January 09, 2020
By Bob Humphrey
Ravin’s new R29X still features its patented HeliCoil Technology for better long-range accuracy, a quieter shot, vastly improved string life and a narrow 6-inch axle-to-axle width. But the company added a new Silent Cocking System to ensure the bow is in silent mode continuously, each and every time it’s cocked. The R29X's 12.5-inch power stroke produces 180-foot pounds of kinetic energy and shoots a staggering 450 feet per second with a 400-grain arrow. Customers can opt for the standard R29X, or choose an upgrade to the R29X Sniper Package. The latter option features a tactical crossbow scope, .001 Arrows and the Jack Plate Adjustable Elevation Mount, both in Predator Dusk Camo. MSRP: $2,649.99 standard; $3,049.99 Sniper Package | ravincrossbows.com
TenPoint Vapor RS470
TenPoint’s new Vapor RS470 contains all the features today’s discriminating crossbow hunter is looking for. An ultra-narrow 6.5-inch wide reverse-draw bow assembly affords maneuverability in tight quarters along with greater accuracy and reduced vibration and noise. RX7-Cams, DUAL FLEX limbs and SLING-SHOT technology boost arrow speeds up to 470 fps. The high strength-to-weight ratio of the NEW TEC-X stock and a lightweight CNC machined 7075-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum riser reduce weight to 8-pounds while a new 20-inch -MICRO-TRAC fluted aluminum barrel reduces flight deck surface by 50 percent for longer string life. And the new ACUslide features an Auto-Brake Gear System that allows for silent cocking and safe and controlled de-cocking. Decorated in Veil Alpine camo or Graphite Gray, the Vapor RS470 ships completely assembled and includes the ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system, an Evo-X Marksman precision scope, a STAG hard case, a 6-pack of EVO-X Lighted CenterPunch Premium carbon crossbow arrows (.001" straightness), a 3-pack of EVO-X CenterPunch rear-deploying broadheads, a sling, an integrated String Stop system, and a new new 6-arrow Tech quiver. MSRP: $2,999.99 (Veil Alpine Camo); $2,899.99 (Graphite Gray) | tenpointcrossbows.com
Wicked Ridge M-370
The Wicked Ridge M-370 weighs a mere 5.8 pounds and measures 9.5 inches wide. Its 180-pound bow assembly is powered by new VX-5 reverse cams to produce speeds up to 370 fps and same-hole group accuracy. Its machined riser is fitted with 11-inch TPX Limbs, DynaFLIGHT 97 string and cables and sleek, lightweight aluminum limb pockets. The AIR-LITE stock, molded from dampening glass-filled polypropylene is available with a built-in ACUdraw or a Rope-Sled cocking device and features a fully integrated fore-grip backed up with elongated safety wings to keeps fingers safely below the bowstring release path. You'll also find enjoy an enclosed trigger guard, a Picatinny rail below the front of the barrel to mount additional accessories, and TenPoint's DFI and ultra-crisp 3 ½-pound trigger. Package includes: TenPoint Multi-Line scope, 3 Alpha-Nock arrows and a quiver.
Excalibur Suppressor 400 TD
Newest in Excalibur's 400 Micro Take Down Series, the Suppressor 400 TD features Quick Loc Technology, allowing for assembly and disassembly in seconds with the pull of a button and no change in point of impact. It also features new High Output Takedown limbs made from 100-percent continuous fibers and protected by new Armor Tips. Additionally, it has the Charger built-in silent crank for safe, silent and easy cocking and de-cocking, a 3-pound match grade Proshot trigger for superior accuracy and a nominate speed rating of 400 fps. Comes with a TACT-100 illuminated scope, a quiver with four Proflight arrows with .001 straightness, and R.E.D.S. suppressors.
Barnett Hyperflite EVO 420
The Hyperflite EVO 420 from Barnett features an entirely new and unique cam-mounted riser design for enhanced speed, accuracy and maneuverability, which reduces vibration and noise while eliminating cam lean and torque. The Aluminum Hyper-Flite Track with Patented Track and Arrow system also reduces arrow contact on the flight track to just the tip and knock, and when paired with Barnett's, 22-inch, .204 inch small-diameter HyperFlite arrows, produces 420 fps speed and up to 25 percent greater penetration. Sold as a fully-assembled package, the compact (9.3-inch wide x 31.5-inch long) EVO 420 also features a multi-position, adjustable buttstock and cheek comb, a fully integrated Belt-Driven Crank Cocking Device (CCD) with quick-attach/detach handle for quick and effortless cocking and a crisp, 3-pound TriggerTech Trigger (a $200 value).
Bear X Constrictor
The Bear X Constrictor features an ultra-narrow 10-inch profile when cocked and blazing speeds of 410 feet per second, among other things. The Constrictor’s ambidextrous top mount 5-arrow quiver sits on a 360-degree pivot allowing the hunter to position the quiver on the right or left side and parallel to the bow. Premium finishes include an adjustable cheek pad, an anti-dry fire device and 3 inches of trigger-pull adjustment. The Constrictor is available in Veil Stoke and TrueTimber Strata camo and comes ready to hunt with three Bear X TrueX arrows, a top mount 5-arrow quiver, an illuminated scope, a sling, a cocking rope and rail lube/string wax.
Darton Toxin 150
Newest in Darton's line, the Toxin 150 retains technology from previous models, like the compact tactical stock, narrow limb configuration and hi-energy cam system. It also features a rifle-style rotating safety next to the 3-pound trigger, patented barrel dampener and Sims Limbsaver Technology, dual string supressors and oversize foot stirrup. A trackless aluminum barrel design helps further reduce weight while its 17-inch axle-to-axle width and 33-1/2-inch overall length make it maneuverable in any situation. Meanwhile, its 15-inch power stroke and 190-lb draw weight help it achieve a blistering 405 fps speed rating. Available in Krypteck Highlander camo with a standard forearm or Shadow Black with a TAC (XT) front end that includes an adjustable vertical grip.
The Gearhead X16 features yet another unique and innovative design, in this case shooting a nocked arrow with the cock feather up, allowing the crossover cables closer to the rail for greatly reduced cable wear. Innovative cams build power quickly and then let-off into the trigger box, further reducing string wear and making it super easy to hand cock while also improving accuracy. The skeletonized framework adds rigidity while reducing weight and you can choose from aluminum or carbon frames an 70, 90 and 125 draw weights with speeds up to 350 FPS. For easier transportation, the X16 Tactical breaks into two pieces with the aide of a precision dovetail and comes with its very own travel bag.
Rocky Mountain RM 415
Built around the combination of a high-performance single-piece OD green stock and a rock-solid, energy-efficient 200-pound limb and eccentric system, Rocky Mountain's new RM 415 boasts 415fps speeds, commanding accuracy and 146 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. At just 7.5 pounds, 35 inches long and 14.5 inches wide when fully cocked, this performance-driven package is both lightweight and maneuverable. The DFS (Dry Fire Safety) system auto engages when the bow is cocked. Dual string suppressors and limb dampeners reduce bow noise. A large stirrup affords easy cocking and the adjustable foregrip provides a custom feel when shouldered. The RM415's Trail Ready to Hunt Kit includes an ultra-bright fog proof, shockproof, and water resistant red/blue Illuminated 4X32 scope with a precision-etched multi-position reticle, rope cocking device, quick-detach, three-arrow side quiver, three Carbon Express PileDriver arrows with practice points, rail lubricant, an integrated rail lube storage area, sling studs and adjustable foregrip.