Although typically associated with the late medieval period, crossbows were used long before that time. The Romans and the Ancient Greeks made use of crossbows, as did the Chinese. A significant advantage of these weapons was that the task of loading could be divided into numerous movements, which meant building crossbows that were more powerful than a man could draw in one movement.
This patented crossbow from Barnett Crossbows is considered the most powerful crossbow on the market. The Predator incorporates the latest anti-vibration isolation, or AVI, limb system from Barnett, which includes a high-velocity cam and cable system. This crossbow weighs 3.63 Kilogram and comes with the choice of a Multi-Reticle Scope or a Premium Red Dot Scope.
The Predator AVI has a 175 draw weight and 133 foot-pounds of energy. The crossbow has a 16-inch power stroke and 375 feet-per-second IBO speed. The Predator is 37-inches long and 22.38-inches wide. It has a 38.5-inch string length. The Predator has both an adjustable rear stock and cheek piece. This crossbow offers a rope cocking device and comes with four 22-inch arrows and a quick detach quiver.
This powerful crossbow incorporates Barnett's AVI limbs into their original Revolution crossbow. The Revolution AVI is offered in a kit that includes four 22-inch arrows and a quick detach quiver. This crossbow accepts either the Premium Red Dot scope or the Multi-Reticle scope.
Parker Tornado HP
This short crossbow is compact and light. The Parker Tornado HP, with its high-performance limbs and crossbow cam, has a 165 draw weight and 100 foot-pounds of energy. The crossbow has a 13-inch power stroke and 330 feet-per-second IBO speed. The Tornado is 36-inches long and 22-inches wide. It has a 35.5-inch string length. The Tornado's automatic safety system sets to a safe position, regardless of how the weapon is cocked. The accidental firing of an arrow is prevented by the crossbow's anti-dry fire system. The Tornado offers a one-piece trigger and scope mounting unit, which solves any potential problems associated with loose scopes.
This crossbow was designed to suit right and left-handed archers. According to Bowhunt America, the Parker Tornado HP was awarded Inside Archery's prestigious "Best Buy Award" for 2010.