6 of the Best New Crossbows for 2018

The latest product cycle shows there's still plenty of interesting refinement taking place in the crossbow category!


TenPoint Nitro X

TenPoint Nitro XAlthough the Nitro X delivers 440 fps arrow speeds and 166 ft-lbs of kinetic energy, the bow weighs 7.8 pounds, measures 30.7" in length and is a mere 7" axle-to-axle when cocked. The package includes an EVO-X Marksman scope, ACUdraw cocking device and premium carbon arrows. (tenpointcrossbows.com)

Ravin R20 Sniper

Ravin R20 Sniper

The R20 Sniper boasts 430 fps arrow speeds and creates 164 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. The bow has a 13" power stroke and takes only 12 pounds of pressure to cock. It measures 34.5" in length and just 6" axle-to-axle when cocked. In addition to its built-in cocking mechanism, the bow features an anti-dryfire/auto-safety device. It weighs 7.1 pounds. (ravincrossbows.com)


PSE Thrive 400

PSE Thrive 400

Reverse-cam technology helps the Thrive 400 shoot over 400 fps. The bow has a 175-pound draw weight and produces 142 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. It measures 18.27" axle to axle and is finished in Kryptek Highlander camouflage. (pse-archery.com)

Mission SUB-1

Mission SUB-1


The SUB-1 was built for maximum accuracy, thanks in part to a match-grade dual-stage trigger that breaks crisply at 3.4 pounds. The bow has a 13.75" power stroke and 200-pound draw weight and fires a 400-grain arrow at 350 fps. The Removable Silent Draw system allows you to stealthily cock the bow in the field. The bow weighs 7.5 pounds. (missioncrossbows.com)

Wicked Ridge Invader X4

Wicked Ridge X4

The American-made Invader X4 has premium features but an affordable price tag. It shoots 360 fps, produces 112 ft-lbs of kinetic energy and measures 15" axle- to-axle. The provided package includes a TenPoint Multi-Line scope, ACUdraw cocking device, detachable quiver and arrows. (wickedridgecrossbows.com)

CAMX A4

CAMX A4

The A4 shoots 370 fps, measures 35" in length and is 10.5" axle-to-axle when cocked. It weighs 7.5 pounds and comes with the ARC 370 4x32mm illuminated scope, which was designed specifically for this bow; it comes pre-calibrated for different ranges. Available bow finishes include Realtree Xtra, Mossy Oak Treestand and black. (camxcrossbows.com)

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