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The 400 Club – Fastest Crossbows

Fastest Crossbows

The 400 Club - Fastest Crossbows for 2015

This list is a collection of the fastest crossbows on the market today. All of which have been able to surpass the 400 FPS milestone. They come in a variety of styles and are built by the following companies:


CROSSBOW BREAKDOWN:    Excalibur Mega 405
SPEED   –    405 FPS
WEIGHT   –    6.2 LBS
LENGTH   –    36.25″
WIDTH (Cocked)   –    24.75″
DRAW WEIGHT   –    290 LBS


SPEED   –    400 FPS
WEIGHT   –    6.9 LBS
LENGTH   –    34″
WIDTH (Cocked)   –    19.5″
DRAW WEIGHT   –    200 LBS
POWER STROKE   –    14″


CROSSBOW BREAKDOWN:    Barnett Ghost 410
SPEED   –    410 FPS
WEIGHT   –    7.2 LBS
LENGTH   –    37.38″
WIDTH (Cocked)   –    21.86″
DRAW WEIGHT   –    185 LBS
POWER STROKE   –    15.38″


SPEED   –    405 FPS
WEIGHT   –    9 LBS
LENGTH   –    41.5″
WIDTH (Cocked)   –    22″
DRAW WEIGHT   –    150 LBS
POWER STROKE   –    17.25″


SPEED   –    400 FPS
WEIGHT   –    8.4 LBS
LENGTH   –    38″
WIDTH (Cocked)   –    24.38″
DRAW WEIGHT   –    185 LBS
POWER STROKE   –    17.25″


SPEED   –    440 FPS
WEIGHT   –    8.4 LBS
LENGTH   –    35.5″
WIDTH (Cocked)   –    15.9″
DRAW WEIGHT   –    13.87″

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ProTracker Recovery System


ProTracker recovery system allows crossbow hunters can take advantage of next generation technology.

The ProTracker game recovery system allows crossbow hunters to track animals that may have been lost otherwise. Not only will this allow you to recover mortally wounded game but it will also allow you to track wounded animals and put them down, avoiding long term suffering.

Unlike some systems on the market ProTracker is compatible with crossbows and is extremely easy to use. However, a major source of concern is always how the unit will affect flight. The ProTracker design is completely to be balanced and aerodynamic. In fact the transmitter carrier which weighs only 100 grain. For high speed crossbows this additional weight won’t be an issue.

To use the ProTracker you simply thread one end of the carrier into your bolt. You then thread your broadhead into the opposing end of the carrier and that’s it. Now, you will want to take a couple practice shots to dial in the extra weight, but ProTracker includes practice dummies just for this purpose. After your setup it’s time to go hunting.

Once you take your shot, the transmitter will disconnect from the carrier on impact and will be attached to the animal. The transmitter is automatically active after it comes disconnected and begins relaying a RF signal which last 10-12 hours. You then use your receiver unit to pinpoint the direction of the signal and recover the animal.

ProTracker System Includes:

  • 2 – RF Transmitters
  • 3 – Transmitter Carrier
  • 1 – Tracking RF Reciever
  • 1- Antenna
  • 2 – Practice Dummies
  • 1 – Transmitter Charger
  • 1 – USB Cable for Charger
  • 1 – USB Edison Plug

A lot of hunters consider this technology excessive or unnecessary for a skilled tracker. However, even the most skilled tracker can’t recover an animal suffering from a misplaced shot that lacks sufficient blood trail or rainy day that washes out what trail is left. The only thing worse than not recovering a trophy, is recovering it after it’s gone to waste.

If the technology exists to make hunting more enjoyable and more humane for the animal, use it.

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Excalibur Matrix 380 Mad Max -imum Carnage


Excalibur Matrix 380 Mad Max: is the crossbow open terrain hunters have long craved.

Wait no longer, the new limited edition Matrix 380 Mad Max from Excalibur is designed for rugged open country where natural cover is limited. With only 1,000 Mad Max crossbows planned for production this wide open weapon is might be tough to come by come October.

The Mad Max comes fully decked out in Realtree Max-1, and features Excaliburs popular compact recurve technology. Like the original Excalibur Matrix 380 Xtra, crossbow hunting’s first compact recurve crossbow, the mad max delivers arrow speeds up to 380 fps.. The unit is accurate, well-balanced, easy to cock and impossible to dry-fire. This crossbow just feels great when your holding, and that has a lot to do with the lightweight ergo grip stock which features a thumbhole, a pistol grip, finger guards on the fore end, and warm, soft, non-slip rubber grip inserts. The Mad Max features a quad-loc riser design to contain each limb on four sides for increased consistency and accuracy.

Excalibur Matrix 380 MadMax
Excalibur Matrix 380 MadMax

Overall this a new edition of Excalibur flagship crossbow and a must have for all open-country crossbow hunters.

The Matrix 380 Mad Max features:
CROSSBOW BREAKDOWN:    Excalibur Matrix 380 Mad Max
SPEED   –    380 FPS
WEIGHT   –    5.9 LBS
LENGTH   –    35.62″
WIDTH (Cocked)   –    25.37″
WIDTH (Uncocked)   –    30.62″
DRAW WEIGHT   –    260 LBS
POWER STROKE   –    13.12″

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Summit 180 Max SD: Climb in Comfort


Climbing stands give hunters the elevation and mobility they need to stay one step ahead of their game. However more often than not they are designed for function at the expense of comfort. Or if the stand is built larger, the added weight of the unit will cripple the hunter’s mobility.

Summit  has delivered the best of both worlds with its 180 Max SD climbing stand.

This model has additional space for larger hunters or those who crave added room without a significant increase in amount of stand weight. In fact this larger model only weighs 23 LBS, only 3 LBS more than Summits legendary Viper SD.

The 180 Max SD is designed for flexible positioning, and is equipped with an adjustable-height, reversible surround seat that allows you to sit facing the tree or reversed with the seat against the tree. The seat, backrest, and wrap around pads all come in Mossy Oak Breakup Infinity camouflage.  It also features precision welded aluminum, and an extended-top frame for taller hunters. Or if you’re concerned about weight restrictions the 180 Max SD is equipped with a 350-pound maximum weight capacity.

This climber also features Summit’s Dead Metal Sound Deadening SD Technology which is a system in which critical parts of the platform are filled with custom engineered expanding foam to reduce unintentional noises caused by movement on the platform. You will also benefit from Summits RapidClimb climbing stirrups and their QuickDraw Cable retention system which is one of the fastest/quietest cable attachment systems on the market. This system is also extremely flexible, allowing this stand to fit tree sizes from 8 to 20 inches in diameter.

The 180 Max SD Climbing Treestand includes a 4-point safety harness, all hardware, ropes, and straps as well as Summit’s Five Year Limited Warranty.

So if you’re in the market for a new climber and thinking a little extra room might come in handy for those long sits the Summit 180 Max SD should be on your short list.