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I purchased a Barnett Recruit Recurve crossbow with the 4 x illuminated scope. Since she does not come down that often and I was on a budget. I sighted the scope in for 10 yards and up. It is dead on at 10 yards and 20 yards but when I take it out to 30 yards I have to use the dot for 50 yards and it is dead on. I know since it is a recurve and 150 lbs draw and 246 fps, it will not be good at long range. I am making sure she keeps it at 20 yards and the most 30. Do you think something is wrong with the scope or is that just how the Xbow is?
 

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I would think that's more because of the speed of that bow. At 246 fps I'd think the arrow speed drops off fairly quick after 20 yards. JMO though...…..
 
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I would think that's more because of the speed of that bow. At 246 fps I'd think the arrow speed drops off fairly quick after 20 yards. JMO though...…..

That is what I was thinking but wanted to hear it from the experts. I have only been crossbow hunting for a couple of years now
 

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I know the brush retention really is holding down the arrow tight. Wondering if that is slowing down the arrow to make such a drastic drop. Also, why would Barnett sale a scope that has out to 60 yards I think. Sorry I forgot to mention this earlier. Just really had time today to play with it and really sight it in. Do not have a chrono to see speed or arrow either
 

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I know the brush retention really is holding down the arrow tight. Wondering if that is slowing down the arrow to make such a drastic drop. Also, why would Barnett sale a scope that has out to 60 yards I think. Sorry I forgot to mention this earlier. Just really had time today to play with it and really sight it in. Do not have a chrono to see speed or arrow either
Thats just a sales gimmick, reality is always different.
 

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I know the brush retention really is holding down the arrow tight. Wondering if that is slowing down the arrow to make such a drastic drop. Also, why would Barnett sale a scope that has out to 60 yards I think. Sorry I forgot to mention this earlier. Just really had time today to play with it and really sight it in. Do not have a chrono to see speed or arrow either
You mention the brush retainer holding the arrow down tight:
1)when the crossbow is in the cocked position, is it fairly hard to load an arrow?
2)with the crossbow cocked and an arrow loaded, is it hard to remove the arrow?

I mention this because I had a Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR Pro for a couple of days and found the manufacture made the brush retainer housing too long and it would not retrack properly when an arrow was loaded. Hard to load the arrow and to remove it, the crossbow had to be shot. The brush is similar to a tooth brush with the handle cut off. If you totally disassemble the brush retainer, one will find a thin flat spring, slightly bent with a hook on one end. The hook keeps the one end in place. When the arrow is loaded, this flat spring will flatten out a bit. This area will not cause the problem.

The actual brush is soft and will not cause the problem. For a retainer to work properly, the crossbow is cocked and an arrow loaded. Point the crossbow downward in a safe direction. Give the stock a good wrap. The arrow should not slide forward, or worse yet, fall out.

On earlier crossbow series, the crossbow had a plastic retainer that was adjustable. The scope was removed and one found a tiny allen head screw in the picatinny rail. Turning the screw one direction, increased pressure while turning the opposite way decreased pressure.

These two style arrow retainers are not interchangeable.

All the best.
 

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BunnyRabbit,
It is not very hard to place or remove arrow. So guessing it is just the recurve. I like my CenterPoint Tormentor 380, not used to the recurve

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