Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow Review

Last Updated on May 13, 2023 by

Have you heard about the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow? If not, you’re in for a treat! In this article, we’ve covered all you need to know if you are considering making this weapon your new hunting bestie.

Barnett has manufactured top quality crossbows for hunting for more than 50 years. How do these crossbows compare with similar crossbows in the Barnett assembly line and are they really a match for similarly-priced crossbows dished out by the competitors?  Well, if you are looking for a light and accurate crossbow, your search ends here! Let’s take a close look at the specifications, and you will understand why this crossbow stands out in the crowd.

The Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow is offered with a pass-through fore grip as well as finger reminders.

The adjustable butt pad is there to provide comfort while the custom composite material allows for a lighter overall weight.  The crossbow also comes with the increasingly popular 5-1-safety system, which allows for the safe use of the crossbow in all conditions.

A perfect crossbow for beginners, the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow provides a lightweight yet robustly powerful  alternative to some of the heavier crossbows offered by Barnett.

Coming in black and pink, there is no denying that this particular model is geared towards women hunters, though it is fairly popular among male hunters as well.

Having said that, Barnett has outdone itself by creating a crossbow equal to every other line, allowing for excellent durability,  power, performance and accuracy.

Specifications of the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow

The Raptor FX Crossbow is 34.25 inches long and about 16 inches wide.

Weighing an incredible 6.5 pounds, it is among the lightest crossbows made by Barnett.

The crossbow is capable of producing a whopping 330 FPS, which we could definitely say the same as  Wicked Ridge Invader G3 Crossbow‘s speed and power. While not as powerful as other crossbows available in the market, it is pretty awesome for its lightweight body.

The limbs are 18 inches wide uncocked, that require 150 pounds of pull weight, which is pretty manageable for hand cocking when required.

 Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow review


The Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow is widely seen as an affordable  crossbow providing an excellent combination of size, weight, and fire power. (If you as well looking for a crossbow on a similar price range we recommend you to check the SA Sports Fever Crossbow & this BCG assessed product the Barnett Quad 400 Crossbow).

Considered by many who purchased it as a dependable model, and made of high-quality material, the Barnett Raptor FX  is one crossbow that has made everyone happy, especially the womenfolk. Making good use of its incredible 16-inch width, this very fast crossbow does have  a devoted fan following of men and women.


While the majority of customer reviews praise the crossbow, there are few negative comments as well.

First, some individuals have had a tough time with the strings breaking early.

Besides, the shot line managed to break in a few models, creating rather dangerous breaks.

Finally, unlike other Barnett crossbows, the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow is made in China, something many customers are averse to.

Regarding performance, the Raptor FX Crossbow offered fairly good results. We shot Raptor FX at a speed of 320 feet per second with the included 20- inch HeadHunter arrows, slightly less than the advertised 330 feet per second. You must keep in mind that considering the weight of the HeadHunter you’re still delivering plenty of power. Another good point is that though the Raptor FX is not a very high-priced product, it is incredibly noiseless.

When it comes to accuracy, the Raptor FX isn’t going to win any major awards for sure, but is fairly accurate for whitetail hunters.

Lastly, the customers should be happy to learn that Raptor FX offers a five year factory warranty from Barnett.

Final  verdict

There is a common notion that when a traditionally male-driven sport provides gears for women, it turns out to be rather inferior.  However, this is not the case with the Barnett Raptor FX Crossbow.  Lightweight, accurate and powerful, the Barnett Raptor FX  is the perfect crossbow for anyone in your family, regardless of gender.

The Barnettt Raptor FX crossbow truly is a wonderful crossbow to add to any hunter’s arsenal. And we are quite sanguine that after going through this Barnett Raptor FX crossbow review, you will be able to make up your mind whether to buy this crossbow or opt for a better one. All in all, having powerful features, this crossbow offers great value for money.