December 30, 2020
By Mark Demko
The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day tends to be quiet when it comes to new archery hunting product releases. This year, however, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is giving archery hunters a lot to look forward to in 2021 as the company rolls out its new horizontal bows — the Havoc RS440, the Havoc RS440 XERO, and the Siege RS410.
Billed as the fastest shooting crossbow of its size, the Havoc RS440 is sleek, powerful and compact, while the Siege RS410 offers quality, performance and durability in a horizontal bow capable of launching bolts more than 400 fps.
The Havoc can also be paired with Garmin’s new Xero X1i digital range-finding scope in the HAVOC RS440 XERO package, creating a deadly combo that offers crossbow hunters the potential for extended reach at the range and afield.
Compact, comfortable and hard hitting, the Havoc RS440 (pictured above) measures only 26½ inches long and 7½ inches wide when cocked, yet has the ability to launch bolts lightning fast. The bow’s shorter length — it’s TenPoint’s shortest crossbow ever — is made possible through the 17.8-inch MICRO-Trac fluted aluminum rail and light two-piece TEC-TACTICAL stock. The reverse draw assembly, which pulls the string back through the riser, creates a 13½-inch power stroke, while the RX7-Cam system rotates 360 degrees, producing speeds of 440 fps with the 400-grain, 16-inch EVO-X CenterPunch carbon bolts that come with the package.
The Havoc, which weighs 7½ pounds without accessories, comes with an EVO-X Marksman Elite 2-8X magnification scope, capable of precision accuracy out to 100 yards on the range; a 3½-pound, two-stage zero creep trigger; and TenPoint’s ACUslide silent cocking and decocking system, which locks the handle in place for safety if you remove your hand from it when decocking the bow. Six EVO-X CenterPunch bolts, a six-arrow quiver and integrated string stop system are also included. The suggested retail price for the Havoc RS440 is $2,499.99 for the Graphite Gray model and $2,599.99 for the Veil Alpine camo model.
HAVOC RS440 XERO
If you’re looking for a high-power crossbow with the ability for long-range accuracy, then the Havoc RS440 XERO package is definitely worth considering!
Pairing the Havoc RS440 with Garmin’s new Xero X1i range-finding scope has resulted in what is being billed as the most accurate long-range crossbow ever. The Xero X1i features 3.5X magnification and has the ability to automatically measure distances to game up to 80 yards away with a simple touch of the button on the crossbow’s pistol grip. The scope also promises pinpoint accuracy, with a variance of only .1 yard, providing the exact distance to your target and eliminating the need for gap shooting. In addition to being dead-on, the aim point adjusts automatically for distance and brightness to help the hunter easily see his quarry. The suggested retail price for the Havoc RS440 XERO package, which comes in Veil Alpine camo, is $3,599.99.
Interested in learning more about this powerful combo? Check out Petersen’s Bowhunting Editor Christian Berg’s first impressions of this awesome, new package!
At only 26½ inches long, 7½ inches wide and 7½ pounds in weight, TenPoint’s Siege RS410 combines comfort, speed and performance into a compact crossbow that delivers bolts at 410 fps while promising same-hole accuracy. Available in either Veil Alpine camo or Graphite Gray, the Siege features TenPoint’s patented reverse-draw bow assembly that draws the string back though the riser, located in the center of the bow. The resulting 13½-inch power stroke provides plenty of punch for taking down the biggest game, while at the same time generating a smoother and less audible shot. The center-mounted riser also reduces the front-heavy feel of traditional crossbows, leading to better stability and accuracy.
The Siege RS410 also comes with TenPoint’s ACUslide system, making cocking and decocking the bow safe and easy. Other features include a two-stage, zero-creep trigger with crisp 3½-pound pull; an arrow retention brush that improves arrow grip and alignment to reduce noise and vibration; and an integrated string stop system. Six EVO-X CenterPunch 16-inch carbon bolts, a RangeMaster PRO Variable Power Scope and six-arrow quiver complete the package. The suggested retail price is $1,699.99 for the Graphite Gray model and $1,799.99 for the Veil Alpine camo model.