Crossbows For Women That Still Pack A Punch

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Crossbows For Women That Still Pack A PunchThe surge in production of crossbows for women has made it much easier for men all over the world to convince their wives to go hunting. Most men get in trouble when they say that they want to go hunting because that means they are going out with their friends. If they can get their wife to come with them by buying them a pink crossbow, she can’t complain about it!

All of these new pink crossbows make that much easier to accomplish than it was before. You can get your wife excited about buying that pretty crossbow online and then use that against her since you spent the money on it. It is much easier to get them to do something when you can remind them that you spent a couple hundred dollars so that they could spend more time with you.

We are not experts in relationships by any means but that was some free advice. Now we can get down to what we really can help with, sorting through all of the crossbows for woman.

Selecting a crossbow that is going to last is one of the hardest things to do in today’s hunting market. The market is flooded with “zombie killers” that are designed to look good on your wall instead of take down an animal. You want to make sure that you don’t make the mistake of purchasing a crossbow like that to get your started.

What to Look For

Crossbows for woman are catered towards people that need a lighter and shorter crossbow than average. Much like shopping for youth crossbows, you want to make sure that you are not buying her a crossbow that she will be sick of carrying 20 minutes into the trip. We are not saying that women are inferior hunters in any way, don’t get us wrong, they just tend to have shorter arms.

You probably want to stick with crossbows that weigh less than 10 lbs. The lighter the crossbow is, the better; emphasis on “we don’t suggest going over 10 lbs.” Most crossbows on the market today are made with light materials and you should be able to stay under that limit under any budget.

The other thing that is important is that you do not sacrifice power. You are still going to need plenty of power if you want them to actually hunt anything and stay entertained. If she doesn’t plan on actually hunting, we hear Nerf has a pretty good sticky dart crossbow, otherwise, you need power!

Power is measured by how many Feet Per Second (FPS) an arrow is traveling at the optimal target distance. You want to stick with a crossbow that is rated somewhere around 300 FPS. Anything less than that is best used for target practice and small game.

The last thing that you will need to consider is looks. Woman tend to care more about what a crossbow looks like than men and that should be taken seriously. A nice pink crossbow pattern can mean the difference between a sarcastic excitement and a real excitement when they unwrap their new crossbow!

Product and ModelPowerWeightPrice
Barnett Outdoors Raptor FX
Barnett Outdoors Raptor FX crossbows for woman
330 FPS6.5 lbs.$351
Parker X401-IR Pink Challenger
Parker X401-IR Pink Challenger
300 FPS5.5 lbs.$510
Excalibur Vixen II
Excalibur Vixen II pink crossbow
285 FPS5.9 lbs.$611
Darton Terminator ll
Darton Terminator ll
340 FPS7.5 lbs.$645
TenPoint Lady Shadow
TenPoint Lady Shadow
350 FPS6.4 lbs.$999

Barnett Outdoors Raptor FX Crossbow Package

Barnett Outdoors Raptor FX Crossbow PackageBarnett crossbows are some of the most comfortable crossbows on the market for both men and women. They spend the extra time to make sure that their product is well balanced and ergonomically correct. Their crossbow is no exception to that rule and would make the perfect women’s crossbow.

Rated at 330 FPS, this weapon can take down anything you could ever want to hunt in North America. Featuring the Barnett premium trigger and safety system that makes this beauty perfect for beginners and experts alike.

Another great feature is the adjustable cheek piece and butt stock. This makes the Raptor suitable for any hunter, adding to its versatility.

Parker X401-IR Pink Crossbow

Parker X401-IR Pink CrossbowThis pink crossbow package has everything that you could possibly ask for in a quality crossbow. It comes equipped with a 3 X Illuminated scope, providing you with that much more value with your purchase.

What makes this crossbow so amazing to us is that it weighs just 5.5 lbs. and still packs a punch. We don’t understand how a crossbow that light can still be rated at over 300 FPS.

The X401-IR is also equipped with EZ draw technology, which is extremely helpful in the field. It takes 100 to 150 lbs. of pressure to cock a crossbow of this caliber without any help. If you miss with your first shot, you do not want to sit their making a ruckus while trying to get ready for a second shot and that’s why the EZ draw technology is a plus especially for the novice.

Excalibur Vixen II

Excalibur Vixen IIThe Excalibur Vixen is another woman’s crossbow that weighs just 5.9 lbs. yet still packs a punch. It is not quite as impressive in the power department as the X401-IR, but it does manage to make it into the bottom of the recommended power  ratings with 285 FPS.

We really like that “realtree pink camo” color of this crossbow. It is pink so that the women like it, but also blends in because of the real tree aspect that they incorporated. Most animals don’t see in vivid color patterns like we do, instead they see mostly in black and why. The shades of color on this crossbow will be perceived in the same way as the shades of color on a bush or a brush pile; part of nature (as long as wifey isn’t wearing her shiniest dangley earrings!)

Darton Terminator ll

Darton Terminator llDarton is an up and coming crossbow brand but they are here to stay. Their second product in the Terminator line is one of the best crossbows for a woman that you can find. It is light, easy to cock, and has plenty of power.

The Terminator II is also equipped with a string suppressor to help reduce the noise and vibration of every shot. This allows you to take a second shot, if you miss the first, before you are spotted. This can also help keep you hidden from a pissed off bear if you don’t take him all the way down.

TenPoint Lady Shadow

TenPoint Lady ShadowTenPoint continues to raise the bar in the crossbow market. If you are looking for a top quality crossbow and are willing to spend the money, this one could be perfect for a woman or a man and women love to match their husbands!

The carbon injected polymer frame allows them to sell a solid product that only weighs 6.4 lbs. This is an incredible weight for such a durable crossbow that is going to last longer than any of the other crossbows for women on this list.

Rated at over 350 FPS, this is also the most powerful crossbow on this list. With that much power, you can take down anything you could possibly look to be hunting. That is enough to take down a full size Buffalo.



By | 2017-06-08T16:40:22+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Best Crossbows|6 Comments


  1. Vira January 7, 2016 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    I am a woman seeking to get a crossbow, but I absolutely refuse to buy a pink one. My shotgun is not pink, my .380 is not pink and neither is the ammo. Give it a break, make them in normal hunting colors and stop treating women like lesser beings who need “soft” colors. I hate pink, always have, always will.

    • Tanya Love December 9, 2016 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      LOL I did laugh when they said pink for a crossbow. At least you will not lose it. lol. There are powerful crossbows that fit a CRANK. 10 TO 15 LBS. MAY WANT TO THINK ABOUT THAT. GET ANY BOW YOU LIKE,. Try to get one that has the fastest FPS i think 300 and over is good for even bear and the lightest weight one. Best is to go to a place that lets you shoot them. I am looking so that is what I have figured out so far.

  2. Ary July 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    I’m looking for a serious crossbow for larger game, but definitely NOT pink, nobody will take me seriously and i’m not very feminine to begin with. Ideally I would like a Kevlar dipped one but black and camo are the most common ones. I am a smaller figured woman so I need a crossbow that packs the most punch while being as light as possible, and a pull that’s not overly heavy. My husband has a crossbow with an 80 lb pull and I can’t even get it to budge. I already have bows, but it seems searching for a good hunting crossbow that’s woman/youth friendly is near impossible.

  3. Paula August 7, 2016 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Vira, the pink craze struck me funny too for a while, but I don’t mind it now. Part of it was an emphasis on breast cancer research that was incorporated into many hunting companies activities. I don’t think it all is, but hey, even being a tomboy I’ve come to like the pink. Although I think I prefer pink and purple accessories/string and cable to having the whole weapon be pink.

  4. Kerry October 30, 2016 at 2:03 am - Reply

    I too do NOT want a pink cross bow! Women that hunt with pink can not be taken seriously!

  5. Kathryn Anderson December 3, 2016 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Same as other ladies
    why not provide a choice of color in these models?
    Will not buy pink, guess it appeals to some.
    Pls pass this on to mfgs.

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