You are welcome just paying it forward to those that have helped me. Major kudos to bunnyrabbit. Make no mistakes about it Barnett gets unjustifiably hated on this website and held to a different standard vs so many of the more expensive Xbows that cost 2x-3x vs Barnett's on the general forums. I read how limbs are exploding and CCD issues on these more high priced Xbows so for these unfortunate owners I hope you find resolve. I don't hate on any Xbow and would never say I will never own that Xbow. Buy what you want as long as you are happy. It's your money.
I get the sense that some of these people are elitists thinking they will execute better since they spent 2k for a Xbow. Not all these guys think that way but the noisiest posters that openly express hate come across that way. I really think it boils down to insecurity. People who achieve excellence with what is is termed as supermarket Xbows (Ford/Chevy's) vs BMW's (Big money wasted) creates the hate toward Barnett. To each their own and glad we have choices. Trust me folks I can easily purchase a 3k Xbow.
Myself and HuntersThompson own and shot the crap out of the Barnett TS370. Is it perfect no, but you add some very basic TLC tuning for the cables, cams and add shims per Bunnyrabbits innovative fix, this Xbows goes from a great shooter to top of class and performs as good as any 1k plus xbow. I have over 1,000 shots and HuntersThompson has over 2,500 shots and both are shooting as great today as the day we purchased them. Note: I just killed a bruiser 10point that weighed close to 225 with my TS370. Nuff said. Between HuntersThompson and myself we have not had a single limb issue or failure with cams. Also, trigger tech without a doubt is SECOND TO NONE and is error free out of the box. Also, I have had similar great ownership experiences with Barnett Raptor Pro STR, TS390, obviously TS370. Best Xbow to date that includes Wicked Ridge RDX400, TenPoint Turbo M1, TS390, Raptor Pro STR and PSE Fang 350 has been my Barnett TS370. The 400XP could be that Xbow but will require extensive shooting for me to say it's my best Xbow if it meets the same types of experiences like my TS370.
Strings: Once the downward string issue is fixed and tuned shoot on you will have a reliable and effective setup. On my TS370 I have logged over 676 shots on my shot log. Yea, I'm a nerd. I have a 40 yard shooting range in my backyard and log all my shots.
XP400: Can be the sleeper of them at a sub $500 price point. Below is my personal 400XP Xbow list that is in no order of importance.
1. Crossbow is super light weight with a scope. Stock scopes 7.1 lbs. Add a speed scope and your talking 7.3lbs. That is simply impressive. Sans scope weighs 6.2lbs.
2. I use a Vortex Scope but pretty much any price point speed scope you will hit dots with this Xbow out of 60 plus yards. There is not a more accurate setup at any price point.
3. Rail stock build including trigger tech is very high end. The adjustable check pad is best I've seen built on the butt stock. Machined aluminum rail much preferred vs synthetical rail.
4. Limbs, I can say there is not a better OEM manufacturing LIMB reliability then Barnett. You hardly read anything about limbs cracking or breaking. I'm sure they are out there but just not reading issues being reported with Barnett limb failures and trust me if you did you would read about it from the haters.
5. Speed - XP400 is a hot rod and shoots over specs once tuned properly. Just getting the bowstring rail pressure off the shooting rail (not related to speed) I have Chrono'd 400 grain arrows at 403-405fps and 425grain arrows I clocked at 392-395fps.
6. Shooting: As light as this Xbow is it's just as solid as my TS370. No excessive vibration when shooting.
7. Cost: Christmas Specials are going on right now and this Xbow with a CCD can be purchased for $349. Amazing!!!!
8. Follow string and rail lube and wax maintenance after every 12-20 shots you have a good chance getting 500-700 shots out of your OEM strings. I can't confirm this yet but can confirm similar experience with Barnett TS370.
Barnett XP400/Vortex CF2 setup shooting before shooting at 70 yards. Accuracy is dependent on practice, practice, practice.
Here are my results with the Barnett XP400. Now tell me what more can you desire. Note: see right arrow fletching shaved off from the center arrow. See three arrow wholes above. That was my first round. I was adjusting the speed dial to hit the black dot that is the size of a 1/2 dollar coin. Yikes, that is at 70 yards. I should have left well enough alone. LOL.... Easy fix I lowered the speed ring to fix this. Regardless the groupings are exceptional on a sub $500 dollar Xbow.