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Crossbow Reviews, Velocity Tests & Overviews.
 With all the marketing hype and misconceptions the average person can be deceived, looking to expand or given another opportunity to hunt with a crossbow, consumers are subject to the afore-mentioned things. We will atteempt to shed some light on the true crossbow velocity facts here.

Very Very Low Velocity Crossbows:
 Our first 2 crossbows here are badly mis-quoted or severly mis-represented as they are not 180 lb. crossbows as they are advertised, they are actually 120 lb. Do not attempt to hunt medium size game with these as they are not powerful enough, however they would be good choices for small game when set up properly for that usage.

Taiwan manufacture - marketed as powerful folding limb crossbow.
400 Grain Arrow
165 F.P.S.


Taiwan manufacture - marketed as powerful 180 LB. crossbow.
400 Grain Arrow
165 F.P.S.

Very Low Velocity Crossbows:
 Our next 3 crossbow choices here are of the very low velocity type and are very suitable for taking medium sized game such as deer and antelope. While these crossbows are very cheap on the internet they are good serviceable crossbows.

Taiwan manufacture - marketed as wood stocked crossbow.
400 Grain Arrow
205 F.P.S.


Taiwan manufacture - marketed as metal frame crossbow.
400 Grain Arrow
210 F.P.S.


Taiwan manufacture - marketed as camo crossbow.
400 Grain Arrow
205 F.P.S.


 That pretty well covers popular very low velocity crossbows that are promoted and for sale everywhere on the internet. All velocities are our recorded velocities using a 400 grain weight arrow. A-Store Import Crossbows. If your not sure if you want to use a crossbow for hunting, these are good, solid built, starter crossbows, just remember they are very low velocity.

The Big Five In U.S.A. Crossbow Sales.
 The next crossbows are absolutely tops in sales in the United States of America with Barnett the leader with over 1 million crossbows sold to date.

 We have now velocity tested many crossbows of the top 5 major crossbow manufacturers and have found that their advertised velocities can be reached by adjusting arrow weights and faster string set-ups.

 Which crossbow manufacturer gives the most velocity for a given draw weight, American made Barnett, as their predator can exceed 380 fps. easily, by adjusting arrow weights only, at 175 lb. draw weight, that is quite an accomplishment.

The Big Five Crossbow Manufacturers Offerings:

Early Production Barnett Hunting Crossbows:
300-Mag - 285 FPS.
Commando II C. - 260 FPS.
Commando II R. - 250 FPS.
Quad-300 - 300 FPS.
Ranger II - 220 FPS.
RC-300 - 285 FPS.
Revolution XS - 340 FPS.
Rhino R. - 235 FPS.
Rhino Classic - 260 FPS.
Rhino Quad - 285 FPS.
Rhino Sport Mag. - 320 FPS.
RX-150 - 220 FPS.
Wildcat III - 235 FPS.
Barnett Crossbows, 2010 models.
Buck Commander - 365 FPS.
Jackal - 315 FPS.
Panzer - 245 FPS.
Predator - 375 FPS.
Quad 400 - 345 FPS.
RC-150 - 260 FPS.
Revolution - 345 FPS.
Wildcat C5 - 320 FPS.
Excalibur Crossbows, 2010 models.
Apex - 220 FPS.
Axiom - 305 FPS.
Equinox - 350 FPS.
Exocet - 330 FPS.
Exomax - 350 FPS.
Ibex - 305 FPS.
Phoenix - 305 FPS.
Vixen - 285 FPS.
Vortex - 330 FPS.
Horton Crossbows, 2010 models.
Legacy HD 175 - 312 FPS.
Legacy CS 225 - 350 FPS.
Summit HD 150 - 260 FPS.
Team RealTree - 325 FPS.
Vision 175 - 325 FPS.
Parker Crossbows, 2010 models.
Buck Buster 150 - 315 FPS.
Buck Buster 175 - 330 FPS.
BushWacker - 285 FPS.
Cyclone 175 - 340 FPS.
Enforcer 160 - 300 FPS.
Tornado HP - 330 FPS.
TenPoint crossbow technologies, 2010 models.
TenPoint
Lazer HP - 313 FPS.
Phantom CLS - 343 FPS.
Phantom CLS-S - 343 FPS.
Phantom XTRA - 343 FPS.
Titan HLX - 300 FPS.
Turbo XLT - 315 FPS.
6 Point
Defender CLS - 330 FPS.
Defender Mag Combo Variable
GT Flex Variable
GT Mag - 307 FPS.
Pro Slider Variable
Wicked Ridge
Invader - 305 FPS.
Warrior - 285 FPS.


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