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bolt preferance #7606861 09/14/19 08:08 PM
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aluminum or carbon bolts..about to order 20" bolts for my barnett jackal crossbow..which ones do yall perfer..shooting 125 gr. slick tricks with a total of 400 gr. which is the ..have minumum barnett recommends...have only shot carbon..i know its a subjective question..just want to get some feedback

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Both will work for you, Carbon bolts hold up to many uses better than Al bolts with the straightness factor.

Remember this with the same straightness of the bolts heavy bolts will be more accurate and make the bow fractionally quieter (often enough to notice)

When I have to replace the bolts I have it will most likely be some I have recomended and sold many times Carbon Express Pile Drivers


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Originally Posted by kmon1
Both will work for you, Carbon bolts hold up to many uses better than Al bolts with the straightness factor.

Remember this with the same straightness of the bolts heavy bolts will be more accurate and make the bow fractionally quieter (often enough to notice)

When I have to replace the bolts I have it will most likely be some I have recomended and sold many times Carbon Express Pile Drivers


Well I guess I have my ansewer..have only shot carbon bolts..just now shot an old cheap carbon bolts at 17 yards..which is the distance to my feeder and here is the result

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Yes looks like you are good with those.

I have tried lots of different bolts over the years and selling lots of bows and bolts getting customer feedback. I am still using some Parker Redhot bolts and still have a couple boxes of them unopened. The wife had never shot a crossbow until this week and she is nailing 2 inch dors out to 35 yards. I think she is about ready for season. The redhots with 125gr head gets me to 425gr bolt weight that is what the old Parker Tornado manual said for min bolt weight.

Good luck this season


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Originally Posted by kmon1
Yes looks like you are good with those.

I have tried lots of different bolts over the years and selling lots of bows and bolts getting customer feedback. I am still using some Parker Redhot bolts and still have a couple boxes of them unopened. The wife had never shot a crossbow until this week and she is nailing 2 inch dors out to 35 yards. I think she is about ready for season. The redhots with 125gr head gets me to 425gr bolt weight that is what the old Parker Tornado manual said for min bolt weight.

Good luck this season

thanks..good luck to you too!

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Originally Posted by kmon1
Yes looks like you are good with those.

I have tried lots of different bolts over the years and selling lots of bows and bolts getting customer feedback. I am still using some Parker Redhot bolts and still have a couple boxes of them unopened. The wife had never shot a crossbow until this week and she is nailing 2 inch dors out to 35 yards. I think she is about ready for season. The redhots with 125gr head gets me to 425gr bolt weight that is what the old Parker Tornado manual said for min bolt weight.

Good luck this season

kmon..i shoot a barnett jackal..where can i buy these bolts youre talking about..im going to amazon to see..sounds like you may have steered me to the bolt i want to use..these bolts above are el cheepos i had left from last year from wallyworld..im boycotting walfart since they decided to ban handgun rounds..thanks!

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Pile drivers are all I shoot. No problems so far.

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I use either a 304 or 307 stainless steel or a galvanized bolt working around water. Sometimes a grade 8 is needed if a significant sheer factor is an issue.


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I prefer carbon. It’s a bit heavier, so you have more power with it. Everyone obsesses over speed, but today’s technology is so good that you have plenty of speed. Also, carbon seems to be less expensive than aluminum, which is a plus.

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