapped within the first 5 test SHOTS. i immediately took it back to dunnams sporting goods store and they actually swapped it out for a new one so i WOULDN'T miss the whole SEASON… Read Full Review

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Payne1080's Response to r2anders's Review

Written on: 09/10/2012

My limb bolt just snapped too. They need to recall them and put in a stronger bolt or something. I'm afraid to use it to the limb took out a quarter inch chunk of my stock .5" above where I place my finger.

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★☆☆☆☆

“QUAD 400”

Written on: 02/10/2012

THIS CROSSBOW IS DANGEROUS DON'T BUY.3 BROKEN STRINGS 2 BROKEN LIMBS. NO HELP FROM BARNETT.TRASH LESS THAN 50 BOLTS SHOT… Read Full Review

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R2Anders's Comment

Written on: 07/10/2012

I AM SO MAD, THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR IN A ROW THIS BOW RUINED MY HUNTING SEASON!!!!!

ITS OCTOBER 7 2012 AND I JUST GOT BACK FROM UP NORTH HUNTING WHICH IS A 2 HOUR DRIVE(TIME IS MONEY RIGHT) I GOT THIS BARNETT QUAD 400 CROSSBOW LAST YEAR AND THE STRING SNAPPED WITHIN THE FIRST 5 TEST SHOTS. I IMMIDIATLY TOOK IT BACK TO DUNNAMS SPORTING GOODS STORE AND THEY ACTUALLY SWAPPED IT OUT FOR A NEW ONE SO I WOULDNT MISS THE WHOLE SEASON. THEN I GO UP NORTH HUNTING WITH THE BRAND NEW ONE AND THE CRANK SNAPS IN MY FACE, SO I CONTINUED TO PULL IT BACK BY HAND UNTILL I COULD GET BACK IN TOWN AND GET IT FIXED.

SO A SEASON GOES BY AND I HAD IT ALL FIXED UP AND READY TO GO HUNTING AGAIN. I GOT UPNORTH AND HUNTED ONE TIME FOR A 4 HOUR SESSION AND PUT A PRACTICE ARROW IN TO FIRE IT SO I DIDNT DRY FIRE THE WEAPON( I TAKE THE BEST CARE OF ALL MY HUNTING GEAR) AND THE LIMB SNAPPED RIGHT IN MY FACE. I AM SO MAD RIGHT NOW CONSIDERING MY FIANCE WAS USUALLLY SITS IN THE BLIND WITH ME AND THIS COULD HAVE KILLED HER OR ME. THIS CROSSBOW IS EXTREMLY DANGEROUS AND I WOULDNT USE ONE IF THEY GAVE ME IT FOR FREE. I DONT PLAN ON CALLING BARNETT EITHER I JUST SUGGEST THAT EVERYONE I KNOW NEVER BUYS ONE. PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT YOUR PLAYING WITH YOUR LIFE EVERYTIME YOU PULL A BARNETT 400 QUAD BACK. ******BUYER BEWARE do not buy THIS CROSSBOW******

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★★★★★

“Awesome xbow so far”

Written on: 27/06/2012 by Acekill (1 review written)

I bought my Barnett Quad 400 about 2 months ago, only the crossbow, and i bought it used from the local pawn shop, i paid 250 for it, then i started reading all the reviews, a ton of bad reviews and a handfull of good, so i thought to myself, if its as bad as they say it is why wouldnt they recall it? I decided to give it a try, i bought a UTG Crossbow 4x32 pro 5-step recticle scope for 65 bones, i got the Bowja Magnum Limb Dampener (because of all the bad things people were saying about limb… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“GREAT CROSSBOW (QUAD 400)”

Written on: 25/12/2011 by davidk214 (1 review written)

I've read reviews of this crossbow(quad 400), I purchased mine in 2008..never and I mean ever had anything described by oyher writers happen. I still have the original string on this bow. People need to read directions carefully when dealing with a high power bow. I wax the string, as well as the shooting rails, every 5 to 7 shots. I must have pushed at least 500 bolts so far through this bow if not more without any issues. I shoot it all year long as well as my daughter. It is deadly accurate… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“barnett quad 400”

Written on: 22/12/2011 by lees342000 (1 review written)

I got a quad 400 after about 100 shots one of the cable freaded called the company and they sent me new ones for free and buy a new string,had them put on. Shoting at target about 20 times and worked very well.First, shot after putting on new string in missed the target and it went into the garage wall and stopped about 1 and half inches from my air tank (at 30 yards). Very good crossbow.My son shot the first deer with the crossbow it went though the should,ribs,lungs,heart,and out the other… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“400 limb bolt broke”

Written on: 27/11/2011

My friend was shooting his quad 400 today and the left side limb bolt broke when he pulled the trigger,limbs hit him in the head.the bolt broke off even with the bolt hole.any one else had this problem?I am concerned because I have a jackall and it has the same bolts!!… Read Full Review

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Badkarmamib's Comment

Written on: 04/09/2012

I had the same thing happen about 20 minutes go, which is why I searched for this. First and last Barnett crossbow.

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★☆☆☆☆

“barnett quad 400 crossbow”

Written on: 29/09/2011 by jumpinjack1 (1 review written)

I have replaced 3 strings on this Barnett quad 400 crossbow. The string actually seperates and makes a snap noise. used less than 75 shots about 25 shots a string. I have heard that this bow will an has exploded by breaking the string. I'm will keep trying Barnett to get an answer for a remedy. DONT BUY THIS BOW! Jack… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Broke cam and string shooting less then 50 times”

Written on: 19/09/2011 by dabourg (1 review written)

I bought the Barnett Quad 400 last year (2010) and have only had one hunting season with it. My first problem with this crossbow was after sighting in the scope the string broke, I might have shot it 10 times at that point. Ordered new string and had professional restring it. Went ahead and used it for deer season last year and shot a 10pt with it, thought it was a great crossbow. Well I stored it, cleaned it, lubed it took great care of it and just today I went to check that the scope was… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Poor instruction manual”

Written on: 20/08/2011 by mt6226 (1 review written)

Just got the 400 home. The manual shows parts and a picture, but in putting the bow together, all the parts mentioned are not in the manual pictures. Also, after you've figured out how to assemble it on your own, you'll discover additional parts to install (an afterthought?) that aren't mentioned in manual. Then ya gotta take it apart again. Someone above the age of 6 should rewrite the manual… Read Full Review

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123Rrsmith254's Response to mt6226's Review

Written on: 27/11/2012

Having used a Barnett Quad 400 crossbow for the 2011-2012, multiple problems have occurred. First, the bolt that secured the cranking spool loosened and caused a major malfunction while out in the field. And, the knurled handle on the crank handle does not keep the threads secured. Recommend using thread locking material, i.e., "Locktite", or else the threaded fasteners and components will loosen uunexpectedly.

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★☆☆☆☆

“First Broken cam and Frayed cable then broken string”

Written on: 14/08/2011 by pdhmissouri (1 review written)

When the Quad 400 is not broken it is fast and accurate. I bought in 2009. Shot deveral times, followed maintenance instructions, kept lubed and waxed. Loaded a bolt and shot,bolt went 10 feet, cams were dented and cable frayed. Sent back to Barnett, they rebuilt thhe whole bow assembly. Got it back and shot 5 times very successfully, loaded a sixth bolt and the string broke when the trigger was squeezed for the shot. I e-mailed Barnett. The first time I sent it back they charged me $70… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“THE STRING SERVING IS NOT VERY GODD BUT CAN BE...”

Written on: 27/03/2011

THE STRING SERVING IS NOT VERY GODD BUT CAN BE RESURVED FOR ONLY 5$ AT CABELAS. SHOOTS GREAT VERY FAST AND ACCURATE. PURCHASED FOR 300 WHITH CRANK COCKER, FASTER TO COCK USING COCKING STRING THAN THE CRANK. CRANK IS USFULL IN THE FIELD LESS MOVEMENT TO COCK… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Purchased Barnett Quad 400 to go hog hunting in Texas....”

Written on: 22/01/2011

Purchased Barnett Quad 400 to go hog hunting in Texas. Have factory scope, crank, and quiver. Sighted in at the range and all bolts grouped in a 1" hole at 25 yards. The bow and all parts worked flawlessly at the range and on the hunt. I took my first hog which was 78lbs at 35 yards, the hog ran ten yards and dropped. My second hog, 108lbs was shot at 30 yards in the rain, the scope never fogged and that hog dropped ten yards away, both hogs were shot in the heart. In my opinion this is a very… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Had to contact Barnett two times one for a string...”

Written on: 03/01/2011 by Big buck down (1 review written)

Had to contact Barnett two times one for a string replacement that had to be reserved within 25 shots the other for a cable replacement when the cable frayed where it comes in contact with the teflon track on the bow within 50 shots.This seems to be a problem since you cant get wax on the cable easily where it comes in contact.Needs a coated cable to cure this problem… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I bought the Quad 400 from an online company. The...”

Written on: 11/11/2010

I bought the Quad 400 from an online company. The third shot caused limbs to disintegrate(right) I sent it back. They shipped a new one with new bolts and quiver. Since then, I have shot it about 600-700 shots and killed two deer. Both deer were shot with their carbon arrows and spitfire 125 broadheads. Neither deer ran at all. I shot a buck through the chest. I actually missed(buck fever when I was aiming). The bolt and spitfire broke bone and lodged in the boiler room. WOW! the second was a… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I have heard some horror stories AFTER purchasing the...”

Written on: 05/11/2010

I have heard some horror stories AFTER purchasing the crossbow, and actually the eye clamp on the cam had come off during shipping. I hadn't noticed until after I started shooting. It could have been very dangerous. That being said... This crossbow is extremely accurate and powerful. I have had two deer come into range while hunting. Each shot was devastating (for the deer). The second deer was actually shot through the shoulder bone (my fault). Not only did it go straight thru the lungs but it… Read Full Review

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