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:
Crossbow: Nitro X
Highlights: 440 fps, 166 foot-pounds of kinetic energy, 7-inch axle-to-axle length.
Crossbow: R20 Sniper
Highlights: 430 fps, 164 foot-pounds of kinetic energy, 10.5-inch axle-to-axle length.
Highlights: 350 fps, 13.8-inch axle-to-axle length, 200-pound draw weight.
Crossbow: PileDriver 390
Highlights: 390 fps, 142 foot-pounds of kinetic energy, 18.5-inch axle-to-axle length.
Crossbow: Invader X4
Highlights: 360 fps, 112 foot-pounds of kinetic energy, 15-inch axle-to-axle length.
Crossbow: Thunderhawk Pro
Highlights: 330 fps, 20.25-inch axle-to-axle length, 6.9-pound mass weight.
Crossbow: Ripper 415
Highlights: 415 fps, 17.75-inch axle-to-axle length, 149 foot-pounds of kinetic energy.