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Top Women’s Crossbows of 2021 – Reviews and Comparison

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Our team of enthusiasts took a close hands-on look at the top women’s crossbows ideal for smaller-framed beginners and pros.  While these models change quickly in availability, each of the following models offers a solid choice for the right demographic.

We’ve put together a list below of our 6 best crossbows for the money for you to choose from. All of these crossbows are built ready-to-hunt for any game.  They’re also a solid choice for recreational shooting and skill work. In fact, many of you like to focus on target shooting during the off season.

When it comes to choosing the right crossbows for women, it isn’t just a case of picking a bright color or the lightest weight. Of course, pink does make a popular crossbow choice for women though.  It’s entirely up to you how you choose and with this chart, I am this guides you in picking the best crossbow for your activity.

We looked at all the features that top an ideal crossbow for women such as powerful, lightweight and comfortable. It has been designed to be safe in use even by those who are new to hunting or archery. This makes it highly recommended for beginners in these activities.

Side-by-side Comparison Chart

Barnett Outdoors Raptor FX Crossbow Package, Camo

Barnett Recruit Terrain Crossbow, 330 FPS

Tenpoint Lady Shadow Crossbow Package with 3X Pro-View 2 Scope, 3-Arrow Instant Detach Quiver, 20″ Magnum XX75 Aluminum Arrows, Ambidextrous Side-Mount Quiver Bracket, and ACUdraw 50

Parker Bushwacker Crossbow Pkg, 4x MR Scope

Excalibur Vixen II Crossbow Varizone Package

Excalibur Crossbow Null Matrix SMF Grizzly Crossbow with Lite Stuff Package/Vari-Zone Scope (Draw Weight : 200-Pound), Mossy Oak Break-Up Country, Recurve

Top Crossbows for Women: My List and Reviews

1. Barnett Outdoors Raptor FX Crossbow


Barnett Outdoors Raptor FX Crossbow Package Camo is ideal for smaller-framed enthusiasts or beginners. The Barnett’s features are like other popular bows with speeds up to 330 fps of kinetic energy.

Raptor RX is built to hunt and ready for any big game. Raptor FX has an adjustable cheek piece and butt stock to ensure the shooter can grow into the bow making adjustments as he or she grows. As always, safety is a priority so remember to keep your fingers down low.

The Raptor is the perfect crossbow for the beginning hunter who is willing to invest in the best.

2. Barnett Recruit Terrain Compound Crossbow


Barnett is a US-based crossbow manufacturer that is well-known for its high-quality bows, one of which is the Barnett Recruit Terrain. We love supporting made in the USA products. This crossbow is one of their most popular and well-recognized products under the small crossbow category.

Available in a field-ready color scheme, this bow is eye-catching and functional. It’s a compact crossbow that measures 34.25L by 18.25″W and weighs in at 6.4 lbs, a suitable size for women, young adults, and smaller-framed shooters. Even without a cocking device, this crossbow is very easy to draw, thanks to its 140-pound draw weight.

This package comes with a 4×32 scope, a rope cocking device, a lightweight quiver, a pair of 20″ Headhunter arrows, and lube wax. The bow deliver 91.9 feet-pounds of kinetic energy and a speed of 330 feet per second, making it one of the most powerful crossbows of this size on the market.

This bow features an ergonomically designed pistol grip and quad limbs. Combine this with safety and anti-dry fire mechanism, and you’re sporting a very easy and safe-to-use crossbow.

To top it off, the Barnett Recruit Terrain is also designed with Trigger Tech Technology that allows a 3lb zero-creep release and durable stainless steel components. A three-year warranty also applies, a standard offering with any Barnett product.

3. TenPoint Lady Shadow Crossbow Package


Similar to Barnett, TenPoint is also a world-renowned, US-based manufacturer that is admired for its high-tech, quality crossbows. The TenPoint Lady Shadow Crossbow package is designed for women and contains everything that a female hunter wants and needs for hunting or hobby.

For starters, it features a well-built, sturdy, and stylish body. It comes with a complete kit, including three pieces of Magnum XX75 bolts, a 3x illuminated multi-reticle scope, an ambidextrous quiver mount, and a quick detach quiver.  They also throw in an instructional DVD.

The color is a mix of black and pink, with pink strings and cables that gives it a feminine look. The Tenpoint is a lightweight crossbow, making it easy for female hunters to carry around awhile moving quickly in the field. It uses rubber dampeners to connect the stocks to the barrel which decreases the vibration and noise.

With 13.5 inches of distance between one axle to the next when cocked, it’s a small bow that weighs only 6.4 pounds. With this crossbow, you can achieve kinetic energy within the range of 99 to 104 feet-pounds. It has an ACU cocking device that allows for five pounds of push-to-crank, which can be achieved using just the index finger.

The TenPoint Lady Shadow Crossbow delivers speeds that are about 350 feet per second when using 375-grain bolts, and 330 feet per second when using 435-grain bolts. This makes it the perfect crossbow for small game hunting, elk, deer, and bear hunting.

4. Parker Bushwacker 150 Crossbow


Don’t let this crossbow fool you. It may not be 300 fps, but it still packs a serious punch. The Parker Bushwacker 150 is perfect for hunting small to medium-sized game.

The Parker Bushwacker Crossbow is made in the USA and packs quality construction.  You get hard-hitting Parker performance with superior accuracy with a friendly price tag! Blaze your own trails with a balanced, ideal set-up.

5. Excalibur Axiom SMF Crossbow


Excalibur Axiom SMF  Crossbow accuracy is capable of producing arrow speeds in excess of 305 FPS* and the Recurve has plenty of horsepower.  That makes it reliable and efficient enough to handle any of North America’s largest game.

Draw weight for the Excalibur Axiom SMF Kit W/Scope is 175 pounds and 14.5″ power stroke, making it not just reliable and efficient but comfortable to cock too.

One thing to note,

The accuracy of this crossbow for women is also top notch. You will never miss your target even at long ranges, this is one to check out!

6. Excalibur Vixen II Crossbow – Pink Crossbow


The Excalibur Vixen II Crossbow Varizone Package, Pink Camo is a perfect choice for a youth crossbow, ladies Crossbow, or smaller-framed hunters. The short, light draw weight of 150 lbs. reduces the length of pull.

The Vixen II Comes decorated in “Realtree Hardwoods” HD Camouflage with “Kolorfushion” Realtree APC Pink.