Crossbow Reviews – Best Crossbow 2016

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Crossbow has been with humanity for centuries. The only new thing is that the technology keeps changing over the years. It is regarded as the bow mounted on a stock. Sometimes it is regarded as a tiller. The bow segment is called a prod. It originated in ancient China where it was used for both hunting and war expedition. The technology was copied by other parts of the world where it was also used to fight wars and for hunting. Because of the advance in crossbow technology over the years, there are various brands of the product on the market today.

My Amazon Picks – Best Crossbow

 SA Sports FeverBarnett Outdoors BrotherhoodBarnett Ghost 350Excalibur Matrix 380
Velocity240 FPS
350 FPS350 FPS380 FPS
Draw Weight175 lbs160 lbs.175 lbs260 lbs
Length / Weight31" / 4.85 lbs35.75" / 7 lbs37" / 7.5 lbs35.6" / 5.9 lbs
Stroke11.5"13.5"12"13.1"
Arrow Length
22"
20"20"18"

Five Things You Need To Consider When Buying A Crossbow

Best Crossbow For The Money – SA Sports Fever


The Fever crossbow is truly a great crossbow for beginners. Though the price is inexpensive, the Fever Crossbow’s features and design say otherwise. It’s light weight allow hunters to not be weighed down and exhausted while travelling on their hunting trips. If you’re just starting out, you’ll need to get used to carrying around your crossbow for extended hours. The ambidextrous auto safety removes the hassle of finding a crossbow specifically for left-handed hunters, which is a mindful feature from SA Sports. The auto safety will automatically engage every time when the hunter cocks the bow. Also, considering the expensive price of the Fever Crossbow, SA Sports provides a 1-year limited warranty on their crossbows. You may think that this is pretty short for warranty, however when you consider the price of the crossbow, it’s quite reasonable.
Cons Of SA Sports Fever: Bolts break easily. In terms of accuracy, the 4 x 32 mutil reticle scope isn’t the best out there on the market. It’s been noted that the Fever does not shoot straight shots. Requires stringing during assembly

Top Rated Crossbows – Excalibur Matrix >380


Hight Accurate: When it comes to accuracy, you really see what a thousand bucks gets you. The Matrix is extremely accurate and keeps its accuracy even at 70 yards away. With its arrows firing at 380 FPS and the target being hit with 112.3 lbs of kinetic energy, your target is not going anywhere. Every hunter wants speed, but it means nothing if you have poor accuracy. Excalibur made sure that the Matrix shot fast but was extremely accurate a
t the same time.
The engineers and designers at Excalibur really outdid themselves again. The Matrix 380 is an amazing crossbow with the perfect combination of speed, accuracy and power. They were able to weigh out the counterparts of the Matrix 380 and create a well-rounded crossbow. Though it may be out of your budget, I would save up for this one. If you’re passionate about hunting and well versed in the sport, then I highly recommend investing in the Excalibur Matrix 380 crossbow.

Best Crossbow For Deer Hunting – Barnett Outdoors Brotherhood


Don’t want to break the bank but still want a high-quality crossbow? This is the one. Under $500, it really is an all-in-one package. Barnett has kept up to its standards with this crossbow. Of course, there are some minor issues with the crossbow, but all in all, the crossbow exceeds quality and expectations. The Barnett Outdoors Brotherhood Crossbow has the power, speed and accuracy of being able to kill basically any large animal found in North America. With that being said, this crossbow gets the job done and it gets the job done in one clean shot. I would definitely test the crossbow out first on small game or target shooting, before shooting any large animals
Cons of Barnett Brotherhood: Lack of fiber-optics.

Most Accurate Crossbow – Barnett Ghost 350


At this price and quality Barnett Ghost 350 CRT Crossbow Package is one of the best for amateurs as well experienced hunters. Its pros far outweigh the cons. The long lasting nature of the crossbow makes it ideal for regular use. With some precautions to be kept, this bow is bound to work great. With a 5 year limited warranty one does not have to frown if it stops functioning properly.

Barnett Ghost 350 CRT Crossbow Package faces accuracy problems over longer distances owing to its light weight. But there has been no complaint received for the shorter distances. Effect of air and light weight of the crossbow is hindrance when it comes to shooting the target that is far away.

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