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Tenpoint Stealth FX4 Crossbow ReviewWords by Game & Fish Staff
TenPoint excels at their cocking options.
This bow had the stock-mounted ACUdraw 50, which houses two hooks and handles that retract in and out of a plastic housing on the stock.
You’ll never lose your ropes again, and you get an even cocking because they are actually part of one rope.
TenPoints are also fast, quiet and narrow. We’ve done a lot of hunting with TenPoints, and we have never had an equipment failure. This model has an impressive fps and it’s one of the quietest.
Speed: 349 fps
Sound: 95.53 dB
Trigger-Pull Weight: 3.33 pounds
Hunting Weight: 9 pounds, 7 ounces
What We Like: You know you’re getting a high-quality bow when you get a TenPoint. We’ve done a lot of hunting with them — from tree stands to night stalks for hogs. Sweet new T3 trigger.
What We’d Change: Hard to poke holes in TenPoint’s package: fast, quiet, convenient and easy to cock. It could cost less, that’s for sure, but you get great accessories standard.
About our 2015 Crossbow Tests
This is probably the best part of our job here at Crossbow Revolution. We assemble a pile of the latest crossbows from the best companies and shoot each one — a lot — recording the results all the while. There are always surprises — some good, some bad.
Like how awesome it was to shoot a 440-fps crossbow! But who knew that it would be that hard to cock, and I’m no cocking sissy! And then there was the bow that had so much going for it, but the trigger felt gritty and hesitated, like someone had dragged it along a beach.
At the end of the day, it’s tough to go wrong with any of these 2015 models. Really, it’s all about what you want in your hunting tool — speed, low price, a small package, a quiet bow, smooth trigger?
We hope our play…I mean, work…helps you when you’re in the market for a new crossbow.
How We Tested
Because of the large number of variables involved, some of which are extremely difficult to control, we will not be purporting this to be a scientific test, but, instead, a general hands-on report so you’ll have information if you are looking at buying a new crossbow.
We test right out of the box, as any consumer would receive it. While crossbow companies send them to us to use free-of-charge, we also send them back to the crossbow companies after any hunting and testing.
Three trigger releases, with the arrows and field points that came with the crossbow, measured by an RCBS Trigger Pull Meter, and averaged to give one number in pounds.
Three shots fired, measured in decibels by a Vernier sound level meter 6 feet from the crossbow, averaged for one final dB number.
With arrows and points that came with the crossbow, we released three arrows through a Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph and averaged the three to get one number in feet per second (FPS).