TenPoint Crossbow Technologies’ new Carbon Nitro RDX is the high-tech manufacturer’s response to the growing number of hunters attracted to reverse draw crossbow technology. Unveiled at the 2016 ATA Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., its construction features TenPoint’s industry leading ultra-light, wrapped carbon fiber barrel mated with a newly engineered carbon stock.
“The popularity of reverse draw crossbows continues to grow every year,” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO. “We are excited to introduce this technology to the TenPoint lineup. Pairing our highly successful wrapped carbon fiber barrel and our new PolyOne engineered carbon-fiber- infused polymer stock offers our TenPoint customers a refined premium level reverse draw crossbow option.”
The Carbon Nitro RDX’s stock features TenPoint’s lightweight, three-piece C3 construction. Dramatically reducing weight, noise, and vibration, the high-tech stock is molded from carbon- fiber-infused PolyOne OnForce fitted with an adjustable cheek piece (comb) and butt plate. The rubber cheek piece adjusts to three separate positions by removing the screws and sliding it to create perfect eye-level alignment. Likewise, the rubber butt plate adjusts to two positions to match the shooter’s length-of-pull.
The 20-inch wrapped carbon fiber barrel dramatically reduces weight, noise, and vibration. It is equipped with a 4 ½-inch bullpup version of the company’s 3 ½-lb. T3 auto-engaging safety trigger housed in a lightweight machined aluminum trigger box. Its weaver-style dovetail is fitted with a nylon-filament arrow retention brush that improves arrow grip and alignment to further reduce noise and vibration. Like all TenPoint models, the trigger assembly is equipped with a DFI (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor). A string stop system is also included that fits into the end of the barrel to reduce noise and vibration.
The ultra-narrow RDX bow assembly measures 10-inches axle-to-axle when cocked. Its machined, lightweight aluminum riser is fitted with TenPoint’s Over-the-Top limb pocket and Zytel Limb Suspension System that both separates and isolates the limbs from direct contact with the riser to reduce sound and vibration. The bow assembly’s 13-inch 165-pound limbs are powered by the bow’s custom RDX Cam System and DynaFLIGHT 97 string and cables. The machined aluminum RDX cams are fitted with 440 stainless steel bearings to increase performance and improve stability.
The bow and stock assemblies combine to create a perfectly balanced precision hunting machine that weighs 7.8-pounds, measures only 34.25-inches long, and shoots a supercharged 385 feet per second.
In addition, like all TenPoint models, this model is equipped with rubber safety wings that help prevent a shooter’s fore-grip fingers and thumb from moving above the flight deck while shooting the crossbow.
Equipped with the patented ACUdraw, or packaged with the NEW Dedd Sled 50 cocking mechanism, and illuminated RangeMaster Pro Scope, the Carbon Nitro RDX is double-dip fluid imaged in Mossy Oak Break-Up® Country camo.
The model sells only as a complete package that includes a cocking device, six Pro Elite carbon arrows, string stop system, and a quiver.
Carbon Nitro RDX MSRP: $1,599 with Dedd Sled 50 or $1,799 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.