Barnett HyperGhost 425 Crossbow Review [December 2022]

Barnett HyperGhost 425 Crossbow​

  • 25% more penetration; 50%less wind drift.
  • TriggerTech trigger with three-pound, zero creep release.
  • Exclusive HyperFlite arrow compatibility.
  • Accurate and easy to shoot.
  • Pre-installed string dampeners.
  • Retractable Underarm Counterbalance Support (RUCS).

When Barnett introduced the new Hyper Series models, they described these models as the fastest, toughest crossbows in the woods.” This new series uses Barnett’s latest innovative technology, which secures these new crossbows among the best shooters today.

Some improved features are Retractable Counterbalance Support, Ultra-high-speed and power, and .204″ small diameter Hyperflite arrows. The Hyper series offers further two different models – i.e., Hyperflite and the HyperGhost.

It is a pro-level crossbow designed for the high-end market. HyperGhost 405 has the same features but lacks the speed and power of the HyperGhost 425 crossbow.

In this Barnett HyperGhost 425 write-up, we covered up features, pros & cons, build quality, power, accuracy, and included accessories.

Barnett HyperGhost 425 Review: First Impressions​

Barnett HyperGhost 425 Review

HyperGhost 425 Specifications
Speed425 FPS
Draw Weight206 lbs
Axle to Axle (Cocked / Uncocked)17.667″ / 20.375″
Kinetic Energy152 ft. lbs
Weight7.7 lbs
Power Stroke16.33″
FinishMossy Oak Original Treestand

Reasons To Buy

  • Soundproof operation by pre-installed string dampeners.
  • Three Picatinny rails.
  • One-bolt assembly for quick and easy setup.
  • Detachable side mount quiver.
  • Premium HyperFlite Arrows deliver increased accuracy and penetration.
  • It can be cocked with a crank cocking device.
  • Sturdy and durable.
  • Easy to manoeuvre in blinds and tree stands.

Reasons To Avoid

  • It compatible only with HyperFlite arrows
  • 7.7 pounds is a bit heavy
  • It is an expensive crossbow

Barnett HyperGhost 425 Crossbow: Detailed Specifications​


Hunter wants their weapons to be deadly and fast, but they also like to have a crossbow that looks nice. This Hyper Ghost model ticks all the boxes. Its Mossy Oak camouflage pattern is an excellent addition as it blends with the surrounding and helps you remain invisible to your prey while you are stalking it in tight quarters. 

Plus, it features a one bolt installation system that makes it super easy to assemble and disassemble.

Size and Weight

It measures 36.25 inches in length and 20.375 inches in width. In fact, this model is not much different from the older variants in terms of size. What separates it from its predecessors is the insane power that it provides.

The size of this crossbow is quite compact. So you can take it with you during the hunting trip easily. Moreover, it doesn’t weigh much at all, just 7.7 lbs.

This crossbow also feels perfectly balanced when you hold it with RUCS (Retractable Underarm Counterbalance Support). It feels good in the hand and nicely balanced for offhand shooting. Thus it is the perfect crossbow for still hunters and stalkers.

Speed and Arrows

The Hyper Ghost can shoot arrows up to 425 fps speed, which makes it one of the fastest crossbows. Its superior velocity works hand in hand with great performance. The .204 arrows made by Barnett, particularly for this series, will take whitetail deer without difficulty.

With a small diameter arrows of 0.204 inches, 0.001 inches straightness tolerance, and 22 inches length, these arrows guarantee good penetration and perfection as they have less bother by wind drafts.

The arrows with less diameter penetrate easily through tougher and thicker skin, assuring a fast kill. Moreover, they are consistent and reliable as they maneuver in windy situations offering a perfect shot. The Hyper Flite Arrows offer 25% more penetration and 50% less wind movement.

TriggerTech Frictionless Release Technology

Its patented frictionless system is definitely one of the best trigger systems. The 3lb light trigger with a zero creep enables you to make an instant shot with little effort. It ensures there is enough room between the stock and the arrow so that no friction appears. Hence this model delivers smoother operation.

It also includes an anti-dry fire and nock sensors that prevent you from pre-firing the arrow before it is fully loaded. This prevents string damage and accidents.


This crossbow has a high-performance design with the ability for the power and speed required to penetrate most of the games, like deer, antelope, and other small animals. At 425 FPS, the Hyper Ghost is one of the fastest crossbows today. It comes with 206 lbs pull weight, 152ft. Lbs. Kinetic energy and 16.333″ power stroke.

Furthermore, it features an ambidextrous design to ensure that everyone is not left out of the action. Apart from this, its RUCS feature – foldable arm support that hooks under your arm. This arm support hook prevents the crossbow from succumbing to the frontal weight during operation. It allows for more control and stability.

Noise and Vibration

When shooting a crossbow with high speed, there is always a concern that the released bolt’s vibration will make a lot of noise.

This Barnett crossbow package includes some good string dampeners. These string dampeners make shooting the crossbow very quiet. They will take care of limiting the vibration that might occur when a bolt is released. Its TriggerTech system gives a smooth zero creep trigger that lets for a smooth release.

Safety and Comfort

Keeping safety in mind, it also includes Anti Dry Fire (ADF) mechanism. This prevents you from pre-firing the bolt before it is fully loaded. Apart from this, it also provides nock sensors and Soft Lok Floating Bristle Arrow Retainer. It ensures the arrow is properly loaded by applying downward pressure on it.

It has a comfortable foregrip that ensures your finger stays away from the string’s travel path.


Barnett has patented single screw assembly in the Hyper Ghost series crossbow. There is only one bolt you have to tighten. First, install the quiver bracket – it mounts directly under the rail connection. If you install the step-through riser stock first, you will have to disassemble the bow again.

After that, install the step-through riser and then the quiver. Overall set up of the crossbow takes less than a couple of minutes. And its disassembling is also as easy as assembling the crossbow.


For a crossbow with such low price, you’ll get even more than you bargained for. Hyper Ghost 425 package includes:

  • 1.5 – 5×32 Premium Adjustable Illuminated Scope
  • Pre-Installed String Dampeners
  • Retractable underarm counterbalance support
  • Detachable Side-Mount Quiver
  • Three 22” Hyper Flite Arrows
  • Rope Cocking Sled
  • Lube Wax


It comes with Barnett 1.5 – 5×32 premium adjustable illuminated scope/ It has red or green illuminated reticles for low light conditions. With a little bit of tuning you can make it perfect for targets at up to 100 yards.

Quiver and Bolts

The Hyper Flite arrows included with the package come with field points. These arrows are 22 inches long, and it weighs about 8.1 with 100 grains field point.

With these bolts, you will be able to shoot at the approx speed of 425 feet per second. It also contains quick-detach quiver that can be mounted on the arrow. It is beneficial for aspiring hunters and beginners.

Final Verdict​

This HyperGhost crossbow is well worth the price and should satisfy the needs of every serious hunter. It is really a beast with insane speeds.

When it comes down to it, bells and whistles are great, but in the final analysis, what matters most is if a crossbow can deliver an arrow to the desired target with speed, reliability, and accuracy. The HyperFlite bolts add an excellent touch to the whole crossbow package.

Furthermore, it is loaded with extra features like deadly speed, ergonomic design, anti-dry trigger, and many more that make it suitable for long-range shooting.

Overall, this crossbow proved to be more than up to the task both at the bench and on the roving range. This robust medium size crossbow is a perfect consideration for you.

Frequently Asked Questions​

1. What is the difference between HyperGhost 425 and HyperGhost 405 crossbow?

Both models come under Barnett’s Hyper series. Hyper 405 has the same features but lacks the power and speed of HyperGhost 425. The HyperGhost is a pro-level bow for hunting.

2. Does draw weight affect accuracy?

The arrow accuracy can be affected if the draw weight increases because the arrow’s spine needs to be matched the draw weight. An increase in pull weight will mean that the existing arrow no longer matches the bow, which will certainly compromise the crossbow’s accuracy.

3. Is HypeGhost 425 Is An Accurate Crossbow?

It comes with RUCS hooks that provide good stability when you focus on your shot. Also, the machined aluminum flight track and one-bolt assembly design contribute to the smooth operation of the bow. And the illuminated scope is also a great addition, which helps to shoot accurately even when you hunt in less than ideal lighting conditions.

Nisha Batel
Nisha Batel

About the author

Nisha Batel is a senior staff writer for Best Crossbow Guide, where she covers outdoor gears and hunting tools. Nisha 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 beloved husband. Also, she is very into fitness activity. She believes in staying fit is the root of good health.