I do not own a barnett today but i did for a while and it took a lot of abuse. It was the crossbow i never wanted to own but was probably my favorite. I realized if I wanted the newest, latest, greatest, fastest, lightest, most accurate, most narrow crossbow that it wouldn’t come without consequences. About 7 years ago I purchased my first backup crossbow, a Barnett whitetail hunter II for about $200, added S/C's, good arrows and good glass as well. It was not the most narrow, or lightest and definitely not the fastest but fell into every category respectfully and was very accurate out to my hunting distance of 40 yards. At the time it was all I could afford to spend on a backup crossbow that I hoped I never had to use.
Over the years I purchased tenpoints, Ravins, scorpyd, mission, killer instinct, hickory creek, and many more. To my surprise I had to use my backup every year, but was grateful I had it. Every year I checked the zero and every year I thought to myself what a great crossbow this was for the money. Just last year I retired my WTH II and gave it to my father in law as he could not bow hunt any longer. In my personal experience the Barnett has been the most reliable crossbow I have owned to date and would recommend to anyone.