Crossbow users are among the most interested to see the latest gear that’s available, and this year shouldn’t disappoint. There are some truly innovative products available this season.
1. CenterPoint Wrath 430X
CenterPoint’s Wrath 430X is loaded with great technology. It has an inverted cam design and CNC-machined aluminum rails for durability. A ball bearing retention spring keeps arrows in place. Its full bearing cam system produces smooth operation and increased speeds, shooting up to 430 fps. It boasts a 9-inch axle-to-axle width when cocked, 13-inch axle-to-axle width when uncocked, 32-inch overall length, and a folding stock and stirrup. It has a 15-inch power stroke, 200-pound draw weight, and slings arrows at up to 430 fps. The crossbow weighs 9 pounds. Its folding stock and stirrup doubles as a stable bipod with three-stage locking. It offers a full accessory package with a silent cranking device, parallel quiver, three arrows, rail lube, and a 4×32 illuminated scope.
2. Excalibur Twin Strike TAC 2
Excalibur’s Twin Strike TAC 2 is truly a one-of-a-kind crossbow. This new crossbow offers the ability to shoot not one, but two bolts without reloading. This DualFire Technology with dual triggers is an excellent feature no other crossbow allows. The dual, match-grade, 4-pound frictionless triggers operate seamlessly. The front trigger fires the top rail, and the back trigger fires the bottom rail. The CeaseFire technology ensures the crossbow will not fire unless an arrow is loaded. This crossbow also includes the Charger EXT, which is an easy and silent mechanical crank with the ability to securely and safely cock and de-cock the TwinStrike without shooting an arrow. As for specs, this crossbow is 32.125 inches long, weighs 7.5 pounds without accessories, and 9.6 pounds with accessories. It has a 12-pound draw effort with a crank. It shoots at up to 340 fps. This model comes with a cocking aid, de-cocking aid, four-arrow quiver, four arrows with field points, and an illuminated scope.
3. Ravin R18
The Ravin R18 is the first ever takedown-style crossbow, and it’s taken traditional crossbow design and changed it yet again. It accomplishes this by using the new VertiCoil Cam System to compact a full-power crossbow into a platform size much smaller than others. The HeliCoil Technology literally helps crank this bow, and the limbs of the R18 expand vertically instead of horizontally. The system rotates the R18’s ultra-small cams 720 degrees, wrapping the crossbow string and cables around the cam and cam axle, resulting in an astounding axle-to-axle height of just 1.3 inches when cocked or 4.1 inches uncocked. Unlike any other crossbow in history, the takedown-style R18 is only 4.75 inches wide and 18 inches long without its detachable stock configuration. This crossbow also features a detachable stock with an integrated removable quiver system, built-in cocking mechanism for an easy draw, anti-dry fire/auto safety and built-in sling mounts. Inside the box contains the new Ravin 3-Dot Reflex Sight for easy target acquisition, three 350-grain, 16-inch R18 arrows with field points, and a removable draw handle.
4. Ravin R500 Series
The Ravin R500 Series is another eye-opening release, delivers incredible speeds of 500 fps, and does so with a 400-grain arrow. The Ravin Electric Drive System enables push-button cocking and de-cocking. The new Ravin Adjustable Turret Scope offers advanced optics equipment. This series even offers axle-to-axle widths of 3.6 inches when cocked or 7.6 inches uncocked. Each of the bows in this series feature the new proprietary HexCoil Cam System. The series includes the upgradable R500, R500E (with Ravin Electric Drive System), R500 Sniper (with Ravin adjustable turret scope, scope level, and .001 premium arrows) and the R500E Sniper, with a complete set of features and accessories. Individually, the R500 uses the new R500 draw handle and the new VersaDrive cocking system, with its internal screw drive, to move the Trac Trigger Firing System (TTFS) back and forth. The internal clutch within the VersaDrive system eliminates over-cocking and allows cocking and uncocking to be stopped at any point during the process. The R500E adds the new Ravin Electric Drive System to the R500, allowing users to cock or de-cock the crossbow with the push of a button. Users will have the option to seamlessly cock and de-cock the R500E manually with the included R500 draw handle. The Ravin Electric Drive consists of a 12-volt battery and motor unit that can be easily detached from the stock for storage or recharging via the included charging dock. The Ravin R500 Sniper adds the new Ravin Adjustable Turret Scope. With this, shooters can adjust yardage on the fly in the field with a quick turn of the elevation turret. The R500 Sniper includes the Ravin scope level ensuring perfectly balanced shots, as well as six .001 premium arrows. The top-of-the-line R500E Sniper comes with a complete set of features and accessories, including the new Ravin Electric Drive System, the new Ravin adjustable turret scope, the Ravin scope level and six .001 premium arrows.
5. TenPoint Nitro 505
TenPoint’s new Nitro 505 is blazing fast and shoots up to 505 fps. It includes silent cocking and safe de-cocking with only 5 pounds of force to operate. It features its new cocking strap that handles over 2,000 pounds of force. It comes with a variable speed scope with a customized reticle and external target turrets for accurate shooting out to 100 yards. The new 20-inch Micro-Trac barrel reduces string-to-barrel contact by 50% to increase string life, purportedly surpassing rail-less crossbows by hundreds of shots. It even has increased strand count for added strength and durability. This bow also includes the new RX8 cam system, which powers the reverse-draw engine, and rotates 404 degrees to create the longest speed-generating power stroke ever on a crossbow. It features wider cable grooves for reduced cable wear. Also, its S1 trigger is a two-stage, zero-creep design featuring a roller sear system that provides greater trigger control. Drilling down on specs, it is 6.5 inches wide when cocked, 12 inches wide when uncocked, and has a 30.5-inch overall length. It also has a 17-inch power stroke, 300-pound draw weight, and weighs 7.9 pounds.
6. TenPoint Viper S400
TenPoint’s Viper S400 is another exciting offering for 2022. It provides a 3.5-pound, two-stage, zero-creep, trigger design that features a roller sear system. It also has a 1-inch length-of-pull adjustment. Furthermore, it provides silent cocking and safe de-cocking, requiring only 5 pounds of force to operate. If you don’t take a shot, safely de-cock the crossbow by backwinding the handle, and unlike other de-cocking systems on the market, stop at any point without the fear of damage, injury, or losing control. Drilling down on specs, this bow is 11 inches uncocked and 7.2 inches cocked. It has a 32-inch overall length. It also has an 11-inch power stroke, 250-pound draw weight, and slings arrows up to 400 fps. This model even provides great eye level alignment with the Burris Oracle X range-finding scope. The Oracle X features a built-in laser rangefinder that is activated via the wireless remote or the range button on the scope. At the push of a button, it instantly displays the distance to your target and provides an exact aim point. This scope can range game up to 200 yards away with the press of a single button and range reflective targets up to 500 yards. This forward-draw crossbow is equipped with the RX-6 cam system, and slings arrows up to 400 fps. It comes with a cocking device, quiver, and three arrows. The bow weighs 7.5 pounds.
7. Wicked Ridge Fury 410 De-Cock
Wicked Ridge’s Fury 410 De-Cock has a reverse-draw advantage and a 15.5-inch power stroke that generates more speed with less draw weight. It also allows you to silently cock the crossbow with an easy 5 pounds of force, and safely de-cock the crossbow by backwinding the handle. It also includes the two-stage, zero-creep design featuring a DFP (dry fire prohibitor) that delivers a consistent, crisp, 3.5-pound pull. Its elongated power stroke also increases the distance the arrow nock is engaged with the string, which is a critical component in performance, as the longer the nock remains engaged with the string, the more accurate the crossbow will be. Regarding specs, this model has a 9-inch cocked width, 15-inch uncocked width, and an overall length of 29 inches. It has a draw weight of 200 pounds and weighs 7.5 pounds. This crossbow even comes topped off with the RangeMaster Pro Scope, featuring multi-coated glass for optimal light gathering. The variable speed scope includes lighted aiming points for precision down-range accuracy. It shoots at up to 410 fps. It comes with a scope, cocking device, quiver, and three bolts.
8. Wicked Ridge Raider 400 De-Cock
Wicked Ridge also has the Raider 400 De-Cock. This forward-draw crossbow also incorporates the ACUdraw De-Cock, effectively allowing you to silently cock the crossbow with an easy 5 pounds of force, and safely de-cock the crossbow by backwinding the handle. It comes built with the two-stage, zero-creep trigger design featuring a DFP (dry fire prohibitor) that delivers a crisp, 3.5-pound pull. It comes with a compact, 8.5-inch-long 3X scope that comes fully coated and has three duplex crosshairs calibrated for 20, 30, and 40 yards, and a fourth partial line for 50-yard shots. It has a 15.5-inch power stroke, measures 15 inches axle-to-axle when cocked, 19 inches axle-to-axle when uncocked, and 31.5 inches long overall. It shoots up to 400 fps. It has a draw weight of 185 pounds and weighs 6.5 pounds. It comes with a scope, cocking device, quiver, and three arrows.
9. Barnett Hyper XP 405
Barnett’s Hyper XP 405 is brand new and offers numerous high points. Great weight distribution and a narrow profile make this crossbow feel more comfortable to shoot, which is what most shooters aim for. It features a crossbow platform that easily transfers shooting skills from one form to another without any adjustments or compromises. Furthermore, the Hyper XP 405 is built around the small diameter HyperFlite arrow. HyperFlite narrow diameter arrows provide numerous advantages. Deeper penetration, less wind drift, increased durability, and delivery of maximum kinetic energy. Other features include a TriggerTech 3-pound trigger, single bolt assembly, an anti-dry fire trigger system, custom composite laminated limbs, three picatinny rails, crank cocking device, adjustable butt pad, side-mount quiver, and more. This crossbow comes with a rope cocking device, premium side-mount quiver, arrows, lubrication wax, and an illuminated scope.
Will be unveiled this summer.
10. Barnett Whitetail Hunter 400XTR
Barnett’s Whitetail Hunter 400XTR isn’t a brand-new offering, but it is an expansion and improvement of the Whitetail Hunter series. It does so by increasing the speed over its predecessor by 25 fps and shortening the axle-to-axle length by 3 inches. The newest addition to the popular Whitetail Hunter series, the Whitetail Hunter 400XTR creates a compact, manageable profile that hunters of all sizes and skills can manage. The 400XTR comes ready to hunt with a 4x32mm Multi-Reticle Scope, arrows, side-mount quiver, rope cocking device, and more. Safety features include a TriggerTech trigger, anti-dry fire technology, finger safety reminders and a patented arrow retainer.
Will be unveiled this summer.