Barnett Vengeance Crossbow Review [March 2023]

Barnett Vengeance

  • Reverse limb technology.
  • Powerful T2 trigger and dry-fire inhibitor.
  • ACU-52 rope cocking aid.
  • 3x scope.
  • Balanced design.
  • Carbon riser to reduce riser weight.
  • Comes with arrows and rope cocker.

Many of crossbow hunters in North America are always on the hunt for a powerful crossbow that offers plenty of power and consistent accuracy.

Keeping this in mind, Barnett has designed this crossbow. It is the first crossbow to combine reverse draw technology with a lightweight CarbonLite Riser. This combination makes a bow lethal as well as silent.

This crossbow by Barnett comes with much less vibration and noise than its traditional matches, without sacrificing power, speed or accuracy. The Vengeance is worth your while if you’re searching for a high-performance crossbow in a more compact and complete package.

The unique reverse draw system makes this crossbow looks cool and impressive. This system also provides several advantages and performance benefits such as faster reloading, as well as more compact design.

In this Barnett Vengeance Crossbow review, we covered up features, pros & cons, built quality, power, accuracy, and included accessories.

Barnett Vengeance Crossbows Review: First Impressions​

Barnett Vengeance Crossbow

Barnett Vengeance Crossbows Specifications
Speed365 FPS
Draw Weight140 lbs
Width Axle to Axle18.38″
Kinetic Energy118 ft. lbs.
Weight8 lbs
Power Stroke18″

Reasons To Buy

  • Maneuver and balanced design, that make it easy to carry and handle.
  • Arrows and rope-cocking devices included.
  • (CRT) Carbon Riser Technology to reduce the weight of the riser by 43% compared to standard riser compositions.
  • With anti-dry fire trigger and 3x32mm multi reticle scope.
  • Pull with ADF / MIM trigger technology.
  • Barnett offers a five-year limited warranty on Crossbow.

Reasons To Avoid

  • little heavy.
  • String dumpers break apart very easily.
  • Premium Price Range.

Barnett Vengeance Crossbows: Detailed Specifications

Build Quality

Like all other Barnett Crossbows, this is proudly made in the USA. Barnett’s engineers have created its latest range of crossbow based on the changing needs and desires of today’s hunters.

The size and balance of the Vengeance are one of its best features. Its stock has an ergonomic shape that is a good fit for most shooters. It has an adjustable vertical forward grip that makes it easy to handle.

Crossbow Type

Reverse Draw-  It is the best reverse draw crossbow. The Vengeance shifts more weight to the rear and center of the bow with this design. In other words, this reverse draw configuration shifts the center of gravity closer to the shooter’s body by moving the limb pockets closer to the trigger assembly, while the limbs face forward on the bow. This design arrangement reduces the weight at the front of the crossbow, that is essential for a well-balanced shot. This allows shooters to balance the bow more easily while shooting by shifting the balance point to shoulder.


It has a reverse limb design and uses carbonlite riser that makes it lightweight, steady, and well-designed. At 8 pounds, it may not be the lightest crossbow, but it is manageable.

Carbon Riser Technology(CRT)

It comes with a CarbonLite Riser that reduces the weight of crossbow by 43% as compared to standard risers. It boasts significantly less noise and vibration than traditional crossbows without sacrificing accuracy and power. It provides the steadiest and most accurate shot possible.

Kinetic Energy

The accuracy of this crossbow is outstanding. It can shot an arrow at 365fps to deliver around 118 ft.lbs. of kinetic energy. Assuming a dropoff of a few percent ft.lbs for every yard out from a point blank range, it still leaves you with 110 ft.lbs of kinetic energy from 30 yards. That means this crossbow has the power and the accuracy to likely be the only crossbow you’ll ever need for hunting.


It comes with efficiently used 140lbs of draw weight. It is perfectly capable of taking down whatever game you should choose to aim it at. It will do it in minimum shots due to its high accuracy that stays dead at ranges exceeding 50 yards. This crossbow is capable of slinging a bolt out to 90 yards.


It deals 118 feet of kinetic energy that is enough power for a cape buffalo. With a 400 grain arrow, you can able to shoot at 365 feet per second that is enough for even the toughest game in America.

It is coupled with Barnett’s standard noise reduction technologies that make it whisper quiet compared to hunting crossbows of comparable power.


It comes with a five years limited warranty. So you may rest, ensured that the Vengeance is going to lasts for many years of hunting.


The Vengeance trigger has 3.5 lbs of pull. Its trigger is very smooth and steady. Its ADF/MIM trigger technology increases the safety rating of the bow by automatically engaging the safety when it is cocked and not allowing the safety to be released until an arrow is loaded correctly into position. It also contains an ADF mechanism.

Ease of Use

The Vengeance Crossbow isn’t difficult to use once assembled. For cocking the bow, it includes a rope cocker aid with the bow. This crossbow is also compatible with a crank cocking device.

Some users find its assembly a bit complicated, but once the bow is together little maintenance and adjustment is required beyond lubricating the crossbow.


It is a state of the art compound crossbow with carbon limbs and other high quality, advanced materials, and technology. This crossbow comes under $1000. However, it doesn’t have a budget price tag because of the design and engineering that have gone into this crossbow.


The Vengeance crossbow comes in a carbon fiber finish or a high-definition camouflage.


This is one of the most powerful and fastest crossbows. Each crossbow package delivered by Barnett includes:

  • The Vengeance Crossbow, including Riser and Prod,
  • quick-detach quiver, three 22″ arrows
  • illuminated with 3 x 32mm scope.
  • Field tips
  • Rope-cocking device


It comes with 3 x 32mm multiple reticle crossbow scope. A quality scope that enables you to select the different colors of reticles. It is illuminated for better light visibility. It isn’t the best, though it is certainly enough for hunting and perfect for newbies.

Rope Cocking Device

It comes with a standard rope cocker device that adds good value to the Vengeance package. Those who are shorter height may have troubles using this cocker in its base state due to its length.


It comes with three 20″ 400-grain arrows, that are of decent quality. These bolts come provided with field tips. They are suitable for hunting once you select a broadhead of choice.

Premium Quick Detach Quiver

The quiver comes with Vengeance holds three bolts of 20-22 inch. It is designed to be able to removed quickly should the need arise that is useful in a hunting scenario. It is made of a durable composite and is of high build quality.


Assembling this crossbow isn’t as easy as the usual. Since it could get a bit tricky, also it could require more pressure to be able to line up all the parts. However, using a rubber mallet would be very helpful.

Its owner manual lacks good pictures, so it isn’t easy to understand. Therefore if you could find more experienced in setting up this crossbow, you would be saving yourself a lot of time. However, struggle in setting it up is pay off, as it is powerful and suitable for hunting.

Final Verdict​

It is a good choice for hunting. While it is a bit heavy, the Vengeance does an excellent job for transferring weight to the shoulder. It allows easy and well-balanced shot. If you look at its performance, there is no doubt that it can provide you speed, power and accuracy that you require to hit your target.

Frequently Asked Questions​

1. What crossbow case fits the Vengeance Crossbow?

You can choose between SKB Hunter Series Crossbow Case and Carbon Express Deluxe Case. Both are hard cases and provides plenty of room to accommodate a larger scope, accessories, and quivers.

2. What purpose is Vengeance crossbow designed?

It is a great crossbow for anyone looking for a high-performance bow in an easy to handle, compact package. If you’re looking for a bow that handles well in the woods or a blind, this is worth it.

However, it is probably not a good choice for someone looking for a starter or budget crossbow but will serve an experienced hunter well.

3. What is the pull weight/length of Vengeance trigger?

The pull weight on this style trigger with Anti Dry Fire is 3.5 lbs with a 5/16″ pull length. Its extended trigger mechanism uses a transfer bar from the actual trigger-pull back to the firing activator. This feature allows the production of high-performance crossbows that remain compact in stature and agile during operation.

4. Where is the serial number situated on the Barnett crossbow?

The serial number is located on the bottom of the stock.

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.