Barnett Quad 400 Crossbow Review 2021

Barnett Quad 400 crossbow Review

We warmly welcome all the readers to this Barnett Quad 400 crossbow review. The trend of using crossbows has been increasing day by day. It has been increasing its popularity in the world of outdoor gaming gradually. Hunters and other archery professionals are using crossbows in this modern era and are making their experience fabulous.

The package of the Barnett Quad 400 includes all the following items:

  • The Barnett Quad 400 crossbow Package
  • Quick-detach quiver
  • 3 arrows
  • 4×32 mm scope or premium red dot scope (depends upon the package).
  • Owner’s manual
  • Warranty card

Assembling the crossbow

Barnett Quad 400 crossbow Package is considered to be easy when we talk about assembling it. The assembly of this bow is so easy that all you have to do is to attach the bow to the stock, attach the quiver, and then mount the scope on it. It might take almost 15 minutes for assembling it while you start it from opening the package until it is completely assembled. There is also another option that you might consider that it has a hand-cranking cocking device and it might take up to 5 minutes hardly.

Note: the Barnett quad 400 is considered to be one of the best crossbows we ever had.

Accuracy and Power

The 4×32 mm scope that comes along with the crossbow has zero out sight from the scope and it took a few minutes to tune. So all we have to say that the accuracy is quite fine and it has a fast shot that slings the arrow at the blistering 345 FPS with 106 lbs of energy.

Once you get into the insight of the crossbow, you might check your consistency of groupings. At 25 yards, you would be able to hold the grouping for less than 1 and if you keep 2-3 grouping then you might be able to shoot at 50 yards. You would be impressed by the consistent accuracy of the crossbow that is quite fascinating.

It has a KE of 106 lbs. it has the ability to knock the target with just one hit. After that, put foam behind the target and now shoot again. Now, you will notice that the arrow is embedded into the target and you have to pull it over.

Ballistic Data for the Barnett Quad 400 Crossbow

You can check the speed from its website or either mentioned on the package as well. But here is a thing that you should notice that it actually depends upon the conditions in which the tests are taken. Here is a link below, you can check the conditions and result by just clicking on it:

Hunting: What to expect

This device is suitable for small to medium-sized targets. You can hunt animals from rabbits to small elks, and also can hunt small deer. There is a problem that the Barnett Quad 400 Crossbows hasn’t included the sling with this model, all you have to do is to add an extra sling with the crossbow which should be done aftermarket purchase, and then you can go into the woods and carry your activity efficiently.

Here is a review: My first hunting trip was with the Quad 400 and was for the legal hogs. From a distance of 40 yards, I made it possible to fell down a hog whose draw weight was near about 200 pounds with only one bolt. He fell down after running a distance of 10 yards before he stopped charging and fell on the ground. On the other hunt, I was able to hunt down a 10 point buck with this Quad 400.

If you are a hunter who likes to hunt small but sharp animals like rabbits then this Barnett Quad 400 crossbow is a perfect option for all of you. But because of its power, it is louder than its less powerful bows. There is a chance that the animal could get a chance to run away from being hunt as heard of the sound and you miss your chance.

In the end, this crossbow has a volume and is heavily weighted. If you purchase and install a padded sling it would be definitely in your interest if you select this useful crossbow in your hunting tool experience.

Kinetic Energy of the Barnett Quad 400 Crossbow

Power is the main concern for many of the users and they are mainly focused upon the performance and match its performance with its power that this crossbow delivers with each and every arrow.  By using a 400-grain arrow, this crossbow is delivering a fast speed of 345 FPS, which means 106 lbs at the point-blank when the arrow is released.

But as you know that the hunt you are following is not at the point-blank and it loses some power and that is an obvious fact that the KE that is produced loses its original speed when meeting the target point. For instance, a shot from the 30 yards would have around 98 ft-lbs of KE, this power is enough to kill the toughest game like the Cape Buffalo or grizzly Bear.

Cocking the Barnett Quad 400 Crossbows

The draw weight on the Quad 400 is weight 150 lbs, so you’d be well advised to invest the extra money in the optional hand-crank cocking device. With this installed, cocking the bow can be done easily and without any back or shoulder strain.

If you don’t want to spend the money on the hand-crank cocking device, at least get a rope cocking device. This will help you draw the string evenly, improving the accuracy of your shots and prolonging the life of the limbs. I highly recommend the CenterPoint AXCCRANK Power Draw Crossbow( link) as it’s affordable and extra-long when compared to other models.

The crossbow scope

The scope that comes with a Quad 400 is fairly simple and unpowered if you purchase a 4×32 mm scope. But here is another option of the red dot and this is really a good option if you are urged to hunt a target with full accuracy.

As we have defined that, the 4x32mm scope is mostly sighted in when I unboxed the bow and it might take only 3 shots before it is fully sighted in. like other Barnett Quad 400 Crossbow scope, this is a scope with zero reliability.


Barnett Quad 400 Crossbows comes with a 3.22” arrow in Quad 400. The arrows are not said to be a good choice. But this is a good option that is used for sighting in scope and also in target shooting. For hunting, many of the people use 22” arrows with the broadheads. Barnett Quad 400 Crossbow has classified 22” bolts at 400 grain, but I shot 425-grain arrows with consistent results. But in normal conditions, you should never shoot any arrow lower than the recommendations of the manufacturer.

Safety and Design

In safety and design, the problem occurs with this bow. After about 30 shots, I noticed my string started to fray. After 50 shots, I observed that in my string about more or less than 4 of the strands had snapped completely. My problems, though, were minimal compared to some of my hunting buddies’ problems.

One of my hunting friends had just begun to sight in his Quad 400 when one of the limbs snapped completely. Another saw the bolts holding the bow assembly to the stock snap, and yet another had his Anti-Dry Fire (ADF) mechanism fail.


As with other Barnett Quad 400 crossbows, this bow comes with a 5-year warranty that does not cover string breakage or damage caused by misusing the crossbow. This is unfortunate that the predilection Barnett Quad 400 crossbows have been snapping the strings.

Barnett Quad 400 customer service is pretty good, though, and if you get one of their representatives on a good day, they will sometimes send replacement strings free of cost completely.

What Crossbows case fits the Barnett Quad 400?

The SKB Hunter series crossbow case is a beautiful hard case option to opt for and has a price of $300. The soft Barnett Quad 400 case is designed at a medium price range and is for mediocre. In the lower price room, this has plenty of large scopes and quivers.

Barnett Quad 400 crossbow review summary

If you are looking forward to making a purchase decision then this article would be enough for you and you can easily decide whether you need to buy it or not. This crossbow has a specialty to hunt down the hogs and the deer.

But there is another aspect too that many of the people have reported that breaking of strings can cause cutting your fingers down and losing the eyes as well and such cases are actually reported so it is its horrible side.

But if you are very conscious and can say confidently that you might are lucky or any other reason, then you should but it but keep one thing in mind that you should be very careful.

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