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2023 Tenpoint Crossbows

Having the right crossbow that suits your needs should be essential, especially when so many brands are available. Crossbows are a great addition to the hunter's world. When every brand claims to be the best, choosing which brand to trust is challenging. How do you decide? Before purchasing a crossbow and accessories, you should consider factors such as budget, speed, and compactness. Weight and speed are both critical. Tenpoint has been an excellent crossbow for us on many hunts.

The Tenpoint Brand

Tenpoint Crossbow technologies are one of the leading manufacturers in the hunting industry of the fastest, best-selling, compact, high-end crossbow available on the market. Tenpoint provides multiple models with specs for the best hunting experience. they also offer fantastic crossbows for women Wicked Ridge Crossbows. We at Hunting Giant agree that Tenpoint is among the best and safest crossbows available and their Tenpoint crossbow 2022 lineup is even more impressive.

The Latest Technology in the Palm of Your Hands

To make the best crossbow, the brand always incorporates new technology into every crossbow they make. For TenPoint, the hunter's needs are always at the forefront of design. Their aim is always to make crossbows that fit the hunter's requirements. TenPoint is the top choice for a crossbow that performs best on the hunt.


Reasons to Choose TenPoint

There are several specifications in TenPoint crossbows 2023 that will appeal to a hunter on a hunting mission, including:

Accurate stroke, Comfortable Assembling, Noiseless Functions, Reduced Vibration, High-Speed Performance, Lightweight Body, Top Accessories, Safety, Compact

Best Sellers - Nitro 505, Havoc RS440, Turbo S1

The Fastest Crossbow In The World

TenPoint Nitro 505 Crossbow

Among the crossbows we sell here at the Hunting Giant, the Tenpoint Nitro 505 with ACUslide became the best seller within the first few months of 2022. There are only 6.5 inches between the axles when cocked and 12.5 inches wide when uncocked on the Nitro 505.

With two pieces of Tech-X stock and cutouts for weight reduction, this crossbow is lightweight. Without accessories, the Nitro 505 tips the scales at 7.9 pounds. When fully loaded, it weighs 11.7 pounds. TenPoint Nitro Crossbow is quite expensive as compared to other crossbows, but the first time shooting it, you know the quality.

Speed: 505 FPS, Power: 17", Width: 6.5 Axle-To-Axle, Length: 30.5", Weight: 7.9 lbs. (with ACUslide), Draw Weight: 300


TenPoint Nitro features the new RX8-Cam system, which powers the reverse draw crossbow. This system rotates 404 degrees - the highest in the industry. Nitro 505 is one of the best crossbows on the market today. The foregrip gives you great control over the front and has a center-mounted riser so you do not feel nose-heavy.

Unlike standard cable systems, the Nitro 505 uses a Vector-Quad cable system, which eliminates cam-lean and enables straight nock travel. The Nitro 505 utilizes an aluminum barrel that is fluted to guide its arrow. By using a barrel, you reduce the overall surface area by 50 percent, which decreases friction and increases string life, while generating straight-nose travel that leads to more accurate up-and-down shots.

The Safest and Efficient Crossbow on the Market

It comes equipped with TenPoint's ACUslide cocking system, one of the safest and most efficient mechanisms currently available for cocking and decocking. By using the company's Auto-Brake Gear System, ACUslide's cocking system can be safely cocked and decocked without causing damage to your back.

A brand new brake pad and a strap have been installed on the Auto-Brake Gear System to provide more reliable braking power. Dyneema straps are now two times stronger than previous generation straps, with a breaking strength of 2,000 pounds. In only 15 seconds, 300 pounds of pulling weight can be converted to 5 pounds with the XTEND Adjustable Crank Handle.

The best thing about Nitro 505

Crossbows such as the Nitro 505 are powerhouses of their class when it comes to performance. With its 300-pound limbs and 17.2-inch PW stroke, it propels its 400-grain arrows and KE knockdown PW of 227 foot-pounds at 505 feet per second.

Capable of taking down even the toughest big game. In our chronograph, the Ravin R500 was the first crossbow to pass 500 fps. This record was broken by the Nitro 505. There is no doubt that this is the fastest crossbow we've seen.


Nitro 505 performance

Lightning-fast Speeds Like Never Before

TenPoint launched their Nitro 505 crossbows, the company's fastest crossbow in history and a new industry benchmark, with a claimed speed of 505 feet per second and 400-grain bolts. 400fps is a thing of the past.

The Nitro 505 is not only lightning quick, but it also has plenty of bone-crushing force, with 227 foot-pounds of kinetic energy – more than enough to power through even the hardest big-game creatures.

While the Nitro 505 will undoubtedly make headlines for lifting the ante in the crossbow industry's continuing speed competition, it also comes with a slew of other high-end features, and the superb overall quality TenPoint shooters have come to expect from TenPoint.

Longest Power Stroke

This crossbow was designed, researched, and tested by TenPoint's engineering team with no expense spared. There are no major components that cannot handle the highest speed and force available. The engineers at TenPoint completely redesigned the Nitro 505 to build the fastest crossbow ever built. There were also 3.5 inches added to the length of the power stroke on the Nitro 505. This 17 inches makes it the longest in the industry.

Perfect Crossbow balance

Additionally, the longer power stroke keeps the arrow nock in contact with the string for an additional four inches before release, another factor that affects performance.

The new TenPoint RX8 Cams from Tenpoint crossbows feature deeper grooves that cradle the string and cables more securely and improve cable spacing which allows for an increased string and cable strand count for superior strength and durability. In addition to increasing the strand count in the Nitro 505's strings and cables, the company's engineers designed it so it will withstand extreme forces.

Most Compact and Fastest Crossbow

The TenPoint Havoc RS 440

The Havoc RS440 packs a surprising amount of force into an incredibly compact package. The most important features of a crossbow include speed and compactness and this crossbow has both of these features. 

Speed: 440 FPS, Power: 13.5, Width: 7.5 Axle-To-Axle, Length: 26.5", Weight: 7.5lbs, Draw Weight: 270



TenPoint Havoc RS 440

What We Love About RS440

Havoc RS 440 Crossbow is a compact crossbow that features multiple aspects without sacrificing speed. In other words, this crossbow has all the characteristics found in the best hunting crossbows, so it is a compact body crossbow. Hunters of all levels will be able to experience some of the main advantages of the Havoc RS 440, such as a zero creep S1 trigger, an intense life string, a decrease in draw weight, safe cocking, and reliable decocking. 

The Havoc RS 440 feels impressive the first time you hold it in your hands. The weight is beautifully distributed in the crossbow so that the heaviest parts are positioned at the center, giving it an adjusted balance.

There are two rotatable cams on the crossbow, each located on the side, while the Trigger and scope are placed precisely in the center but with lesser weight towards the back. Its balance lends this crossbow its compactness, making it one of the most compact crossbows available. You can also choose great accessories for this crossbow from Tenpoint like a case or broadheads.

Garmin Zero X1i Scope

With its rangefinding setup on the Havoc RS440, the Garmin Zero X1i sighting system gives a range of up to 250 yards in the RS440 Xero. To make a successful shot, you need to know how far your target is. The aiming point is also considered to ensure you kill the prey on your first attempt without wasting effort and arrows. 

TenPoint technologies provide a steady aim system that shows hunters the exactness of their aim using a bubble level for those who want to know how persistent they are before each shot.  Like many Brand's Crossbows, the Havoc RS 440 Crossbow has a silent ACUSlide that enables pin-drop silence when cocking and decocking with a handle control that lets you leave the handle anywhere you like. You can never have the handle return to its original position as you might have experienced with an older crossbow design. The X1i sighting system also has a multi-colored display option and 3.5 times magnification intensity that helps you watch the prey closely at all times.

Fastest Compact Crossbow

In Havoc RS 440, the Micro Track Barrel controls sliding triggers when the crossbow is cocked or decocked. As a result of its small diameter, this barrel reduces the contact between the string and the barrel. The friction produced by this contact reduces the life of the string.

This is not the case in this crossbow due to reduced contact and, thus, reduced friction. 


High-End Crossbow at Great Price

TenPoint Turbo S1 


TenPoint Turbo S1

What We Love About S1

This crossbow is so narrow that when I’m walking through the woods I don’t feel encumbered. The design they chose for the Turbo S1 is perfect. TenPoint's Turbo S1 is a 31-inch-long forward-draw crossbow. Because of the shortest forward-draw architecture, TenPoint was able to keep the Turbo S1 small. It's only 14 inches wide when it is not cocked, and it is only 9 inches wide when it is cocked. The Turbo M1 weighs approximately 7.3 pounds without the extras and it is easy to carry. In total, the Turbo M1 weighs approximately 7 pounds with its attachments. It's really impressive to have a small crossbow and shoot nearly 400fps.

Speed: 390 FPS, Power: 11", Width: 7.2 Axle-To-Axle, Weight: 7.3 lbs with ACUslide., Draw Weight: 220

TenPoint Rangemaster Scope

As with all TenPoint premium crossbows, the scope is also constructed by the company. A TenPoint Rangemaster scope was installed on the Turbo S1. Featuring multi-coated glass for optimal light-gathering, the variable speed scope includes lighted aiming points for amazing precision down-range accuracy for this Tenpoint crossbow. It can be used in low light conditions, which is another plus for this crossbow.


TenPoint Rangemaster Scope

An Enhanced, Premium Hunting Experience 

The renowned ACU cocking mechanism is an integral part of the TenPoint design. The ACUdraw reduces the drawing muscle by half. As a result, cocking the Turbo S1 will only require about 95 pounds of force. The cocking mechanism is fully integrated into the bow's stock, and the ropes retract into the crossbow after it is cocked.  Your hunting experience will be greatly enhanced as a result.

As soon as you have finished cocking the crossbow, there is no need to disentangle the ropes or store them.


Precise and Powerful as a Crossbow Should Be

Integrated RX-6 Can system can generate up to 390 feet per second speed without losing its precision and powerful force. Your arrow will hit the target and give you an element of surprise every time. You can't go wrong with this bow from Tenpoint if you are on the budget. Add Tenpoint accessories like arrows or a crossbow case, and you are good to go. 


Tenpoint Crossbow Technologies

 TenPoint has been at the forefront of cutting-edge crossbow design and invention since 1994, with over 100 patents in the field. In terms of speed, the Nitro 505 is the fastest crossbow ever made, and the Titan De-Cock is the finest inexpensive crossbow. The year 2022 represents yet another opportunity for the company to develop the world's best hunting crossbow. The TenPoint crossbow hunting system is the most effective in the market today. You will receive a faster powerful hunting crossbow when you purchase any TenPoint or decocking crossbow. You will be outfitted with a comprehensive crossbow hunting system designed to fill your freezer or provide you with a lifetime of memories.  

Tenpoint that are of the highest quality have exceptionally fast arrow speeds, and are extremely light. In terms of speed, intensity, and precision. TenPoint offers a complete crossbow package that includes the best hunting crossbows as well as the best accessories. Tenpoint offers top-of-the-line hunting crossbows that outperform the competition, firing at speeds of up to 505 feet per second. When it comes to hunting crossbows, TenPoint has you covered.

Things to consider when buying Tenpoint

What's Your Budget?

 Tenpoint models are not the cheapest that's for sure. It's a good thing they offer many models and the price range is quite big. The Turbo S1 is the cheapest high-end crossbow model available, with the ACUslide cocking and de-cocking mechanism. The crossbow has a 19.5-inch MICRO-TRACTM fluted Aluminium barrel that decreases the flight deck surface by an amazing 50%.

What are the Speed Capabilities?

Tenpoint crossbow Nitro 505 model is the fastest crossbow available today. Featuring a reverse-draw platform measuring 6.5 inches wide, the Nitro 505 fires an arrow at more than 505 feet per second. It is also a decocking crossbow, thanks to its ACUslide cocking and decocking mechanism, which is preferred by most hunters. Havoc RS440 and Vengent S440 are right behind the world's fastest crossbow. Both have 440 fps and offer great power stroke and have fantastic technologies.

As we mentioned earlier, the Nitro 505 will be very expensive, similar to the Mercedes or Lamborghini in the car world. It weighs more than 11 pounds fully equipped, which is why there are significantly lighter solutions for people who place an emphasis on reducing the weight of their gear. On the other hand, none of them are capable of matching the Nitro 505's speed and power, nor will they make you appear as impressive doing so.


What Compactness Does Your Crossbow Provide?

The TenPoint Siege RS410 and Havoc RS440 are among the most compact crossbows available. It's a very specific crossbow, designed to be compact and fast that is why the TenPoint Havoc RS440 is the best crossbow in that regard.

It redefines performance and delivers safe decocking with its innovative ACUslide cocking and decocking system, which shoots at 440 feet per second from a platform measuring only 26.5 inches long. Siege RS410 the 2 stage trigger is lighter, and the ACUslide system is silent, better designed, and safer. The reverse draw design makes it very well balanced and accuracy is great even with the shorter 16s. It is very impressive from Tenpoint.

What Technology is Installed into Your Crossbow?

TenPoint uses an advanced cocking and decocking system ACUslide to keep your target unaware of your movements, which produces no sound when used. Hunters can take their Tenpoint crossbow on hunting trips and know that it can protect you from cocking crossbow failures. They differ in their characteristics following the model. TenPoint's High-Performance Crossbows Featuring the ACUslide include:

Turbo S1, Tenpoint Viper S400, Siege RS410, Vengent S440, Havoc RS440, Nitro 505


Tenpoint Viper S400Accessories

Due to the ACUslide cocking and decocking technology, which hunters praise most, the Turbo S1 is the best inexpensive crossbow on the high-end market, as well as our cheapest decocking bow. In addition to quiet cocking and safe de-cocking, the Turbo S1 has a length of about 31 inches and shoots at a speed of 390 feet per second. With a price tag of $1,299.99, the Turbo S1 will redefine your expectations for performance as it is shorter, safer, and smoother than anything else in its price range. If you are looking for 400fps, Wicked Ridge offers great smaller crossbows. 

What Accessories are Included?

This is what makes this brand stand out even more - accessories. You sure can spend extra money on it, but guess what? they totally worth it. Arrows and bolts are as high quality as their EVO broadheads. They have bow cases for just about any crossbow model. Top-of-the-line scopes are available if you need one and if you become a fan, you can have cool hats and hoodies from their apparel accessories. We suggest you stick with Tenpoint cables and strings. Do not look for alternatives.



TenPoint crossbow - a good investment?

TenPoint is among the finest crossbows available. In addition to having excellent optics, cocking, and de-cocking mechanisms, they are often small and lightweight. As well to novice and expert hunters, there are also alternatives. Choosing one of these crossbows is worth the investment because of its high performance, reduced string-to-barrel contact, and adjustable speed scope.

What we think

We like shooting the fast crossbow, although it doesn't mean it is the best. Nitro 505 is so fast, that it passed right through the animal before it could react. I felt like I was shooting lightning bolts. Based on what I've seen in the field and during testing, there is no other crossbow with this kind of speed and durability. There are so many arrows flying toward the goal you can't see them if you blink.

The Havoc RS440 crossbow bundle is the best I've ever seen. After spending many days in the field with it and having a lot of success, I'm confident the Havoc RS440 is the best reverse-draw compact crossbow on the market. Nothing else will even come close to this bow in 2022. When you look at it, feel it, and touch it, you get a sense of quality.

It's not cheap, but if you want the best, this is where you should go. Some bows are lighter, faster, or less expensive, but none of them are safe. This is the only one that does not make me nervous when loading or unloading it. It is quite evident that Tenpoint prioritizes safety. That's why, when I needed a new bow, I go with Tenpoint. If you're looking for a high-end crossbow, I highly recommend the Tenpoint crossbow. It's easy to cock and de-cock something that's fast and light. ACUslide does a good job. Don't forget to check Wicked Ridge crossbows from Tenpoint. This is an excellent brand spin-off for the woman hunters.

Should you get one?

Consider all these factors before purchasing the 2022 Tenpoint crossbow. Determine the purpose of your bow. We at Hunting Giant know that TenPoint is a perfect choice for all ages. Considering the variety, these crossbows are also suitable for teenagers and women since they are lighter and easier to carry. 

About Tenpoint Technologies

Tenpoint has become a staple in the hunting world. Founded over 25 years ago, Tenpoint has decades of experience when it comes to crossbows. Today, Tenpoint is one of the leading crossbow manufacturers, offering a wide range of products that are perfect for any hunter. From traditional recurve crossbows to powerful break action bows, Tenpoint has something for everyone.

However, what hunters love is that Tenpoint has remained loyal to its American roots. Every single model from Tenpoint is designed, tested, and built at the Tenpoint headquarters in Ohio, guaranteeing premium-quality American manufacturing, creating jobs, and paying into the local economies.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned hunter, Tenpoint has a crossbow that's perfect for you. So, if you're looking for the ideal hunting tool, be sure to check out Tenpoint. You won't be disappointed.

A Brief History of Tenpoint

Tenpoint started out as the dream of Rick Bednar. Archery has always been in Rick's blood. His parents were Bill Bednar, a star in the Archery Hall of Fame, and Edith, who founded the Portage Archery Center in Suffield. Growing up, Rick and his family were trained in archery to an elite tournament level and had opportunities to compete at international levels, even qualifying for the 1976 Olympic team.

With such a knowledge of archery and crossbows, it made sense that Rick would head into the business. When he met Bernard Horton, a British custom gun maker, he knew he had found his window of opportunity. Rick started to sell the crossbows that Horton was making for him under the order, but there was such a demand for supply that Horton was unable to keep up. Rick managed to convince Horton to move his business to Ohio, where components for the bows were readily available.

The Company Rises

In just a few years, the company grew from nearly $0 to over $4.5 million in sales, and by 1990, Bednar was awarded the New Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his efforts.

However, Rick had bigger ideas. After helping Horton set up in the US, he decided to leave to start his own company, aptly named Hunter's Manufacturing. While a bow manufacturing company, the vision was different. Rather than fulfilling as many orders as possible, he wanted to focus on actually creating the most high-quality crossbows in the world. That being said, Horton didn't like what he was seeing.

Despite being an established and reputable business, and Hunter's Manufacturing being new, Horton was angry at Rick and tried to block him from succeeding at every turn. He even took him to court by filing a lawsuit to hurt the operating profits. While no significant payout was concluded, Bednar did agree to change the company's name in 2000 to Tenpoint Crossbow Technologies, and the rest is history.

Tenpoint Technologies Expanding

From 1995 onwards, Tenpoint started to collect patents on its technology, including the bow-to-barrel dampening system and dry-fire prevention mechanisms. Then came the ACUdraw, a gear-assisted cocking technology that is still present on the Tenpoint crossbows of today, as are the ACUslide Safe Cocking and De-Cocking systems.

In fact, Tenpoint has been so successful with their technological innovations in the archery and hunting field they currently hold over 94 US patents and a further two Canadian patents. It's safe to say there are no other companies in the bow world with this kind of patented technology behind them, and this is reflected in the many awards and recognitions the company has earned and received over the years.

As the years have gone by, the company has only improved and grown. Come 2010, they created and launched another manufacturing business, Wicked Ridge Crossbows, which aimed to bring a scaled-down version of the Tenpoint technology into a more affordable package, a company that is still going strong to this day.

Interestingly, in April 2013, Bednar even bought out Horton Crossbow Innovations, the original business he founded all those decades after filing for bankruptcy. This move secured the business all the machinery, technologies, connections, resources, and assets from Horton, giving Tenpoint everything they needed to become the leading company across the US.

To this day, Tenpoint is still the go-to choice for crossbows, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned hunter. With such a commitment to quality and innovation, it's no wonder they've become one of the most popular brands on the market.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Tenpoint premium Crossbows are some of the most popular on the market. They offer a variety of features, including adjustable stocks and draw weights, that makes them perfect for any hunter. But, if you're looking for more, here we'll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the best crossbow brand. 

What is the most accurate TenPoint crossbow?

While this is a highly debated topic among hunters, the general consensus is that the TenPoint Turbo GT is the most accurate crossbow on the market. This crossbow has many features that make it perfect for hunters, including an adjustable stock and draw weight.

What are the different types of Tenpoint Crossbows?

There are four main types of bow to be thinking about: recurve, compound, reverse draw, and break action. Recurve crossbows are the most traditional type of crossbow, and they're known for their simple design and ease of use. Compound crossbows are the most popular type of crossbow, and they offer a variety of features that make them perfect for hunters.

A Note on Reverse Draw Crossbows

Reverse draw crossbows are becoming increasingly popular, and they offer a variety of benefits, including a more compact design and improved accuracy. Break action crossbows are the most powerful type of crossbow, and they're perfect for hunters who need a lot of power.

Where does Tenpoint get its name from?

Tenpoint is a name that derived from the quality that the company and the designers wanted to meld into their products. When the company was launched, the fundamental aim to was to become the polar opposite of cheaply made crossbows and instead focus on creating the highest-quality crossbows possible.

The 'ten' comes from a nod to perfection, such as having ten out of ten points. Point ties in with this, so it's like saying 'a perfect ten', or ten points.

TenPoint Evo-X

Final Thoughts

There are some shortcomings that one has to keep in mind before investing in a crossbow. Make sure that you do proper research, take your notes, and consider the points we made about the size, budget, and speed we’ve given to each crossbow and you’ll surely come to a final decision. You can check our Hunting blog for more info on crossbows and bows.

TenPoint crossbow technologies and Wicked Ridge offer crossbows designed for experienced hunters and for beginners. Bowhunting or crossbow hunting we wish you all the best with your purchase and hope you have a great time outdoors. 

And don't forget! Live, Laugh, Hunt.


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