Barnett Ghost 410 CRT Crossbow Review


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Value for Money


User Satisfaction



  • Blistering arrow speed and awesome power
  • Accurate way beyond the normal range
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Relatively quiet
  • Easy to put together, scope already sighted in


  • String requires frequent waxing
  • Slightly moderate-to-high price, but worth it

Thank you for checking out our Barnett Ghost 410 CRT Crossbow Review. After reading this, you’ll be able to make an informed decision with regards to purchasing. The Ghost 410 is one of Barnett’s fastest bows with a searing speed of 410 FPS. Absolutely nothing can stand against it; you can literally take down anything on the planet with this elite weapon. Take hunting and target shooting to the next level with this powerful and accurate crossbow. The Ghost is so accurate, even an amateur shooter will be hitting the target at 60 yards. Since it comes with the scope already mounted and the foot stirrup is an integrated part of the riser, putting it together is a breeze, taking no more than a few minutes.

Barnett has been a leading manufacturer of quality crossbows for years and they’ve stepped up their game with the Ghost 410. This is one of the fastest and most powerful crossbows on the market today and you can get it for a moderate-to-high price, making it still affordable for those who want top of line equipment.


The Barnett Ghost sends arrows screaming at 410 FPS. Delivering close to 150 foot pounds of kinetic energy, this crossbow has nearly double the kinetic energy needed to take down a grizzly bear or cape buffalo. The power stroke is 15.375. There’s nothing on the planet you can’t take down with this powerful bow.

The draw weight of the Ghost 410 is 185 lbs, making use of the included rope cock almost inevitable. With this model, you can shorten or lengthen the rope to suit your arm length, allowing you to have a draw weight of about 90 lbs instead. In addition, the Ghost 410 allows integration of a crank cock as well. With these options available, just about anyone can use this crossbow.

This compact, lightweight bow weighs just a bit over seven at 7.3 lbs. The overall length is 37.5”, width is 22”, with a 20” width ATA (axle to axle).

Power Stroke 15.375″
Draw Weight
Velocity 410FPS
Weight 7.3lbs
Length 37.5″


The Ghost 410 features Barnett’s Carbonlite Riser Technology (CRT) which not only shifts the weight towards the shooter’s shoulder, giving you more leverage for easy handling, but also helps to lighten the overall weight, for better balance and control in the field. The riser is 43% lighter with this patented CRT and is sturdy and well-built for durability.

This crossbow also boasts CNC Machined flight track for smooth, flawless shots and CNC Machined 7/8” Picatinny rail is for mounting essential accessories and attachments.

Custom composite laminated limbs minimize vibration and the Crosswire string and cable system use a blend of Barnett’s fibers with the industry’s toughest serving materials.

Step-through riser with built-in cocking stirrup shorten the length while adding to the power stroke.

Finger guard and pass-through fore grip is comfortable and moisture-resistant, keeping the shooter’s fingers away from the flight rail, preventing injury.

Large shoulder plate makes the Ghost 410 comfortable to aim without causing any discomfort.

Crisp trigger pull at 3.5 lb with anti-dry fire safety feature as well as auto-engaging safety when weapon is cocked, ensures shooter won’t accidentally fire when crossbow isn’t loaded.

Crossbow comes with rope cock which can be adjusted for use by anyone regardless of their height; in addition, bow allows for integration of crank cock.


The performance of the Ghost 410 is amazing. This crossbow is the ultimate game-killing machine. While firing arrows at a blistering 410 FPS, you can also get further distance accurately as well.

Although this bow does make about as much sound as slower crossbows with an average speed, this bow is so fast, if whatever you’re shooting at hears the shot, it’s too late if your shot is accurate.

With a power stroke of 15.375” and 150 FPKE, you can take down literally any animal on the planet. In addition, the powerful scope allows shots up to 50 yards and beyond with no difficulty; this crossbow is fully capable of accurate shots 70 yards and beyond. Barnett usually includes top-of-the-line scopes and this one is no different. The scope comes already mounted and, most likely, sighted in to perfection. The field of view is wide and the illumination of the four reticles is bright enough to hunt near dark. In addition, the scope comes with a lifetime warranty and is shock, water, and fog resistant. It also delivers a super-sharp image without any excess blurring around the edges.


The Ghost 410 is made to be versatile. This crossbow comes with an adjustable rope cock which adjusts to anyone’s height. In addition, it also allows the integration of a crank cock, making it easy to cock for just about anyone who wants to shoot this arrow blasting machine.

This crossbow is super lightweight and compact, perfect for shooting from a tree stand, hunting blind, or anywhere that has limited space. It’s also easy to carry and maneuver if you want to take the hunt on foot to the field.

A game changer, this bow is fast and accurate for either hunting or target shooting, although it’s way too powerful for homemade targets. In fact, if you’re a target shooter, you’ll have to invest in well-made targets and even then, you’ll be buying them fairly often.

Crossbow also has 7/8” Pic rail for mounting additional accessories such as a flashlight or front grip.


This crossbow was built to last a lifetime. While it’s moderately-high priced, it’s still affordable for the serious hunter or target shooter. The overall quality is so high, you’ll never need to upgrade. This is practically the last bow you’d ever need to buy.

Shooting accuracy is very high and the scope is top-quality as well; you won’t need to replace it.

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The Ghost 410 crossbow package includes the following: 3 22” Easton bolts with field points, Quick-Detach quiver, padded crossbow sling, rope cocking device, extra recoil pad, 3×32 four reticle illuminated scope, and small sample of string wax. Everything you need to get started is included and the scope is already sighted in.

What do we like?

We love everything about this bow. There’s nothing not to love! It’s fast as greased lightning and has enough stopping power to take down huge game with no problem. Don’t be surprised when your arrow goes completely through your target. It’s quite possible to shoot two targets if lined up properly.

All the included accessories are top-quality as well as the crossbow; it’s made to last a lifetime.

The accuracy of this bow is absolutely amazing. You’ll have no problem shooting targets or game at a further distance than ever before.

It’s lightweight, compact design means you can shoot from anywhere, take it anywhere, even with restricted space.

As far as crossbows go, it’s as quite as a bow with average speed, meaning by the time your prey hears the sound, it’s already too late.

What don’t we like?

Can we leave this space blank? Probably! There’s nothing we don’t like. You will have to wax the string every ten or so shots, if not more. Keeping the string waxed constantly is important for how fast this thing shoots, maintaining that speed, and for preventing serving separation. It may be a pain to do, but keeping your bow in optimal shape is worth it.

The price may be a little high for some to afford, but it’s by far not the highest priced crossbow on the market today and it’s worth the cost.

According to a few buyer reviews, the string may break after few uses, but keeping it waxed should certainly help. In addition, always make sure to use bow correctly; never dry-fire or use too light of arrow, which can produce the same effect.

Bottom line?

The bottom line is the Barnett Ghost 410 CRT Crossbow is one of the most powerful bows on the market. Blasting arrows at a firing velocity of 410 FPS and generating up to 150 foot pound of kinetic energy translates to a crossbow that can take down anything, even elk and cape buffalo.

In addition to the scope already being mounted, it’s also already sighted in, and has four reticles for accurate shooting beyond the average bow. With the speed and accuracy of the Ghost 410, you can definitely shoot up to 70 yards and possibly beyond.

The design of the bow, using CRT, prevents the weapon from dropping forward while aiming, ensuring stable and accurate shots.

With the adjustable rope cock and allowable integrated crank cock, anybody can cock and shoot this crossbow, making it versatile enough for beginners.

Barnett is already known for making sturdy, durable crossbows, and they outdone themselves on this one. In our opinion, this is one of the best crossbows with a moderate-to-high price on the market today. If you’re looking for a bow to buy just one crossbow, this is it.

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