The 8 Best Compound Crossbows To Buy In 2019

Compound Crossbows

After testing a lot of products, we have selected the 8 best compound crossbows for 2019 which are mentioned below. In our experiments, we have found these products most consistent in performance and true value for the money.

barnett Recruit Terrain Crossbow, 330 FPS

barnett Recruit Terrain Crossbow, 330 FPS Out of stock

This is a compact crossbow so be aware that if you have a large frame you may need a custom stock extension to work with it. If not, look after it, maintain it well, and you can’t go far wrong with one of these.

This crossbow is compactMORE and light and primarily designed with a stock that should be more compatible with women or smaller framed users such as large boys or smaller men. Get or make a custom extension for the stock however and this compact unit can be used by anyone.

With 91.9 ft lbs (2017 model) of kinetic energy this bow will work for target shooting and hunting pretty much anything from turkey right up to grizzly bears albeit at a reduced effective distance for larger game.

SAS Troy 370 Compound Crossbow 4×32 Scope

SAS Troy 370 Compound Crossbow 4x32 Scope $286.94 1

They’re back with another bargain. The 2017 SAS Authority is a great buy for anyone looking for a decent entry level crossbow bow that isn’t under powered. This compound has split limbs, picatinny rail, a 4×32 mm scope and comes with arrows and a quiver. At 340 fps and 175 lbs you’ll be hard pressed to find anything else with this much performance at this price point.

SAS have been consistently producingMORE quality archery gear of all sorts since 2007. They tailor many of their products towards the entry level spectrum of users and manage to continually give a good level of quality for a great level of price. They’ve had some real successes with things like the Spyder recurve bow that we think topples the previous best in breed (the Sage). Let’s see what we make of the new for 2017 SAS Authority.

With approximately 97 ft lbs of kinetic energy shooting a 380 grain bolt this bow is suitable for hunting all sizes of game right out of the box. You can easily increase that bolt weight to gain even more stopping power at closer ranges should you need it.

Spider 150 lb Compound Crossbow

Spider 150 lb Compound Crossbow $199.99 1

Putting a crossbow together is usually a pretty simple task for me, since I’ve assembled dozens upon dozens of them over the years. The Spider 150 lb. compound crossbow was my most difficult assembly to date, because right out of the box I was missing the parts needed to mount the scope. This problem was compounded by the fact that this crossbow is mass-manufactured in China, and getting in touch with customer service was next to impossible.

Sighting in this crossbowMORE was more difficult than usual, because the arrows kept dropping off as the scope reset itself. I finally figured out that particular problem (loose bolt because I wasn’t using the bolts designed for the scope), and got it solved. Once I sighted in the scope, I began testing the crossbow’s accuracy.

About all I can say about the accuracy of this crossbow is that it is mediocre. My groupings from 25 yards fell within a 1” circle, and my 50 yard groupings were within 2”. This is adequate for target shooting and hunting, and it’s probably the best you can expect for such a low-budget crossbow.

SAS Authoirity 175lbs Compound Crossbow

SAS Authoirity 175lbs Compound Crossbow Out of stock

They’re back with another bargain. The 2017 SAS Authority is a great buy for anyone looking for a decent entry level crossbow bow that isn’t under powered. This compound has split limbs, picatinny rail, a 4×32 mm scope and comes with arrows and a quiver. At 340 fps and 175 lbs you’ll be hard pressed to find anything else with this much performance at this price point.

​SAS have been consistently producingMORE quality archery gear of all sorts since 2007. They tailor many of their products towards the entry level spectrum of users and manage to continually give a good level of quality for a great level of price. They’ve had some real successes with things like the Spyder recurve bow that we think topples the previous best in breed (the Sage). Let’s see what we make of the new for 2017 SAS Authority.

Nearly everything you need to start shooting or go on a hunting trip is supplied out of the box with the exception of a case. There isn’t a sling supplied with this bow. We’re a fan of crossbow slings, they make life easier when you’re hiking or walking to your destination.

barnett 78134 Recruit Tactical Compound Crossbow

barnett 78134 Recruit Tactical Compound Crossbow Out of stock

The fact that it is made very compact does not mean that large-framed people can’t enjoy this crossbow. It only means that if you are, say, a 6’4” you might feel a bit awkward aiming this weapon around. If that’s the case, you can always make a stock extension.

One of the great thingsMORE about modern crossbows is how easy it has become to c**k them, and the Barnett Recruit is no exception. When owning a crossbow you can never go without a rope cocker. Luckily, if you don’t already have one, Barnett has you covered since they have it included in the package. Sometimes people ask me if it’s okay to c**k a crossbow with just bare hands​. To that I would say that, while it can be fine, I wouldn’t recommend it since if you don’t pull the string evenly it will mess with your accuracy.

After you look at this crossbow overall, you might see that how it shoots is where it really shines.​ For starters, let’s look at the speed and kinetic energy that it generates. At 330 fps and a kinetic energy of 91.9 (ft/lbs) this crossbow packs a real punch. For comparison, the last Recruit model had only 300 in speed and 85 in KE. This translates into a big difference in the field. It means better accuracy at 50 yards plus and it may very well mean the difference between killing your prey or not.

Southland Archery Supply SAS 150 lbs

Southland Archery Supply SAS 150 lbs $149.99 1

The SAS compound bow with a black frame weighs only 4 pounds. This lightweight bow will keep your body muscles fresh in the field and better prepared to shoot the game. The bow has a draw length of 29” which suits majority of archers. The bow is measured 41.5” from axel to axel and this provides leverage for improved accuracy.

The SAS compound bowMORE has a draw weight of 55 pounds but at full draw you are holding 16.5 pound because the compound bow has 70% let off. The bow is for adult hunters who are looking for a dependable bow at cost price for under $100 (list price is near $150). The speed rating of the bow is 206 fps. It is a good deal for beginners to master the art of archery with a low costing product with high reliability and good accuracy.

The SAS is a right-handed bow and an effective gear to kill an average hunt it comes with an effective sight to zero-in on the hunt. The package also includes a 5-spot paper target but other accessories like the bear archery target armguard and additional target practicing arrows have to be bought.

150 lb Black / Wood / Camouflage Hunting Compound

150 lb Black / Wood / Camouflage Hunting Compound $129.99

I absolutely love that this crossbow features an auto safety cocking mechanism. This means that the safety switch will jump to safe as soon as you have pulled the string back far enough. You will hear two clicks. You can’t accidentally forget to turn the switch to safe.

If treated right itMORE can be your reliable hunting partner for many years. Even if you are not planning to hunt you can use this crossbow in your backyard (provided you take care of security measures).

K EXCLUSIVE Avalanche Hell Hawk Tactical Compound Hunting Crossbow

K EXCLUSIVE Avalanche Hell Hawk Tactical Compound Hunting Crossbow

Avalanche’s new Hell Hawk Tactical Compound Crossbow is a crossbow hunter’s absolute dream weapon. This crossbow is sleek, compact and light; but don’t let that fool you because with a draw weight of 185lbs, it launches arrows at a blistering speed of 370 fps. It is constructed of a composite stock and aluminum barrel and the limbs are of solid, sturdy fiberglass. This amazing value includes Four 20” aluminum arrows, a removable quiver to hold the arrows, a 4×32 multi-reticle scope, nylon shoulder sling, a cocking rope and string wax complete the package.

 

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