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Lightning-Fast Crossbows for 2024

TenPoint's 'World's Fastest' among the new rigs at ATA 2024.

Lightning-Fast Crossbows for 2024

The new TenPoint TRX 515 crossbow shoots arrows up to an industry-leading 515 feet per second.

TenPoint's TRX 515: Record Speed, Accuracy

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The TRX 515 could be the most accurate, technology-advanced crossbow in the world.

TenPoint Crossbows continues its dominance in crossbow speed, performance and accuracy, with the fastest crossbow in the world—the new TRX 515, which shoots an industry-leading 515 feet per second, and measures just 29 inches long and 6 inches wide.

New Twin-Riser Technology (TRT) reduces riser flex by 70 percent for greater down-range accuracy and combines with the new ZERO-Trac Barrel to shave nearly one pound off the overall weight.

The foundation of the TRX 515’s lethal accuracy is the Twin-Riser Technology, resulting in 41 percent lighter and two times stiffer than traditional risers. The tech is designed with symmetrical top and bottom plates that reduce riser flex and generate a consistent arrow flight path for greater down-range accuracy.

TriggerTech Trigger's patented Zero-Creep Technology gives the trigger that "breaks like glass" feel to help improve accuracy and precision. In addition, the trigger's Dry-Fire-Preventor (DFP) functions as a second safety by blocking the trigger from firing unless the nock is properly inserted.

"When we first sat down with our engineering team about the new TRX 515, we gave them a blank sheet of paper and told them everything was on the table," CEO Phil Bednar said in a press release. "From stock-to-stirrup, the TRX 515 features cutting-edge innovation designed to make our customers more successful bowhunters. Twin-Riser Technology, TriggerTech Trigger with HPX snap-in nock, ACUlock Scope Bridge, ZERO-Trac Barrel, GUIDElock Arrow Rest System, AR-Style Thumb Safety – the list goes on. We are charging into our 30th year at TenPoint by breaking all boundaries and setting new standards in speed, accuracy, and durability.”

The TRX 515, expected to be shipped in February, is packaged with new CenterPunch HPX premium carbon arrows equipped with the Alpha-Nock HPX. The Alpha-Nock HPX features a Nock Retention Groove that allows the user to both hear an audible click and feel the positive engagement of the nock to the string—indicating the arrow is properly locked and loaded in the crossbow.

CenterPoint's Sinister 430: New Flagship Crossbow Has Arrived

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CenterPoint's new Sinister 430 crossbow.

The Sinister 430, available in February. introduces CenterPoint’s first fully integrated silent crank system, equipped with an auto-retracting sled, to create a worry-free cable management design and allow for seamless cocking. Prioritizing user experience and adaptability, the Sinister 430 features an adjustable bullpup-style stock and an upgraded 1.5-5x32mm speed-ring scope. Compact and maneuverable at 8.6 pounds and 9 inches when cocked, this crossbow is the perfect companion for use in stands, blinds or saddles. With a robust 225 pound draw weight and a 14 5/8-inch power stroke, this upgraded model offers an impressive speed of 430 fps with a 400-grain bolt.

Wicked Ridge’s Invader M1: Incredible Features, Price

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The Invader M1 crossbow offers tremendous features at a great price.

Wicked Ridge Crossbows, the only built-in-America brand of crossbows priced $499-$1,099, recently launched its new Invader M1 crossbow for 2024. The next generation of the all-time best-selling Invader models is 5.5 inches narrower and 2.5 inches shorter than its predecessor. Weighing an ultra-light 5.8-pounds, the sleek 9.5-inch wide Invader M1, shoots a quick 390 feet per second.  The compact, 32-inch long crossbow features the ACUdraw built-in crank cocking device for effortless cocking and new Pro-View 400 lighted optic.

"The Invader has been the best-selling Wicked Ridge crossbow since we started the company in 2010," TenPoint CEO Phil Bednar said in a news release. "The new Invader M1 is narrower, shorter, and lighter than ever before.  The built-in ACUdraw crank cocking device and built-in-America quality craftsmanship take this model to a new level."

Pre-sighted at the factory, the Invader M1 is double-dip fluid imaged in the PEAK XT™ camo pattern and is equipped with the built in ACUdraw crank cocking device. Its ready-to-hunt package includes a Lighted Pro- View 400 Scope, 3 carbon arrows, and a quiver.

Barnett’s Wildcat CRX: Nimble, Deadly, Perfect for Cost-Conscious Hunters

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Barnett’s Wildcat CRX hunting crossbow.

As its name suggests, the Wildcat CRX is powerful and stealthy and will bring down the biggest game in the moment of truth. The simple, recurve design makes it easy to operate while also being full of advanced features typically found in much higher-priced crossbows. With an uncocked tip-to-tip length of just 25.5 inches, the CRX is ideal for young and female hunters who want a highly maneuverable crossbow as it takes a big bite out of prey at close range. The Wildcat CRX bares its claws using a compact, 12.25-inch power stroke that fires 380-grain arrows up to 280 feet per second, ensuring deep penetration and quick recoveries.

Wicked Ridge's RDX 410: Makeover of Best-Seller

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The new Wicked Ridge 410 is shorter faster and features new ACUdraw Silent and Pro-View 400 lighted scope.

Wicked Ridge has launched a makeover of its best-selling reverse-draw crossbow in the new RDX 410. Featuring silent cocking with the new ACUdraw Silent and the new Pro-View 400 lighted scope, the RDX 410 measures 3 inches shorter (at 29 inches) and shoots 10 feet per second faster(at 410 fps) than the previous RDX 400.

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"At $899, the RDX 410 is packed with features more commonly seen at the $1,500 price range,” TenPoint CEO Phil Bednar said in a news release. "Combining reverse-draw speed and a compact 29-inch length with silent cocking and a lighted scope produces a crossbow that truly redefines value in a reverse-draw crossbow."

Fully integrated into the butt stock, the NEW ACUdraw Silent is the easiest ACUdraw to operate, providing silent cocking and reducing the draw weight to just 5 pounds for easy and effortless cocking. The RDX 410’s reverse-draw, ultra-narrow bow assembly measures only 9 inches wide. Its lightweight cast-aluminum riser is fitted with the company’s slim RD pocket that reduces sound and vibration. The pockets hold the bow’s 11.7-inch limbs that are powered by the Reaper Cam System.

Decorated in the Peak XT camo pattern, the RDX 410 ships as a complete package, including: Pro-View 400 Lighted Scope; ACUdraw Silent Cocking Device; three Match 400 Carbon Alpha-Nock Arrows; Quiver.

CenterPoint's AT400: Features for New Shooters

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CenterPoint's AT400 is a great choice for hunters entering the crossbow market.

Specifically created to for hunters wanting to enter into the crossbow market without sacrificing power or performance, the AT400 sports competitive features that redefine the standards in its class. Priced at $349.99, it delivers a competitive velocity of 400 feet per second while maintaining an efficient, lightweight design that tips the scales at a nimble 7.5 pounds. Crafted with an all-composite rail and stock, the AT400 ensures durability for extended use. Equipped with precision optics in the form of a 4x32mm scope, a 15-inch power stroke for optimal performance and a compact size measuring 14.5 inches when cocked, the AT400 provides hunters with a versatile and agile partner for various hunting scenarios. The inclusion of a detachable silent crank, adjustable foregrip, roller retention spring and advanced safety features further solidify the AT400 as a top choice for entry-level and seasoned hunters alike.

Wicked Ridge's Commander M1: American-Built for $500

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The Commander M1 features built-in cocking device, narrow profile and American-built quality.

Weighing an ultra-light 5.8 pounds and measuring 9.5 inches wide, the Commander M1 shoots 380 feet per second, and is available with the best-in-class built-in ACUdraw Cocking Device (optional) for effortless cocking, or with a lightweight stock with Rope-Sled, and is Built in America to deliver craftsmanship you can depend on.

Built to perform in tight shooting situations thanks to its narrow profile, the Commander M1 is equipped with a Multi-Line Scope and 3.5-pound trigger. If you purchase it with the ACUdraw, the ACUdraw is fully integrated into the crossbow, so you never need to worry about forgetting your cocking rope.

Barnett’s Hyper Raptor: Premium Features, Innovation

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The all new Hyper Raptor has premium features, performance-driven innovation and industry-leading technology.

The Hyper Raptor excels in every aspect of performance-inspired design and technology. With a lightweight composite riser and measuring just over seven inches axle-to-axle when cocked, the crossbow provides excellent maneuverability in tight-quartered hunting applications. Its pivoting limb pockets put less weight at the front of the crossbow while making a more durable shooting platform with reduced recoil and vibration. With its compact and energy-efficient design, the Hyper Raptor sends small-diameter HyperFlite arrows down-range with incredible speed—up to 410 feet per second and 142 foot-pounds of energy for maximum bone-crushing penetration.

Barnett's Demun Handheld Crossbow Series

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Pictured: Demun Tri Strike (left), Demun Accu Strike (top right) and Demun Accu Strike PRO (bottom right).

Barnett has introduced a new addition to its line of crossbows with the Demun Handheld Crossbow Series. The series features three models: the Demun Accu Strike PRO, Demun Accu Strike, and the Demun Tri Strike. The Demun series is characterized by its compact and lightweight design, making it an ideal choice for enthusiasts seeking power and convenience. The Demun Accu Strike PRO is a powerful starter crossbow designed to explore the fun of crossbow shooting and hunting, including an impressive speed of 210 feet per second. The Demun Accu Strike is a high-quality break-action pistol crossbow tailored for mid-level beginners eager to delve into the excitement of crossbow shooting and hunting. It is equipped with a foldable foregrip for personalized comfort and control, an adjustable fiber optic sight for superior accuracy, and a single-stage break-action reloading system that reduces draw weight by around 50 percent. The one-of-a-kind Demun Tri Strike is a premium break-action mini crossbow that features a patented three-feed chamber for swift reloading and firing, a folding foregrip for adjustable comfort and control, an adjustable fiber optic sight for premium accuracy, and the single-stage break-action reloading for approximately 50 percent reduction of draw weigh.




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