The PSE Fang is an incredibly well priced crossbow at just $299.99. But is it a good crossbow? We put the PSE Fang Crossbow through an extensive test… Here are the results.
The new for 2015 PSE Fang takes low priced crossbows to the next level. At just $299.99, the PSE Fang Crossbow is an incredible value. The Fang includes a multi-reticle scope, three arrows, a quiver, and a rope cocker. Everything you need to get started shooting is in the box. The Fang also includes string stops. These limit vibration and are normally not found on an inexpensive crossbow.
The Fang is advertised to shoot 345 feet per second. We tested a random bow from our inventory and hit speeds at around 340 feet per second. This is just under the advertised speed but still incredibly fast for a crossbow at this price. The trigger is also very good. There is very little creep and the trigger weight on our test model had a 3.6 pound trigger pull. Again, excellent for a low priced crossbow.
The PSE Fang is well suited for men, women, and even young shooters. The Fang is 15.5” axle-to-axle when cocked and just over 36 inches long. With a draw weight of 155 pounds, the Fang isn’t hard to cock. However, if you don’t have a lot of strength the Parker Sidewinder crank will work on the PSE Fang with no alterations. Safety features include an auto engage safety, anti-dry fire inhibitor, and aggressive finger reminders to keep your fingers clear of the rail.
The included four power scope is not a brand name scope and is certainly from Asia. But it is fairly clear and has three lines with mildots between the lines. It’s not a high end scope but for under $300 for the entire package, you shouldn’t expect the best. But the scope will be perfectly suited for most shooters looking for great value.
The rail on PSE Fang is molded, not machined. This is common for budget priced crossbows. It allows for one piece construction and this keeps the price down. However, machined rails are generally more accurate. When we test shot from 30 yards the PSE Fang it did not disappoint. We shot three separate three arrow groups off a bench rest using the included arrows. Arrow spreads ranged from 2.5” to 2.75”. It’s not as accurate as more expensive crossbows but certainly accurate enough for whitetail hunters. If you’re looking for a little more accuracy from the PSE Fang, try the PSE Charger crossbow arrow. These arrows are about the same weight but tend to fly better than the included arrows. Our groups tightened up by about a half inch.
If you’re looking for the best money can buy, you should spend more money on a different crossbow. But if you’re looking for something inexpensive that will still perform well, the PSE Fang is a great crossbow for the money. The Fang also has a five year warranty from PSE.