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)


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

North American Whitetail - Canadian Conundrum

North American Whitetail - Canadian Conundrum

Pat Hogan heads to Saskatchewan, Stan talks Browning Hells Canyon clothing, and Dr. Kroll tells how vital it is to manage your hog population.

Battling Breeding Bucks

Battling Breeding Bucks

Stan Potts heads to his home state of Illinois to hunt whitetails with his bow during the November rut.

Deer Dog: Shed Conditioning

Deer Dog: Shed Conditioning

Jeremy Moore talks about the importance of your deer dog's physical conditioning.

Illinois Muzzleloader Whitetail Hunt

Illinois Muzzleloader Whitetail Hunt

G.O. Heath is hunting with his muzzleloader in Illinois.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

We'll explain which supplements whitetails can obtain in the field, and the best ways to provide them with the ones they can't. Off-Season

Which Minerals Do Deer Need?

Dr. James C. Kroll

We'll explain which supplements whitetails can obtain in the field, and the best ways to...

Just like humans, whitetail deer need a well-rounded diet throughout the year. During different seasons, the nutritional requirements of bucks, does and fawns will vary slightly, but all three need water, protein, energy (fats and carbohydrates), calcium, phosphorus, sodium and fiber. Land Management

Whitetail Nutrition Calendar: What Deer Eat and When

Matt Haun

Just like humans, whitetail deer need a well-rounded diet throughout the year. During...

Here's a look at some of the new deer rifles from SHOT Show 2020! Guns

Best New Deer Hunting Rifles for 2020

Lynn Burkhead - January 29, 2020

Here's a look at some of the new deer rifles from SHOT Show 2020!

Fill your quiver with the right ammo this season. Bowhunting

The Best Arrows for Deer Hunting

Tony J. Peterson - June 10, 2019

Fill your quiver with the right ammo this season.

See More Trending Articles

More Bowhunting

Those too young to recall this publication's birth in 1982 are also too young to know what life was Bowhunting

Bow Equipment Has Changed — And For the Better!

Gordon Whittington - November 28, 2017

Those too young to recall this publication's birth in 1982 are also too young to know what...

Danny Farris explains some of Easton's latest arrow technology. Bowhunting

On Target: Easton's Arrow Technology

NAW TV - January 14, 2018

Danny Farris explains some of Easton's latest arrow technology.

Stan Potts discusses which archery releases may be best for you. Bowhunting

On Target: Archery Releases

NAW TV - March 27, 2017

Stan Potts discusses which archery releases may be best for you.

Fill your quiver with the right ammo this season. Bowhunting

The Best Arrows for Deer Hunting

Tony J. Peterson - June 10, 2019

Fill your quiver with the right ammo this season.

See More Bowhunting

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All North American Whitetail subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now