Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow Review

A Review Of The Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow

Barnett has produced quality crossbows for hunting for more than 50 years. How do these crossbows compare to similar crossbows in the Barnett line and are they comparable to similarly priced crossbows by competitors?  If you like a light and accurate crossbow, your search may be over! Let’s take a moment to review the specifics, the specifications, and what previous owners have thought about the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow.


Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow review

The Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow comes with a pass-through fore grip as well as finger reminders.

The adjustable butt pad provides comfort while the custom composite material allows for a lighter overall weight.  The crossbow also comes with the increasingly popular 5-1-safety system. This allows for the safe use of the crossbow in many conditions.

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An excellent crossbow for beginners, the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow provides a lightweight yet still powerfully accurate alternative to some of the heavier crossbows in the Barnett line.


Coming in black and pink, there is no getting around the fact that this crossbow in the $350 range is marketed towards woman. 

That being said, Barnett has outdone itself by creating a crossbow equal to every other line, allowing for excellent durability,  force, and accuracy.


Specifications of the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow 

The Raptor FX Crossbow is 34.25 inches long and about 16 inches wide.

Weighing an incredible 6.5 pounds, it is among the least weighty crossbows made by Barnett. 

The crossbow is capable of producing a whopping 330 FPS.  While not as powerful as other crossbow, it is pretty incredible for it’s size.

The limbs are 18 inches wide uncocked, requiring 150 pounds of pull weight, which is pretty manageable for hand cocking when necessary.

What do I think of the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow?


The Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow is seen as a solid crossbow providing an excellent combination of size, weight, and firing power.

Considered by many who purchased it as dependable, accurate, and made of high-quality material, the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow is overall thought to be well balanced.

Making good use of it’s incredible 16-inch width, this very fast crossbow has a devoted following of men and women.

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While the majority of compliments praise the crossbow, there are a few negative comments that follow what you usually see with Barnett crossbows.

First, individuals have had a hard time with the strings breaking early.

In addition, the shot line managed to break in a few models, creating potentially dangerous breaks.

Finally, some do not like that unlike other crossbows made by Barnett, the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow is made in China.


Guru’s verdict

There is the assumption that when a traditionally male driven sport provides gear for women that it is less superior.  That could not be further from the case with the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow.  Lightweight, powerful, and with many components that are either comparable or better in quality than other ‘man’ crossbows, the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow is the perfect crossbow for anyone in your family, regardless of gender.

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