Tenpoint Stealth NXT Review: Designed For Deer Hunting

TenPoint Stealth NXT is not a new crossbow. It came out in 2018. The main reason behind this crossbow was to give Ravin R10 a good competition. Ravin and TenPoint compete against each other for a while now. 

In case you didn’t know, we reviewed the Ravin R10 already. You can check that review to find more about the Ravin R10. This review is all about the Stealth NXT. Should you buy it over the Ravin R10? Let’s find out –

PROS

CONS

Tenpoint Stealth NXT Review: Specs & Outlooks

Speed 410 FPS
Kinetic Energy 144 FP-KE
Power Stroke 13.5 Inches
Draw Weight 220 Lbs
Axle-To-Axle 11.3" / 6"
Length 33.6 Inches
Weight 7.3 Lbs

Build Quality

Ravin R10 was one of the most compact crossbows when it was released. To compete against something that is on a different level, TenPoint had to bring out their A-game. The result is in front of you. The TenPoint Stealth NXT is one of the most well-built crossbows TenPoint ever made. It’s also one of the most compact crossbows on the market.

The cocked width of the crossbow is only 6″. That’s narrower than most android tablets on the market. Only if this wasn’t 33.6″ long, you could carry it inside your pocket. The weight of the crossbow without any accessory is only 7.3 lbs. That’s not too bad, considering the features it packs inside. The weight could have been a bit higher. And I would be okay with that. You don’t come across crossbows with these many features often. 

The cams of this crossbow are made out of CNC machined aluminum. CNC machined aluminum is one of the most refined materials to be used on crossbow crafting. You don’t need to worry about the durability and reliability of this crossbow.

The cams won’t fail to deliver equal force behind every shot. And thanks to the versatile cams, you can rotate the crossbow to up to 340 degrees and shot from any angle. The crossbow won’t cost you accuracy or efficiency for angling it a bit. In a golfer’s term, it’s more forgiving than most other crossbows. 

Instead of two, the cable system comes with 4 cables. TenPoint went for a different approach with the Stealth NXT. The gamble that TenPoint took, paid itself completely. TenPoint Stealth NXT is one of the most fun to use crossbows that you will ever come across. 

Power

In terms of power, this is the most powerful crossbow TenPoint ever made. TenPoint Stealth NXT is capable of generating a whopping 144 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. That’s more than both Ravin R10 and R20. Both of which are more expensive than TenPoint Stealth NXT. 

With that much power and freedom to move around, you can do anything you want. You can do big-game hunting, do snow hunting, do bear-hunting, or perhaps do target practicing with your buddies. No matter what, the TenPoint Stealth NXT will keep your game above your competition. 

Speed

The maximum speed of the Stealth NXT is 410 FPS. I know a lot of you will mix up this review for the Tenpoint Shadow NXT review. Don’t do that mistake. This is not a review of Wicked Ridge NXT 400. Wicked Ridge 400 is a different crossbow at a different price tag. 

Unlike the Ravin R10 and Wicked ridge NXT 400, TenPoint Stealth NXT is capable of firing arrows at a maximum speed of 410 FPS. Which is more than what most sub $2000 crossbows offer. That’s two victories for Stealth NXT over the Ravin R10.

To reach the maximum 410 FPS of speed, you will need to use Pro-Lite Arrows. They are 370 grains arrows made by none other than TenPoint. It’s a bad move for consumers, to receive a certain speed you need to use certain arrows. But I can’t blame them too much either. If you think about it from a business perspective, it will make more sense. Not a consumer-friendly move nonetheless. 

Draw Weight

Honestly, there is no point in talking about the draw weight of this crossbow. As the crossbow comes with an ACUDRAW pro silent cocker. The draw weight is almost non-existent.

Then what’s the 220 lbs of draw weight in the specifications chart? That’s for people who are crazy enough to remove the ACUDRAW and try to cock the crossbow without any cocking device. No one will do that, I know. It’s still worth mentioning. 

Noise

When a crossbow fires an arrow at a whopping 410 FPS with over 140 ft-lbs of kinetic energy, the crossbow is bound to make some noise. To mitigate those noises, TenPoint reinforced the crossbow with sound dampeners. They are present in the cams as well as the 4 strings.

If the crossbow still seems loud to you (which it shouldn’t), then you can always go for more dampeners. Though, I will recommend against it. The crossbow is so silent that, when you shoot down a deer, the deer next to it won’t hear or see you coming. 

Thanks to the extra dampeners, the crossbow doesn’t vibrate that much as well. I know this is an expensive crossbow, but those features make it appealing for newbies. 

Tenpoint Stealth NXT Review Summary

Besides being more expensive than other TenPoint crossbows and its rival Ravin R10, the TenPoint Stealth NXT is nearly a flawless crossbow. Sure, the crossbow could have minor improvements here and there. Mostly the length. The length may be an issue for short archers. 

Besides those small nitpicks, I couldn’t find much more to complain about in this TenPoint Stealth NXT review. It’s a crossbow that will serve you well for a lifetime. You can buy this crossbow without second-guessing your decision. 

That should answer all of your questions regarding the TenPoint Stealth NXT. If I missed out on something, let me know in the comments. I always get back to you guys. 

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