When searching for a new crossbow, finding a lightweight, maneuverable, easy-to-use crossbow that’s accurate and affordable has always been Barnett’s
When searching for a new crossbow, finding a lightweight, maneuverable, easy-to-use crossbow that’s accurate and affordable has always been Barnett’s focus. The latest addition to Barnett’s Whitetail Hunter™ Series checks these boxes. The new Barnett® Whitetail Hunter 400 XTR boasts features that compliment any hunter at every experience level.
Weighing in at only 6.5lbs, this most recent design is not only narrower but offers faster ballistics compared to its predecessors. To pursue innovation, the 400 XTR from Barnett’s Whitetail Hunter ™ series is 25FPS faster than the previous generation. Engineers also reduced the axel-to-axel length by a whopping 3-inches to 10-inches overall. This improves maneuverability and offers excellent handling without sacrificing power.
For seamless and consistent firing, a TriggerTech™ 3lb zero-creep frictionless release trigger is fitted. It engages with the anti-dry fire trigger system to prevent accidental discharge while unloaded. The trigger is manufactured from metal injection providing consistent manufacturing and feel.
Assembly and use are not only simple, but it’s equally efficient. Composite Laminated Limbs are attached to the frame with a single-bolt assembly. This attachment system is proven throughout many of Barnett’s lineups. While preparing for use, a patented Soft-Lok ™ floating bristle arrow retainer guarantees proper placement and retention of arrows. A lightweight side-mount quiver ensures follow-up shots are well within reach.
Cocking this system is simple with a rope cocking device. The 205 lb draw pull also can be cocked with a stock-mounted crank device. Integrated finger safety notches allow a user tactile feedback when nearing the end of the stock and provide a safe area to hold while ready to fire.
This out-of-the-box hunting crossbow comes standard with a 4x32mm multi-reticle optic. Barnett has integrated 3 Picatinny rails for attachments of additional accessories. Two 22-inch Headhunter arrows and lubrication wax are neatly packed in the ready-to-hunt package. With 135 ft-lbs of kinetic energy and 13.4-inch power stroke, even the movement is minimal, with an effective force capable of taking down even the largest buck.
Sporting Mossy Oak® Bottomland camo, the Whitetail Hunter 400 XTR measures at 33-inches x 16.25-inches and has a cocked axel-to-axel measurement of 10-inches. It’s not hard to recognize why this bow will become the mainstay for many hunters of all sizes and skill levels.
With the growing evolution of Barnett crossbows, the Whitetail Hunter 400 XTR leads the way in performance, profile ergonomics, and capabilities for all hunting skills.
400 XTR Features:
- TriggerTech™ 3lb Zero-Creep Frictionless Release Technology – $200 Value
- Single-Bolt Assembly
- Soft-Lok™ Floating Bristle Arrow Retainer
- Anti-Dry Fire (ADF) Trigger System
- Metal Injection Molded (MIM) Trigger
- Custom Composite Laminated Limbs
- Three Picatinny Rails
- Crank Cocking Device Compatible
- Finger Safety Reminders
- Pass-Through Foregrip
400 XTR Specs:
- 400 FPS
- 205 lb Draw Weight
- 135 Ft Lbs Kinetic Energy
- 13.4-inch Power Stroke
- 6.5 lbs Overall Weight
- 10-inch Axle-to-axle (Cocked)
- 33-inches x 16.25 inches
- Comes Mostly Assembled
- Mossy Oak Bottomland Pattern
400 XTR Package:
- 4x32mm Multi-Reticle Scope
- Two 22-inch Headhunter ™ Arrows
- Lightweight Side-Mount Quiver
- Rope Cocking Device
- Lubrication Wax
- Model: BAR7816B
- UPC: 0 4260900249 8
- MSRP: $599.99
About Barnett Crossbows
Barnett is the first and longest-standing crossbow company with a storied heritage. Founded in 1962, we are the pioneer of the modern-day crossbow. Barnett’s tradition of innovation has brought about numerous “firsts” in the crossbow & archery industry for the past 60 years. Barnett innovates and supplies a broad spectrum of high-performance and value-driven crossbows, vertical and youth bows, and archery accessories popular with both hunting and recreational shooters. Barnett is also the leading provider of slingshots and accessories.
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