Barnett’s New HyperXP405 and Whitetail Hunter 400XTR Crossbows — SHOT Show 2022

XP405 is ready for the woods, just add broadheads

The new HyperXP405 is built around Barnett’s Hyperflite arrows, the reduced diameter means less wind drift and greater penetration. The XP405 feels more like a rifle when you pick it up than a bow. When cocked it is only 10 inches from axle to axle and the bow balances really well in the hands.

The stock is adjustable to fit a wide variety of shooters and the 4 x 32 illuminated scope puts you right on target. The bow has Barnett’s nock sensing Anti-Dry Fire (ADF) System.

Heart of the HyperXP405 is the 22 inch long, .204 diameter arrows giving 3-5″ more penetration.

One of the sweetest features of the new Barnett bows is the TriggerTech 3-pound zero-creep trigger. That trigger takes crossbows into the realm of match rifle shooting.

The narrow composite limbs launch the Hyperlite arrows at a very respectable speed of 405 feet per second for a flatter trajectory and less drift. With the balance and feel of the XP405 it makes for an easy transition for rifle shooters to extend their hunting into archery season.

TriggerTech3 lb trigger featured on both the XP405 and the 400XTR

The XP405 includes the scope, 2 Hyperlite arrows, side mounted quiver, rope cocking device all for an MSRP of $599.


  • Speed                          405 fps
  • Draw Weight               213 lbs
  • Limbs                          Gordon Composite Glass Limbs
  • Weight                        6.6 lbs
  • Camo Pattern              Veil Cervidae
  • Trigger                         3 lb triggerTech
  • MSRP                          $599
New for the Barnett Whitetail Series, it’s faster than ever.

Faster and narrower than previous bows in the Whitetail product line, the 400XTR launches arrows at 400 fps and also features the 3-pound TriggerTech trigger. It comes with most of the necessary accessories to get out hunting, including the 4×32 scope, two 22” Headhunter arrows, and a side-mounted quiver.

Both the XP405 and the Whitetail Hunter 400XTR should be available now at your dealers. For more information on all Barnett products click HERE .

Mossy Oak Bottomland camo on the 6.5 pound 400XTR.

About the author: Jeff Cramblit is a world-class competitive shooter having won medals at both the 2012 IPSC World Shotgun Championship in Hungary and more recently the 2017 IPSC World Rifle Championship in Russia. He is passionate about shooting sports and the outdoors. He has followed that passion for over 30 years, hunting and competing in practical pistol, 3gun, precision rifle and sporting clays matches. Jeff is intimately familiar with the shooting industry – competitor, instructor, RO, range master, match director. Among his training credits include NRA Instructor, AR-15 armorer, FBI Rifle Instructor, and Officer Low Light Survival Instructor. As a sponsored shooter, Jeff has represented notable industry names such as: Benelli, 5.11 Tactical, Bushnell, Blackhawk, DoubleStar, and Hornady. He has been featured on several of Outdoor Channel’s Shooting Gallery episodes and on a Downrange TV series. Jeff’s current endeavors cover a broad spectrum and he can be found anywhere from local matches helping and encouraging new shooters as they develop their own love of the sport, to the dove field with his friends, a charity sporting clays shoot, backpack hunting public land in Montana, or the winners podium of a major championship.

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