Thought I'd start a new topic on the Recruit where people can put forth a review of this crossbow.
Here is mine so far:
I got my Recruit in today and I love the narrowness of the limbs. It was really easy to put together--noticeably moreso than the Jackal. The stock extender seems to work as advertised and the set screws seem to lock it in place just fine but I can imagine if you if you keep torqueing on them you could probably strip them out.
I put a my Tenpoint scope on it to shoot. I weighed the bolts that came with it and with the supplied field points they were weighing around 393 grains on my powder scale. The field tips were weighing around 95 grs. Barnett might look into this if the minimum weight to shoot in their crossbows needs to be at least 400gr. I may be less critical in a 130lb draw weight crossbow. I didn't get any arrows in my Jackal package so I don't know what the ones supplied with it weigh.
I used Deercrossing arrows to sight in it and with 100gr (weighed) target points they were weighing 406grs.
I shot great and I have it sighted in at 20 yards so far and it was easy to dial it in with the Tenpoint scope.
I'll have to shoot it at further yardages later. Most places I hunt I won't get over a 40 yard shot so it should be perfect for that. It seemed to hit the target with a little less force than the Jackal but not that much less but then there is only about 8-10fps difference in energy figures..
Probably later on down the road I'll upgrade to a faster bow like the Barnett Razor but I'm happy with this crossbow and love knocking 10" off its wingspan over the Jackal for easier portability through the woods or in a ground blind or tripod. PS it also comes with a 3 bolt quiver
If I get a chance I'll have to setup the chronograph and clock some arrows and what speeds I am getting.