March 29, 2020

Top 10 Best Lightweight Crossbows

Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Lightweight Crossbow

1. CenterPoint AXCS185CK2 Lightweight Crossbow

Editor's Impressions

"With 2inch groups."

I killed a deer on my first hunt with this bow. Kiddo practiced a ton with no mechanical issues. Mounted scope as low as I could. Some assembly required, but all tools except a flat screwdriver were included. All in all, I couldn't be much happier unless it had been less expensive.

Overall Score
4.5


(617 Points)

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2. Crosman AXCS185CK Lightweight Crossbow

Editor's Impressions

"Suppressors."

This bow is leaps and bounds better the an Jackal. Don't love that I have to buy only Crosman nocks. Shot 6 was dead center of the bullseye. Well the aluminum bolts are just awesome! You can see and feel the quality in the manufacturing.

Overall Score
4.6


(436 Points)

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3. BARNETT BAR78263 Lightweight Crossbow

Editor's Impressions

"Was easy to assemble."

I was adjusting the elevation when I noticed the whole assembly start to come apart. All the power you need and great value for what you get. Wish there was a way to modify or change it out. Easy to use; cocking system is fantastic! Very acceptable crossbow for hunters that can match arrows to game.

Overall Score
4.7


(191 Points)

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4. SA Sports 306126 Lightweight Crossbow

Editor's Impressions

"Great price too."

Haven't even needed to serve the string. Well I got this bow today an hour before dark. Cocking this bow is more difficult than you would think. Did not range the post in the scope but appears that it could be about 60 yards. I killed a deer on my first hunt with this bow.

Overall Score
4.2


(166 Points)

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5. CenterPoint AXCS185BK Lightweight Crossbow

Editor's Impressions

"Excellent crossbow!"

You can see and feel the quality in the manufacturing. It is sturdy molded polymer, so lightweight but strong. Very well crafted and a sturdy build. Cocking bow with the rope cocker is pretty easy for me. If you are thinking about it, buy it!

Overall Score
4.4


(152 Points)

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6. BARNETT 78132 Lightweight Crossbow

Editor's Impressions

"Quality product."

A hunter looking for a quality bow at a decent price cannot go wrong with this Lightweight Crossbow. Shot it in the house and couldn't get the bow out the wall. It was a little tricky figuring out how to put it together. I then moved back to 30 and 40 yards and experienced tight one inch groups. This guy is easy and fast to load and use.

Overall Score
4.6


(15 Points)

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7. BARNETT 78058 Lightweight Crossbow

Editor's Impressions

"Very little assembly."

Looked like I shot him with a high powered rifle. Sling is a piece of cake to install. I was able to adjust this bow scope precisely within an hour of practice. Kiddo practiced a ton with no mechanical issues. Great shooting bow for the price.

Overall Score
4.0


(14 Points)

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8. BARNETT 78042 Lightweight Crossbow

Editor's Impressions

"Works as advertised."

Yes it needs to be adjusted but I had no issues with it so far. Cocking bow with the rope cocker is pretty easy for me. I was able to adjust this bow scope precisely within an hour of practice. It comes with little plastic bolts with a sharp metal tip. Easy to use; cocking system is fantastic!

Overall Score
4.4


(9 Points)

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9. Killer Instinct Lightweight Crossbow

Editor's Impressions

"I LIKE THIS BOW."

Rifle ammo is still more expensive. If you spring for the Killer Instinct you won't regret it! I also used lock tight on all the threads. Bought 2 of these - awesome! Very well crafted and a sturdy build.

Overall Score
4.2


(4 Points)

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10. BARNETT BAR78091 Lightweight Crossbow

Editor's Impressions

"Super Powerful."

It's fun to mess around with, as someone who has other archery equipment. I've been an archery hunter my entire adult life. I've been an archery hunter my entire adult life. I killed a deer on my first hunt with this bow. The open sights an scope mount kinda a pain.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

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