Centerpoint CP400 Review: High-End But Would That Be The Best!

CenterPoint crossbows are known for their budget offerings. Most of the time manufacturers compete in the high-end market. The budget section is open like an empty goalpost. CenterPoint takes full advantage of that.

CenterPoint CP400 is an amazing crossbow that offers a ton of value for the price. Here in TargetChaser, we love the best bang for bucks. That’s exactly what CP400 is. Let’s find out why you should buy the CP400 instead of other crossbows priced similarly.

Centerpoint Cp400: Outlooks

Centerpoint CP400

Specifications | Speed: 400 FPS; Kinetic Energy: 142 ft.lbs; Power Stroke: 13 Inches; Draw Weight: 200 LBS; Axle To Axle: 6 / 10.5 Inches; Length: 31.75 Inches; Weight: 7 LBS.

Build Quality

Like always, CenterPoint didn’t disappoint with the specs on this crossbow. One glance at the sheet and you will automatically know it’s a killing machine. For a killing machine of this caliber, the build quality has to be good. If it’s not durable for your need, there is no point in buying it. Thankfully, that’s not the case here.

Besides some very old CenterPoint crossbows with QC issues, I have rarely noticed people complaining about the structure of a CenterPoint crossbow. Quality control issues can happen to anyone. No point in holding them hostage for that.

The weight of the crossbow without any accessories is 7lbs. For a naked crossbow, that’s rather on the higher-end of the scale. You add in the accessories, the weight will increase even further. Still, I won’t call it a heavy crossbow. The overall build and the compact size pays up for the slightly increased weight.


CenterPoint CP400 is a powerful crossbow. Even though the power stroke of the CP400 is only 13″. The crossbow is capable of generating 142 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. That’s more than enough for any sort of hunting and shooting.

If you are looking for a big-game hunting crossbow, then this can be the best affordable option for you.


As the name suggests, CenterPoint CP400 is capable of reaching up to 400 FPS. We all know, 400 FPS is more than enough for any sort of hunting and target practicing. Anything you throw in front of the CP400 will annihilate it.

The accuracy on this crossbow is also mind-blowing. You combine the speed, power, and accuracy, you got a killer crossbow on your hand.

Draw Weight

When it comes to compound crossbows, I am not that worried about the draw weight. Most of the time the draw weight is quite low. It can get lower using the cranking aid provided by the manufacturer.

As for the CP400, you will get an option to have a built-in silent cranking device. The draw weight will be around 10-12 lbs after installing that. Without the cranking aid, the draw weight of the crossbow is 200 lbs. Which is not bad for a crossbow that is so powerful.

If you don’t want to go for the cranking aid, you can always cut down the draw weight by half using a rope cocker.

Noise And Vibration

The crossbow is pretty silent out of the box. I am not saying you should make it more silent. But if you want, you can. The limb suppressors eliminate the limb noise and vibration completely. Making it a silent and deadly crossbow.

For hunting, silent crossbows are a must. You don’t want to reveal your location to the target.


  • Excellent build quality.
  • Compact and short.
  • 142 ft-lbs of kinetic energy.
  • 400 FPS.
  • 5 years warranty.


  • A bit short for tall people.
  • The cranking aid is not included. It’s an add-on.

Centerpoint Cp400 Review Summary

I want to remind you guys again. It’s not that expensive. Just look at the value it’s offering. If you take it without the cranking aid and use a rope cocker instead, you can save money and have a banger of a crossbow in your hand.

Yet, I still recommend you to get the cranking aid. Let’s be real, anyone who is taking this crossbow is aiming this to last for at least 5 years. A cranking aid will save you a ton of energy and time throughout those 5 years. Honestly, at this price, it’s an unbeatable crossbow. I hope you enjoyed the review. Till we meet again.

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