A Review Of The Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow
Releasing a range of solid quality crossbows, Carbon Express has quickly made a name for itself in design and durability. While many of its crossbows are on the higher end, Carbon Express does have a model in the $300 range. So, what happens when Carbon Express tries to create an inexpensive bow? Let’s take a moment to answer that question by reviewing the Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow.
We will see how it compares to other Carbon Express crossbows as well as similarly priced crossbows from other manufacturers.
Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow review
Priced in the $300 dollar range, the Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow is incorporated in a kit that includes a 4 x 32 scope, 3 practice points, 3 arrows and a 3-arrow quiver, a rope cocker and the crossbow itself.
Lightweight compared to all other models released by the company and advertised as tactical, the Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow is easy to carry around and use.
A SilenTech Coating allows for excellent sound dampening, making the crossbow firing a quiet process.
A trigger box safety system helps to make reloading safe and efficient.
Finally, while lightweight, the Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow does not skimp out on durability. Designed to last, the Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow is built for power and dependability in the field.
Specifications of the Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow
The Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow measures in at 34 inches long by 5 inches deep by 11 inches wide.
Despite it’s small size and weight, the Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow is capable of launching arrows with 300 FPS speed at 60 feet/pounds of kinetic energy.
Finally, the draw weight is 165 pounds while the 12-inch power stroke provides additional control.
What do I think of the Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow ?
The Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow is seen as a great starter bow and rated highly for this reason.
Having been successfully used to hunt with, people are generally impressed by its size, cost, and bolt velocity.
While the majority of reviews are quite positive, the Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow ends up losing out a bit because of materials used.
To keep the cost as low as it is, manufacturing occurs in Taiwan instead of the United States, and it is widely accepted that you should replace the string once you get it.
Be sure to lubricate the string every 5 shots instead of 10 as suggested as this will improve the life of your crossbow.
Finally, many people found the scope to be questionable and as a result quickly replaced it.
While not at the same level of Carbon Express‘ other crossbows, it does make an excellent starter crossbow that for the cost is far above its similarly priced competition.
If you or someone you know is just getting into crossbow hunting and you want a good inexpensive bow that can actually be used for hunting, then the Carbon Express X-Force 350 Crossbow is perfect for you.