The New Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow

As more states liberalize crossbow legislation, manufacturers are stepping up with their offerings.

Barnett's Raptor and Lady Raptor crossbows may be diminutive in size, but they don't comprise performance or power. These crossbows are designed for the value-minded hunter who prefers a compact tool or needs a smaller crossbow due to stature, yet refuses to compromise on performance.

The Raptor FX and Lady Raptor FX have 150-pound draw weights and share cutting-edge design that includes custom composite limbs and a high-energy cam system. These crossbows send arrows down range at 330 fps while generating 97 foot-pounds of energy. The Raptor and Lady Raptor are 18 inches wide, 34.25 inches in length, and the crossbows weigh just 6.5 pounds each.

Both Raptor models feature high-definition camo patterns, but the Lady Raptor is available in Muddy Girl Camo for the female hunter who prefers to stand out. Retailing for $399.99, the Raptor FX and Lady Raptor FX crossbow packages include a 4x32mm multi-reticle scope, a rope, cocking device and three-arrow quiver with three, 20-inch Headhunter arrows. A red-dot sight is also available for these crossbows.

Like all new Barnett crossbows, the Raptor and Lady Raptor feature lightweight composite stocks and CNC Machined Picatinny rails for mounting accessories. They also have "finger reminders" for shooting safety and pass-through foregrips, plus Barnett's CrossFire String and Cable System.

Barnett incorporates lightweight materials, ergonomic design, durable construction and power to give precise results with every shot. With industry-leading technology, such as a step-through-riser that lengthens the power stroke of the bow without placing the cocking string beyond arm's length.

The metal-injected molded trigger allows for the tightest quality tolerance available and accounts for a smooth trigger pull. There are no dry-fires thanks to the Anti-Dry-Fire System, where a spring-loaded safety bar remains in place until the arrow is seated properly.

    Raptor Product Specs:
  • Draw Weight: 150 lbs.
  • FKE: 97
  • Power Stroke: 12.5 inches
  • FPS: 330
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs.
  • Length: 34.25 inches
  • Width: 18 inches
  • Arrow Length/Grain: 20/400
  • Price: $399.99

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