Horton Storm RDX vs Carbon Nitro RDX

If you are fairly new to the crossbow scene, chances are you never heard of Horton before. Tenpoint has been making crossbows under Horton banner for years now. Most of their crossbows are compound comes at an attractive price point. Which makes them hard to choose. As in this price-range you will find many good crossbows. Such as Tenpoint Carbon Nitro RDX for an example. Which one do you think will win in a head to head competition? Let’s find that out.

Horton Storm RDX Crossbow


Carbon Nitro RDX Crossbow

SpecsHorton Storm RDXCarbon Nitro RDX
Speed370 FPS385 FPS
Kinetic Energy122 FP-KE125 FP-KE
Power Stroke16.5 Inches16.5 Inches
Draw Weight165 LBS165 LBS
Axle To Axle15.5 / 10 Inches15.5 / 10 Inches
Length35.25 Inches35.25 Inches
Weight8.2 LBS7.8 LBS

Difference Between Horton Storm RDX & Carbon Nitro RDX

  • Tenpoint Carbon Nitro RDX is faster than Horton Storm RDX.
  • Horton is lighter.
  • Horton Storm is a tad bit longer than Carbon Nitro RDX.

Those are the noteworthy differences between the horton storm RDX vs carbon nitro RDX. Now let’s find out which one to choose and why.

Reason To Choose The Horton Storm RDX?

As you can see, there aren’t many differences between the two. Both of them generates the same amount of kinetic energy. The top speed is also the same. That’s why people make comparison among the two.

Choosing Horton Storm RDX over the Tenpoint Carbon Nitro RDX is a tough decision. If you like a light crossbow that can fire like a tank, then take the Horton Storm. It’s lighter and can fire at up to 370 FPS. Don’t discount that speed. 370 FPS is quite fast.

Reason To Choose The Carbon Nitro RDX?

On specification the Carbon Nitro RDX is the better crossbow. Just how much better? Both of them has the same amount of kinetic energy and both of them are almost the same height. 15 FPS can make a difference in a close quarter hunting. Carbon Nitro RDX is also easily findable compared to Horton Storm RDX.

Cons Of Horton Storm RDX

The main con of the Horton Storm RDX is the price. It’s way too expensive for what it offers. Another thing that it has bad is the scope. The scope is not bad. But the scope is not calibrated for the crossbow. What I am trying to say is, the scope can’t keep up with the crossbow. You can calibrate it to have a better performance.

But like most of you guys, I was also hoping it would have a calibrated scope.

Cons Of Carbon Nitro RDX

It’s a heavy crossbow. The dry weight of the crossbow without any accessories is 7.8lbs. With enough accessories and arrows in the quiver, the weight of the crossbow will touch 10lbs easily. Which is considered heavy. Dragging 10lbs of weight on your back may not seem like a lot. But it will be a lot when you add other backpacks for rest of the belongings.

Storm RDX vs Nitro RDX: Video Comparison

Horton Storm RDX vs Carbon Nitro RDX Summary

Both of the crossbows here is good. There isn’t one clear winner here. You can take either one of them and be a happy bunny.

Both of them are silent and comes with a decent scope. But if you want a lighter crossbow, go for Horton Storm RDX. Or, you can do a pro gamer move. Don’t use the quiver on the crossbow. Use the quiver on your utility belt and you can cut a lot of weight from the Carbon Nitro RDX. Moral, whichever you choose from here, there isn’t a wrong choice.

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