TenPoint Shadow NXT: A Serious Hunter’s Crossbow
If you have cut your teeth with a cheaper crossbow and you want to move up in the world, then this TenPoint Turbo GT comes highly recommended.
It’s the winner of the 2016 Game & Fish Reader’s Choice Award and comes with a 13.5” bow assembly. It launches arrows at speeds of up to 360ft/s and it carries a punch, hitting the target with 107ft/lb of kinetic energy.
It weighs in at 6.5lb and you get a selection of Pro-Elite carbon arrows that you load with the ACUdraw system that reduces the strain by a solid 50%.
You get a usable Pro-View 2 Scope on top of the crossbow and this is a rig you could take hunting right out the box.
Of course, you’ll want to order more arrows and I’d recommend sticking with the Pro-Elite. Consistency is a big deal in crossbow hunting and you can get a six pack for less than $50 here.
TenPoint Turbo GT: Compound Interest
This compound bow is a great all-rounder that should get you through the hunting season and help turn you into a better hunter.
The stock is adjustable, so you’ll get the perfect position over time. Bowhunting is a whole different animal to heading out into the wilderness with an AR15. It’s all about the chase, and the stealth required to get close enough to strike.
The added power of this beast and the ballistic properties of the lightweight carbon-fiber arrows mean you can take a shot from further out with this crossbow, though, and it will definitely boost your strike rate.
So if you ready to get serious with your crossbow hunting. Or you just love target shooting at home, then this is an awesome crossbow that you will love. It's a hell of a toy, to be honest, and you might find yourself reaching for the arrows before the bullets more often than you might expect.
Check out our list of the best crossbows for sale in 2019 too.