- 1 Barnett Ghost 410 CRT Crossbow Package
- 2 Power and strength of the Barnett Ghost 410
- 3 Accuracy of the Barnett Ghost 410 crossbow
- 4 Is the ghost 410 really a good hunting crossbow?
- 5 How Loud Is The Barnett Ghost 410 Crossbow?
- 6 Cocking the Barnett Ghost 410
- 7 How Good Is The Scope That Comes With The Crossbow?
- 8 What arrows/bolts should you use with the Barnett Ghost 410?
- 9 Design, safety and grip of the Barnett Ghost Crossbow
- 10 Barnett’s warranty and customer service
- 11 Barnett Ghost 410 CRT Crossbow Review – Final analysis
Barnett Ghost 410 CRT Crossbow Package
If you go through this Barnett Ghost 410 CRT Crossbow review carefully, you will soon be ablw to understand why this is regarded as one of the best-rated crossbows in the world. (Personally I think the TenPoint Vapor Crossbow is slightly ahead though.)
So, first things first. All packages purchased by customers at present will arrive with the following items:
The Barnett Ghost 410 compound crossbow
- 3 Easton bolts with field points
- Quick-detach quiver
- Padded crossbow sling for better support
- Rope cocking device
- Extra recoil pad for more comfort
- 3×32 four – reticles illuminated (red/green/black) crossbow scope
- Little sample of string wax
- Warranty card for your crossbow
- Owner’s manual that everybody would like to go through
- All assembly hardware required
- How To Assemble The Barnett Ghost 410 crossbow?
Since the foot stirrup is an integrated part of the riser, and as the scope is delivered already mounted on the stock, assembling the crossbow is super easy and hardly more than 5 minutes. You will have to use one Allen bolt to secure the riser to the stock. You are also required to secure the quiver mount to the bottom of the crossbow using two screws.
Power and strength of the Barnett Ghost 410
Barnett Ghost 410, as far as power is concerned, is arguably one of the most powerful crossbows available on the market today. The majority of the crossbows available usually don’t exceed 340 FPS of shooting speed. But no so with the Barnett Ghost 410 .This crossbow has an awesome speed of 410 FPS, which means that it can generate up to 150 ft-lbs. of kinetic energy, especially when you are using arrows akin to those included with the package at point blank range, a power quite similar to Excalibur Matrix 405 Mega Crossbow.
Accuracy of the Barnett Ghost 410 crossbow
The design of the crossbow (carbon riser) prevents the weapon from tilting forward . The majority of the weight is located near the shoulder of the hunter, which means the Ghost 410 is a very stable crossbow and easy to shoot at the target.
The trigger system and string latch work perfectly, releasing the string –and the arrow– smoothly every time, making it easier for the hunter to concentrate on his target.
The scope included with the package is sighted right out of the box and holds dead-zero for a long time, without the need for tuning it all the time before shooting at the target.
The Ghost 410 is in fact so accurate that you can hit 2″ arrow groups from as far as 60 yards away, even if you are just a beginner – and the arrow will still dig deep into the target and make it really difficult for you to pull it out.
Is the ghost 410 really a good hunting crossbow?
If the crossbow fits your budget, we sincerely believe there’s nothing better than the Ghost 410 on the market, from a hunter’s point of view. For one thing, it can deliver close to 150 ft-lbs of massive kinetic energy. Do you know how much KE is required to take down the largest game on this world, such as the grizzly bear, African elephant or a big buffalo? Roughly, around 75 ft-lbs. of energy is required to do it. This means the Barnett Ghost 410 is capable of delivering over double the energy required to take down anything. There’s really no game in the world you can’t take down with the Branett Ghost, assuming that you aim is right on target.
Furthermore, the crossbow is fairly light (less than 8 lbs.) and has quite a short(axle-to-axle) length of 19-7/8″, making it super easy to maneuver in a hidden hunting spot, tree stand, and other tight corners. And if you consider how fast it hits the game you are aiming at, your target won’t have even the slightest chance to attack you before your arrow hits it hard.
How Loud Is The Barnett Ghost 410 Crossbow?
We are sure that it can be claimed that the crossbow is as loud as most compound crossbows. However, you may do well to keep in mind that this is, in fact, a good thing: the faster a crossbow shoots, the louder is the noise because of the concomitant vibration. So the fact that the Ghost 410 is about as loud as any other compound crossbow with far less speed (330-350 FPS) makes it actually a relatively noiseless weapon.
It’s worth noting that this crossbow is so devastatingly fast that it can down any game in the twinkling of an eye , and hence, the noise is not really an issue here.
Cocking the Barnett Ghost 410
A rope cocking aid is included with the package. The cool thing about this model is that you can shorten and lengthen the string according to your personal need or arm length, so it can be used by pretty much any adult irrespective of his height. The Rope aids typically cut down the amount of effort required to cock a crossbow by almost half, so rather than drawing the full 185 lbs. of weight, you will only have to draw roughly 90 lbs. instead. So, this is going to be a huge relief for you.
How Good Is The Scope That Comes With The Crossbow?
Barnett generally includes high-quality scopes with their crossbows, and the Ghost 410 is really no exception. The scope will arrive already mounted onto the stock and sighted, so there will be no need for knob adjustments.
As mentioned earlier, the accuracy of the Ghost 410 is awesome – and this is largely due to the nature of the scope. The field of view is really wide enough without any blurriness around the edges, and the illumination of the four reticles is so bright that you can almost hunt in complete darkness. The scope also comes with a lifetime warranty and is water-fog-and-shock resistant. Not to mention it gathers light quite well, and so it is able to give a very sharp image of the target.
What arrows/bolts should you use with the Barnett Ghost 410?
Any 22″ carbon or aluminum crossbow arrows will work perfectly alright. For an optimal energy-to-speed ratio, we recommend that you go for around 400-450 grain arrows. Honestly, when you are using a crossbow like the Ghost 410, you can comfortably use much heavier arrows and still achieve outstanding accuracy and performance because of its exceptionally high speed. If you want to stay on the safe side, though, we recommend that you should use any of Barnett’s arrows to begin with, and after gaining some experience, decide on which arrows you should experiment with, in case you feel like changing them.
Design, safety and grip of the Barnett Ghost Crossbow
As far as pure looks are concerned, we can’t imagine anyone disliking the Ghost 410. It looks pretty much like a weapon from the Hollywood movies.
The crossbow obviously is equipped with an anti-dry fire mechanism: the moment you cock the weapon, the safety will engage automatically and the crossbow can’t be fired until an arrow is properly placed in the flight rail. This makes it almost impossible to dry fire the weapon.
Thanks to the super-light carbon riser (Barnett calls it CRT), the Ghost is very comfortable to handle and easy to shoot at, as the weight of the crossbow is shifted closer to your body, giving you much more space for handling the weapon easily. Besides, this reduces the overall weight of the crossbow, making it super easy to carry around.
As for the grip, it’s comfortable, ergonomically designed, and also helps you keep your fingers away from the flight rail to prevent the accelerating string from accidentally hurting them.
Barnett’s warranty and customer service
The scope comes with a lifetime warranty, while the crossbow comes with a 5-year warranty that does not cover the cable, string or damage resulting from misuse or dry-firing of the crossbow.
As soon as you receive your crossbow, you’ll need to fill out the warranty card and mail it back to Barnett (or fill out the form on Barnett’s website) for your warranty to remain valid. So, you are requested not to forget this and take care of this matter as soon as you receive your package.
The customer service of the company is fairly commendable and they tend to be quite helpful, though in certain cases they are somewhat too willing to just suggest replacing the crossbow, while the issue could be fixed in a much easier fashion. So, it can be safely claimed that the customer support is solid enough to take care of any problem that might occur while using the crossbow.
Barnett Ghost 410 CRT Crossbow Review – Final analysis
All in all, the Barnett Ghost 410 crossbow is more than worth its price. It is really unparallel in almost any category you could possibly think of — speed, accuracy, power, comfort, ease-of-use, safety, design and hunting performance. So, do you want the best crossbow on the market? Undoubtedly, the Barnett Ghost 410 crossbow is one the best available in the market today. And after goung through this Barnett Ghost 410 CRT crossbow review, you should not have any doubt whatsoever in your mind as to why professional hunters all over the world love this compound crossbow.