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In my opinion, the best archer chooses the best bow only. Who doesn’t agree with me? Probably few. Surely, the best crossbow costs higher but its quality is the most promising and never fails on you.

Crossbow NameSpeed (Feet per Second)Draw Weight (lb)Price
55-lb Black Archery Hunting Compound Bow220+40-55
Barnett Outdoors Compound Bow300130
Arrow Precision Inferno Fury235175
Barnett Jackal Crossbow Barnett Jackal315150
Barnett BCX Buck Commander Extreme365185
Excalibur Matrix SMF Grizzly365185
Wicked Ridge Invader G3330165
TenPoint Venom Crossbow with ACU50372185
Barnett Ghost 410 CRT 410185
Excalibur Crossbow Matrix 405 Mega405290

 

#10 55-lb Black Archery Hunting Compound Bow

An impressive compound bow which has an adjustable draw weight of 45-55 lbs, and a draw length of 27-29”. Once you’ve pulled its string for about two-thirds back, the draw weight is lessened allowing for a better aim. As you release the arrow, instead of “blasting off forward” and momentarily causing its shaft to buckle; this compound bow is designed to increase thrust making it more maneuverable. The 55-lb Black Archery Hunting Compound Bow, with its classic, and sturdy design is absolutely great for beginners. Take about 20 minutes for its assemblage, and you’re good to go playing archer!

 

#9 Barnett Outdoors Compound Bow


The best feature of this crossbow is its ambidextrous riser- this allows for an easy change of bows. This Barnett Outdoors also features visually-enhanced cams. This lightweight (6 lbs) bow, with a 25 lb draw weight is best for beginners.

 

#8 Arrow Precision Inferno Fury

This recurve-style crossbow, with a fully dipped camo pattern, is very lightweight and especially good as a practicing tool for novices. It weighs around 4.8 lbs and measures 34.5 inches in length. It is installed with an anti-dry fire trigger mechanism and an additional thumb guard. It has a 175 lb draw weight and is capable of reaching 235 fps.

 

#7 Barnett Jackal Crossbow Barnett Jackal

At 315 fps, and a 150-lb draw weight, this military-designed crossbow gained the attention of the archers’ community. The Barnett Jackal combines its quad limbs, cable system, and high-energy wheels to easily reach the abovementioned arrow speed.

 

#6 Barnett BCX Buck Commander Extreme

Exhibiting a top-level performance with a draw weight of 185 lbs, and an arrow speed of 365 fps, this bow definitely belongs to this list. Its lightweight and compact design are intended to provide users, especially beginners, with ease in handling this bow. The Buck Commander’s “Real Tree” pattern gives users the benefit of blending in their surroundings.

 

#5 Excalibur Matrix SMF Grizzly

The Excalibur Matrix Grizzly is definitely a great find! It has the performance expected of the Excalibur series, with a very reasonable price. Its sturdy frame provides for stable and powerful draws. It’s the best choice for teens and adults seeking the hunters’ life. It displays a mossy oak pattern which gives it a professional appearance. It weighs 5.5 lbs and has a 200-lb draw weight. The Matrix Grizzly’s slight drawback is the fact that its rails were not made up of aluminum – but surely, with its impressive features, that one’s covered.

 

#4 Wicked Ridge Invader G3

If you seek the best value for your money, this one’s the right for you. The Wicked Ridge Invader G3 won the Petersen’s Hunting Best Value Award. Being at the 400-dollar mark it does not sacrifice anything – from its maneuverable lightweight design to its speed that reaches up to 330 fps.

 

#3 TenPoint Venom Crossbow with ACU50

If you’re a hunter who finds games at confined areas or cramped hunting blinds, this Venom Crossbow developed by TenPoint is the perfect match for you. It exhibits a stylish and compact design while retaining its fast speed (372 fps). Plus, it comes with an ACU50 ensuring a smooth draw performance.

 

#2 Barnett Ghost 410 CRT

This compactly designed lightweight compound crossbow is the best of its type garnering a 9.6 (out of 10) rating at Pick A Bow, and a 4 1/2 stars satisfaction rate by customers at Amazon. Its sleek all-black design catches any onlookers at the site. It’s best for beginners with its added automatic safety switch which makes misfires almost impossible even for the novice. Added to its already impressive features is its anti-frying device which ensures the accuracy and performance of this bow to last. The Barnett Ghost 410 can go as fast as 410 fps, with just a draw weight of 185 lbs.

 

#1 Excalibur Crossbow Matrix 405 Mega

Given a 9.7 (out of 10) by Pick A Bow, and a perfect 5-star customers’ review rating on Amazon.com, the Matrix Mega 405 is the bow for you if you’re into a large, and exciting hunt. This re-curve bow is powerfully designed for well-experienced hunters. The bow’s well-balanced sturdy construction ensures maneuver-dependent accurate shots giving you a smooth hunting game. Its only drawback is its 290 lb draw weight, which is not much of a disadvantage when you think of its heavy draw as a safety feature. This Excalibur Matrix Mega 405 is the fastest (405 fps), most powerful, and most quiet re-curve bow in the market, making it the best choice for real hunters.

 

Conclusion

Each bow has its own set of drawbacks and key impressive features. When choosing the right bow for yourself, make sure to properly consider the things that you can and can’t compromise. At the end of the day, it’s your satisfaction that matters.

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