Barnett Ghost 410 Crossbow Receives Outdoor Life Awards
Barnett Crossbows is proud to announce that its new Barnett Ghost 410 Crossbow is the recipient of two prestigious Outdoor Life awards – the Editor’s Choice award for best crossbow and the Great Buy award.
“We are thrilled and humbled to receive these awards,” says David Barnett, owner/designer of Barnett Crossbows. “The Ghost 410 and Buck Commander Extreme’s superior design is a reflection of Barnett’s 50 years of experience building crossbows, and we believe the best is yet to come. We couldn’t be more proud of these bows. They not only stood up to the editors’ tests, but excelled, as all of our crossbows do.””
Outdoor Life is known for its rigorous testing of new gear for the outdoors, and the awards given after testing are some of the hardest-earned in the industry. In order for a product to receive the Editor’s Choice award, that product must score the highest overall in its respective category. For the Great Buy award, a product must represent the best value for the price, or basically the most bang for your buck. The Barnett Ghost 410 received both awards in the crossbow category.
“Outdoor Life’s ratings give you the unbiased and accurate truth on outdoor gear,” said Andrew McKean, Editor of Outdoor Life. “Products are thoroughly tested, and winning items earn the title based exclusively on the hard data and scores. So when we say a particular item is the best, you can take that to the bank.”
Clocking in at speeds of 410 fps, and weighing only 7.3 pounds with a 19 7/8-inch axle-to-axle width, the Ghost 410 was built to be a compact, high-performance game changer. Even though it’s lighter and faster than its predecessor, the Ghost 400, the Ghost 410 is equipped with some of the same impressive features, such as Carbonlite Riser Technology (CRT), which puts the balance point more in the shoulder of the shooter, not toward the riser, and a CROSSWIRE string and cable system and Anti Dry Fire Trigger Safety System, to ensure the shooter has the smoothest, most-reliable shot as possible.
The Ghost 410 package comes with a three-arrow quiver, three 22-inch arrows, the Barnett Talon Crossbow Sling, a cocking device and a premium paper-sighted illuminated scope.
• 7.2 lbs weight
• 37.375″ length
• 22″ width
• 22″/400 arrow length/grain
• 410 fps
• 185 lb draw weight
• 149 ft. lbs energy
• 15.375″ power stroke
Barnett Wins Field & Stream’s “Best of the Best” for the Buck Commander Extreme Crossbow
Barnett is pleased to be the recipient of Field & Stream’s “Best of the Best” award for its Buck Commander Extreme (BCX) crossbow.
Each year the editors at Field & Stream review new products and innovations and choose the top performing items for inclusion in the annual Best of The Best round-up. Field & Stream test-team members rigorously test each item during a process dubbed the “Field & Stream Torture Tests.” Products are shot, bent, driven, dropped, and generally abused. Anything that falters is immediately eliminated. Beyond surviving the torture tests, winning products are ultimately selected based on significance of the innovation, the quality of the design, and the value they bring to outdoorsmen. Selection criteria varies, depending upon the category, but all of the winning products share one characteristic: excellence in their field.
Buck Commander Extreme Crossbow
“Our staff spent the better part of the past year finding and testing the gear that will make readers’ time in the woods more productive and more fun,” says Slaton White, Deputy Editor of Field & Stream. “The winning products not only withstood our tough testing, but they stood head and shoulders above the rest displaying absolute excellence in their field. The Best of the Best is the highest honor Field & Steam bestows on gear and the winning products are the best of the year; worth your time, worth your money.”
A lightweight, compact speed demon, the BCX features a blazing speed of 365 fps with a 15-inch power stroke, 126 ft. pounds of kinetic energy, 19″ width and 6.9-pound weight..
The BCX stands out among other crossbows in its class for its superior balance and stability. Thanks to the ultra-light Carbonlite Riser Technology, the balance point is shifted away from the riser and back to the shoulder of the shooter, allowing for improved maneuverability and faster target acquisition. The patented shoot-through foot stirrup allows for more power with a more compact fit.
In addition to a fully extruded aluminum flight track, the BCX features the CROSSWIRE string and cable system, which blends Barnett’s fibers with the industry’s toughest serving materials, providing the shooter with the most stable and reliable string in the industry. As a result, shooters experience a faster, quieter and more precise shot. An Anti Dry Fire Trigger Safety System makes it even more reliable in all conditions. This Metal Injection Molded Trigger boasts a smooth 3.5 pull and contains the added safety precaution of the Anti-Dry-Fire feature, eliminating unintentional dry firing of your bow.
The BCX is available through retailers as a complete package with the crossbow, Barnett illuminated 3×32 multi reticle red/green dot sight, a quick-detach quiver and three high-quality Easton 20″ arrows.
• 7.1 lbs weight
• 35.5″ length
• 21.8″ width
• 20″/400 arrow length/grain
• 365 fps
• 185 lb draw weight
• 118 ft. lbs energy
• 13.375″ power stroke
About Field & Stream
Field & Stream®, The World’s Leading Outdoor Magazine, is the country’s largest enthusiast title and most recognized outdoor publication. Devoted to the complete outdoor experience and lifestyle, Field & Stream (www.FieldandStream.com) gives its readers the knowledge and inspiration to pursue the sports they love. It celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography and sound advice, while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations. Established in 1895, Field & Stream is published 11 times per year by the Bonnier Corporation.
From its inception over a half century ago, Barnett Crossbows has led the industry with pioneering innovations and patents to become the world’s number one manufacturer of crossbows. Barnett’s engineers have created its latest range of crossbows based on the changing needs and desires of today’s hunters. Lightweight, adjustable and powerful, Barnett has brought crossbow technology to the height it stands at today. Barnett is committed to delivering high quality performance products with unparalleled service and value for all that use the Barnett Range. Built for maximum speed, efficiency and Built for the Hunt!
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