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It’s not every day we bring you a crossbow review. But when we do we make sure to bring a crossbow that’s worth your money. Will this be the same case here? Don’t worry! We got Centerpoint 370 crossbow.
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Last update on 2020-05-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
CENTERPOINT 370 CROSSBOW REVIEW: FEATURES AND BENEFITS
CENTERPOINT 370 CROSSBOW SPECS
- Length: 36 inches
- Width: 21 inches (uncocked), 18 inches (cocked)
- Weight: 7.9 lbs.
- Trigger Pull: 5 lbs.
- Draw Weight: 185 lbs.
- Arrow Speed: 370 FPS
- Kinetic Energy: 130 lbs.
- Auto-dry fire protection
- Ambidextrous Auto safety trigger
- Built-in string suppressors to minimize noise
On paper, the crossbow sounds legit good. When you add in the price it makes it really appealing. Let’s find out from real-life use whether it’s appealing or not.
When it comes to a piece of hunting equipment the first mandatory thing is to find out whether it’s capable of hunting or not. You can’t bring a toy on a hunting ground. That’s why the build quality material of your weapon needs to be good.
The material used for this crossbow is machined aluminum. Now, this is not comparable to your super-expensive carbon fiber. But for a 500$ crossbow, we appreciate the aluminum build instead of wood.
Don’t get us wrong we are no way trying to shame wooden frames we love wooden stocks. But when you are paying 500$ for a product that may catch wood termites.
The overall body quality feels like a sturdy piece of equipment that is made for hunters. It can withstand all the natural tortures in your hunting session.
To tell you in one sentence the build quality is excellent.
When you choose a crossbow for competition shooting or even hunting there is a possibility you want to showcase your crossbow more.
Because why not?
Most of the crossbow nowadays have excellent looking camo designs. The Centerpoint 370 is designed to be durable and efficient. The crossbow features an adjustable AR stock. That gives you the feel of an actual rifle.
The camo design also gives an excellent look to the whole crossbow.
SPEED, POWER, ACCURACY (SPA)
The name should be a giveaway of the maximum power of the crossbow. As the name suggests Centerpoint 370 has a 370 fps power. The crossbow can pull up to 130 FPKE (kinetic force in pounds).
In case you are wondering the average FPKE is 75. When you are aiming for the big game this budget-friendly crossbow won’t hold you down. In fact, it will help its best to push you to the limit.
Centerpoint offers excellent accuracy at 50yards out of the box. There are claims of hunters out there who have used this crossbow to shoot at over 80 yards. But the safe bet here is it’s best for mid-range use.
The trigger cape of the crossbow may hurt your accuracy. But it’s something that you get used to and never bother you again.
Another key part of a crossbow is that is it user friendly? Or is the learning curve too big for newbie etc.
You will be glad to know that there is a manual included inside the box to help you understand better. In case you don’t want to read it no problem.
Setting up the crossbow is not hard at all. Inside the box, the crossbow will also come with an aluminum crossbow scope.
Once you are done setting up the crossbow your user experience will blow you out. It’s that simple. The AR-style stock makes it feel like a rifle.
If you have operated a rifle before you will find it easy.
Not only the crossbow is compact and lightweight it also comes with a strap. You can hang it around your shoulder. As it is lightweight you won’t even feel stressed a bit while carrying it.
The crossbow also has a pistol grip. But this may not be a plus point for everyone. There is a large amount of creeps on the trigger to prevent a premature trigger.
But while it’s a good thing that you don’t misclick. It’s also a problem when you trying to quick scope and get a quick shot in.
In case you didn’t read the specification chart, this crossbow has a noise suppression built-in. Its job is to reduce string vibration and increase accuracy.
The foot stirrup of the crossbow is also coated with rubber armor and does the same job.
While the suppression is quite enough but many hunters will still go for more dampeners to suppress the sound further.
We can’t forget that there is an aluminum body illuminated crossbow included in the box for free. The out of box scope is already calibrated for 40 yards. The green dot indicates that. Sighting in the scope is super easy. And the zero holds pretty well.
The best part of the scope is it has an illuminated reticle.
Even though you can’t compare the illumination with a top-end scope. But it’s still there.
CENTERPOINT 370 CROSSBOW REVIEW: CONCLUSION
Overall, it’s one of the if not the best 300$ crossbow you can get on the market. It’s not super expensive. The build quality is top-notch and the performance is great. For a mid-range crossbow, it checks all the boxes.