February 02, 2024
The crossbow community continues to see more bow, limb, string, trigger, and cocking options on the market every year. Engineering and technology form the backbone of new fast, quiet, safe, easy-to-use models. There has never been a better time for crossbow enthusiasts to check out what is new and upgrade to take advantage of the latest and greatest in the horizontal bow world.
TenPoint TRX 515
TenPoint uses its twin riser technology to stabilize the reverse-draw TRX 515 shooting arrows at or over 515 fps. The twin riser reduces weight and flex by 70% or more, creating stability and tight arrow groups at any range. A Zero-Trac Barrel reduces weight and means no rail for launching an arrow. Compatible arrows have a specific nock to lock into the trigger mechanism, with the front end sitting on ball bearings and a brush. The bow is lightweight, compact, fast, and accurate. The TriggerTech trigger has zero creep and breaks clean. The trigger also features a Dry-Fire-Preventor (DFP) and trigger block safety. The TRX 515 measures 29 inches long, 6 inches wide cocked, and has a 16-inch power stroke. A new ACUslide MAXX cocks or de-cocks the bow with 7.2 lbs of force. The TRX 515 package includes a scope, quiver, arrows, ACUslide MAXX, bubble level, and bow hook.
Barnett Raptor BCX
Complete information coming soon.
N/A | barnettcrossbows.com
Wicked Ridge Invader M1
Wicked Ridge has upgraded its all-time best-selling crossbow model with the 2024 version called the Invader M1. The new technologies incorporated into the market favorite make the M1 narrower, shorter, lighter, and easier to cock or de-cock. The Invader is a forward-draw bow with a healthy power stroke and sends arrows off the rail at 390 fps. The bow weighs 5.8 lbs, measures 9.5 inches wide when cocked, and 32 inches long. The crossbow has a built-in ACUdraw for cocking and de-cocking. The tactical stock and aluminum riser reduce weight and vibration. The Invader M1 is packaged with a Pro-View 400 4x32 lighted scope with aiming points to 70 yards and can be calibrated for shooting 380 to 420 fps. The crossbow package is sold ready to hunt with a scope, three carbon arrows, and a quiver.
$749.99 | wickedridgecrossbows.com
AXE Crossbows AX400
The AX400 crossbow will accommodate any shooter, being lightweight, compact, and ambidextrous. The crossbow may look skeletonized, but it is loaded with features and shoots arrows at 400 fps. Safety is paramount, and the AX400 features an ambidextrous safety mechanism and anti-dry fire components. A tactical-style stock features an adjustable buttstock, foregrip, and step-through foot stirrup. An aluminum rail and durable 200-pound compression molded limbs generate downrange consistency and accuracy. The bow weighs 7.2 lbs and is 14.25 inches wide when cocked, 35 inches long, has a 14.24-inch power stroke, and 200 lbs draw weight. Noise dampening components are included. The AX400 crossbow comes in a ready-to-shoot package.
$699.99 | feradyne.com/axe-crossbows
Excalibur Suppressor Extreme
Excalibur perfected recurve limbs and technologies to produce durable, reliable crossbows. The Suppressor Extreme takes things to a new level with precision, power, and stealth. The Suppressor Extreme is engineered to quiet the limbs and bow components. The crossbow is 31.4 inches long and 20.5 inches wide when cocked. It weighs 8.45 lbs and uses new sound-dampening suppressors to reduce noise and vibration. The bow is extremely durable and has safety features to ensure arrows are nocked properly. A custom-like trigger breaks clean. The Suppressor Extreme comes with a crank-operated cocking device, reducing effort to 18 lbs. The crossbow is packaged with a scope, rings, quiver, arrows, and field points.
$1,299.99 | excaliburcrossbow.com
Killer Instinct Vital-X 430
Killer Instinct crossbows are stable, fast, and easy to cock with 50% letoff on draw weight. A crank cocking device is available. The Vital-X 430 is quiet in design and shoots arrows at 430 fps. When cocked, the bow measures 35 inches long, 6.75 inches wide when cocked, and weighs 7.8 lbs. The bow has a narrow profile and five-position adjustable buttstock. A pistol grip enhances stability when shooting and is intuitive to use. The Vital-X 430 is packaged with arrows, quivers, calibrated reticle scope, rope cocker, and fieldpoints.
$649.99 | killercrossbows.com
Ravin developed a new DuoMax Cam System for its new R50X, offering precision and performance. The new technology harnesses more power, extends string life, and reduces vibrations, ensuring comfort and control. A dual-track system provides rotational balance, incredible speeds, and accuracy with a 15-inch power stroke. New string features work with the cam to efficiently transfer energy through the power stroke and into the arrow. The R50X shoots 505 fps with a 400-grain arrow and is a mere 4 inches wide when cocked, with an overall length of 28 inches. The silent cocking system reduces the force required to 17 lbs and is ambidextrous. The trigger system adds safety, precision, and accuracy. The R50X is packaged with a speed-rated scope and accessories required to start shooting.
$2,449.99 | ravincrossbows.com/
Darton Outlaw 420
The Outlaw 420 is adjustable, fast, and built on an AR platform for comfort and performance. It is a unique-looking crossbow with reverse draw dual sync cams, creating a 15.5-inch power stroke. The bow launches a 400-grain arrow and broadhead at 420 fps with a 205 lbs draw weight. The bow weighs 9 lbs, measures 33.5 inches long, and 9.75 inches axle-to-axle when cocked. The trigger is noticeably light at 3.8 lbs. The AR-style stock offers an adjustable buttstock and safe foregrip and comes with a cocking rope and Darton Silent Crank. Hunter and Pro package options include arrows, quivers, field points, and speed-dial scope.
$1,299 bow only | dartonarchery.com
The revamped XP405 was designed for hunters with a compact, lightweight design and side-mount quiver. The buttstock is adjustable for a wide range of shooters with a customized length of pull. The XP405 shoots bolts at 405 fps with 138 lbs of kinetic energy. There is an ambidextrous safety, anti-dry-fire trigger, and pass-through palm rest with finger reminders to ensure safety during all operation steps. A TriggerTech 3 lbs trigger with frictionless release technology ensures superior accuracy. There is a compatible cocking device. There are three Picatinny rails for accessories, string dampeners, and an aluminum flight track. The XP405 weighs 6.2 lbs, measures 13 inches wide when cocked, delivers 135 lbs of kinetic energy, and has a 13.8-inch power stroke. The crossbow package includes arrows, target points, illuminated scope, a quiver, a rope cocking device, and string and lube wax.
$629.99 | barnettcrossbows.com
TenPoint TX 440
The TX 440 has a new look and feel for a forward-draw-limb crossbow. A twin riser that is lightweight and stiff reduces flex and vibration for greater downrange accuracy. The crossbow is a powerhouse, measuring 28 inches long, 6.5 inches wide when cocked, and shooting an honest 440 fps. The custom-built TriggerTech trigger is worth paying attention to and breaks clean at 3 lbs while adding safety. There is no rail, and the arrow uses a new nock to lock in place at the back while sitting on spring-loaded ball bearings at the front. Upgrades include a stronger bridge for the scope and a new ACUslide MAXX for silent cocking and de-cocking. An AR-Style ambidextrous thumb safety is easy to engage. The TX 440 is packaged with an EVO-X Marksman Elite Scope 3.0, ACUslide MAXX, three carbon arrows, an integrated string stop, a bow hook, and a quiver.
$2,499.99 | tenpointcrossbows.com