Barnett HyperTac 420
$949.99 – $1,149.99
Barnett Hypertac 420 Crossbow
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Size and Weight
The Barnett Hypertac 420 is an ultra-compact crossbow that measures a full length of 35.9 inches and an axle-to-axle width of 18.75 inches uncocked and 9.1875 inches once cocked. If you are looking for a crossbow that is even more compact then check out our review of the Ravin R26, which has a cocked axle-to-axle width of 5.75 inches.
The Barnett Hypertac 420 weighs 7.9 pounds, which is not too heavy for its size. The crossbow is really well balanced and actually feels less heavy than you’d expect.
Construction and Design
Barnett has clearly made maneuverability their top priority with the design of the Hypertac 410. The crossbow features an ultra-compact riser assembly, a CNC machined aluminum flight track paired with a tactical-style adjustable buttstock.
The Hypertac 420 is a comfortable crossbow to handle. The tactical-style adjustable buttstock allows you to adjust the length of the pull for a custom fit and the crossbow features a pass-through forend and a multi-position pistol grip.
Like most Barnett crossbows the crossbow features three Picatinny rails. You can attach additional hardware to them such as a flashlight, extra quiver, etc.
Barnett equipped the Hypertac 420 with string dampeners to dampen the bow down during shooting.
The Hypertac 420 is well designed and constructed crossbow. I encountered no durability issues whatsoever during a couple of weeks of testing. I once even accidentally dropped it from a treestand. When I came down and picked it up there was no damage.
Barnett decided to equip the Hypertac 420 with a 1.5-5x32mm Halo scope. This is a fine crossbow scope that features a speed selector to match any crossbow shooting between 300-425 feet per second. The Halo scope provides aim points at exact 10-yard intervals from 20 up to 70 yards.
This Halo scope is illuminated for low light conditions. You can choose from either red or green illuminated reticles for low light conditions, with simple push-button on/off operation and illumination intensity control. Don’t forget to turn the button when you’re not using the illumination.
The Hypertac 420 is built with a 3-pound TriggerTech trigger system containing Frictionless Release Technology and a Metal Injection Molded (MIM) trigger. This trigger system drastically increases accuracy and precision with a crisp, smooth pull with zero detectable creep.
he Frictionless Release Technology that is integrate into the KillerTech trigger creates a free-floating roller between the sear and the trigger. This technology ensures a smoother, lighter pull. These trigger systems are still among the best crossbow trigger systems that are currently available on the market.
The Hypertac 420 comes with all the safety features you’d expect from a 2021 Barnett crossbow. The KillerTech trigger system assembly is built with an anti-dry-fire trigger (ADF) and an ambidextrous safety switch.
The Soft Lok Floating Bristle Arrow Retainer keeps the arrow in place so it won’t accidentally fall off the flight deck and the flight deck has finger safety reminders to keep your hands or fingers from getting in the way of the string’s path.
Cocking the Hypertac 420 with the rope cocker is easy and smooth. The rope cocker cuts the 225-pound draw weight in half.
Arrows and Quiver
The Hypertac 420 is part of their Hyper series crossbow lineup and is therefore compatible with their small-diameter HyperFlite arrows.
Barnett’s HyperFlite arrows have a .204 diameter for greater penetration. They are 22 inches long and weigh 330 grain.
Speed and Accuracy
The Hypertac 420 is a powerful crossbow. Its 15.5-inch power stroke and 215 poundage bow let the crossbow shoot bolts up to 420 feet-per-second depending on which bolts or arrows you use. Barnett speed-rated the Hypertac 420 using a 380-grain arrow. Being able to shoot up to 420 FPS with 142 ft-lbs KE is impressive for such a compact crossbow.
The Hypertac 420 is a very accurate crossbow that is suit for long-distance precision shooting. After some practice shooting and finetuning I managed to consistently shoot sub-2-inch groupings beyond 60 yards.
Barnett HyperTac 420 Crossbow | Lightweight & Ultra-Compact Crossbow Shooting 420 Feet Per Second
- BARNETT HYPERTAC 420 CROSSBOW WITHOUT CRANK DEVICE | Lightweight & Ultra-Compact Crossbow Shooting 420 Feet Per Second | Barnett Crossbows The most trusted name in crossbows since 1952
- HIGH-PERFORMANCE: The most compact and devastating crossbow in its class has emerged –Shooting 420 Feet Per Second the HyperTac 420. A newly designed and ultra-compact riser assembly paired with the tactical-style adjustable butt stock
- COMPACT & MANEUVERABLE | The ultra-compact design isn’t the only thing downsized on this new model – it shoots the small-diameter, extreme penetrating HyperFlite . 204 diameter arrows
- SAFETY FEATURES | Soft Lok Floating Bristle Arrow Retainer, Anti-Dry Fire (ADF) Trigger System. TriggerTech 3lb zero creep Frictionless Release Technology
- READY TO HUNT PACKAGE | Includes Halo 1. 5 – 5 x 32 mm Illuminated, Speed Compensating Scope, Three 22” HyperFlite Arrows, Premium Side-Mount Quiver, Rope Crank Cocking Device, & Lube Wax | Ships mostly assembled | Color: Mossy Oak Elements Terra
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