The crossbow craze continues to grow in hunting circles. However, like most people on a budget, it’s important to do your research to find out not only what is the cheapest crossbow, but what crossbow provides you the best bang for your buck Absolute Survivalist.
Crossbow reviews can sometimes be confusing, especially if you are not familiar with crossbow technology. To help, we will provide an easy to read and understand review of the three best crossbows on the market for all different knowledge and skill levels.
The following crossbows provided the most forgiveness. That means their technology and design can help to compensate for human error. They also provide minimal vibration and superior ergonomics for the hunter.
The top 3 choices for the best crossbows available are:
1. Barnett Ghost 400. The Barnett Ghost 400 can only be described as a “beast.” This light crossbow features a carbon riser, anti-dry fire trigger and Barnett’s AVI technology molded into limbs which helps to reduce vibration. The Ghost weighs in at just under 8 lbs. has a draw weight of 185 lbs., a 15 3/4″ power stroke capable of sending the bolts toward their target at 400 FPS. This crossbow retails at right about $1,000 and is deadly accurate in the hands of a season crossbow hunter. The Barnett Ghost 400 will haunt the whitetails on your property this fall.
2. Carbon Express Covert CX1. The Covert CX1 has a sleek design and is covered in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity Camo. This crossbow can fit the needs and shooting styles of many a hunter as it has a 1″ stock pad insert and a heavy trigger for the pull shooter. The Covert CX1 has a draw weight of 185 lbs. and sends the bolts down range at 330 FPS. Priced at $500, the Covert CX1 not only fits your hunting style, but your wallet.
3. Horton Ultra-Lite Express. The Horton Express weighs in at just about 7 1/2 lbs. and comes with Team Realtree Camo and a pistol grip Thompson Center inspired handle. The 175 lbs of draw weight moves the arrows at 325 FPS. This crossbow is light and easy to handle by just about any hunter and comes with interchangeable recoil pads. But you won’t be feeling much vibration or recoil from this crossbow when you pull the trigger. Moderately priced, coming in at approximately $600 retail, the Express can meet your needs whether you are in a tree stand, blind or spot and stalk.