Top 10 Fastest Crossbows in the World

It is generally believed that the crossbow was invented in China or Europe around the 5th to 7th centuries. Centuries later, the humble weapon evolved into a high-tech super weapon that can reach unbelievable speeds and a wide array of useful features.

Speed is one of the most essential features of any modern crossbow. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned crossbow enthusiast, this is a rather important thing to consider when you purchase a crossbow.

This list will help guide you on what’s what when it comes to crossbow speeds. There are quite a lot on the market, butt here is our definitive top 10.

#10 Barnett BC Revengeance (400 fps)

Optics: 4x32mm Illuminated Scope
 Cocking Device: Rope Cocking Device
Quiver: Side Mount Quiver
 Arrows: Two 20″ Headhunter Arrows

Barnett BC Revengeance (400 fps)photo source: AFG Defense

The Barnett BC Revengeance is one of the heavier crossbows on this list, but it doesn’t have as much weight as it does power. Because it moves at 400fps, this Barnett crossbow can make 145 lbs of kinetic energy.

The anti-dryfire system on this crossbow even keeps you from making mistakes. This is a great feature. I’m known for being clumsy, so I always look for an ADF system, so I don’t break my crossbow.

As with the Whitetail pro, this is a camouflaged crossbow that will keep you hidden from your prey. Both the riser and the scope are camouflaged. So stay hidden, and the animals won’t be able to find you.

Did You Know:

It has a trigger tech assembly and is already put together, so you won’t have to go through all the fuss in assembling it.


#9 Barnett Whitetail Pro STR (400 fps)

Optics: 4.32mm Multi-Reticle Scope
 Cocking Device: Rope Cocking Device
Quiver: Lightweight Sidemount Quiver;
 Arrows: Two 22″ Headhunter Arrows

Barnett Whitetail Pro STR (400 fps)photo source: Barnett

Coming in at number nine is another Barnett crossbow, and not the last one on our list. And for a good reason, Barnett is known for its high quality and careful attention to detail.

The Barnett whitetail is no different. The 400 fps of the Barnett whitetail is strong enough to kill whitetails while it stays hidden. As you can see, the Barnett Whitetail Pro is made with authentic bark camo patterns that hide you in your hiding place as long as you are wearing the right clothes.

The Barnett whitetail pro doesn’t make as much kinetic energy as the ghost 420, but it’s more than enough for most tasks.

This great high-speed crossbow will help you hunt for years to come if you take good care of it.

Did You Know:

This crossbow is covered in camouflage and has Barnett dampers that ensure you are both silent and deadly by creating very little noise and keeping this crossbow’s high speed.


#8 TenPoint Stealth NXT (410 fps)

Optics: TenPoint RangeMaster Pro Scope on the top of a machined aluminum Fixed Dovetail Mount (7/8-inch)
 Cocking Device: ACUdraw, ACUdraw PRO, or ACUdraw 50 SLED cocking device
Quiver: 3-Arrow Instant Detach Quiver; ambidextrous side-mount quiver bracket
 Arrows: Three Evo-X CenterPunch premium carbon arrows with 100-grain practice points

TenPoint Stealth NXT (410 fps)photo source: Midway USA

You never have to worry about speed again if you have the TenPoint Stealth NXT. Tenpoint’s quad cable technology is also in this crossbow.

Instead of just two cables, four push the arrow at lightning speed toward your archery target. This gives the crossbow more strength and stability.

The stealth NXT has a DFI, which stands for “dry fire inhibitor.” This keeps you from firing the bow without an arrow, which is an excellent feature. Not all bows come with this, but most of the crossbows on this list do.

The crossbow has an aluminum crossbow scope, making it very light. However, the best thing about this scope is that it can be adjusted to account for arrow drop.

Once you know how to use it, being able to change based on the weather is always a great feature.

Adjustments have been made to reduce noise and make each shot smoother. This was done by attaching high-quality parts scientifically to get the best results for the user.

Did You Know:

This drop-tested crossbow is twice as strong as any on the market and will surely last you a long time.


#7 Barnett Ghost 420 Revenant (420 fps)

Optics: 1.5-5x32mm illuminated scope
 Cocking Device: rope cocking device
Quiver: Side Mount Quiver
 Arrows: Two 22″ Headhunter Arrows

Barnett Ghost 420 Revanant (420 fps)photo source: Crossbow Home

The Barnett Ghost 420 Revenant is fast and has a lot of physical power. When fired, the crossbow’s strength can create as much as 156 ft-lbs of kinetic energy, which shows how powerful it is.

If you want a fast crossbow made by a well-known brand that has been making good ones for years, you don’t need to look any further. The Barnett Ghost 420 Revenant is the perfect crossbow for this.

This bow has a noise-dampening system that makes it almost silent when an arrow is shot. The Barnett crossbow also has a great cocking system, so when you’re about to sneak up on your animal prey, you can shoot without any glitches or problems.

Did You Know:

Compared to other crossbows, the Revenant’s features and accessories won’t require any upgrade.


#6 Ravin R20 Crossbow Package (430 fps)

Optics: 100-Yard Illuminated Scope
 Cocking Device: Built-In Versa Draw Cocking Mechanism
Quiver: Side Mount Quiver
 Arrows: 3 x Ravin .003 Arrows and Field Tips (400 Grain Total)

Ravin R20 Crossbow Package (430 fps)photo source: Dunn’s Sporting Goods

The Ravin R20 is the next item on this list; it is a machine in and of itself with many features and advantages to appreciate.

The Ravin R20 has a 6-inch width when cocked and a 10.5-inch width when uncocked. This means it is not a problem if you sneak past a bush or some brushwood to snipe your target.

Similar to other high-end crossbows, this one is packaged with additional fine extras that you can use. The fact that using the bow doesn’t need ordering from many businesses or searching for parts that fit is my favorite aspect of this.

The package comes with six pre-tuned arrows, mounting brackets, and a lighted scope, among other things. When the crossbow arrives at your door, you will have more than enough accessories in the packaging to use it immediately, which is always a nice thing.

Did You Know:

Its compact and lightweight design makes it a preference for a lot of big game hunters.


#5 Barnett Predator Crossbow (430 fps)

Optics: premium 1.5-5×32 illuminated scope
 Cocking Device: Rope cocking device
Quiver: Side Mount Quiver
 Arrows: Two 22″ Headhunter Arrows

Barnett Predator Crossbow (430 fps)photo source: Bow Hunting

The Predator can shoot at 430 feet per second, which is very fast. So even though this isn’t the fastest crossbow on the market, it’s definitely in the top tier.

When you shoot the Predator, it’s clear that it was made from the ground up to be a powerful machine, not just changed from a less powerful one. The structure stays the same, and it’s easy to stay on target.

This rigidity comes from the fact that the frame is solid. Most of the building is made of Carbonlite, with braces all over.

When crossbows reach this level of power, one of the main problems is that they become hard to cock and fire. Not so in this case.

Even though it had a 187-pound draw weight, the Predator was always easy to cock with the rope cocking device that came with it. Of course, if you chose to use the crank, it would be even more accessible.

Did You Know:

Because of its size and weight, it is considered one of the largest crossbows.


#4 Excalibur Bulldog (440 fps)

Optics: 100-Yard Illuminated Scope
 Cocking Device: Charger EXT Crank
Quiver: 4 Arrow Detachable Quiver
 Arrows: 4 x 18″ Proflight Arrows; 3 x 18″ Illuminated Proflight Arrows (Orange Lumenok)

Excalibur Bulldog (440 fps)photo source: Hattila

Whether you’re hunting on the edge of a field or deep in the woods, the BULLDOG 440 allows you to reach out with laser-like speed and accuracy or crush bones up close.

The BULLDOG 440 was based on the BULLDOG 400, and Excalibur’s New Matrix High Output limbs gave it more horsepower. As a result, this crossbow will be the fastest one that Excalibur has ever made.

The BULLDOG 440 is made for shooters who want a high-performance crossbow that is easy to use and doesn’t need as much maintenance as a compound.

Did You Know:

The Bulldog 440 is the only recurve bow we have on the list. Its recurve shape makes it lighter and easier to use than other bows.


#3 Scorpyd Aculeus (460 fps)

Optics: 1.5×6 Hawke XB30 Scope
 Cocking Device: Sled or Rope Cocker
Quiver: Fuse Quiver
 Arrows: 12 Scorpyd Arrows

Scorpyd Aculeus (460 fps)photo source: Vance Outdoors

If speed is the quality you’re looking for, there isn’t a bow that can compare to the Scorpyd Aculeus. No other crossbow can match its incredible 460 FPS in an abreast competition.

Since the draw weight is roughly 180 pounds, it is evident that seasoned hunters would consider this to be a fantastic choice for their requirements.

Its intimidating appearance serves more than just aesthetic purposes. At 7.5 pounds, it isn’t exactly lightweight. There are other crossbows on the market, albeit they are heavier and don’t provide the same exceptional performance as this model.

A few highlights should be mentioned, primarily the AcuDraw positioning tool that can split the crossbow’s crucial draw weight in half, making it easier to operate. The rail system and Kempf trigger lodging are additional features that contribute to the bow’s superb construction.

Did You Know:

When the Scorpyd Aculeus first came on the market, this bow was considered the fastest in the world but had since surpassed it.


#2 TenPoint Vapor RS470 (470 fps)

Optics: EVO-X Marksman Elite
 Cocking Device: ACUslide
Quiver: Tech Quiver
 Arrows: 12 CenterPunch Arrows .001′ straightness high precision arrows (6 Alpha-Brite lighted Nocks, 6 Alpha-Nocks) 445 grains each

TenPoint Vapor RS470 (470 fps)photo source: Petersen’s Bowhunting

The TenPoint Vapor RS470  might be for you if you’re searching for an advantage this hunting season!  This bow is jam-packed with new features and high-tech improvements and offers exceptional quality and performance.

The Vapor RS470 is small, light, and portable. The TenPoint Vapor RS470 stands out from the competition thanks to its ground-breaking ACUslide feature, which makes it safe and simple for the user to cock and decock the crossbow. It could reach up to 470 fps when it was released, which was unheard of.

Did You Know:

Thanks to TenPoint’s ACUSlide crank, crossbows can now be securely cocked and de-cocked for the first time in history.


#1 Scorpyd Nemesis (480 fps)

Optics: XB30 COMPACT 1.5-6×36 Scope
 Cocking Device: ACUdraw Pro cocking Mechanism
Quiver: 4 Arrow Quiver
 Arrows: 12 Arrows (Scorpyd SPEC Black Eagle Arrows .001)

Scorpyd Nemesis (480 fps)photo source: Scorpyd

With a whopping 480 fps speed, the Scorpyd Nemesis is the fastest crossbow in the world. 

Fast crossbows are a specialty of Scorpyd’s, and they appear to be his top priority. However, the reverse-draw technology and unique SearLoc Trigger System of the bow ensure balance, accuracy, and versatility.

Did You Know:

The Scorpyd Nemesis is easily customizable. You can choose any color for your bow or change the strings or grips.

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