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Hunting Gear: Barnett's New Hyper XP 405 Crossbow

The Hyper XP 405 is built around the narrow diameter HyperFlite arrow.

Hunting Gear: Barnett's New Hyper XP 405 Crossbow

Barnett is the first crossbow company to improve the "ammo" in the crossbow category. (Photo courtesy of Barnett)

Barnett’s new Hyper XP 405 crossbow promises to "feel more like shooting a gun than a bow." Here’s more from Barnett:

The Hyper XP 405 is built around the narrow diameter HyperFlite arrow. Barnett is the first crossbow company to improve the "ammo" in the crossbow category by advancing the technology of narrow diameter arrows into the crossbow platform. HyperFlite narrow diameter arrows provide numerous advantages. Deeper penetration, less wind drift, increased durability and engineered to deliver maximum kinetic energy.

The Hyper XP 405 features a narrow 10 in. axle to axle profile when cocked, making it super maneuverable in tight quarters. The short, custom composite laminated limbs provide plenty of power without added fore-end weight for a more stable shooting platform. The parallel limb configuration, combined with a track-mounted string dampener, significantly reduces recoil and noise during the shot while enhancing accuracy.

As its name implies, the Hyper XP 405 is built around Barnett’s HyperFlite narrow-diameter arrow technology. Pairing the Hyper XP 405 with 22-inch, .204-diameter HyperFlite arrows provides a deadly accurate combination of blistering speed, maximum kinetic energy, and deeper penetration. The increasing the arrow’s 21% FOC and 61% greater ballistic coefficient reduce wind drift and improve downrange accuracy.

As a result, the Hyper XP 405 sends the small-diameter HyperFlite™ arrows downrange with incredible speed - up to 405 ft. per second and delivers 138 ft. lbs. of kinetic energy! The Hyper nock increases string-to-nock engagement by 30 percent resulting in increased accuracy, reduced string wear, and no dry fires. The arrows boast a straightness tolerance of +/- .001 inches for supreme accuracy and consistency.

The Hyper XP 405 also features a metal-injected molded trigger and TriggerTech™ Frictionless Release Technology (a $200 value). This provides a reliable, crisp, 3-pound pull for consistent shots and improved accuracy. An Anti-Dry Fire (ADF) system and a nock sensor ensure the crossbow cannot fire unless the arrow is loaded correctly. Finger safety reminders above the generous pass-through foregrip keep fingers well out of the string path, and an adjustable buttstock allows for a perfect length-of-pull fit so the XP 405 can be fitted for youth, women and men.

New Barnett crossbow 2022
Barnett's New Hyper XP 405 Crossbow

The 4-5x32mm red/green illuminated scope offers precise target acquisition in a full range of ambient light conditions from twilight to high noon. A multi-position premium quiver completes the package for the ultimate shooting experience. Last but not least, the Hyper XP 405 features a simple, three-bolt assembly, one bolt to attach the riser to the rail and two screws to attach the foot stirrup.

The Hyper XP 405 is a value that only Barnett can deliver. In a world of extremes, they have found balance. The Hyper XP 405’s weight distribution and narrow profile make this crossbow feel more like shooting a gun than a bow.

Which is what most shooters are aiming for. A crossbow platform that transfers their shooting skills from one form to another without having to make many adjustments or compromises. Transfer the skills you have developed shooting long guns into archery flawlessly with the Hyper XP 405.

Hyper XP 405 Features

  • HyperFlite .204 small-diameter arrow compatibility
  • TriggerTech 3-pound zero creep frictionless release technology - a $200 value
  • Anti-Dry Fire (ADF) trigger system
  • Metal Injection Molded (MIM) trigger
  • Soft Lok™ floating bristle arrow retainer
  • Track-mounted string dampener
  • CNC machined aluminum Hyper-Flite track
  • Three Picatinny rails
  • Multi-position adjustable length-of-pull butt stock with cheek comb
  • Pass-Through foregrip with finger safety reminders
  • Single-bolt assembly
  • Crank cocking device compatible
  • 4x32mm 2-color Illuminated scope

Hyper XP 405 Specs

  • Length: 33 in.
  • Width Axle-to-Axle (cocked): 10 in.
  • Width Axle-to Axle (un-cocked): 13.625 in.
  • Weight: (w/scope): 7.55 lbs.
  • Speed (380 gr.): 405 fps
  • Powerstroke: 13.4 in.
  • Kinetic Energy: 138 ft. lbs.
  • Draw Weight: 213 lbs.
  • Finish: Veil Cervidae camo
  • MSRP: $599.99

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