Hot Gear: TenPoint’s Lightweight, Compact Turbo GT

Industry leader TenPoint Crossbow Technologies introduced its new Turbo GT model in January, one of four new crossbows for 2016, and the Turbo GT pairs a new stock and barrel design with the company’s time-tested technology to add improved performance and maneuverability to the newest version in a long line of successful TenPoint Turbo models.

TenPoint Turbo GT

“The Turbo model has been a staple in our lineup for quite a few years now because of its maneuverability, power, and price,” said TenPoint CEO Rick Bednar. “With the new stock and barrel, we’ve made it shorter and easier to handle, all without adding any cost to the consumer.”

The Turbo GT’s stock assembly features the company’s new shorter Fusion S stock and 19.5-inch synthetic barrel, fitted with a 4-inch bullpup version of its 3 ½-lb. T3™ auto-engaging safety trigger.

Configured with optimal comb-height and a two-position adjustable butt plate to match the shooter’s length-of-pull, the Fusion S stock, made from PolyOne OnForce, employs strategically placed cutouts in the fore-grip and butt stock to reduce weight and improve handling and balance. The fore-grip cutouts also allow shooters to wrap their thumb and fingers into the grip. This feature and the glass-reinforced nylon safety wings located on the stock above the grip help to keep the shooter’s fore-grip hand safely below the arrow flight deck.

The Turbo GT’s supercharged 175-pound XLT™ bow assembly measures a compact 13.5-inches from axle-to-axle when cocked. Its machined riser is fitted with 11-inch IsoTaper Limbs, MRX cams, DynaFLIGHT 97 string and cables, and a detachable, lightweight, coated aluminum foot stirrup.

Assembled, the Turbo GT is 35 inches long, weighs 6.5 pounds, and shoots up to 360 FPS. That is 3 inches shorter, a ½ pound lighter, and 15 FPS faster than its Turbo XLT II predecessor. The Turbo GT comes standard with TenPoint’s 3x Pro-View 2 Scope and, like all TenPoint crossbows, it features TenPoint’s patented DFI (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor).

Available with or without one of TenPoint’s two patented cocking units, the ACUdraw or ACUdraw 50, the Turbo GT is decorated in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country.

It sells only as a complete package that includes the scope, cocking mechanism, three Pro Elite carbon arrows, quiver, and Side-Mount Quiver Bracket.

MAP: $799 with Rope Cocker, $899 with ACUdraw 50, $999 with ACUdraw.

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