The Zombie Strike series now also gets a bit of an arm brush feel with the Crossfire Bow. With him, just like with the N-Strike CrossBolt, the Ambrust-Craze is accused. The Crossfire Bow is probably based on the elite series, and with it, we can now feel like Daryl Dixon on Zombieland.
- Cool design
- Unique construction
- Super game feeling
- Average performance
- Slow loading
- Outstanding price/performance ratio
Design and ergonomics
The design has been very well integrated into the style of the Zombie Strike series, although the typical handle winding with bandages is missing. The set brown is said to indicate a wooden crossbow handle. The rest of the crossbow is, of course, held in the crisp Zombie Strike Neon green, with a well-placed dark turquoise.
The Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow is equipped with four vertically arranged dart races and uses the same AR system (air restriction) as the Rough Cut and Trade. This system allows the crossfire to “feel” which chamber is equipped with a dart so as not to lead unnecessarily air into empty chambers. Therefore, the darts loose one after the other and not all four at once. As with a real crossbow (and other nerf guns), the mechanism is activated by a trigger.
However, the single fire can be fouled if the trigger is not pushed too far, the AR system does not close, and all four darts are shot down one after the other (however, with strongly varying strength).
Of course, crossbow automatic fire does not fit anyway, after all, the purpose is to quietly and stylishly turn off enemies with a fat bolt and not attract other opponents. The Nerf Crossfire is, in spite of the cool design but ultimately a Nerf Gun and thus as loud as any other.
Handling and performance
Unfortunately, the Nerf Crossfire Bow is a little disappointing in the range because it is only 13.5 meters (shooting position) in our test. The angle can be increased by almost 4 meters and reaches a range of approx. 17 meters. The hit accuracy is exactly the average of most elite products. So she is so good, but with occasional outliers who go far away. The good news, as the Zombie Crossfire Bow is loaded from the front, there are, of course, no load inhibitions and thus no jamming of the darts. The fire rate is okay with about one dart the second, but the manual loading with new darts takes a little bit longer.
The Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow, which lies wholly in front of the handle, has fallen less well with us. That’s why the comfort of the blaster requires support with the left hand. This is, of course, with a real crossbow weighing 3 to 5 kilograms, but it also runs counter to the popular dual-wield. Also, the crossbows of the crossbow are a little wide, which can interfere if the shooting is to be shot out.
Crossfire Bow Conclusion
The Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow is probably not a Nerf Gun which you would buy because of outstanding performance or exquisite handling. She is a styling product for all who love zombie hunts and crossbows just ultra-cool. The Blaster is well-designed and perfect for a bit of bureaucracy (to annoy colleagues) or to customize its child the right choice. Nerf fanatics will surely have access to it because a crossbow as an anti-zombie blaster just belongs and cool.