AR-6 STINGER II COMPACT
Light, extremely fast, and surprisingly strong

The compact version of the AR-6 Stinger II completely redefines the pistol crossbow.

Ultra light, with the fastest rate of fire of any repeating crossbow on the market, and still amazingly strong in all close-range situations.

Add the new Steambow Speedloader, and your Stinger II Compact can be reloaded in a matter of seconds. The extensive range of accessories allows adaptation to all needs: red dot sight, laser and lamp for use in the dark, limbs of different strengths, and special arrows depending on the task at hand.

Thanks to the completely new cocking mechanism, the Compact is incredibly fast, and the built-in fiber-optic front sight allows for extremely fast target acquisition.

Arrow speed
150
fps
46
m/s
Kinetic energy
10
Joule
7.4
ft-lbs

Measured with the 35-lbs fiberglass/carbon AR-6 Stinger II CQ limb

Delivery includes:

AR-6 Stinger II Compact

  • Repeating pistol crossbow with magazine (incl. integrated accessory hold)
  • 35-lbs AR-6 Stinger II CQ limb
  • 6 bodkin arrows (tips made of hardened steel)
  • 2 strings
  • String mounting set

The laser sight is available in our shop as an optional accessory.

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See the AR-6 Stinger II in action

Speedloader
Reload the magazine in mere seconds using the Steambow Speedloader. Additional accessories include a red dot sight, laser and lamp for operations at night, limbs of varying power, and specific arrows for any application.

WHY GET AN AR-6 STINGER II COMPACT?

HIGH RATE OF FIRE

The Stinger II is quickly and easily cocked using the quick release lever. This makes extremely fast firing rates possible.

QUICK RELOADING

The magazine can be reloaded very quickly thanks to the spring integrated in the lid. Open the magazine, drop in the arrows, done. The magazine is also suitable for the use of field tip and bodkin arrows.

Get the new Steambow Speedloader to reload in a matter of seconds!

FAST TARGET ACQUISITION

The new fiber-optical front sight makes aiming with the Stinger II even easier and more intuitive.

IMPROVED SAFETY

Walking around with your crossbow cocked is unnecessary with the AR-6 Stinger II Compact: it is ready to fire with just one swift movement. The unsafe process of gripping the cocked crossbow is no longer necessary. This makes the AR-6 Stinger II significantly safer than most conventional crossbows.

READY TO USE STORAGE

The AR-6 Stinger II can be stored with a loaded magazine. This is completely safe without tension in the limbs. The AR-6 Stinger II is then made ready to fire with one swift movement.

VERSATILITY

Thanks to the integrated laser sight, the AR-6 can shoot accurately from any position and posture. Whether from the hip, one-handed, or in free fall, the arrow hits where the laser points.

STRING CHANGE WITHOUT TOOLS

With a large crossbow, the limbs are always under enormous tension. Without special aids and devices, it isn't possible to stretch the string. With the AR-6 Stinger II you can change the string without tools, while the power of the shot is still considerable.

QUALITY MADE IN AUSTRIA

Steambow works with state-of-the-art materials and production technologies. All our products are developed in Austria and produced to meet only the highest expectations to quality.

Technical data

Length 556 mm
Width 445 mm
Height 219 mm
Weight 1.16 kg / 2.55 lbs
Material Shock and UV-resistant polymer

 

FAQ

Are arrows included?

Yes, the set includes 6 arrows with bodkin tips.

Can I use broadhead arrows in the AR-6 Stinger II?

Yes you can. We have developed our own broadhead arrows for the AR-6 Stinger II. You can get them in our shop.

How many arrows does the magazine fit?

The magazine can be equipped with six arrows.

My string is worn out. What can I do about it, or is that how it should be?

The string is a classic wear part on any crossbow. The first string in particular has a significantly shorter lifespan than the following ones. The Stinger II's edges will round off by themselves over time. As a result, the strings that are used later suffer less stress. You can smoothen sharp edges with a file or sandpaper, especially the back position where the string is held after the cocking process.

A clean and well-maintained crossbow and a lubricated rail also contribute to a significantly longer service life.

What can I do if my laser cuts out or doesn't work?

  • Check that the batteries still have enough power.
  • Make sure that the back piece that the switch is on is screwed securely into the housing of the laser.
  • Make sure that the three screws on the front of the laser are screwed in well and are in contact.
  • Use some contact spray on both sides of the switch.

  • Important: Steambow is an Austrian company operating under Austrian law. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make sure the products they order from Steambow are legal in their country and can be shipped there without any issues arising from customs and other restrictions. Steambow GmbH assumes no liability for difficulties arising from the legal situation in the buyer’s country.