Press Release | January 14, 2019

Sparta, Wisconsin – After an extremely successful year with the SUB-1, Mission Crossbows introduces its 2019 lineup with two new offerings that deliver unmatched accuracy – SUB-1 XR and SUB-1 LITE.

“Last year we set out to improve crossbows in every category starting with accuracy,” said Matt McPherson, Owner and CEO of Mission Crossbows. “We claimed that the SUB-1 was the world’s most accurate crossbow and tournament shooters proved it, winning 41 out of 42 podiums in NFAA, IBO and ASA shoots. This year is all about expanding that proven platform.”

The new SUB-1 XR is designed for speed and accuracy, delivering speeds up to 410 fps with the capability of shooting 1” groups at 100 yards. It features the innovative Benchmark Fire Control technology, which includes a 3-pound match grade trigger, the Easy-Load bolt retention arm and the ability to safely de-cock with the push of a button. The compact frame is 9.1 inches axle-to-axle and just 30.5 inches long. With Mission’s uncompromising commitment to high quality materials, the SUB-1 XR delivers the most premium crossbow experience on the market.

The new SUB-1 LITE is the most versatile crossbow in Mission’s line. This user-friendly crossbow weighs in at a mere 6.9 pounds and is incredibly easy to cock, making it a crossbow anyone can handle. It features the same Benchmark Fire Control technology found in the SUB-1 and SUB-1 XR, which includes a 3.3-pound match grade trigger, the Easy-Load bolt retention arm and the ability to safely de-cock with the push of a button. With its lightweight, compact frame and uncompromising commitment to high quality materials, the SUB-1 LITE delivers a premium crossbow experience for any shooter.

The entire SUB-1 series feature 80% high let-off cam systems to deliver controlled acceleration. These high let-off cam systems utilize two concentric string tracks, eliminating horizontal nock travel. The CNC machined flight tract eliminates vertical nock travel, resulting in unparalleled accuracy. The let-off also allows for easy cocking and de-cocking.

These two new crossbows share the SUB-1’s rifle-inspired stock which is fully-adjustable for a custom fit. Stock length can be set in 6 different positions (LOP 14.5” – 15.75”) and the comb height, with ambidextrous cheek piece, has a range of 1.25 inches. The ergonomic overmolded AR style pistol grip is contoured for a positive feel and is fully interchangeable with aftermarket AR style grips (non-beavertail style grips).

When shot side by side with competitors’ crossbows, the entire SUB-1 series produces dramatically less noise and recoil. With its superior stealth and proven accuracy, this series promises an unmatched shooting experience.

Mission Crossbows is now offering Realtree’s® EDGEas a finish option. Visit for full specifications, finish options, and more information on the new line. Experience them at your local Mission Crossbows Retailer.


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