Killer Instinct Furious 370 Crossbow Review

Killer Instinct Furious 370 FRT Crossbow

Price tag

MSRP: $749.99

HBCP (Hunting-Bow competitive price): $699.99


Description of the product

This Killer Instinct Furious 370 Crossbow Review is about the new 2017 version of the Furious 370 FRT. Noticable improvements were made towards the 2017 version making almost the 2016 version obsolete after only one year. But see it that way the 2016 version is now more affortable. 

To be perfectly honest with you, there is none. A bit heavier than the new crossbow generations, an average scope, a basic rope cocking device, a really simple look and design with aluminum machined riser and cams. All these features are responsible for such low price. 

Does it mean low quality? Clearly not. It means durability at an accessible price. They built it to be an efficient hunting tool and make hunting or shooting with a crossbow accessible to everybody. CenterPoint recognizes safety and precision as important aspects of crossbows. The Dry-fire mechanism and the automatic safety trigger work flawlessly on the Sniper 370. On top of that, it has a fully adjustable stock for a better feeling, a pass-through foregrip to accommodate your shooting style to ensure exceptional accuracy and a narrower design for tight hunting places.

It won't win the latest design contest or the newest technology contest but this entry level crossbow is simply perfect for beginners or even experienced hunters who want to have an incredible hunting experience at an interesting price. 


CenterPoint Sniper 370 Crossbow – Specs summary 

Model Reviewed

Cocking draw weight



Suggested arrow length

Crossbow Cocked | Weight

Cocking device

Hunting Deer

 CenterPoint Sniper 370

 185 lbs.


370 FPS


 18" | 7.9 lbs.

 Rope Cocking Included



  1. Outstanding precision for an entry level crossbow (good groupings until 50 yards)
  2. Quality crossbow for the money
  3. Great adjustability for any User (stock and foregrip)
  4. Efficient safety mechanism (anti-dry fire)
  5. Well balanced crossbow with included bolts


  1. If first crossbow assembling, might be difficult
  2. trigger creep


Specifics of the package

Accessories: This entry level package will answer your expectations. The CenterPoint Sniper 370 crossbow package includes:

  • Illuminated 4×32 scope with a battery
  • A four-arrow quiver
  • A cocking rope
  • A shoulder sling
  • Three 20-inch carbon bolts
  • Owner’s manual
  • Warranty card
  • All the necessary tools to assemble the crossbow

Bolts: The bolts included are 375 grains overall weight. The bolt weight 275 grains for the shaft and 100 grains for the field points. I would suggest heavier broadheads to increase momentum and kinetic energy in hunting situations to use the full potential of this crossbow.

Tip: Do not go under the recommended weight from the manufacturer for the overall weight of the bolt which includes the broadhead weight. 


How to Assemble this Crossbow

Several steps are required to assemble the CenterPoint Sniper 370 like many crossbows but shouldn’t be too long. It should take you between 10 to 15 minutes even for a beginner. 

  • First thing to do is to clip together the stings of the riser. Make sur you install the cable slider the right way.
  • Fix the riser to the stock using the proper hardware.
  • Install the foot stirrup and the mounted quiver bracket
  • Screw in the scope on the picatinny rail (scope comes with a battery)
  • Install the shoulder sling and you completed the assembling.

Tip : You might want to use permatex to facilitate the assembling.


Tip: Sighting-in your crossbow is something you will have to consider to make sure your scope is perfectly aligned for the right distance. To do so, you might need a crossbow shooting stick or a bipod. A crossbow shooting stick or a bipod help the shooter to keep a steady aim so fatigue or shaking hands aren't factors to disturb your calibration.


Accuracy and Velocity

Kinetic Energy: The CenterPoint Sniper 370 crossbow delivers  370 FPS which generates 113.9 ft.lbs with the included bolts in perfect conditions. These bolts have 375 grains total weight. To raise the penetration factor, you could purchase heavier broadheads and raise up the kinetic energy to 121.5 ft.-lbs. with 400 grains overall bolts weight. Increasing bolts weight will make you use the full potential of this crossbow. That being said, this crossbow delivers the necessary power to take down any legal game on this planet. 

Accuracy and distance: Precision is the nerve of the war. CenterPoint has that in mind when they are creating their crossbows. Out of the box, the Sniper 370 will impress you. Almost no adjustments to do and your shots will hit repetitively the center of the target even at 50 yards. This means deadly shot even for a beginner. I saw hunters reaching dead center over 50 yards without any trouble. With or without experience this crossbow is deadly.

The only flaw that the Centerpoint Sniper 370 crossbow has, its his trigger. The trigger has a lot of trigger creep but when you get used to it, it is no more an issue. Trigger creep means the distance the trigger travel before the sear drops and release the bolt. It might affect the precision if you can't master it but remember that at that price, it's really acceptable. 


The scope will do the job but you might consider looking for another one eventually.


Impression of the crossbow

Design:  It can clearly tolerate a fair bit of abuse. No flashy design all about durability and efficiency. The adjustable stock gives a more tactical look to the crossbow. The camo finish suit well hunting purposes.

Safety: Like mentioned earlier, CenterPoint holds safety as an important aspect in the developement of their crossbows. The automatic safety and the anti-dry fire systems works flawlessly to keep you focus on hunting and not injuries. The adjustable stock and foregrip also increase safety because you can properly adjust them to your own length. 

ManeuverabilityThe CenterPoint Sniper 370 crossbow comes with a narrower design and weight about 7.9 lbs. This crossbow is not the lighter on the market but is not heavy enough to cause fatigue while you are aiming for several minutes. The stock is smooth on the shoulder helping balancing the crossbow weight in between rear and front end. Finally, the rope cocking aid makes your life much easier to cock the string into the latch. Its adjustability can suit any adult height which will make your life even easier. The 185 lbs necessary to cock is down to 90 lbs. more or less.


Hunting situations

Quietness: Surprisingly quiet for an entry level crossbow. But honestly, velocity of moderns crossbow is high enough to kill any legal game before they noticed the sound of the crossbow. There are sound suppressor and vibration dampeners available on the market to make this crossbow even quieter and a more stealh weapon. Even if the trigger has trigger creep, it has a clean break when the sear drops. 

Efficiency: This crossbow is a serious contender when we are talking about best crossbows for the money. This is a well-built crossbow combining accuracy, distance and price. The Sniper 370 crossbow is easy to manoeuver and provides great accuracy without many adjustments resulting in many successful hunting stories.




Taking good care of movable parts like strings, cams and trigger system will assure your crossbow to last longer. Clean debris from the flight track to avoid miss-shots and make a full inspection of the crossbow before hunting season.


Possible add-ons

Crossbow Cases: Crossbow cases become handy to protect, store or transport your crossbow. On top of that, you can carry extra hunting items like knives and binoculars. I would suggest the OMP Compact Crossbow Case. It is an universal case that fit most crossbows on the market.

Tip: If you want more details on how to choose a crossbow case, I suggest you to read Buying an archery case: 8 aspects to consider to have a better understanding on how to choose them.

Broadheads: For better penetration, I suggest you try the Spitfire Maxx crossbow broadheads in 100 grains or more. They are well known to get through and leave a nice blood trail. Those are two important aspects for hunting broadheads.

Crossbow target: Of course practicing is the key stone for better precision. I would recommend either a yellow jacket crossbow target or a block crossbow target. Their density can absorb the fastest crossbow and they come at a fair price.


I hope the CenterPoint Sniper 370 crossbow review answered few or all of your questions. This crossbow is definitely a lethal weapon and is under $300. This is a serious crossbow to consider as your first crossbow. No doubts, you will enjoy every dollars invested in the CenterPoint Sniper 370 crossbow while hunting.



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