Gear Review: TenPoint Stealth NXT

TenPoint's 2018 lineup is filled with bold new designs that represent a next generation for the company's legendary crossbows and accessories. Headlining that shift is the all-new Stealth NXT — TenPoint's narrowest, most accurate crossbow ever. Measuring just 6 inches wide when cocked, the Stealth NXT delivers 1-inch downrange groups at speeds up to 410 fps. It is powered by TenPoint's new Vector Quad cable technology, employing four cables for increased strength and stability while eliminating cam lean. The XR6 maximum-rotation cam system, paired with DUAL FLEX split limbs, creates lightning-fast speeds.

The Stealth NXT tips the scales at just 7.3 pounds, thanks to a CNC-machined aluminum riser featuring TenPoint's TRI-LOCK pocket system for perfect alignment between the pocket and limbs, resulting in pinpoint accuracy. The CX5 connection system, which attaches the riser to the barrel in five different locations, prevents front-end movement to further enhance accuracy. The 21 1â'„2-inch TAC-LITE aluminum barrel reduces weight, noise and vibration at the shot and is fitted with a 3.5-pound, auto-engaging safety trigger housed in an aluminum trigger box. The trigger assembly is also equipped with a Dry-Fire-Inhibitor. Molded from carbon-fiber-infused PolyOne OnForce, the three-piece C3 stock provides excellent noise and vibration reduction while keeping weight to a minimum. The rubber cheek piece and butt plate are easy to adjust for a custom fit.

I was one of the very first people to get my hands on a Stealth NXT in January, and TenPoint's latest creation certainly didn't disappoint. The Stealth NXT delivered a notably quiet shot — one TenPoint says is an impressive three times quieter than the competition. TenPoint guarantees out-of-the-box accuracy, with each Stealth NXT bore sighted before leaving the factory, a trait confirmed by my ability to pound the bull's-eye within minutes of unboxing the unit. The Stealth NXT's compact size and weight made it easy to maneuver — truly the perfect setup for when stealth matters. The Stealth NXT sports True Timber Viper Western camo and is available in various package options that include your choice of scope, cocking aid, quiver and arrows.

MSRP: $1,449.99-$1,799.99 |

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