Photo by Barnett Crossbows
Story by Source Outdoor Group
When the Barnett engineers got together to begin work on the RAPTOR FX crossbow, they had very specific goals in mind: Accuracy, Lethality, Shootability, Comfort, Affordability and Value. Refusing to give an inch on any one of those qualities, they created a crossbow that blew hunters’ minds while blowing through deer and other game animals.
The RAPTOR FX has been getting rave reviews from hunters and just recently received the 2016 American Hunter “Bow of the Year” award as part of NRA Publications’ Golden Bullseye Awards. The coveted Golden Bullseye Awards are given to hunting and shooting products that offer exceptional quality, innovation and value to consumers.
“We are thrilled to receive the 2016 American Hunter ‘Bow of the Year’ award, and we’re proud of the exceptional value the RAPTOR FX offers to hunters,” said Pete Angle, Vice President of Marketing at Plano Synergy. “We strive to make the best and most innovative crossbows at every price point, and the RAPTOR FX is a great example. This crossbow is proof that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get superior quality and performance.”
The RAPTOR FX represents the perfect sweet spot for in-the-woods lethality and smooth shooting. With a comfortable 150-pound draw, this hunting machine produces an impressive 330 fps arrow speed and 97 pounds of kinetic energy! And at just 6.5 pounds, it’s a breeze to carry afield and maneuver in the stand.
Custom Composite Laminated Limbs are powered by Barnett’s exclusive Crosswire® String and Cable System for power and efficiency, and the lightweight composite stock is topped with a CNC-machined 7/8″ Picatinny rail for solid and reliable scope mounting. An adjustable butt pad creates a custom fit for shooters of any size.
For 2016, the crossbow is being dubbed the RAPTOR FX2 and will be updated with Barnett’s new patent-pending Bristle Retainer and high-definition camouflage finish. Safety features include an anti-dry fire trigger, finger reminders and pass-through foregrip.
The Barnett RAPTOR FX2 is available through retailers as a complete package including the crossbow, a quick-detach quiver, three 20″ Headhunter arrows and either a premium red dot sight or 4×32 Multi Reticle Scope.
Barnett RAPTOR FX2 Features:
- Bristle Retainer (patent pending)
- CNC Machined 7/8″ Picatinny Rail
- Custom Composite Laminated Limbs
- Finger Reminders and Pass-Through Foregrip
- Lightweight Composite Stock
- Crosswire® String and Cable System
- Adjustable Butt Pad
- High Definition Camo Finish
- 17″ Limb Tip to Limb Tip
For more information, or to find a dealer or online retailer, visitwww.barnettcrossbows.com.