Centerpoint Mercenary Whisper 390 Review: Beginner Hunting Crossbow!

CenterPoint Mercenary Whisper 390 also known as the CenterPoint Mercenary 390 is a beginner hunting crossbow. The price tag of this crossbow is quite low. Thanks to that, a lot of beginners keep a keen eye on this crossbow.

Honestly, when you search for the CenterPoint Mercenary Whisper 390 review, you won’t get that many reviews available for the crossbows. Reviewers tend to sleep on this crossbow for some reason. But we are not gonna do that. In my opinion, it’s a crossbow worth looking into. Why should you do that? Let’s find out.

Centerpoint Mercenary Whisper 390: Outlooks

Centerpoint Mercenary Whisper 390

Specifications | Speed: 390 FPS; Kinetic Energy: 135 ft.lbs; Power Stroke: 14.5 Inches; Draw Weight: 185 LBS; Axle To Axle: 14 / 18 Inches; Length: 35.8 Inches; Weight: 7.8 LBS.

Build Quality

By reading the specification chart, you already know just how good of a crossbow it is. Even though the crossbow might not look that durable. The material used on this is quite durable. One thing that I loved about this crossbow is the adjustable synthetic stock. If the stock is adjustable, you can adjust it according to the height of the hunter. This makes the crossbow viable for hunters of any height and strength.

The weight of the crossbow is 7.8 lbs. That’s rather heavy. If you add in the accessories it will be over 9lbs. I’m almost knocking at the 10 lbs mark. The weight distribution of the crossbow is quite good. That’s why it won’t feel toe or top-heavy.


Mercenary Whisper 390 is a powerful crossbow. It’s capable of generating up to 135 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. It’s more than enough for any sort of hunting.

Funny thing is, it’s a beginner crossbow. CenterPoint intended to make it a beginner crossbow. On a cheap crossbow such as the Mercenary Whisper 390, we don’t hope for that much power. But hey, it’s always welcomed.


The speed is already mentioned in the name of the crossbow. CenterPoint Mercenary can assassinate a target with an incredible speed of 390 FPS. The speed of cheap crossbows is often overlooked. There are too many fake products claiming to have over 400 FPS on the market. You don’t need to worry about the Mercenary Whisper 390.

Thanks to 390 FPS of speed, you can also hunt from range. This makes the Mercenary Whisper 390 a viable option for tree hunters.

Draw Weight

As this is a cheap crossbow, we can’t expect it to have a silent cranking aid. But you will have a rope cocking aid. Without the rope cocker, the draw weight of the CenterPoint Mercenary Whisper is 185 lbs.

It’s not that high. But it’s not low for a beginner either. Thankfully, you can lower that draw weight. Just use a rope cocking device. And the draw weight will fall under 100 lbs. Pretty neat.

Noise And Vibration

We often overlook the noise on a crossbow. Some tend to think that, crossbows aren’t loud, to begin with. That’s not entirely correct. A bad crossbow can sound a lot and the vibration from that terrible crossbow will make you miss a lot of shots. None of those are present in this crossbow.

A mercenary needs to be silent. That’s exactly what the CenterPoint Mercenary Whisper 390 is. A cold-blooded silent but a deadly assassin.


  • Excellent build quality.
  • Compact and easy to move around.
  • 135 ft-lbs kinetic energy.
  • 390 FPS & Highly accurate.
  • Silent.
  • Anti-dry fire trigger safety.
  • 5-year warranty.


  • The included scope isn’t good.
  • The crossbow is not the lightest.
  • Draw weight is a bit high for beginners.

Centerpoint Mercenary Whisper 390 Review Summary

One thing that is present in almost all budget crossbows is a terrible scope. This is true here too. The scope here is usable at best. I will highly recommend changing the scope ASAP.

Besides that, the CenterPoint Mercenary Whisper 390 is an excellent beginner crossbow. It’s affordable, compact, easy to move around, good for short and long-range, powerful, and high-speed. What else do you want in a crossbow whose audience is completely new to the scene? That’s right, nothing.

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