The Barnett jackal is a sweet crossbow and there is no doubt about it. It has the speed, the looks, and the same front end as the wildcat. That same front end is a high quality proven product by the way. Many of those who already own this bow have chronographed speeds over 315 fps. I know what many of you are thinking – Isn't that Barnett's cheapest crossbow model? How could such a cheap little x bow actually kill deer efficiently? All of these questions will hopefully be answered by the end of this article.

So what is it that you are looking for in a hunting crossbow? Is it speed? How about quality? There probably isn't any person out there that does not care about quality. Who wouldn't want a crossbow that will last? If you follow the crossbow crowd, then you are well aware of Barnett's reputation. For awhile there, they were starting to get a lot of complaints from customers about the quality of the products that they were producing. Lately however, they are taking giant leaps to improve and stand behind the bows that they make. As of the year 2010, they have even extended the warranty of their crossbows from one year to five. That's a huge improve that serves a clear point. It means that they are going to stand behind their own equipment. This confidence has definitely caught my eye, especially with the new barnett jackal. Having review many different x bows out there, I really wanted to get one that fit my interests and fulfilled my hopes. I thought that this wasn't going to be possible without spending over five hundred dollars. As it turns out, a little forum reading and research has started to swat my opinion and dusted away my doubts. There is a big band wagon of happy jackal owners spreading the news of how happy they are with their two hundred and fifty dollar purchase. Several folks have taken deer at distances of thirty yards and further with their new jackals. That information definitely clear up any doubts I had about this little "entry level" bow. If it can get the job done at thirty seven yards, is very accurate, and can send an arrow at speeds of three hundred and fifteen feet per second, then I don't care what you call it. Call it an entry level crossbow if you want, I call it a great deal. Not too mention that it is very, very affordable.