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Finally had a chance to let a few arrows fly out of this thing in between snow storms today. All I can say is I'm very impressed with this xbows performance so far. Out of the box the cams were level and in time and the string doesn't have hardly any down pressure on the rail just a tiny bit where the center serving is doubled up. Cocking the bow was a chore for me because I have a sholder injury and I usually use the crank cocking device witch this xbow is compatabl with,but I dont have one on at this time,the 16 inch plus power stroke is a long streach. Any way I let 3 shots fly and my chronograph read errors so I replaced the battery and let 3 more fly, (401) (402) and (402 ) fps. Whowza ,I weighed my hyper flight arrow and came up with 404.6 grains. Very impressed with the out of the box performance,sorry no pics as I was very sore and was getting snowed on,will send pics when I can shoot next time ...KT
 

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Mudslinger: Thanks for the information where you mentioned the arrow weight and the crossbow being crank compatible.

Does the stock have removable side covers to install the crank cocking device? On the Ghost 410, they snap into the side of the stock, one on each side. Barnett's website does not mention anything on either the 405 or the 425 crossbow as to being crank compatible.

Do you happen to know what the riser is made of (carbon, aluminum or an alloy)?

Looking at pictures and descriptions on Barnett's website: the 405 has 185 pound draw weight where as the 425 has 206 pound draw weight. Both crossbows have a 16.333 inch power stroke. Both list as having the same axle to axle measurement as 17.667 inch which will be in the uncocked position.

I am thinking the groove in the rail-stock has to be narrower than the Ghost 410 to support the smaller diameter arrow shaft. The outsert used to hold the point does not rest on the arrow groove of the rail-stock.

If you have an arrow with the 1/2 moon nock, check to see if it will fit the latch area. The crossbow does not have to be cocked to do this.

Thanks for the help.

All the best with the new crossbow.
 

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The latch area is totally different to except the capture nock on the hyperflite arrows,or at least I think they are capture nocks. In the pics below the arrows with the white nocks are half moon,the orange nocks are the hyperflite nocks. I tried the half moon and they would not fit all the way in . As far as the side covers go,their is a button on the end of the butt stock when pushed the cover pops up but will not be able to close with the crank handle on. This cover would have to be modified to use with the crank handle left on. As a side note the hole that excepts the cocking device is about a half inch higher in the stock compared to my ghost 385 which should eliminate the downward pressure as one nears full draw which in return caused center serving separation....KT
 

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Finally had a chance to let a few arrows fly out of this thing in between snow storms today. All I can say is I'm very impressed with this xbows performance so far. Out of the box the cams were level and in time and the string doesn't have hardly any down pressure on the rail just a tiny bit where the center serving is doubled up. Cocking the bow was a chore for me because I have a sholder injury and I usually use the crank cocking device witch this xbow is compatabl with,but I dont have one on at this time,the 16 inch plus power stroke is a long streach. Any way I let 3 shots fly and my chronograph read errors so I replaced the battery and let 3 more fly, (401) (402) and (402 ) fps. Whowza ,I weighed my hyper flight arrow and came up with 404.6 grains. Very impressed with the out of the box performance,sorry no pics as I was very sore and was getting snowed on,will send pics when I can shoot next time ...KT
Very impressed with the out of box specs! Well done Mudslinger and some Barnett kudos too.
 
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Here is a pic of what it looks like under the side covers on the butt stock,notice at the bottom of the cut out in the stock it looks like what appears to be a built in spool catch to go with the crank cocking device,although I'm not positive .... KT
 

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Sounds like a speedster! I hope it kills you plenty of deers. Good luck!:)
 
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