The Barnett Ghost 410 Crossbow: One of the best options on the market today
OutdoorHub Reporters 08.07.18
The Barnett Ghost 410 compound crossbow is one of the most powerful, and most advanced crossbows on the market today. When we think of crossbows, it is easy to think of quaint medieval weaponry, or inexpensive gunshow gimmicks that look cool, and are fun to shoot, but not powerful enough for hunting anything more than targets and small game.
However, none of these cliches apply to the Barnett 410 crossbow. Instead, this is a precision piece of engineering that is the absolute pinnacle of crossbow technology, and incorporates advanced synthetics and alloys to build an absolutely amazing hunting crossbow. Let’s take a look!
What is the Barnett Ghost 410?
Simply put, it is a powerful crossbow that can launch a bolt up to 410 feet per second- an astounding rate of speed that can penetrate a target deeper than other, less powerful crossbows, making for a quicker, more humane kill. Using specially crafted compound fiberglass limbs, Barnett has created one of the most powerful crossbows ever fielded.
The Barnett Ghost 410 is packed with other features too. A unique trigger with a free floating roller between trigger and sear creates an unbelievably light and smooth trigger pull. An anti dry fire feature prevents the crossbow from firing without a bolt present. The bolt track is machined from aircraft grade aluminum alloy, includes standard Picatinny rails for optics mounting, and is compatible with crank cocking devices. There are of course even more features like the incredibly comfortable thumbhole stock with finger-grooves, but these are the key ones, and we think the Barnett Ghost 410 should speak for itself after a certain point.
Why Choose the Barnett 410?
While the minimum draw weight for legally hunting with crossbows vary by state, 150 pounds is a common minimum. However, smart and ethical bow hunters know that minimum power equipment is a recipe for lost game, slow deaths, or long tracking of a wounded animal. Clean, ethical and fast kills are important to crossbow hunters, and that means the more powerful the crossbow, the better. As the Barnett Ghost 410 is one of the most powerful crossbows on the market, that means it is one of the most ethical as well. Why settle for less power, when you can have more power?
However, it isn’t just the raw power that makes the Barnett 410 so appealing. The human engineering that goes into this crossbow is incredible. From a stock designed for comfort and accuracy, to advanced safety features, to the attention given to aesthetics, this crossbow is built for serious use by serious users.
Shooting the Barnett Ghost 410
Choosing the right crossbow bolt is important. Not only will the wrong projectile damage your crossbow, they might not be good for hunting and will demonstrate poor accuracy. Fortunately, Barnett offers three starting points when choosing bolts. They suggest using a 22” carbon bolt with straight fletches and a half moon nock. Barnett claims 418 feet per second with a 380 grain bolt, 410 feet per second with a 400 grain bolt, and 357 feet per second with a 425 grain bolt.
It is of course up to the individual to select the type of points they will be using.
The Barnett Ghost 410 crossbow package ships with three arrows, a quiver, a 3×32 scope, rope cocking device and more. If you don’t like the included scope, consider the TRUGLO crossbow scope or EOtech crossbow red dot sight. Either one of these optics would be fantastic upgrades, and there is no reason not to take advantage of the superior cocking ability the crank cocking device offers.
The Barnett Ghost 410 is one of the most advanced crossbows on the market. Built upon years of technological advancement, it stands in proud testimony to the advancement of technology and society, that such a fearsome weapon would only be used for the quiet hobbies of target shooting and hunting.
Out of the box, it ships as a ready to shoot and use kit. However, you’ll probably want to personalize it a bit. Different optics are the most common change, and you might want to chose your own sling. And of course you’ll need more than the three bolts that ship with it.
The Barnett Ghost 410 commonly retails for $1,500 or more. While this sounds expensive, and it certainly is more than most other crossbows, remember that you are paying for an advanced, precision piece of complex machinery. You’ll find the Barnett Ghost 410 is quite possibly one of the best crossbow you can buy at any price.