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Hot Gear: Barnett Blackspur Crossbow for Turkey Hunting

Crossbows just might be the ideal compromise between bow and gun, particularly when it comes to turkey hunting.

By Bob Humphrey

You still get the thrill and challenge of up-close bowhunting, but without the need to draw. And with a little help from yours truly, Barnett designed a bow just for that purpose.

Barnett Blackspur

The Blackspur’s stock and limbs are decorated with a high-definition camo background highlighted with sharply detailed graphics of turkey feathers and a photo-quality strutting tom on the flight track. 

A one-piece skeletonized composite stock and barrel and composite riser all contribute to its minimal 6½-pound weight. That, combined with a narrow 17-inch un-cocked axle-to-axle length and 12½-inch power stroke make for a compact, maneuverable package in the blind or the bushes.

Meanwhile, a proprietary CROSSWIRE string and cable system, high-energy cams, custom composite laminated quad limbs and 150-pound draw weight produce a blistering speed rating of 330 fps — more than adequate for turkeys.

The Blackspur comes with a premium red-dot scope with rheostat controls for light intensity and red or green color options, a 5-1 safety system and detachable quiver with three 20-inch Barnett Custom Carbon arrows.

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