The new Thrive 400 didn’t tank in any particular test category. But neither did it earn any outstanding marks. We averaged 1.95-inch groups with it, and the trigger, though pretty smooth, was the heaviest of the test at 5.7 pounds. The Thrive 400 shot 423-grain bolts at 384 fps, and so it finished on the low end of the speed/kinetic-energy category. Still, with a 175-pound draw weight, the bow wasn’t bad to cock, it had a safe design, and the fit and finish and handling were good for the price—but the price was still significantly more than our Great Buy crossbow, which was a better performer.