Crossbow Hunters are a breed of their own and love the thrill of hunting in the Outdoors. It’s one sport where you are in stealth mode waiting, watching, and listening for that once in a lifetime Buck. So don’t make the same mistake many first time hunters do and buy something you’re not going to be happy with.

When looking for a Crossbow many hunters make the mistake of purchasing one they think they can afford, not taking into consideration that this is a once or twice lifetime purchase. So spend the extra money to buy the best, you will not be disappointed. With that being said be ready to spend from $1,000 and up for the best.

The Competition is steep and technology moves quickly, but the top Manufactures are still: TenPoint, Excalibur, Ravin, and Barnett. Features we looked for are: Speed, Kinetic Energy, Width Cocked, and Weight.

We have listed by price (lowest – highest), the best in it’s class.

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#1 CenterPoint Archery CP400

Crossbow AXCV200TPK Powered By Helicoil Technology – Package Includes Cocking Sled, Quiver And Arrows

CenterPoint Archery has raised the bar in design and performance with the introduction of the innovative CP400 Crossbow. Utilizing licensed HeliCoil technology together with a custom-designed riser, CNC-machined cam system and adjustable stock, CenterPoint Archery combines cutting-edge technology together with affordability in one package.

The CP400’s extremely narrow axle-to-axle width is an incredible 6-inches when fully-drawn, produces speeds of up to 400 fps and generates a knock-out punch of up to 142 fpe. This evolutionary design delivers amazing power and downrange accuracy and is lightweight and compact enough to handle with ease or carry into your favorite hunting spot. Featuring anti-dry fire and auto safety, a unique dual purpose folding stirrup/bipod, a 3x32mm illuminated scope and CenterPoint Archery’s 5-year limited warranty.

400 FPS

6″ axle-to-axle


7.1 LBS

#2 Wicked Ridge RDX 400

Wicked Ridge RDX 400 Crossbow with Acudraw Pro and Pro View Scope

This Crossbows reverse-draw-technology moves the riser from the front of the crossbow to the middle, removing the nose heavy feel of the conventional crossbows.

The Wicked Ridge RDX 400 is perfectly balanced and offers an elongated power stroke for faster and smoother shooting.

400 FPS

9″ Cocked, 15″ Non-Cocked


7.1 LBS

#3 Ravin Crossbows R26 400

400 FPS Predator Hunter’s Crossbow Bundle (Dusk Grey)

The Ravin R26 is the most compact and lightweight crossbow on the market and delivers a punch. Weighing in at only 6.5 pounds and an axle-to-axle width of 5.75 inches (fully drawn) it delivers an incredible 400 FPS with 142 foot pounds of kinetic energy.

The Ravin R26 comes with the Ravin’s Trac-Trigger Firing System, VERSA-DRAW Cocking System, HELICOIL TECHNOLOGY, and a Frictionless Flight System.

400 FPS

5.75″ axle-to-axle


6.5 LBS

#4 Tenpoint Viper S400

Hunting Crossbow Package with ACUslide and RangeMaster Pro Scope

TenPoint® Havoc RS440 Crossbow Package with ACUslide™ gives hunters tremendous speed and accuracy. Packed with the latest innovations and advanced features from TenPoint, the lightweight and compact Havoc RS440 launches arrows up to 440 fps from a platform that measures just 26-1/2″ long and 7-1/2″ wide (cocked). TenPoint Viper S400 also uses a MICRO-TRAC BARREL, Reducing string-to-rail contact by 50%, giving you improved accuracy and a longer string life.

The RX7 Cams rotate an incredible 360° for big speed and turn smoothly thanks to TenPoint’s Vector-Quad™ cable technology. The reverse-draw design draws the string through the riser for a longer power stroke, creating a smoother, quieter shot, greater speed, and longer nock engagement. This advanced riser also creates superior balance, making it easier to hold steady while shooting.

Outfitted with TenPoint’s 2-stage S1 trigger, this crossbow offers a zero-creep, advanced roller-sear system that produces a consistent, crisp, 3-1/2 lb. pull with DFI™ (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) protection. Adjustable design includes an adjustable tactical-style butt stock with elevated cheekpiece and an adjustable butt plate for length-of-pull adjustment. ACUslide cocking system reduces cocking effort to just 5 lbs. and allows you to safely de-cock the crossbow with its advanced Auto-Brake Gear System. Package includes: 2-8x EVO-X Marksman Elite Scope, 6-arrow quiver, 6 EVO-X 16 CenterPunch carbon arrows

440 FPS

7.5″ Cocked 12.3″ un-cocked


7.5 LBS

#5 RAVIN R29X Predator

Crossbow Package R040 With HeliCoil Technology And Silent Cocking System, Predator Dusk Camo

The Ravin R29X reaches a velocity of 450 fps and comes complete with Ravin’s Helicoil technology and fully integrated silent cocking system. The overall length remains 29-inches when fully drawn and features the same, narrow 6-inch axle-to-axle with a weight at a light 6.75-pounds.

This crossbow is easy to maneuver in tight spaces and gives hunters and shooters great control without sacrificing comfort. Available in Predator Dusk Camo and comes with 6 Ravin .003 arrows, field tips (400-grain total), quiver with mounting bracket, 100-yard illuminated scope, anti-dry fire/auto safety, built-in cocking mechanism, and a removable draw handle.

450 FPS

6″ axle-to-axle

6.75 LBS