Stryker Offspring Crossbow Review

The true magic of the Stryker Offspring crossbow is the fact that you can decock it. No other major manufacturer makes a compound crossbow that can be decocked with unloading bolts or a discharge target.

Stryker Offspring Black Crossbow

Stryker Crossbows and Excalibur Crossbow have joined forces to create the Offspring, the industry’s first-ever combination compound and recurve crossbow. A perfect engineering collaboration married Stryker’s innovative compound limb design with Excalibur’s rugged and dependable stock assembly to create a truly impressive and powerful crossbow. “The Offspring delivers the very best in technology, durability and safety from two industry leading crossbow manufacturers,” said Jeff Suiter of Stryker Marketing. 

“Stryker and Excalibur are two brands that have led the industry in quality and performance, and now consumers have a crossbow that features the best of both brands.” The Offspring is a smooth-shooting and ultra-quiet crossbow capable of firing bolts at speeds up to 360 fps with a 150-pound draw weight and a 13-inch power stroke. A 3.5-pound match-grade trigger makes for easy, silent shooting, and a compact, ambidextrous Ergo-grip thumbhole stock provides extra protection. The Offspring also has technology to reduce vibration and recoil, delivering a more accurate shot every time. 


The true magic of this crossbow is the fact that you can decock it. No other major manufacturer makes a compound crossbow that can be decocked without unloading bolts or a discharge target.  But it doesn’t end there.  At CrossbowExperts, we have done extensive shot tests on the Offspring and have found it to be one of the most accurate crossbows we’ve ever shot.  In fact, we have shot one inch groups at thirty yards.  1.5″ groups are common off a bench.  If you’re looking for a quiet compound crossbow that can shoot the lights out, the Offspring should definitely be on your list.

The Offspring spans a compact 20 inches in width, measures 37.5 inches in length and weighs just seven pounds. It features a silent manual safety, and includes Excalibur’s Guardian Anti-Dry Fire scope mount. The crossbow also quickly dissembles into two pieces for transport. The Offspring is available in BlackOpsTM and Mossy Oak® Break Up CountryTM. The complete package includes a multi-retical scope, ADF scope mount, three Octane Accustrike carbon arrows, a four-arrow quiver and bracket, three 100-grain field points and a rope cocking aid. 


This crossbow is available from CrossbowExperts for $799.99. • Ultra-quiet and smooth • Reduced vibration and recoil • Ambidextrous Ergo-grip thumbhole stock • 3.5 lb. match-grade trigger • Excalibur ADF scope mount • Quick two-piece disassembly • IBO/ATA Speed: 360 fps • Weight: 6.5 lbs.  Available Excalibur accessories for the Offspring include a cheekpiece, stock extender, C2 mechanical crank, and Octane Crypt case. 

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