The All New CarbonLite Ghost 420 is Barnett’s Fastest Crossbow Ever

Barnett Carbonlite Ghost 420
Barnett Carbonlite Ghost 420

BarnettTARPON SPRINGS, FL-( Today’s crossbows are a far cry from the very first modern crossbow Mr. Bernard Barnett crafted in his garage in the U.K. in 1962. And they’re simply worlds away from those used by hunters and soldiers in medieval times.

Barnett Carbonlite Ghost 420 Crossbow

The modern hunting crossbow is smaller, lighter, smoother, faster and easier to use than ever before. It’s no wonder hoards of traditional bow hunters and firearms hunters are flocking to the crossbow to unlock new hunting opportunities and experiences.

Experienced hunters understand the value of premium-quality top-performing firearms and compound bows. They’ve tried the rest and have invested in the best. For this caliber of hunter looking to purchase his or her first crossbow – or the existing crossbow hunter seeking the ultimate in speed, quality and performance – the all-new Barnett Ghost 420 was created to exceed their expectations.

One of three premium crossbows in Barnett’s elite Carbonlite Series, the standout Ghost 420 is Barnett’s fastest crossbow ever. Featuring a full carbon step-through riser and a machined aluminum flight track to minimize weight while stalking or patiently waiting for the shot on stand, the Ghost 420 boasts a 185-pound draw weight capable of sending an arrow flying at a blistering 420 feet per second.

Barnett Carbonlite Ghost Crossbow
Barnett Carbonlite Ghost Crossbow

But lightness, balance and speed are just the beginning.

Barnett’s premium variable-power illuminated scope further enhances the Ghost 420’s performance and accuracy, and its all-new TriggerTech trigger system is the finest available. Frictionless Release Technology employs a unique, free-floating roller between the trigger and sear, instilling confidence and boosting accuracy through an incredibly smooth and light three-pound trigger pull with zero creep. Additionally, nock sensors and ADF (anti-dry fire) keep a spring-loaded safety bar in place until the arrow is properly seated, protecting the user and the bow from accidental dry fire.

The all-new Ghost 420’s premium features continue with string dampeners, a rubber butt pad, pass-through foregrip, 7/8” Picatinny rails, included Talon sling, and a side-mount quiver that detaches with the simple press of a button. The result is a crossbow that allows hunters to hunt how they want, without compromise… along with some jealous gazes from their hunting companions. Best of all, the Ghost 420 comes mostly assembled from the factory; the simple installation of a single bolt out of the box is all that’s necessary to complete the package for duty.

 With Mossy Oak Treestand Monochromatic: a sleek, deluxe camo pattern exclusive to the Ghost 420
With Mossy Oak Treestand Monochromatic: a sleek, deluxe camo pattern exclusive to the Ghost 420

A premium bow should look as good as it performs, and the Ghost 420 does both like no other. So how did Barnett match the 420’s aesthetics with its sizzling performance? With Mossy Oak Treestand Monochromatic: a sleek, deluxe camo pattern exclusive to the Ghost 420, ensuring that this top-performing crossbow actually stands out while blending in. Yeah, we just said that.

Barnett Ghost 420 Specifications

  • Model # 78501 / UPC # 4 2609 78501 8
  • Speed: 420 fps (using a 380-grain arrow)
  • Kinetic Energy: 153 ft. lbs.
  • Weight: 7.6 lbs.
  • Draw Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Power Stroke: 15.375 in.
  • Dimensions: 37.4”L x 22” W
  • Axle to Axle Dimensions: 20.125 in.
  • Made in the USA
  • MSRP: $1,199.99

Barnett Ghost 420 Features

  • Mossy Oak Treestand Monochromatic Camo
  • Carbonlite Riser
  • CNC Machined Aluminum Flight Track
  • 1.5-5 x 32mm Premium Illuminated Scope
  • TriggerTech Frictionless Release Technology
  • Anti-Dry Fire (ADF) Trigger System
  • Metal Injection Molded (MIM) Trigger
  • 7/8” Picatinny Rails
  • Single Bolt Assembly
  • Soft-Lok Floating Bristle Arrow Retainer
  • Crank Cocking Device Compatible (Rope Cocking Device Included)
  • Finger Safety Reminders
  • Pass-Through Foregrip
  • Side Mount Quiver
  • Two 22” Headhunter Arrows
  • Talon Crossbow Sling
  • Rubber Butt Pad
  • String Dampeners
  • Lubrication Wax
But lightness, balance and speed are just the beginning.
But lightness, balance and speed are just the beginning.

Made in the USA with a renewed commitment to quality, safety and complete customer satisfaction, the all-new Barnett Ghost 420 offers experienced, discriminating hunters with a premium combination of unrivaled speed and uncompromising performance. Try the rest, but invest in the best.


Barnett Outdoors, LLC is the world’s leading manufacturer of crossbow, archery and slingshot products. The original crossbow pioneers, Barnett is built on the unrelenting delivery of trailblazing solutions to those daring enough to take on new challenges and adventures. To these individuals, Barnett offers a legacy of industry firsts, along with the promise of restless innovation to always stay ahead of their needs. Barnett is owned by Plano Synergy Holdings – an industry leader at the helm of some of the top hunting and fishing brands. With this partnership, Barnett will continue its legacy of offering high-quality, affordable products that are always ahead of the curve. Learn more at