Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR review

Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR Review

The Barnett whitetail hunter STR is one of the best and most popular crossbows out there. Right now it is dominating the market. It is the literal definition of a premium price for a premium product. It is best for hunting down a large quantity of prey while on a hunt. This is a bow that features everything you would want from a top-tier crossbow. So here we bring you guys the review of the Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR crossbow. So let’s get right into the Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR review.

Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR Specs

Arrow Speed375 FPS
Draw Weight187 pounds
Length35 inches
Axle To Axle Width18.125 inches
Dimensions34.875 X 20.125 inches

Key Feature of Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR

  • Comes with excellent safety attributes
  • Anti-dry firing mechanism
  • TriggerTech Frictionless Release Technology
  • Step-Through Riser (STR) design
  • Single Bolt Assembly


  • Easy to assemble
  • Crank Device Compatible
  • Durable
  • Accurate


  • No crank in the package
  • Low-Quality Quiver
Barnett Whaitetail Hunter STR

Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR Review – In-depth Fashion

When it comes to hunting crossbows the Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR crossbow is seriously the crowned champion. This killer crossbow makes hunting look like a piece of cake. The Barnett really makes hunting more effortless than ever before. Let’s start Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR review.


Due to the STR design, this crossbow has a compact body and it also has a very firm construction that feels very sturdy and solid.

The assembly of The Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR contains a lightweight fiberglass composite riser and high-quality cams that power the custom composite laminated limbs to shoot the arrows with a speed of up to 375 FPS.

The STR design enables the crossbow to feel comfy and less heavy than it actually is. This also increases the accuracy of downrange shooting.


Now let’s talk about one of the best aspects of the Barnett, its shooting mechanism. It has a reasonable draw weight of 187lbs. Which should be pretty easy to handle for most users. The Barnett is able to fire arrows at a mighty impressive speed of 375 feet per second.

Pretty impressive, right?

Moreover, the Barnett has an anti-dry firing mechanism installed for safety purposes. Which prevents accidental dry firings.

Net weight and length

The Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR crossbow comes with a very lightweight of only 6.6 pounds. This lightweight fiberglass design helps to move the crossbow with real ease. This design also makes the crossbow very comfy and easy to handle.

The Barnett is roughly about 35 inches long and the axle of the crossbow is 18 inches wide (13 inches after cocked). This kind of length and width is also a very good reason for the Barnett to be very easy to use.


Now let’s focus the spotlight on the all-important scope. The Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR Crossbow comes with a 4×32 millimeter scope. Among the multi-reticle, there are numerous different adjustment which is capable of hitting the target with precision from more than 73 meters or 80 yards of distance.

Now for hunting purposes, we only suggest using the first three dot reticles to ensure that you get a clean kill. The three-dot reticle provides a reasonable shooting distance to kill the prey humanly and quickly.


With the Barnett cocking is now easier than you could have ever imagined. This is due to its Step-Through Riser (STR) design. If you prefer using cocking crank then you should use the Barnett crank cocking device because it’s compatible with the Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR Crossbow. You can also get the Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR crank from any local store.

TriggerTech Frictionless Release Technology

One of the coolest features of the Barnett Hunter STR is its TriggerTech Frictionless Release Technology which comes with a very light trigger pull of only 3 pounds which produces absolute zero creeping noise.

The Frictionless Release Technology is hardened with 440C stainless steel which makes it incredibly durable and strong. It also comes with a satisfaction guarantee for the product’s lifetime to enhance customers’ confidence in the product.


The arrows that you get with this crossbow are high-quality 22-inch carbon hunting arrows that weigh roughly about 304 grains. A carbon arrow is a name of long-lasting.


The quiver can be mounted horizontally below the limbs and can hold up to three arrows. The quiver feels pretty cheap but it is certainly a long-lasting quiver.

barnett whitetail hunter str review

Suggested Accessories

We suggest you use 22-inch carbon PileDriver arrows from carbon express. You can also use the 20-inch arrows with the Barnett crossbow.

The Rage hypodermic crossbow broadheads are a great pair of the PileDriver arrows. This combo gives you efficient hunting arrows for a big whitetail.

Barnett Whaitetail Hunter STR Accessories

The accessories you will get in the Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR case,

  • The Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR crossbow
  • One 4x32mm multi reticle scope
  • Cocking Device
  • Lubricating Wax
  • Two Lightweight 22-inch Headhunter arrows
  • Quiver


The Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR crossbow is overall is a very good crossbow for hunting. Few hunters recommend using a recurve bow or compound bow before going for a crossbow. But we don’t feel so as Barnett used to make their crossbow in a very handy way so that any level of user can handle them easily.

This is another great addition to the Barnett Whitetail Hunter series. This is a lightweight, fast and accurate crossbow. All the feature that you get proves that it is worthy of the high price tag that it holds. If you want to outperform your hunting partners then this is the crossbow for you. So that concludes The Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR review. Hope you liked it and it helped you at least a tad bit. Afterward, don’t forget to check another name of the masterpiece Centerpoint Crossbows.

About the Brand

Let’s talk about the brand itself. There is a saying that “The Brand for a product is Reputation for a person.” Well in this case the reputation of the brand speaks for itself. It has been manipulating the crossbow hunting industry for more than 50 years. And yeah you read that right, 50 YEARS! So I don’t think I need to tell you that it’s a trustworthy brand.


Is this a good starter crossbow, based on the price?

Yes, it is absolutely a good one to pick as it offers one bolt assemble and its design offers easy to handle while shooting.

What size bolts should I buy?

You should go for a 22” bolt.

How do I adjust the bottom?

First, loosen the 2 screws on the right side of the stock using an Allen wrench. Then adjust the stock to your liking and then tighten the screws using the Allen wrench. As simple as that.

Where is the Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR made?

Barnett Whitetail hunter is made in the USA.

That’s all we had to say regarding Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR review. We always recommend you, keep yourself up to date with the world of archery. If our review is worth a comment, feel free to share it below. Besides if you have any additional queries let us know, we will include them in the Guides section.

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