From a historical perspective, there is no definitive date wherein the first crossbows were used as military weapons. However, extensive artifacts and designs are known to have existed since 4 BC. As such, crossbows have a significant role in military warfare in East Asia, the Mediterranean and Europe. Nowadays, crossbows and archery are mainly practiced for target shooting and recreational activities.
Tenpoint crossbow technologies is known for their state-of-the-art crossbow designs and models. The company aims to be a world-class manufacturer of crossbows that meet the industry’s standards for safety, performance and power. Moreover, it also puts a premium in taking care of mother nature, the humane treatment of wildlife and the expansion of recreational shooting and hunting.
One of the standard entries in the 6-point series line up is the Maverick HP. Featuring a lethal synergy of blinding speed and raw power, this crossbow is able to shoot an arrow at 325 FPS with a crushing 98.5 foot-pounds of unadulterated kinetic energy. Moreover, the Maverick HP is decidedly fitted with 175-pound field-proven HL limbs. The 3x ProView 2 scope enables users to have a clear line of sight, even in the densest outdoor situations. Weighing in at around 7.5 lbs., this crossbow is modeled with ACUdraw cocking mechanism for efficient reloading. With tack-driving accuracy and bone-rattling penetration, the stock and bow assembly is fully camouflaged for hunting in the forest and in the jungle.
Another reliable Tenpoint crossbow is found within the CLS series. The Defender CLS is an interesting combination of Tenpoint CLS bow technology and 6-point series stock technology. Featuring the Compact Limb System, this crossbow showcases 12-inch 175-pound IsoTaper limbs partnered with Maximum Rotation (MR) cams. As such, the Defender’s bow assembly is able to generate an excess of 330 FPS. Armed with a hunter-friendly 13-inch power stroke and a flexible 17.5-inch axle-to-axle span, this crossbow is the perfect shooting instrument for a hunter looking to upgrade his or her current set-up. Much like the Maverick HP, the Defender Crossbow is equipped with Tenpoint’s 3x ProView 2 scope. Weighing in at around 8 lbs., the ACUdraw and ACUdraw 50 may also be used on this particular Tenpoint crossbow.
As a treat for its customers, Tenpoint offers a deluxe 4-arrow HX quiver with an instant-detach Lever Lock accessory for both the Maverick and the Defender. A Tenpoint staff field cap and an owner’s instructional DVD is also included in the Tenpoint crossbow package.