X-BOW FMA Supersonic AR XL Review - Tactical Archery

X-BOW FMA Supersonic AR XL Review - Tactical Archery

The X-BOW FMA Supersonic AR XL is an incredibly aesthetic crossbow that offers exceptional value for money.

In simple terms, the Supersonic AR XL is the most powerful pistol crossbow in the world.

This ultra-compact crossbow has a draw weight of 120 lbs and generates an impressive bolt speed of 362km/h. It's no joke!

Despite its impressive performance specs, it's easy to cock thanks to the pulley loading mechanism, making it ideal for those that are a little weaker and struggle to cock other crossbows.

In this post, we're going to take a closer look at the X-BOW FMA Supersonic AR XL in all of its glory, and help you decide whether this is the right choice for you.

Let's get to it...

Specifications

When it comes to the specifications of the X-BOW FMA Supersonic AR XL, it certainly packs a punch.

The Supersonic AR XL crossbow has the fastest bolt speed on the planet, with a draw weight of 120 pounds that generates a bolt speed of up to 224 mph.

Due to the power of this crossbow, it's suitable for shooting at distances of up to 60m. This has previously only been known for much larger crossbows. 

Specifications below:

  • Mass Weight: 1.37 gram
  • Poundage: 120 lbs
  • Factory Speed: 330 fps
  • Width (Cocked/ Uncocked): 5/7.9 inch
  • Power Stroke: 7-inch
  • Colour: Black
  • Material: Metal/Fibreglass

Another key feature of this crossbow is the improved pulley cocking system. All that's needed is to pull the rear handle to cock the crossbow.

Its super easy and much more comfortable to cock than other crossbows that we have reviewed.

The built-in tensioning system is designed in such a way that the maximum force to be applied over the entire length of the power stroke does not exceed 40lbs.

Other Variations

If you're not to keen on the appearance of the X-BOW FMA Supersonic AR XL, don't worry, there are other variations to choose from.

FMA Supersonic Self Loading Pistol Crossbow 330fps

The FMA Supersonic Self Loading Pistol Crossbow is one variation of the Supersonic that does not have a stock.

This gives the crossbow better handling and makes it more suitable for close quarter firing.

Along with better handling, the lack of a stock makes aiming down sight quicker and also makes reduces the weight of the crossbow.

X-BOW FMA Supersonic AR XL Review

That said, aiming stability and recoil control will not be quite as good without a stock.

But you will save money as this variation costs £219.95 instead of £279.95.

A £60 saving!

X-Bow FMA Supersonic XL M4 Stock

The X-BOW FMA Supersonic XL M4 Stock is another variation of this crossbow that offers stability and accuracy thanks to the M4 stock.

The stock is typically the heaviest part of a crossbow, and because of this it adds a lot of benefits for long-range shooting.

This M4 stock is made from high-quality glass fibre and heat-resistant plastic. It has a foldable front handle and can be adjusted for optimal comfort.

Adding a stock to this crossbow adds a length of 67cm and increases the weight by approximately 1.43kg. 

This variation of the Supersonic is also priced at £279.95, so it's up to you to decide whether you prefer the M4 stock or the AR15 stock.

Pros & Cons

The X-BOW FMA Supersonic AR XL is a pistol crossbow that boasts power, stability and an affordable price point.

Below we've listed some of the pros and cons of this crossbow to highlight why this may, or may not be the perfect crossbow for you.

Pros

  • Incredibly powerful - The X-BOX FMA Supersonic AR XL is the most powerful crossbow on the planet. With a draw weight of 120 lbs and 330 fps, this pistol crossbow generates a bolt speed of up to 362km/h.
  • Easy to cock - The Supersonic AR XL has a revised and improved cable pull system, allowing ease and comfort when cocking this crossbow. The built-in tensioning system is built in a way that the maximum force required to cock this crossbow does not exceed 40 lbs.
  • Accurate - When it comes to accuracy, the stock for the X-BOW FMA Supersonic AR XL comes in handy. This is a stable, accurate and incredibly easy crossbow to use, allowing you to accurately shoot targets with precision at distances of up to 60m.
  • Ultra-compact design - This pistol crossbow is made from lightweight but incredibly durable materials, ensuring that its comfortable and easy to maneuver in close quarter situations. 
  • Made from robust & durable materials - The Supersonic AR XL is made from robust materials such as high-quality fibreglass as well as reinforced heat-resistant plastic with a non-slip surface.

Cons

  • Not ideal for long distances - The Supersonic AR XL is perfect for accurate shooting at distances of up to 60m. However, after the bolt passes this distance, bolt speed decreases significantly, and the power reduction is noticeable. If you're looking for a crossbow that is capable of shooting accurately at long distances, this pistol crossbow is not the one for you. 

Final Thoughts 

In closing, the Supersonic AR XL is one of the best crossbows money can buy in our opinions.

It's incredibly powerful, lightweight and is made from sturdy, strong materials that give this crossbow a great feel.

The revised cocking system makes it easy to load, even for those that are on the weaker side.

This stock makes for excellent stability in accuracy, but if you're looking for something more close range, there are other variations to choose from.

Hopefully you've enjoyed this X-BOW FMA Supersonic AR XL review, and if you do feel that this is the crossbow for you, there are more details on the product page linked below.

Check out the X-BOW FMA Supersonic AR XL here