Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II Review

ModelDraw WeightStrokeVelocitySuggested Arrow LengthCrossbow Length / Weight
Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II

AP Inferno Blaze II
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150 lbs.14.5"345 FPS

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20"37.5" / 8 lbs.
- Everything is included to get started with crossbow archery
- Front foregrip handle to help steady the crossbow
- Rope-cocking device included
- Scope has poor light-gathering characteristics
- Only a 1-year warranty
Small Game Hunting?yes2
Deer, Elk Hunting?yes2
Moose, Bear Hunting?yes2
Target Shooting?yes2
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Package Contents

Hi there, and welcome to my Crossbow Review. This time around, I’m inspecting the Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II Crossbow. The Inferno Blaze II is an inexpensive compound crossbow package that includes everything you need to get started with crossbow archery. Each package delivered by Arrow Precision includes the following items:

  • The Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II Crossbow, including riser & limbs
  • All assembly hardware and tools
  • 4 x 32mm Illuminated Multi-Reticle Scope
  • Detachable Quiver
  • Padded Sling
  • Rope-Cocking Device
  • 4 20” Carbon Arrows
  • Safety glasses
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card

Assembling The Crossbow

Assembly of the Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II is a fairly easy process, and should take less than half an hour. You will need a 7/64” Allen key to mount the scope, and a Phillips head screwdriver. All other tools are provided in the box. Mounting the riser and prod assembly to the stock is simple, but make sure you place the cable slide on correctly to avoid damaging the crossbow’s string. The other components, such as the quiver and the front foregrip handle, are straightforward and easy to install onto the crossbow using the included Allen keys.

Once your crossbow is assembled and your scope is mounted, it’s time to head out to the range or backyard to sight in and begin practicing.

Accuracy And Power

The Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II shoots arrows at 345 fps, flinging them into the target with 106 ft. lbs. of kinetic energy. This is powerful enough to drive through at least a dozen layers of cardboard with ease, so make sure you use a good compressed foam core target block for your shooting.

The crossbow has an adjustable vertical foregrip for extra stability and comfort, and a smooth 2.5 lb. trigger pull for highly accurate shooting. I was able to maintain 1” groupings from 25 and 30 yards, and 1.5” groupings from 40 yards. As I moved further out, the accuracy decreased until I was only able to maintain 6” groupings from 75 yards.

Up close, this crossbow is deadly accurate and can easily make a kill shot. The further out you move, though, the less reliable the accuracy of the crossbow is. I would recommend staying within 40 yards of your target, if not closer.

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Ballistic Data For The Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II

Your actual results will vary slightly depending on weather, and significantly with arrow weight change. See our Crossbow Ballistics Guides section for a complete understanding of how we conducted our tests and why this data matters.

What To Expect While Hunting?

The Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II is fairly noisy, but installing the included string suppressor system helps to reduce the noise and vibration. With the string suppressor system installed, the crossbow is no louder than the average crossbow.

The vertical foregrip helps in hunting to maintain a steady shot and can also serve as a short monopod for resting the crossbow on while taking shots. With a weight of around 8 lbs., this crossbow is a bit heavier than average, but only barely. The included padded sling is a nice bonus, and helps tremendously in carrying this crossbow in and out of the bush.

The Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II is powerful enough to take down any legal game within North America, including the extremely tough grizzly bear. I took the Blaze II out moose hunting, and had excellent luck using this crossbow. From about 45 yards, I had a clear shot at a large bull moose, and watched him go down almost immediately. I had aimed for roughly where I thought his heart should be, and the arrow went in and out like a knife through butter, dropping the moose instantly. I think that might have been my best shot ever!

Cocking The Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II

The Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II has a draw weight of 150#, and draws quite smoothly for such an inexpensive crossbow. It’s light enough to draw by hand, but I still recommend using the included rope-cocking device. Using a rope-cocking device helps to ensure you pull the string back evenly every time, which is a tremendous help to accuracy.

The Crossbow Scope

The included scope is an illuminated 4 x 32mm multi-reticle scope. You can choose between red and green illumination on the scope. Sighting in the scope was quite easy, taking only 5 shots before it was zeroed. Once sighted in, the scope held zero even after many trips to the range and the bush.

My only complaint about the included scope is that the optics aren’t the best. I suppose that’s to be expected from such a low-budget crossbow, but it’s disappointing nonetheless. In normal daylight conditions, the scope is fine, but low-light conditions show the weakness: extremely poor light gathering capabilities mean things that I could see clearly with the naked eye are mere silhouettes through the scope. This tends to be less of a problem at closer ranges, below 40-45 yards, than at longer ranges.

See our detailed guide on how to sight-in your crossbow


The Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II ships with 4 20” carbon crossbow bolts with 100-grain field tips. The weight of the arrows isn’t marked, and the instructions don’t give any directions as to what size arrows to use, but these feel like they are about 400 grains overall. Therefore, I’d recommend 400-grain arrows as a minimum.

The included arrows are quite well constructed, and did not exhibit any problems during my testing. For hunting, though, I switched to my favorites, the Firebolt carbon arrows with broadheads. You could probably move up to 425 grain or more without hurting the performance of the crossbow at all.

You can also learn more about crossbow arrows and take a look at our broadhead recommendations

Safety and Design

The Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II has a lightweight composite rear stock, CNC machined aluminum riser, extruded and machined aluminum barrel and rail, and compression molded limbs. It is quite sturdy, and should stand up to years of use.

The anti-dry fire mechanism and safety worked perfectly throughout all of my testing, and the vertical foregrip keeps your support hand well away from the string during firing. Just make sure you use it!


Arrow Precision provides the Inferno Blaze II with a 1-year conditional warranty. Their customer support is second to none, with the owner often answering customer support calls and making sure the customer is always happy. The owner used to be the product manager at Barnett, and definitely knows the business inside and out.

What Crossbow Case Fits the Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II?

The Barnett Case (Model 17083) is an almost universal case and works well for the Inferno Blaze II. One nice feature of this soft case is that it provides room for bolts up to 22” It may be found for around the $50 mark. The Tarantula Deluxe Crossbow Case is a fine soft case which falls around the $70 range.

Crossbow Review – Summary

Thanks for reading my review of the Arrow Precision Inferno Blaze II crossbow. For its price, this crossbow is extremely well made and will provide years of excellent service. Take a look at today's price on this crossbow and check out our top 10 crossbows rankings for more.

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