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Excalibur Matrix Bulldog 400 Review – Best Recurve Crossbow

Excalibur Matrix Bulldog 400 Crossbow Review

Excalibur released the Matrix Bulldog 400 in 2016, and it is the new top of the line in the Matrix lineup. It offers a great mix of Power, balance, and comfort. The Matrix Bulldog 400 is the closest replacement to the discontinued Matrix Mega 405, but comes at a significantly lower price point (See on Amazon). To learn more about this crossbow, keep reading this Excalibur Matrix Bulldog 400 Review.

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TenPoint Venom Xtra Review: The Pinnacle Of Compound Crossbows

tenpoint venom xtra crossbow review

It is no secret that TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is one of the elite companies in the crossbow industry, so when they revealed the Venom Xtra at the 2016 ATA Show in Louisville, all crossbow enthusiasts took great note of it. The Venom Xtra runs off the same platform as TenPoint's Venom. It has very much the same look and feel but with much more quality features and accessories.

As you can imagine, this crossbow comes with a hefty price (See on Amazon). With such an expensive crossbow, naturally we are wondering if it is worth the price. In this comprehensive TenPoint Venom Xtra review, we'll tell you everything there is to know about this compound crossbow.

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Excalibur Micro 355 Review – Top Rated Recurve Crossbow

Excalibur Micro 355 Crossbow Review

Excalibur is known for high quality crossbows, and the new Excalibur Micro 355 is a top rated recurve crossbow (check for current discount promotions). It is one of the lightest crossbows on the market and has a fantastic power to weight ratio. Excalibur released the Micro 355 in early 2016 and it is a great improvement over the Micro 335. In this Excalibur Micro 355 review, I'll cover all the features, specs, what comes in the box, and recommend accessories for this crossbow. By the end of this review, you'll know why this is one of the top rated recurve crossbows that will be around for many years to come.

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Parker Ambusher Review: An Ultra-Lightweight Crossbow

Parker Ambusher Crossbow Review

In 2016 Parker has released the Ambusher, a very versatile, easy to use crossbow with a great price tag. Parker has referred to it as the lightest, most compact high performance crossbow in the industry. In this Parker Ambusher review I will be looking at it’s specifications as well as all the features it comes with. Then we will be able to judge if it really lives up to the hype.

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Barnett Droptine Review – Great Crossbow Under $500

Barnett released several new crossbows in 2016, one of them being the Droptine. The Barnett Droptine crossbow was introduced to help round out the crossbow offerings for hunters looking for more than a beginner crossbow, but not spend as much as a top of the line crossbow. 

The Droptine is a good buy if you're looking for a crossbow under $500 (see on Amazon). Barnett discontinued the Brotherhood and essentially re-branded it as the Droptine, but with several enhancements. Intermediate crossbow hunters will find the features plentiful, and the specs are great for the price. I will cover all of those items in detail in this Barnett Droptine review.

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Parker Hurricane Review: A New Standard For Tactical Crossbows

Parker Hurricane Crossbow Review

Even though Parker has only been manufacturing crossbows since 2002, this company has surely made their mark in the industry. They have created such revolutionary crossbows like the Concord, the first with automatic cocking. Now they are redefining tactical crossbows with innovative features and extreme performance with the Hurricane.

The Hurricane is Parker's latest flagship crossbow that has been designed to compete with the best. In this Parker Hurricane Review, I will look at it’s features and performance to see just how it fairs up and if it is worth getting.

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Barnett Raptor FX2 Review – Great Intro Crossbow

Barnett Raptor FX2 Review

A new low cost crossbow has been introduced by Barnett Crossbows in 2016. The Barnett Raptor FX2 is a great intro crossbow that offers a lot of value. It is available in three different packages (see on Amazon). One comes with a 4x32 scope, one with a Premium Red dot scope, and the Lady Raptor FX2 crossbow. In this Barnett Raptor FX2 review, I'll cover the specs, all of the features and the accessories you can pick for this crossbow.

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Barnett Whitetail Hunter Review – Great Crossbow For Deer Hunting

Barnett Whitetail Hunter Crossbow

Looking for information on the Barnett Whitetail Hunter 2 crossbow? We're busy working on the review, in the meantime check the current prices on for deals! It's Barnett's top selling crossbow for a reason!

Looking for information on the new and improved Barnett Whitetail Hunter Pro Crossbow? You can check out our review here.

If you're looking for the best crossbow for deer hunting, look no further. The Barnett Whitetail Hunter crossbow was designed specifically for deer hunting in mind, and you will love the features it offers. This crossbow offers a lot of value for the price (see current prices on Amazon). This Barnett Whitetail Hunter review will cover how well it shoots, included accessories, and all of its features that make this a great deer hunting crossbow.

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Barnett Wildcat C6 Review: A Modernized Crossbow

Barnett Wildcat C6 Review

If you’re reading this then you have probably heard of the Wildcat C5. You may also know that the Wildcat C5 has been wildly popular. In fact, it is Barnett’s bestseller to date. Well, now Barnett has made a new and improved version and they call it the Wildcat C6.

How they came up with such an inventive name I will never know. In this Barnett Wildcat C6 review, we will be closely looking at the new features Barnett has tacked on their bestselling crossbow in order to find out if it is worth getting.

So whether you own the older generation and are looking to upgrade or you just want to get an affordable Barnett crossbow, this article will certainly help you arrive to a conclusion. What you will find out is that the Barnett Wildcat C6 is a relatively low budget crossbow that will appeal to people of all types of experience.

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Barnett Ghost 415 Review – Best Crossbow For The Money

Barnett Ghost 415 Review

The Barnett Ghost 415 has been replaced with an upgraded Barnett Ghost 420 Revenant (see price on Amazon). See our first look at the Ghost 420 here.

The Ghost 415 is the newest crossbow released by Barnett, one of the best crossbow manufacturers. Its official name is the Barnett Ghost 415 Revenant crossbow. This is definitely one of Barnett's most expensive models (check price on Amazon), but that's because it has all of the bells and whistles, a real top of the line model. It is an upgrade to the extremely popular Ghost 410 crossbow and is titled 415 because, surprise, it shoots at 415 FPS. Keep reading below in this Barnett Ghost 415 review to learn more about this crossbow's features, specs, and why it is a great crossbow to buy.

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