A REEL ON A BARNETT TRIDENT II CROSSBOW
NOTE: If you already have a Barnett Trident II crossbow, count yourself lucky. This product is no longer available in stores. However, the principle described here can be adapted to other models of pistol crossbows. We offer this guide to inspire you to get creative with your own gear.
is Viola Brumbaugh's description of how she mounted a reel on
a Barnett Trident II Crossbow.
reel mounts to the frame of the crossbow beneath the flight
track, using two hose clamps that pass through slots I created
in the frame between the trigger guard and the nose of the crossbow.
I made each slot by drilling a series of holes in the center
of the frame and hollowing out the material between them with
on the bottom of the frame, I marked the length and location
of the seat needed for the reel. With a hack saw, I made a series
of cuts close together along my mark on the bottom of the frame,
then chiseled out the material between the cuts to create a
flat smooth surface to seat the reel. Then I sanded the slots
and the seat to smooth out the rough edges.
use Berkeley 20 lb low stretch Fireline, and back the line on
the reel so that the line comes right out to the edge, to minimize
any friction as the line pays out."