Hot Gear: High End TenPoint Venom Xtra

High-tech crossbow manufacturer TenPoint Crossbow Technologies introduced its new high end Venom Xtra earlier this year, a crossbow is designed for the discriminating hunter, shooting enthusiast or collector wanting the very best.

TenPoint Venom Xtra with ACUdraw

TenPoint Venom Xtra with ACUdraw

The new Venom Xtra’s stock assembly features a precision-crafted, laminated wood stock, a benchmark for crossbow aesthetics. This classic, heirloom-quality stock – richly rendered in a durable weather-resistant semi-gloss finish with a non-slip rubber butt plate – will withstand years of rugged use in the woods.

Its embedded 19.9-inch carbon fiber barrel rests on rubber inserts and dual-purpose rubber safety wings to reduce noise and vibration and to help keep the shooter’s fore-grip hand safely below the flight deck. This new stock and shortened barrel configuration is a compact 35 inches long.

The bow assembly features TenPoint’s popular XLT™ riser equipped with 11-inch, tactical-black IsoTaper™ Limbs powered by the company’s HE2™ (Hybrid Eccentric 2) cams, optimized for this design, and DynaFLIGHT 97 string and cables with a hard yoke system. The result is an XLT bow assembly that is narrower-than-standard, at 13.25-inches, with a longer-than-standard power stroke, at 13.5-inches.

The 185-pound Venom Xtra weighs 6.7 pounds and shoots up to 372 feet per second.

“The Venom Xtra is a remarkable looking crossbow,” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO. “We work to give our customers unique purchase options, and, with the addition of the laminated wood stock, we believe the Venom Xtra will be an attractive option for those looking for the best-of-the-best.”

Like all TenPoint models, the Venom Xtra also features TenPoint’s DFI™ (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) and a bullpup version of their 3.5-pound T3™ auto-engaging safety trigger.

Equipped with the ACUdraw™ or ACUdraw 50™, TenPoint’s patented cocking units, and RangeMaster Pro™ scope, the model sells only as a complete package that includes arrows, quiver, Side-Mount Quiver Bracket, soft case, SDS™ (String Dampening System), and Bowjax limb, stirrup, barrel, and retention spring dampeners.

Venom Xtra MAP: $2,399 with ACUdraw 50, $2,499 with ACUdraw.

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is 100 percent USA owned, operated, and all of its crossbow models are manufactured in Mogadore, Ohio.

For more information visit www.tenpointcrossbows.com.