Barnett HyperGhost Crossbow
The new Barnett HyperGhost 425 is the new flagship crossbow from Barnett, with speeds up to 425 FPS. It is part of the new Hyper Series that comes packaged with Barnett’s exclusive HyperFlite arrows.
The HyperGhost weighs in at 7.7 lbs. and 36.25″ long. Width is 20.375″ which means that the ghost is easy to maneuver in blinds and stands. Included are several features found on premium bows. Some of those features are a 1.5×32 illuminated scope, CNC machined aluminum flight track, retractable underarm counterbalance support, Soft Lok floating bristle arrow retainer, and updated anti-dry fire TriggerTech trigger.
The TriggerTech trigger is really one of the best things about this bow. If you aren’t familiar with this trigger you are missing out. It uses a friction-less release that has a free-floating roller between the sear and trigger. This allows for a crisp 3 lb trigger break. The other key feature of this trigger is the knock sensor that means you can’t accidentally dry fire the bow. This is a really important feature since a dry fire could severally damage the bow.
Included with the ghost are the Hyperflite arrows almost as impressive as the trigger. Most crossbows accept only standard-diameter arrows, but .204-inch HyperFlite shafts are a game-changer. With straightness of +/- .001-inch, they’re supremely accurate. These small-diameter shafts have been proven to significantly reduce wind drift as well as out-penetrate larger-diameter arrows thanks to much less surface drag and friction. According to Barnett’s testing penetration can be up to 25% more than when using standard-diameter arrows, all other things being equal.
The HyperGhost 425 package also includes a rope cocking sled and side-mount detachable quiver.
Jeremy Mallette is co-founder of International Sportsman, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His father taught him to shoot at age six, and he received his first firearm at age eight — a 1942 Colt Commando .38 special revolver. Jeremy enjoys collecting unique firearms, and shooting them.