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Best Crossbows for Women

Best Crossbow Girls

Crossbows designed for women aren't new, but they are becoming more refined.

Best Crossbows for Women

The best crossbows for women that made this list did so because their weight, size, draw weight and fit are better suited for the smaller framed huntress. This doesn’t mean women cannot use the fastest crossbows on the market but those crossbows are usually bulkier by design and heavier as well. Comfortably handling and shooting a crossbow is of the utmost importance and that’s why it’s always better to sacrifice speed for a crossbow you find easier to shoot, as this will translate to improved accuracy.

Excalibur: Matrix Cub

With the Matrix Cub Excalibur has finally engineered a crossbow specifically designed for crossbow hunters with a smaller frame. By utilizing a shorter stock and lighter weight of only 5.5 pounds, this economical crossbow is an excellent choice both younger or female crossbow hunters. The crossbow features Excaliburs CRT limb system and pumps out 285 FPS. plenty power for North Americas largest game. The Matrix Cub is offered in textured black finish, making it ideal for blind hunters as well. It’s biggest advantage is it’s price point which is unheard of for a crossbow of this quality.

SPEED   –    285 FPS
WEIGHT   –    5.3 lbs.
LENGTH   –    32.2″
WIDTH (Uncocked)   –    30.62″
DRAW WEIGHT   –    190 lbs
POWER STROKE   –    11.5″

TenPoint: Lady Shadow

With women entering the sport in record numbers TenPoint has come up with the perfect crossbow. While the Lady Shadow has a MossyOak counterpart we’ll focus on this version as it’s quickly established itself as the most lethal female crossbow on the market. By utilizing a carbon-injected polymer barrel and their FSB stock, the Lady Shadow weighs in at a mere 6.4-pound, making it the lightest crossbow TenPoint has ever designed. The unit is also well balanced and extremely compact measuring only 34.4 inches long by 13.5 inches wide (while cocked). These features make the Lady Shadow much easier to wield and more comfortable to hold steady in a shooting position. Unlike lighter crossbows marketed to women this one has some serious punch. The Lady Shadow is powered by TenPoints compact XLT bow assembly which powers unit to 350 FPS. With a draw weight around 180 LBS, that is an incredible amount of speed generated from the crossbow.

SPEED   –    350 FPS
WEIGHT   –    6.4 lbs
LENGTH   –    34.4″
WIDTH (Uncocked)   –    17.5″
DRAW WEIGHT   –    180 lbs
POWER STROKE   –    12.6″

Barnett: Lady Raptor

Featuring a suitable amount of power along for it’s size, the Lady Raptor FX is an effective hunting crossbow. The lightweight composite stock and limbs make it easy to handle, while the high-energy cam and CROSSWIRE string and cable systems give your shots deadly force. An adjustable butt pad and finger reminders ensure proper and precise aim every time. The Barnett Lady Raptor FX Crossbow includes a sight, cocking device and quiver with arrows.

SPEED   –    330 FPS
WEIGHT   –    6.5 lbs
LENGTH   –    34.25″
WIDTH (Uncocked)   –    18″
DRAW WEIGHT   –    150 lbs
POWER STROKE   –    12.5″

PSE: Vector 310

PSE has re-engineered its 2015 crossbow line to deliver the new PSE Vector 310. With its efficient design and two-turn weight adjustment, the Vector 310 is the perfect solution for youth and female shooters, or anyone looking for a high-performance, compact crossbow. Despite it’s small size the Vector delivers a bolt at 310 fps and is built with a fully-machined, 3 lb. precision trigger system, an upgraded cam system, and built-in string stops.

SPEED   –    310 FPS
WEIGHT   –    6.3 lbs
LENGTH   –    32″
WIDTH (Uncocked)   –    18.25″
DRAW WEIGHT   –    150 lbs
POWER STROKE   –    11.25″

Carbon Express: Covert 3.4 Hot Pursuit Crossbow

The Covert 3.4 Hot Pursuit Crossbow features a compact design that provides superior handling and performance. A tactical, lightweight stock, narrow limb profile, and short length make for excellent balance and feel.  The Covert 3.4 Hot Pursuit is also one of the most responsive, powerful, and accurate crossbows in its class weighting just under 7 pounds. The crossbow is available in the Muddy Girl camouflage pattern.

SPEED   –    345 FPS
WEIGHT   –    6.85 lbs
LENGTH   –    30.75”
WIDTH (Uncocked)   –    16.25”
DRAW WEIGHT   –    175 lbs
POWER STROKE   –    13.5″


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Crossbow Buyers Guide


To be sure you don’t get stuck with a crossbow your unhappy with; you will have to give some thought to which one will suite your needs.

Crossbow Buyers Guide

If you’re new to crossbows, choosing the right one can be a tough decision. There are more makes, models, and sizes available than ever before.  While modern crossbows often look and operate similarly there are some key differences you should take into consideration.

This crossbow buyers guide will outline the most important crossbow factors that you need to consider before making a decision.