My first impression of the Killer Instinct 350 was its light weight and compact size. Swinging the bow was easy and the feel instinctive, exactly the kind of gear a deer hunter needs when that big buck suddenly appears. I watched several people shoot the bow at the range and then asked to cock it before shooting. Using a standard cocking rope, the bow pulled up easily and clicked into the shooting position. Raising the bow, I squeezed the trigger and the bolt launched. This new bow had all of the elements a hunter needs and the trigger is first class and a pleasant surprise.
Personally, I find that most crossbow triggers range from bad to terrible, either taking a ton of pressure to launch or so much creep that a buck will have come and gone before the bow fires. Jason Reid, communications manager, was on hand and touted the price of the bow at $499. “The bow is topped with a bright scope and should be out by early summer,” he said. A lot of deer will regret that news.