August 27th, 2014, 01:20 PM
Barnett Vengeance Accuracy
I bought a Barnett Vengeance a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a complete lemon so I returned it to Barnett. They just called and said my new crossbow will be here in time for the weekend (quick review there: 0/5 stars on quality control, 6/5 stars on customer service). I'm going to sight it in this weekend to get ready for opening weekend here in Wisconsin (Sept 13th). My question is, what kind of accuracy can I expect out of this thing? Are 2" groups at 40 yards a reasonable expectation? This'll be my first true crossbow that's in good condition, so I really have no idea what to expect. I'll be shooting Easton XX75 2219 bolts, 20" with a 125 grain point.
August 27th, 2014, 04:22 PM
Sorry to hear about your Vengeance. I've had mine for 2 months with no problems. As for accuracy, mine shoots arrow touching groups at 40 yds. I use the stock 22 inch arrows that came with the bow. Like them so much I bought 5 more. Hope this helps!
August 27th, 2014, 09:02 PM
Thanks Rick! Looking forward to it, should be fun.
August 30th, 2014, 05:02 PM
To answer my own question, these were my first two shots taken standing at 20 yards. Massively impressed.
2011 PSE Axe 6: 60# / 27.75" DL - AXT Primal X5 - Trophy Ridge Revolution 2.0 - Scott Mongoose XT - 27.5" 300 spine Easton FMJ 580 grain - strings from www.newlevelarchery.com
2014 Barnett Vengeance Crossbow: 20" 2219 Easton XX75 bolts
2001 Martin Jaguar: 65# / 28" DL - 29" 340 Spine Easton FMJ 500 grain