With its compact size and light weight, the Barnett Ghost 410 has definitely shaken things up on the crossbow market. Weighing in at just over 7 pounds, measuring 37″ long and just under 22″ across, it is easy to carry in the field to even the most remote hunting spots; and we all know that’s where you’ll see the most activity once the pressure of the season sets in.
The thing I love most about this bow is the comfortability. It has a nice grip and weight distribution. Carbonlite Riser Technology shifts the weight of the bow back to your shoulder. You can hold it up for a hot minute without the nose slowly dropping because it’s getting too heavy.
When it comes to shooting, it’s among the best. A 185 pound pull and a power stroke just over 15″ team up to pack a lot of energy behind your bolt. True to its name, the Ghost 410 boasts speeds of up to 410 fps (feet per second). Of course, as with any bow, you’re going to have to experiment with your bolts and broadheads. Personally, I use Head Hunter bolts and 100 grain broadheads. I’m not getting the advertised 410 fps, but it’s definitely fast enough to take something down. With a little research and a few test shots, I have no doubt I could get more out of it.
GHOST 410 SPECS
Draw Weight:.…….. 185 pounds
Power Stroke:……. 15.375 inches
Kinetic Energy:…… 149 ft. lbs.*
Speed:………………. 410 fps
Overall length:……. 37.375 inches
Width:………………. 22 inches
Weight:……………… 7.2 pounds
As far as accuracy, this bow is lethal at 20, 30, 40 yards… I’d almost guarantee a full pass-through and a nasty blood trail. You can get it sighted in at 60 yards (heck, I’ve even heard of people shooting 80 yards with it); but I can’t say I’ve tested a shot like this out in the field to know if game will jump the string or if you’ll get a pass-through. I’d say that goes back to your bolt weight and speed. It’s easy to find the range you’re comfortable shooting within a few shots.
Overall, the Ghost 410 crossbow is a great bow for any hunter, beginner to expert. It’s comfortability, compact size, and light weight; teamed with consistent accuracy and powerful impact, has set a higher standard that we can only hope future bows will follow.
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