2018 Bowhunting Show: New Crossbows

Mission Crossbows’ new Sub-1 is just one of many exciting new high-performance crossbows being shown off at the 2018 Archery Trade Association Show in Indianapolis.

Crossbow use continues to grow around the country – and right in line with those increasing numbers are the rising performance and technology that manufacturers keeping adding to their crossbow models. The latest and greatest bows are not only getting faster and faster, but the entry-level packages continue to gain the high-performance features that only the flagship models had just a few years ago.

Here are the hottest new crossbows for 2018:

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies

The new Nitro X from TenPoint Crossbow Technologies.

Crossbow: Nitro X

Highlights: 440 fps, 166 foot-pounds of kinetic energy, 7-inch axle-to-axle length.


Ravin Crossbows

Crossbow: R20 Sniper

Highlights: 430 fps, 164 foot-pounds of kinetic energy, 10.5-inch axle-to-axle length.


Mission Archery

Mission Crossbow’s Sub-1, which is new for 2018.

Crossbow: Sub-1

Highlights: 350 fps, 13.8-inch axle-to-axle length, 200-pound draw weight.


Carbon Express

The new for 2018 Carbon Express PileDriver 390 crossbow package.

Crossbow: PileDriver 390

Highlights: 390 fps, 142 foot-pounds of kinetic energy, 18.5-inch axle-to-axle length.


Wicked Ridge 

The new Invader X4 from Wicked Ridge Crossbows.

Crossbow: Invader X4

Highlights: 360 fps, 112 foot-pounds of kinetic energy, 15-inch axle-to-axle length.


Parker Bows

Parker Crossbows’ ThunderHawk Pro crossbow.

Crossbow: Thunderhawk Pro

Highlights: 330 fps, 20.25-inch axle-to-axle length, 6.9-pound mass weight.


Killer Instinct 

Killer Instinct’s Ripper 415 Crossbow.

Crossbow: Ripper 415

Highlights: 415 fps, 17.75-inch axle-to-axle length, 149 foot-pounds of kinetic energy.