Best Tenpoint Crossbow Reviews In 2021: History & Technology Matters!

Tenpoint is one of the best crossbow manufacturers in the market. They are not a small company by any means. You probably have heard of Wicked Ridge crossbows by now. Tenpoint owns Wicked Ridge crossbows. Any crossbows under the Wicked Ridge banner is serviced by Tenpoint crossbows.

Tenpoint has so many crossbows on the market! It’s quite easy to get lost among them. All of them are quite good and competing against other excellent crossbows. Which is the best Tenpoint crossbow? Is there one single crossbow out there that we can call the best? Or is it a gimmick? Let’s find out.

Before we jump into the Tenpoint crossbow reviews, let’s talk about history and heritage of Tenpoint for a moment-


History And Heritage

For over 27 years, Tenpoint has been serving the hunting community. Their plan was to provide the best crossbows for a good price. They managed to do that quite well. The mentioned board on this list is a proof of that statement.

In 2003, a couple of south eastern states legalized use of crossbow in hunting season. Many other states followed their footsteps shortly after. While countless manufacturers make crossbow for hunting. Tenpoint took it to the next level with their cutting-edge technology. That’s right, I am talking about the ACUdraw pro cranking device by Tenpoint. Those cranking devices changed the crossbow scene and it changed for the better. A cranking device can reduce the draw weight by a lot.

In 2008, they acquired complete right of Wicked Ridge crossbow. Wicked Ridge is an excellent brand of crossbows. Under the Tenpoint banner, they are making some of the best beginner-friendly crossbows.


Tenpoint Accessories

Like every other crossbow manufacturer, Tenpoint also makes accessories for crossbows. That includes crossbow bolts, crossbow case, quiver, crossbow scope, sound dampening device, ACUdraw cranking device, left-hand safety kit, etc.

The accessories list from Tenpoint is huge. Depending on what you are looking at, Tenpoint probably has that already.


Tenpoint Technologies

Tenpoint has been creative individual for as long as we can remember. Their technologies are superior than the competitors and the practical value of those technologies is just off the roof.

ACUdraw And ACUslide

Two of the best technology that Tenpoint made is their cranking device. The ACUdraw pro changed the crossbow scene. The ACUdraw pro cranking device almost vanishes the required drawing force on a crossbow.

Then we got the ACUslide cranking device. The first silent safely cranking and decocking device on the market. The keyword here is silent.

Vector Quad Cable System

Tenpoint is thirsty for more success. To clench that thirst, they are creating and inventing new and innovative technologies. They introduced the Vector Quad Cable system. That cable management system was a game-changer. It reduced the string failure by a lot. It also increased their crossbow’s speed by a lot.

Lighted Arrows

While all the companies make arrows and bolts for their crossbows, Tenpoint makes some of the lightest arrows on the market. Even though they are quite lightweight, each arrow is still highly accurate. It’s not that easy to kite them in the air either. They are quite forgiving to the archer as well.

Broadhead

Tenpoint Evo-X centerpunch is one of the best broadheads that you will ever use. Broadheads are used for long-range hunting. As it pierces the flesh of the prey and sticks inside. The sharp tip and the carved-outside fangs of the broadhead grabs the meat from inside with more force. It’s quite hard to take them out once they are inside the flesh.


Top 3 Tenpoint Crossbows

The answer may not be as straight forward as you hoped for. But I can shed some light in your thoughts. All of the flagship crossbows from Tenpoint are just excellent. But if I had to choose the best among them, they will be;

Vapor RS470- Fastest Crossbow

TenPoint-Vapor-RS470-Hunting-Crossbow-Package

Oh, boy! This is the speed demon. Capable of generating 470 fps with 191 ft-lbs kinetic energy. this one is incredibly fast and powerful. The included crossbow scope is excellent as well. Sure, it’s one of the most expensive offering from Tenpoint. But it’s worth every single penny you are spending behind it. The Vapor RS470 is a silent killing machine that was born for hunting.

Vengent S440- Flagship Crossbow

TenPoint-Vengent-S440-Hunting-Crossbow-Package

Tenpoint Vengent S440 is the direct competition of Ravin R20. In a lot of sense, it’s the better crossbow between the two. It’s faster and can generate more power. Tenpoint Vengent S440 is not only one of the best Tenpoint Crossbows, but it’s also one of the best flagship crossbows on the market. The price to performance value on this one is just insane.

Titan M1- Best For The Money

TenPoint-Titan-M1-Crossbow-Package

One of the cheapest Tenpoint crossbows on the market. For the money, the crossbow offers a lot. The Titan M1 is faster, lighter, and more powerful. It can shoot at up to 370 FPS with 115 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. Enough for any sorts of hunting. The base version of the crossbow comes with an ACUdraw 50 rope cocker. You should opt for the ACUdraw cranking device add-on.


1. Tenpoint Vapor RS470 Crossbow Package

SpecsValue
Speed470 FPS
Kinetic Energy191 FP-KE
Power Stroke17 Inches
Draw StyleReverse-Draw
Axle-To-Axle6.5 / 12 Inches
Length31 Inches
Weight8 LBS

Tenpoint Vapor RS470 aka the fastest Tenpoint crossbow on the market. This monster is capable of reaching 470 FPS with ease. Just a tad bit shy from the 500 mark. I believe Tenpoint will manage to make a 500 FPS crossbow soon enough.

As for the Vapor RS470, it’s as good as a crossbow can get. The crossbow is capable of generating 191 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. Highest among any Tenpoint crossbows so far. That much of kinetic energy is enough to slay down a bear on broad daylight. I don’t know what you will do with that much power. But hey, it doesn’t hurt to pack an extra punch.

The Vapor RS470 is as accurate a crossbow can get. If you are testing it with other crossbows in a controlled environment, there is no way this crossbow will lose.

The draw weight is almost non-existent thanks to Tenpoint’s ACUdraw Pro silent cranking device. You don’t need to buy that separately. It would be weird if you had to.

Pros

  • Excellent build quality.
  • Lightweight and compact.
  • ACUdraw pro cranking device.
  • 191 ft-lbs of kinetic energy.
  • 470 FPS.
  • Micro-Trac barrel.
  • Excellent warranty and after sales service.

Cons

  • Quite expensive.

2. Tenpoint Vengent S440 Crossbow Package

SpecsValue
Speed440 FPS
Kinetic Energy166 FP-KE
Power Stroke14 Inches
Draw Weight250 LBS
Axle-To-Axle5.8 / 11 Inches
Length35 Inches
Weight7.7 LBS

Tenpoint Vengent S440 was made to dethrone the Ravin R20. Have to admit, they managed to do that quite nicely. I was expecting it would be a good crossbow for what you are paying. It blew away my expectations.

Tenpoint Vengent S440 is one of the most complete flagship crossbows on the market. From speed to kinetic energy, this crossbow is filled with good stuff.

The Vengent is capable of firing bolts at an incredible speed of 440 FPS. The crossbow is capable of generating 166 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. It’s more than Ravin R20.

One of the best things about the crossbow is the draw weight. The draw weight of the Vengent S440 is only 5lbs. That’s right, you didn’t hear it wrong. Only 5lbs. With that low of draw weight, this thing can be the go-to crossbow for a lot of people.

The included scope on the Vengent is quite good. If you guys follow our reviews for a while now, you know that like most other users, we tend to give a lot of thoughts to the included scope on the crossbow.

Pros

  • Excellent build quality.
  • ACUdraw pro silent cranking device.
  • 166 ft-lbs of kinetic energy.
  • Lightweight and compact.
  • 440 FPS.
  • Excellent warranty.

Cons

  • Quite expensive. (Under $2000)

3. Tenpoint Viper S400 Crossbow Package

SpecsValue
Speed400 FPS
Kinetic Energy135 FP-KE
Power Stroke11 Inches
Draw StyleForward Draw
Axle-To-Axle7.2 / 11 Inches
Length32 Inches
Weight7.5 LBS

When we hear the word viper, we think of something deadly and venomous. Tenpoint Viper S400 is nothing short of that. The Viper S400 was made for hunters. Viper S400 is a quite powerful and fast crossbow made for deer and other hunting. You can use the viper on any big-game hunting if you want. The crossbow is powerful enough for that.

As the name suggests, the Viper is capable of reaching up to 400 FPS. It’s not as compact as the Vapor RS470 or the Vengent S440, it’s still quite compact and lightweight.

Viper S400 can generate up to 135 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. That may not sound a lot when you compare it with Vapor RS470. Trust me, it’s powerful enough to land a big bad bear flat. 135 ft-lbs is more than enough for any sorts of hunting you wish to do.

The Viper S400 is longer than any other flagship offering from Tenpoint. That’s good for tall hunters. As tall hunters prefer a taller crossbow to load it easily.

According to Tenpoint, the Viper S400 is the shortest forward draw crossbow from them ever. The draw weight doesn’t thanks to the ACUdraw cranking device.

Pros

  • Good build quality.
  • Affordable price tag.
  • 400 FPS.
  • 135 ft-lbs of kinetic energy.
  • ACUslide silent decocking device.

Cons

  • Without ACUdraw cranking device, the draw weight is ridiculous.

4. Tenpoint Stealth NXT Crossbow Package

SpecsValue
Speed410 FPS
Kinetic Energy144 FP-KE
Power Stroke13.5 Inches
Draw Weight220 LBS
Axle-To-Axle6 Inches
Length33.6 Inches
Weight7.3 LBS

Tenpoint Stealth NXT is another best flagship crossbow from Tenpoint. That’s the thing about Tenpoint crossbows. Most of their crossbows are flagship. Most of the time, they end up competing against themselves.

Tenpoint Stealth NXT is constructed from CNC machined aluminum and synthetic materials. The limbs and the cam system are constructed from aluminum. Meanwhile the butt stock is constructed from synthetic material. A perfect combination between the two.

Tenpoint Stealth uses the ACUdraw technology invented by Tenpoint. It’s a cranking device that makes the draw weight of a crossbow to almost disappear.

Design wise, the crossbow is quite similar to other expensive Tenpoint crossbow. It looks quite good to look at and thankfully performs equally good as well.

Stealth NXT is capable of firing arrows at 410 FPS. The crossbow can generate 144 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. Combining them, you got an incredible crossbow at your hand. The improved accuracy and the noise dampening system works like charm. The crossbow rarely vibrates from aftershock. The noise is quite negligible as well.

Pros

  • Good build quality.
  • Compact.
  • 410 FPS.
  • 144 ft-lbs.
  • ACUdraw pro cranking device.

Cons

  • A little bit on the pricier side.

5. Tenpoint Titan M1 Crossbow Package

SpecsValue
Speed370 FPS
Kinetic Energy116 FP-KE
Power Stroke14 Inches
Draw StyleForward-Draw
Axle-To-Axle9 / 14 Inches
Length32.5 Inches
Weight6.4 LBS

Tenpoint Titan is the fastest and the narrowest Titan ever made. The Titan M1 is the successor of one of the most sold Tenpoint crossbows of all time. The crossbow had to live up to the hype.

In my opinion, it did more than that. The Titan M1 is faster, lighter, compacter, and better in every aspect than the predecessor. The Titan M1 is capable of reaching up to 370 FPS. It’s slower than most other Tenpoint crossbows, but not slow by any means.

It’s also capable of generating 115 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. That may not seem a lot when you compare it with other expensive crossbows. It’s still a lot of energy to work with. You can easily do deer hunting and similar sports with this crossbow.

The Titan comes with either rope cocker or ACUdraw cranking device. The ACUdraw version is 100$ more expensive than the one with the rope cocker. Trust me, buy the ACUdraw one. The best extra 100$ you will ever spend.

Pros

  • Affordable.
  • Lightweight and quite compact.
  • 370 FPS.
  • 115 ft-lbs of kinetic energy.
  • Good after-sales warranty.

Cons

  • ACUdraw isn’t included from the get-go.
  • The scope could have been better.

6. Tenpoint Turbo M1 Crossbow Package

SpecsValue
Speed380 FPS
Kinetic Energy122 FP-KE
Power Stroke14 Inches
Draw StyleForward-Draw
Axle-To-Axle9 / 14 Inches
Length32.5 Inches
Weight6.4 LBS

You can say the Tenpoint Turbo M1 is The Successor Of The Titan M1. Besides having the same name, the crossbows don’t have much alike to share. Turbo M1 is faster than the Titan M1. It can also generate more kinetic energy to work with.

What I liked most about this crossbow is the weight management. The weight distribution on this crossbow was phenomenal. You won’t feel like the crossbow is toe heavy or butt heavy. It’s quite light as well. The dry weight of the crossbow is only 6.4lbs. Not heavy at all.

What I didn’t like is the drawing weight. Tenpoint should have included the ACUdraw from the beginning. The extra add-on ACUdraw can mislead a lot of people.

Our recommendation is to get the crossbow with the ACUdraw pro cranking device. I know it’s more expensive. Trust me, it’s more than worth the money. The amount of time it will save you from wasting is quite high. You will end up saving time, effort, and money in the long-run.

Turbo M1 is capable of reaching 380 FPS and is able to generate 122 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. More than enough for any sorts of hunting.

Pros

  • Good build quality.
  • Lightweight.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • 380 FPS.
  • 122 ft-lbs of kinetic energy.
  • ACUdraw compatible.

Cons

  • The included scope is not the best one.
  • Should have included the ACUdraw pro in the base price.

7. Tenpoint Shadow NXT Crossbow Package

SpecsValue
Speed390 FPS
Kinetic Energy129 FP-KE
Power Stroke12.2 Inches
Draw Weight200 LBS
Axle-To-Axle6 Inches
Length32.2 Inches
Weight7 LBS

Like many other crossbow brands, Tenpoint has a habit to name their crossbows quite similarly. Just moments ago, you finished reading the Stealth NXT in this tenpoint crossbow reviews, now you are reading about the Shadow NXT. Besides the middle name, do they have any differences?

Tenpoint Shadow NXT is a less powerful crossbow than the Stealth NXT. Does that make it bad? No, it’s far from being bad. It’s a lightweight hunting crossbow.

Besides the Tenpoint name, the crossbow has a lot of things going for it. Shadow NXT is capable of firing arrows at up to 390 FPS. I know that’s lower than the other NXT. You need to keep in mind, the Shadow NXT is cheaper than the Stealth NXT.

Shadow NXT is capable of generating 129 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. That’s a lot of energy for hunting or any other similar sports. The weight distribution on this crossbow is quite amazing as well. I am glad Tenpoint is focusing more on that aspect. The ergo design of the crossbow make it a fun to use crossbow. It’s not tiring or heavy. You can carry it around for hours and not get tired. 

Pros

  • Lightweight and compact.
  • ACUdraw pro compatible.
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Performance is excellent.
  • 380 FPS.
  • 122 ft-lbs of kinetic energy.
  • Vector Quad cable system.

Cons

  • You won’t get any manual cocking system with the crossbow.
  • The ACUdraw is an add-on (like always).

8. Tenpoint Nitro XRT Crossbow Package

SpecsValue
Speed470 FPS
Kinetic Energy191 FP-KE
Power Stroke16.5 Inches
Draw Weight225 LBS
Axle-To-Axle7 / 12.5 Inches
Length29.5 Inches
Weight7.4 LBS

When you release way too many cool crossbows, some are supposed to receive less attention than the others. The Tenpoint Nitro XRT is another best crossbow from Tenpoint. Unlike the other Tenpoint XRT crossbows, this one didn’t get nearly enough recognition.

Why is that? Why are we considering this to be one of the best Tenpoint crossbow then? Tenpoint Nitro XRT is not a cheap crossbow by any means. It’s one of the most expensive Tenpoint crossbow on the market. Specification wise, the crossbow offers almost the same thing as a Vapor RS470.

The key difference here is the size. The Tenpoint Nitro XRT is way smaller in length and looks quite small as well. It’s also a reverse draw crossbow. Making it one of the most compact crossbows on the market. 470 FPS and 191 ft-lbs of kinetic energy is one hell of a combination. It’s enough to start a mini war.

The Nitro XRT is an excellent crossbow and deserving the price. Sure, it’s expensive. But they are what we call “endgame” crossbows.

Pros

  • Excellent build quality.
  • Lightweight and compact.
  • Excellent scope.
  • 470 FPS.
  • 191 ft-lbs of kinetic energy.
  • Silent cranking device and safe decocking.

Cons

  • Expensive.

9. Tenpoint XR-410 Crossbow Package

SpecsValue
Speed410 FPS
Kinetic Energy143 FP-KE
Power Stroke17 Inches
Draw StyleReverse-Draw
Axle-To-Axle6.5 Inches
Length29.5 Inches
Weight7.4 LBS

Tenpoint and reverse draw crossbows, still a better love story than twilight. Tenpoint XR 410 is an affordable reverse draw crossbow from Tenpoint. As the name suggests, the crossbow is capable of firing arrows at an incredible speed of 410 FPS.

Tenpoint XR 410 comes with ACUdraw pro cranking device included in the box. Once you get used to the ACUdraw cranking device, it’s impossible to switch to manual cranking or using a rope sled.

XR 410 is capable of generating 143 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. That’s a lot of power for a crossbow this small. With that much of speed and power, you can enter any big-game hunting competition with ease. The accuracy of the XR410 is also excellent. It’s more accurate than most of the similar priced crossbows on the market.

Thanks to the quad string system, the string longevity is also better than other crossbows. The noise suppression and the vibration control on this crossbow is excellent as well.

Pros

  • Excellent build quality.
  • Affordable price tag.
  • Lightweight and compact.
  • ACUdraw pro cranking device.
  • Pro view scope.
  • 410 FPS.
  • 143 ft-lbs of kinetic energy.

Cons

  • The crossbow can become heavy with all the added accessories.

10. Tenpoint Turbo GT Crossbow Package

SpecsValue
Speed340 FPS
Kinetic Energy109 FP-KE
Power Stroke12.6 Inches
Draw Weight175 LBS
Axle-To-Axle13.5 / 17.5 Inches
Length36 Inches
Weight6.5 LBS

Even though the Tenpoint Turbo GT won’t win you any Formula 1’s, it will definitely win you some big game hunting competitions. Tenpoint Turbo GT has hunter’s DNA through and through. The crossbow is capable of generating 109 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. It can fire the arrows at up to 340 FPS.

While it’s not the fastest Tenpoint crossbows by any means, it’s one of the best beginner tenpoint crossbow. Tenpoint isn’t known for their budget crossbows. The Turbo GT brought a nice change of pace in that department. Tenpoint can easily make good budget crossbows.

The Turbo GT is quite long. The length of the GT is 36”. Longer than most modern crossbows from Tenpoint. That can be a benefit for tall hunters. As tall hunters prefer a longer crossbow.

The Turbo GT comes with a Pro view 2 crossbow scope. The Trigger pull on this crossbow is 3.5 pounds. It comes with auto-engaging safety trigger. Combined with Dry fire inhibitor, the crossbow is not misfiring ever. This crossbow can’t and won’t compete against a $2000 crossbow. But it will serve you quite well till you get a $2000 crossbow.

An excellent beginner crossbow without a doubt. Tenpoint was slacking in the beginner crossbow route. You can guess why we decided to include a beginner crossbow as one of the best Tenpoint crossbows on the market. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t pity acknowledgement, GT performs insanely good for the price.

Pros

  • Affordable price.
  • Good build quality.
  • Lightweight and compact.
  • 340 FPS.
  • Comes with tons of accessories.
  • Good warranty.

Cons

  • Noise reduction on this crossbow is not that good.
  • It can face a hard time in a big-game hunting competition.

Frequently ASK Questions

Is The Tenpoint Crossbow Worth The Money?

Depends on which crossbow you are asking about. Not all crossbow from all brands are worth the money. The Tenpoint crossbows we featured here are worth every penny.

Is Tenpoint A Good Crossbow?

Yes, Tenpoint is an excellent crossbow manufacturer. One of the few manufacturers that is actively working on all budget range. Their Wicked Ridge crossbows are quite good as well. Most of the Flagship Tenpoint crossbows provides an insane value for the money you are spending.

Why Should You Buy A Tenpoint Crossbow?

By reading this far, you are already aware of the rich history of Tenpoint crossbows and know a little bit more about the world of Tenpoint. Tenpoint is always hungry for competition. From competition, they made better crossbows than Ravin R10 and R20. They beat other brands in a fair competition as well.

The reputation alone should be enough to sway you towards Tenpoint. But you don’t have to do that. Just, read the Tenpoint crossbow reviews and decide for yourself. You will have your answer I can assure you.

How To Adjust Tenpoint Crossbow Scope?

Just like most other crossbow scope, the Tenpoint crossbow scopes comes pre-calibrated as well. You need to take the crossbow in a 50 yards range and recalibrate it according to your own accords.

The other changes of the crossbow scope will depend on your environment and your preference. While some might prefer a bit for forgiving room on their crossbow scope, you might prefer the opposite. Use the rotatable knobs to change the windage and elevation adjustments (if available).

How To Cock A Tenpoint Crossbow?

All of the Tenpoint crossbows comes with a cranking aid of some sort. It can be a rope cocker or Tenpoint’s own ACUdraw cranking device. Using those, you can easily load the crossbow. You reel in the ACUdraw cranking device like you are reeling in a fish. It will load the crossbow easily. Thanks to safe decocking feature, it’s not hard to decock Tenpoint crossbows either.

How To Uncock A Tenpoint Crossbow?

Tenpoint was the first brand to introduce silent cranking device. That device is also capable of unloading the crossbow as well.  Tenpoint got and excellent and through guide on their website about how you should cock and de-cock your crossbow. How to Cock and De-Cock Your Crossbow Using the ACUslide System | TenPoint Crossbows – YouTube

How To Change The Strings On Tenpoint Crossbow?

Changing string on a Vector Quad limb crossbow is super hard. If you haven’t done it before, you will have a serious hard time figuring out what to do.

That’s why it’s never recommended to do on your own. Please contact your nearest Tenpoint dealer to get your string replaced. Even Tenpoint suggests that in their website. It’s just not worth the hassle.

How To Shoot A Tenpoint Crossbow?

Shooting a Tenpoint crossbow is no different than shooting any other crossbows. After loading the bolt, all you have to do is turn off the safety, aim the crossbow, and pull the trigger. Easier said than done I know. But that’s the base of it.


Conclusion: Best Tenpoint Crossbows

Tenpoint is one of the best crossbow manufacturers right now. There is no way of denying that. All of their crossbows are quite unique and good performing. Their contribution to the crossbow community is vast as well. There are so many Tenpoint crossbows available in the market, finding the best Tenpoint crossbow for you isn’t an easy ask. That’s why I tried my best to find out the 10 best, and share my thoughts about why they are the best with you.

It’s surprising that still a lot of us don’t know about Tenpoint that well. I know their crossbows can get expensive. But if you give them a chance, I don’t see you going back from Tenpoint. That’s all you need to do, give them a chance and let Tenpoint blow you away.