New Crossbows For 2023

By Brad KaufmannJanuary 11, 2023

Today’s crossbows continue to get faster, hit harder, and come in more compact designs than ever before.

Here’s a look at what we’ve found for new crossbows for 2023 from some of the best crossbow manufacturers in the business. 

TenPoint Flatline 460

Tenpoint Flatline 460 Crossbow Review

TenPoint Crossbows has continued to raise the bar over the years when it comes to crossbow speed and performance. Now they’re doing it again by introducing the fastest compact crossbow ever designed. The new Flatline 460 was designed to deliver big performance in the smallest footprint possible. As the name implies, the Flatline shoots 460 feet per second, yet measures just 26.5″.

The crossbow is powered by a reverse-draw design that features a 14″ powerstroke. This unique design and construction results in a 47% longer powerstroke than forward-draw crossbow of the same length. The result is an incredibly fast and and compact crossbow for hunting the tight confines of a treestand or ground blind. 

Specs on the Flatline 460:

Speed – 460 FPS (w/400-grain arrow)

Length – 26.5”

Width – 7.5”

Weight – 7.5 lbs

Price – $2,599

Barnett Hyper Raptor

New Crossbows For 2023

The Barnett Hyper Raptor Crossbow was built to answer the demand for  a quality crossbow for the beginner shooter. It’s also great option for anyone making the transition for beginner to intermediate shooter. The Hyper Raptor’s platform makes it easy to transfer shooting skills from rifle to crossbow without making significant adjustments or compromising accuracy.

The crossbow features a high-efficiency, synthetic cam system, powder-coated limbs, and Barnett’s Crosswire String and Cable System. The Hyper Raptor crossbow has plenty of performance as well, launching arrows with up to 142 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. The crossbow is built with a durable, lightweight glass composite, for a smaller size and a unique aesthetic look. 

Specs on the Hyper Raptor:

Speed – 410 FPS (w/400-grain arrow)

Length – 34”

Width – 7.25”

Weight – 7.1 lbs

Price – $599

TenPoint Stealth 450

New Crossbows For 2023

The Stealth 450 is TenPoint’s newest forward-draw crossbow for 2023. It’s their fastest forward-draw crossbow ever at 450fps, and it packs 191 ft/lbs of kinetic energy.

In order to reinforce and stabilize the scope more, they added scope struts on either side to reduce vibration. The Stealth 450 comes in Veil Camo, and the full package includes the crossbow with the ACUslide cocking/de-cocking system, an Evo-X Marksman Elite scope, 3 arrows, and a quiver. This also is available with the Burris Oracle X Rangefinding Scope.

Specs on the Stealth 450:

Speed – 450 FPS

Width – 8.5”

Weight – 7.5 lbs

Price – $2,149

Bear-X Constrictor Pro

New Crossbows For 2023

Bear continues to build on their young brand of crossbow options for hunters with several great new options for 2023. The Constrictor Pro is a proven performer, but has now been redesigned for even more power on an extremely compact frame. The Constrictor Pro measures just 8.125” wide cocked and roughly 12” wide uncocked. It’s a great option when hunting in the tight confines of a treestand or ground blind. 

The crossbow comes standard with an ambidextrous top mount quiver that sits on a 360-degree pivot and allows the hunter to position the quiver in variety of angles for a custom feel. It comes in a ready-to-hunt package that includes an Illuminated Reticle/Speed Adjustable scope, 3 Bear X TrueX arrows, 4-arrow quiver, sling, manual cocking sled, arrow lube /string wax and is available in Stone/Veil Whitetail or Stone/TrueTimber Strata finish options.

Specs on the Constrictor Pro:

Speed – 420 FPS

Width – 8.125”

Price – $699

Bear Domain

New Crossbows For 2023

The Bear Domain crossbow delivers an affordable crossbow option while maintaining plenty of  performance and maneuverability for the hunter. It measures just 10.125” wide when cocked and 14” wide when uncocked, making it easy to handle for the beginner or veteran hunter alike. The crossbow boasts plenty of downrange performance with speeds of 410 FPS. 

The Domain comes in a Ready to Hunt package with an Illuminated Reticle/Speed Adjustable Scope, 3 TrueX Max arrows, 4-arrow quiver, sling, cocking sled, and arrow lube / string wax.

Specs on the Domain:

Speed – 410 FPS

Width – 10.125”

Price – $549

Excalibur Wolverine

New Crossbows For 2023

The 2023 Wolverine pays homage to Excalibur’s first ever Wolverine crossbow that they made 40 years ago. It features wood inlays on the stock and grip of the crossbow, and comes in Mossy Oak Bottomland camo.

It weighs in at just 8 lbs and comes equipped with an Overwatch scope, a quiver, rope-cocking aid, and 4 pro flight arrows.

Specs on the Wolverine:

Speed – 360 FPS

Length – 31.5”

Price – $1,099

Rocky Mountain RM370

New Crossbows For 2023

The RM370 is one of the most compact and affordable crossbows on our list for this year. It has an adjustable foregrip and features anti-dryfire technology and weighs a little over 6 lbs.

It’s a great crossbow for the hunter that just getting their start in crossbow hunting, and doesn’t want to break the bank. It also comes with a rope-cocking device, scope, quiver, and 3 arrows.

Specs on the RM370:

Speed – 370 FPS

Weight – 6.1 lbs

Price – $299

Wicked Ridge Rampage XS

New Crossbows For 2023

The latest crossbow from Wicked Ridge is the Rampage XS. It’s an American-made crossbow that weighs less than 6lbs, and shoots up to nearly 400fps. It’s lightweight and compact at just 15″ from axle to axle.

With an AR-style adjustable butt stock, it can fit just about any crossbow archer. With the package, it comes equipped with a Pro-View lighted scope, optional built-in ACUdraw cocking device, and a quiver with 3 arrows.

Specs on the Rampage XS:

Speed – 390 FPS

Weight – 5.8 lbs

Width – 15″

Price – $549

Brad Kaufmann
Brad is a full time employee with Bowhunting.com. He works behind the scenes with both the Bowhunt or Die Webshow, and many of the videos and articles that Bowhunting.com produces.
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