The Wildcat is perfect for smaller stature hunters or those that prefer a lighter, more compact crossbow. The Wildcat is perfect for individuals that are 5’ 2” or taller as these hunters will have the easiest time cocking the bow. The draw weight for this bow is on the lighter side at, 150 pounds. If you are not familiar with draw weight, lower draw weights require less effort to draw the crossbow string than higher draw weight bows. Although it has a compact design, the Barnett Wildcat still maintains excellent power and speed, firing arrows at an impressive 320 feet per second (“FPS”). This crossbow’s speed and power is a result of its quad limb assembly and high energy, which result in the high FPS.
Product Specs and description
Here are the specs for the Wildcat C5 crossbow:
Speed / Velocity 320 FPS
Draw Weight 150 LBS
Power Stroke 13 IN
Weight 8.5 LBS
Length 35.25 IN
The Barnett Wildcat C5 is built for both comfort and performance. The speed of this crossbow is an impressive 320 FPS. The Wildcat’s stock is comparable to Barnett’s higher end models, and is manufactured with Barnett’s Gas Assisted Molding (“GAM”) system. This manufacturing design causes the stock material to become compressed and helps reduce the mass weight of the crossbow because it is hollow.
Another great feature of the Barnett Wildcat is the cheek piece, which is ample and well aligned. Some hunters may not put this high on their list of priorities, but this feature greatly adds to the comfort and stability of the bow. Similarly, the foregrip is big and solid adding to the comfort and stability of the bow.
The Barnett Wildcat C5 includes an MIM trigger. The Metal Injected Mold (“MIM”) trigger permits tight quality tolerance due to its metal injected molding. Also, the Anti Dry Fire (“ADF”) Trigger is designed to keep crossbow shooters from firing the crossbow without an arrow loaded. Barnett's patented ADF trigger is created with an extra safety bar that remains stationary until the bolt is correctly loaded. At that point the crossbow user can remove the safety and fire.
Some other features of the Wildcat crossbow include:
vented quad limbs and
high energy wheels paired with crossbow string and cable system
The wildcat works with a crank and is designed with an optional crank attachment built in for simple installation. To install the crank remove the cheek piece. Installation of the crank cocking device is simple thanks to the integrated bushings in the stock.