CenterPoint Cp400 Crossbow Review

CenterPoint Cp400 Crossbow Review

Getting this type of technology in a crossbow at this price point is not something that happens too often. This unit is powered by the licensed HeliCoil technology and features thoughtfully-designed components that will work together to deliver a deadly and efficient speed of up to 400 fps and generate up to 142 fpe.

To ensure safe operation and prevent an accidental shooting, the item comes with an anti-dry fire mechanism and auto-safety trigger. Given the fact that the unit weighs only 7.1 pounds and measures 6 inches in axle-to-axle width when cocked, the product can be comfortably and easily employed even in tight places and by hunters of different ages.



Package Includes:


  • Optics: 3x32mm illuminated scope
  • Arrows: Three 20-inch carbon arrows
  • Quiver: Quick-detach quiver
    • Cocking device: Rope cocker
    • Stirrup: Unique dual-purpose folding stirrup/bipod
  • Rail lube
  • 5-year limited warranty




Speed (Up To) 400 fps
Kinetic Energy (Up to) 142 fpe
Length (w/o foot stirrup) 31.75”
Width Axle-to-Axle (uncocked/cocked) 10.50” (uncocked), 6.00” (cocked)
Power Stroke 13.00”
Weight (w/out accessories) 7.1 lbs
Draw Weight 200 lbs


Key Features

  • It is packed with the licensed HeliCoil technology and a CNC-machined cam system.
  • It generates up to 142 fpe and a shooting speed of up to 400 fps.
  • It can be used to hunt big game, thanks to its power and speed.
  • It ensures safe operation due to the anti-dry mechanism and auto safety.
  • It is equipped with a 3x32mm illuminated scope and a folding stirrup.
  • It has a stock that can be adjusted and a crank cocker to ensure ease of draw.



  • It is fast and powerful.
  • It is compact and lightweight.
  • It covers a wide range of shooting applications.
  • It is accurate and easy to use.


  • It comes with a cocking device made of plastic, which might not be that durable.



Build Quality – Durability


Shooting and hunting sessions can stretch over hours, and thus durability is one of the first benefits a quality crossbow should ensure. This unit was designed with materials that should help you cater to your needs for quite a while before the time to replace some of its parts comes.

If you decide to give this hybrid model a try, you will get a product that features a CNC-machined aluminum cam system and an aluminum rail, just to name a few of the components and materials employed for its construction. The aluminum used is appreciated for being durable while keeping the unit lightweight.

The cocking device is made of plastic and might not be as durable as expected, though, especially if the unit is employed for frequent hunting sessions. However, this might not always be the case.



The narrow axle-to-axle width of just 6 inches when fully drawn and the total weight of 7.1 pounds make this unit one of the lightest and, thus, most comfortable to use available. This user-friendly design will, therefore, enable you to employ the product even in small blinds and not too generous hunting spots.

The camo pattern is also worth mentioning as it will help you remain unnoticed and out of the game’s sight. Some of the unit’s parts were designed to enhance your comfort when using it; the stirrup is thus foldable, the stock is adjustable, and the foregrip featured has a pass-through design.


Speed and Performance

Despite its lightweight and compact build, this unit ensures impressive firing velocity and thus can reach up to 400 fps with 142 fpe. This further translates into enhanced versatility and makes it suitable for more shooting applications.

You can use it to take down both small and big game. However, since the power and speed delivered reach such levels, beginners might find it to be a bit too powerful and, therefore, utmost attention should be paid if you fall into that category. Seasoned hunters will appreciate the performance, though.



Accuracy plays a tremendous part when it comes to a hunter’s experience and contentment. Plus, there’s no time for any inconvenience in the field.

That’s why this unit was built to make sure that you get to benefit from the advantages mentioned above hunt after hunt and get you not only power but downrange accuracy as well. The lightweight build can also contribute to the accuracy delivered as it prevents arm fatigue.




Without a safe design, the speed and power of a crossbow might no longer be of help. Such a product must feature a safe design in order for you to enjoy your hunting sessions without harming yourself or damaging the unit, hence the use of an anti-dry fire mechanism and auto safety. These additions will prevent the unit from firing accidentally when it is not cocked.


Noise and Vibration

When shooting at a target, the noise produced by the crossbow might not be that troubling, yet when you’re out after a game animal, every little noise can lower your chances of success. With this model, that shouldn’t be a problem as it was designed to deliver the speed, performance, and accuracy we’ve mentioned while keeping the entire operation quiet.


Ease Of Use and Assembly

Even if this model is the result of two companies merging their efforts to create something innovative, you will have to deal with more of a traditional crossbow setup. If this is your first bow, assembling it might be a bit tricky, but it’s nothing so complicated that you can’t handle it if you follow the instructions carefully.

The addition of a folding stirrup and adjustable stock also enhances the user’s comfort when shooting with this unit. Not to mention that the compact and lightweight design will add to your overall shooting experience and prevent you from getting tired arms if you carry it from one hunting spot to another and engage in long shooting sessions.



CenterPoint CP400 Review Summary


If you’re interested in a powerful, easy-to-handle, and accurate bow, this model is worth considering before you make your decision. It delivers up to 400 fps with up to 153 fpe, which is noteworthy, especially when you think of its compact design.

It comes paired with the accessories you need to start using it right out of the box. Plus, the owner’s manual will help you set it up properly and easily.

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