The Carbon Phantom RCX from Tenpoint Crossbow Technologies exemplifies a modern compound crossbow. Weighing 6.9 pounds, the 160-pound (draw weight) bow measures just 13 inches from axle to axle when cocked, has a 16-inch power stroke, and releases bolts at speeds up to 385 fps. The stock comes with an adjustable cheekand butt-plate for a custom fit. And, it’s sold as a package with bow, scope, quiver, cocking mechanism and six carbon bolts.
The Carbon Nitro RDX, also from Tenpoint, is a reverse-draw crossbow. Measuring just 10 inches from axle to axle when cocked and 34 inches long, the Nitro RDX is one of the market’s most compact crossbows, and it has an adjustable cheek- and butt-plate. With a draw weight of 165 pounds, the Nitro releases bolts at speeds up to 385 fps, and comes as a package with scope, quiver, cocking mechanism and six carbon bolts. For more information, visit tenpointcrossbows.com.
The Matrix Bulldog 380 from Excalibur Crossbows is a recurve crossbow built on a bullpup stock measuring 35 inches long, 30 inches wide (when cocked), and has an ambidextrous cheek piece. Weighing just 5.7 pounds, the Bulldog’s Powerload limbs have a 260-pound draw weight and a 13.5-inch power stroke that release bolts at speeds up to 380 fps. The Matrix Bulldog 380 comes in a package that includes a scope, five-arrow quiver, four carbon bolts, four 150-grain field points and rope-cocking aid. For more information, visit excaliburcrossbow.com.