Barnett Explorer xP370 Crossbow Review [March 2023]

Barnett Explorer XP370​ Crossbow

  • Anti Dry Firing Feature.
  • Rope Cocking Mechanism.
  • Adjustable Butt stock.
  • Red Dot Sight.
  • Metal Injection Molded Trigger Mechanism.

Barnett is known for its best quality and affordable bows, and even its high-end premium crossbows are reasonably priced. This year Barnett has released a brand new Explorer series which includes xp370, xp380, and xp400. All the equipments in the series are designed to deliver excellent performance with high accuracy.

This article will provide us detailed information about the Barnett Explorer xP370 Crossbow, that is a well designed crossbow that has a sleek design, is lightweight, and has precise shooting. Its smooth operation is suitable for both beginner and professional level hunters. With a high speed of 370 feet per second, it can easily target prey with high accuracy and strength, making this tool a complete ready-to-hunt package.

The high-performance tool and the additional accessories make the hunt completely trouble-free. It is also safe and reliable for users because it includes anti-dry fire technology, which protects you from accidental firing. Hence preventing the hunter from any self-injuries.

Barnett Explorer xP370 Crossbow: First Impressions​

Barnett Explorer xp370

XP370 Crossbow Specifications
Speed370 FPS
Kinetic Energy115 lbs
Power Stroke13.75″
Weight6 lbs
Draw Weight165 lbs
Width Axle to Axle (uncocked)16.5″
Width Axle-to-Axle (cocked)13.3″

Reasons To Buy

  • Frictionless Triggering Mechanism.
  • Anti Dry Fire Mechanism.
  • Comfortable and easy to use.
  • Complete beginner friendly.
  • High accuracy.
  • Shoots with a high speed of 370 fps.

Reasons To Avoid

  • It comes with only two arrows from the company.
  • Does not contain any scope.
  • No track-mounted string dampeners pre-installed.

Detailed Specification

Dimensions and weight

The dimensions of this equipment become an essential factor when it comes to comfortable and effective hunting. If the crossbow is heavy or uncomfortable to hold, it will in no way help the hunter or even hurt the hunter. 

Including stirrup, the Barnett explorer has a total length of 34.5 inches and axle-to-axle width of 16.5 inches when uncocked and 13.3 inches when cocked. This crossbow weighs around 6 pounds.


Without a cocking device it can be pretty hard for beginners and for professionals as well to operate the tool. Moreover, the hunting sound can scare the prey. Along with this, it reduces the overall weight of the tool to about 90%, which makes cocking so easy and silent. This device can increase the overall efficiency of the hunting as the hunter can move closer to his targets without making much noise.


The trigger should be smooth enough. The hard triggers cannot provide control while shooting. It also has a smooth, frictionless trigger. It has a metal injection molded trigger equipped with a frictionless release technology which is called “TriggerTech.” Also, there is a free-floating roller between the Seer and the trigger that helps in a smooth shooting. All these features help in more smooth and more accurate shooting.

Adjustable Butt Stock

A butt stock provides improved stability for better aiming and higher accuracy. It comes up with flexible feature which provides it the ability to adapt to any body posture. Its movability can be helpful while aiming in a standing or sitting position. But hunting is an activity that needs the user to go lower in a prone position too. That’s when it becomes an important part of the crossbow. 


The assembly of the Barnett explorer is quite simple. It comes pre-assembled from the company. The user just had to install the riser and the quiver by using the single bolt given in the package. This whole process will not take more than 8-10 minutes.


A foregrip lies beneath the rail. While hunting, one hand of the hunter is always holding the foregrip. This provides better aiming and stability while shooting. It also provides better control by reducing the recoil incurred during shooting.

Safety Features

A crossbow is designed to kill animals like deer, wild pigs, etc. The arrow leaves the bow and hits the target within a blink of an eye. Any misfire can lead to deadly injuries to the hunter or even death. Therefore it becomes essential to have some safety characteristics in a crossbow. It has an ADF (Anti Dry Fire) feature, which prevents firing. Also, there are warnings to keep your fingers away from the danger zone.


  1. Side Mounted Quiver
  2. Two 20″ Arrows
  3. Red/Green dot sight
  4. Rope cocking device
  5. Lubrication wax

Quiver and Arrows

It is a crucial part of the crossbow. This hunting tool comes with a lightweight and durable side-mounted accessory with a holding capacity of 3 arrows. The arrows that come with it should be lightweight and durable. It has two carbon-based arrows having a total length of 20 inches that are highly durable and can achieve a speed of 370 fps. With these kinds of arrows, a hunter can easily knock down prey of any size.

Red Dot Sight

The Barnett xp370 comes with amazing feature of red dot seeing, which helps in more accurate targeting. This device helps to have a clear vision of the target that aids in hunting the prey. Also, it keeps his attention on the field of view in front of them by placing the target and rectile on the same optical plane. Thus, it makes very convenient to spot the targets hiding in the dark, which are difficult to spot with naked eyes.

Rope Cocking Device

Without a cocking device it can be pretty hard for beginners and for professionals as well to hunt or to shoot. Moreover, hunting sound with the crossbow can scare the prey and make you disappointed in the field. But no worries, as this equipment is compatible with a cocking mechanism which reduces the overall weight of the crossbow to about 90%, make hitting so easy and silent. Furthermore, IT can increase the overall efficiency of hunting as the hunter can move closer to his targets without making much noise.

Lubrication Wax

Lubrication must be applied to the strings after a few shots. This reduces the friction and increases the life of the strings. Considering this factor, the company has given a wax for greasing within the package. Therefore a buyer does not need to pay separately for this.

Final Verdict​

Barnett xp370 has always been manufacturing excellent tool and still keeping the price affordable. It is one of those equipment that satisfy every aspect of hunting and make it more convenient. This crossbow is lightweight, comfortable to use, and durable. Furthermore, it comes with all the necessary tool along with the package. Its performance is excellent, and even beginners can handle it effortlessly. 

Henceforth, The rope cocking feature makes it easy to cock the bow silently, and the hunter can go near the prey without making much noise. Moreover, The side-mounted quiver is durable and can store upto three arrows at a time. The red dot seeing gives a clear view of the field and a full vision of the dark places. It can shoot arrows at 370 fps, killing the prey in a fraction of a second. The only disappointing fact about it is that there are no string dampeners within the package, which can lead to little more noise while shooting. Considering all these facts, it is not wrong to say that The Barnett xp370 is an excellent value-for-money deal for beginners and professional hunters

Frequently Asked Questions​

1. Is this crossbow helpful in night hunting?

Yes, it is as it consists of red dot sight feature in it. This application helps the user/hunter to hunt or shoot in night to see properly and to have accurate vision so that the target should be hit.

2. Does it come with a scope?

No, there is no scope included in the package. Although it comes with a red/green dot sight, it improves night vision.

3. What is the Seer in the crossbow?

The sear is the part of the trigger mechanism that holds the hammer, striker, or bolt back until the correct amount of pressure has been applied to the trigger. It helps to be easy to operate and hassle-free using.

Aksroop Kaur

About the author

Aksroop Kaur is a senior staff writer for Best Crossbow Guide, where she covers outdoor gears and hunting tools. Aks began her career in blogging as an outdoor writer at the AnG Eesti Technologies. She keeps a beady eye on all the latest comings and goings in the crossbow world. She believes in writing creative articles & blogs on travel, adventure, and health. She has a keen interest in learning new things and sharing her knowledge with others. Exploring various platforms for blog writing is one of her passion. She also loves to design indoor and outdoor spaces. In her free time when she’s not writing, she enjoys watching movies, exploring different places with her friends. Also, she is very into fitness activity. She believes in staying fit is the root of good health.