Barnett HyperGhost 405 Review – Comfortable, Accurate and Fast Crossbow

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Let’s take a look at the Barnett HyperGhost 405 compound crossbow. According to Barnett, it was their “fastest, hardest-hitting hunting crossbows ever!” back in 2019. We also reviewed the Hyper Ghost 425, which is Barnett’s flagship model this year.

In the package you’ll get the Barnett Hyperghost 425 crossbow, Premium 1.5 x 5 x 32 mm Illuminated scope, Rope cocking sled, Three-arrow side-mount quiver, three 22-inch Premium HyperFlite arrows, and some Lubrication Wax.

Barnett HyperGhost 405 Crossbow Specs

Barnett HyperGhost 405
BARNETT HyperGhost 405 Crossbow in Mossy Oak Treestand Camo, Shoots 405 Feet Per Second and Includes Premium Illuminated 4X32 Scope
Speed: 405 FPS
Weight: 7.7 lb.
Length: 36.25"
Width Axle-to-Axle (uncocked/cocked): 20.375"/17.6"
Power Stroke: 16.33"
Draw Weight: 185 lb.
Price not available
Barnett HyperGhost 405
BARNETT HyperGhost 405 Crossbow in Mossy Oak Treestand Camo, Shoots 405 Feet Per Second and Includes Premium Illuminated 4X32 Scope
Speed: 405 FPS
Weight: 7.7 lb.
Length: 36.25"
Width Axle-to-Axle (uncocked/cocked): 20.375"/17.6"
Power Stroke: 16.33"
Draw Weight: 185 lb.
Price not available
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Size and Weight

The HyperGhost 405 measures a full length of 36.25 inches, a width(axle to axle) of 20.375 inches uncocked, and 17.6 inches cocked. The crossbow tips our scales at 7.7 lbs.

Construction and Design

The HyperGhost 405 features a new upgraded stock and Barnett’s patented step-through riser. The buttstock has a stabilizer bar. This stabilizer bar makes sure that the crossbow is better-balanced because of the counterbalance it provides.

On top of the buttstock, there is a compartment that you can open from the top, you can store the Barnett hand crank in there or you can store your hunting license in there. The crossbow features a pass-through well-designed foregrip.

Another by Barnett patented addition on this crossbow is the Retractable Underarm Counter Balance Support (RUCS). This retractable underarm hooks under the shooter’s arm to counteract the weight of the riser for a balanced, secure grip when shouldering the crossbow.

The HyperGhost 405 features three Picatinny rails, you can attach extra equipment to them.

The crossbow features Mossy Oak’s Treestand Monochromatic Camo Pattern finish.

Arrows and Speed

The HyperGhost achieves speeds up to 405 feet per second and is capable of delivering 138 (ft-lbs) KE knockdown power. Enough to kill any whitetail or large game.

Barnett HyperGhost 405 Close up

The three 22-inch long premium HyperFlite arrows are high-quality hunting arrows. The HyperGhost 405 comes with a side-mount quiver that can hold a total of four arrows.

Halo Scope

The Hyperghost 405 comes with a premium 1.5 x 5 x 32 mm illuminated Halo scope. This scope has an illuminated(green or red) reticle. The space in between the internal dots can be adjusted to any speed thanks to the per second speed dial on the scope. The scope is tuned up to 60 yards.

Close up of the Halo Scope on the HyperGhost 405

Cocking

The Hyperghost 405 features a rope sled for cocking and is also compatible with a cocking crank. The Barnett Crank Cocking Device is sold separately.

TriggerTech Trigger

The HyperGhost 405 comes with a trigger with the patented TriggerTech trigger, its a Metal Injection Molded (MIM) trigger with Frictionless Release Technology.

Frictionless Release Technology is enabled by a free-floating roller between the sear and the trigger – offering a smoother, lighter trigger. The three-pound, zero-creep smooth pull gives you full control over the shot. It is a fantastic trigger system that is worth $200 on its own.

TriggerTech trigger on the HyperGhost 405

Safety Features

The crossbow is packed with safety features. The TriggerTech trigger system contains an ambidextrous safety switch, nock sensors and anti-dry fire. The crossbow features safety guards under the flight deck.

Assembly and Sighting-in

The HyperGhost 405 comes mostly pre-assembled. You’ll only have to tighten one bolt. Install the quiver bracket first. Then the quiver and the step-through riser. Because of its single bolt assembly design, you can assemble and disassemble the HyperGhost 405 very quickly and efficiently. Sighting-in the scope was also easy to do, in 5 minutes I had it properly calibrated.

Range Test

The HyperGhost 405 is very comfortable to hold and maneuver with. Thanks to the stabilizer bar in the buttstock and the Retractable Underarm Counter Balance Support(RUCS) the crossbow’s balance is outstanding. Even shooting with one hand is therefore possible with this crossbow.

Cocking the Hyperghost 405 with the cocking sled was easy to do and required little effort. We also tried out cocking the crossbow with Barnett’s crank cocking device. I prefer the crank myself because its more silent, which is always a big adventage to have when you’re hunting an animal.

We speed tested the Hyperghost 405 with the chronograph we use to speed test all crossbows that pass our review table. With the HyperFlite arrows that were included in the package, we measured a top speed of 406.7 feet per second, with 394 fps being the avarage.

The pre-installed string dampeners dampen the crossbow down and the Bristle Arrow Retainer keeps the arrow securely in its place on the flight rail. You can swing the crossbow around and it still won’t fall off.

The HyperGhost 405 is a very accurate crossbow. With the Premium Halo scope I was accurate enough to shoot a 3″ (or less) group at -70 yards.

Verdict

The Hyperghost 405 is another great crossbow from Barnett. The HyperGhost 405 is durable, fast, and highly accurate. The crossbow’s TriggerTech trigger is crisp and consistent and the Halo scope allows you to accurately aim up to 60 yards. I can highly recommend this fine crossbow to seasoned hunters that are looking for a reliable 405 FPS crossbow.

BARNETT HyperGhost 405 Crossbow in Mossy Oak Treestand Camo, Shoots 405 Feet Per Second and Includes Premium Illuminated 4X32 Scope
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE Hyper Ghost 405 compound crossbow in Mossy Oak Tree stand Monochromatic with complete hunting accessory package. Specs: 405 feet per second, weight of 7.7 pounds, Axle to axle width of 17.6", dimensions: 36.25" X 20.37"
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: Step thru riser with single bolt assembly and anti-dry fire TriggerTech trigger. Single Bolt Assembly allows for quick and easy setup.
  • 450 yard reflective range; Lightweight with adjustable eye piece for focus
  • COMPATIBLE with Barnett Crank Cocking device
  • READY TO HUNT PACKAGE: Includes Three 22" Hyper Flite Arrows, Premium 1.5 x 5 x 32 millimeter Illuminated Scope, Rope Cocking Sled, & Lube Wax. Ships Mostly Assembled

Recommended Accessories

Arrows & Broadheads

You can buy an extra pack of five Barnett HyperFlite arrows on Amazon and equip them with Rage Crossbow X Broadheads.

Rage Crossbow X broadheads are mechanical broadheads that are optimized for crossbow usage. They have two ultrasharp .035″ thick stainless steel blades tough enough for the biggest game with the thickest skins out there. They have a a 2-inch cutting diameter.

Barnett Archery 22" HyperFlite Arrows
Barnett Archery 22" HYPERFLITE Arrows, 5pk Hunting Arrows for Barnett HyperGhost Crossbow, Black
5pk
$78.89
Barnett Archery 22" HyperFlite Arrows
Barnett Archery 22" HYPERFLITE Arrows, 5pk Hunting Arrows for Barnett HyperGhost Crossbow, Black
5pk
$78.89
Rage Crossbow X
RAGE Crossbow X, 2-Blade Archery Arrow Broadhead, 100 or 125 Grain with Shock Collar Technology (3-Pack)
3pk
$39.49
Rage Crossbow X
RAGE Crossbow X, 2-Blade Archery Arrow Broadhead, 100 or 125 Grain with Shock Collar Technology (3-Pack)
3pk
$39.49

Barnett Crank Cocking Device

Barnett’s Crank Cocking Device attaches to the stock of the HyperGhost 405 crossbow, the crank reduces cocking resistance by 93 percent. It is also compatible with the Barnett HyperGhost 425.

Barnett HyperGhost Crank Cocking Device
Barnett HyperGhost Crank Cocking Device | Crossbow CCD Compatible with Hyperghost 425 and Hyperghost 405 Crossbow Models, BAR20019, Black
$99.00
Barnett HyperGhost Crank Cocking Device
Barnett HyperGhost Crank Cocking Device | Crossbow CCD Compatible with Hyperghost 425 and Hyperghost 405 Crossbow Models, BAR20019, Black
$99.00

Storage and Transportation

If you want a crossbow case that fits the Hyperghost 405 then we would recommend buying a Supply SAS Black Deluxe soft crossbow case from Southland Archery. It is an affordable and durable crossbow case with a sling.

Southland Archery Supply SAS Soft Crossbow Case
Southland Archery Supply SAS Black Deluxe Padded Soft Crossbow Case with Sling
$49.99
Southland Archery Supply SAS Soft Crossbow Case
Southland Archery Supply SAS Black Deluxe Padded Soft Crossbow Case with Sling
$49.99

If you want a shoulder sling with your HyperGhost 405 then we recommend a TenPoint Neoprene Crossbow Sling. This sling has a non-slip design with custom swivels and a heavy-duty adjustable strap.

TenPoint Neoprene Sling
TenPoint Neoprene Crossbow Sling (HCA-004)
$34.99
TenPoint Neoprene Sling
TenPoint Neoprene Crossbow Sling (HCA-004)
$34.99

Our Rating of the Barnett HyperGhost 405

Bryan Taylor

HyperGhost 405 pic for the review box
Speed
Durability
Accuracy
Value

Summary

The Barnett Hyperghost 405 is a high-quality crossbow that is well-balanced and very comfortable to hold, handle, and shoot with. The crossbow shoots arrows with velocities up to 415 feet per second and is highly accurate. The HyperGhost 405 comes with a crisp zero creep TriggerTech trigger, premium 1.5 x 5 x 32 mm illuminated Halo scope and a rope sled for cocking and is the crossbow is crank compatible.

3.8

What we like

  • Hard-Hitting 405 FPS
  • Step-through-riser
  • TriggerTech trigger
  • Single-bolt assembly
  • Premium Hyper Flight arrows

What we don’t like

  • Barnett Silent Crank not included in the package
Barnett HyperGhost-405-and-a-Crossbow-Practice-Target

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