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Tenpoint Vapor Crossbow Package
Design & Construction10.0/10
Value for Money9.5/10
- Most compact compound crossbow
- Extremely quiet to shoot
- Innovative tech & features
- Dry Fire Inhibitor/auto-engaging safety
- Integrated rope/crank cocking devices
- Very pricey
- Doesn't include padded sling-considering price, should have everything needed
- Not the fastest compound crossbow, although above industry average arrow speed
Thank you for joining us today on our TenPoint Vapor Crossbow Package Review; our goal is to educate you so that you can make an informed decision about purchasing. The TenPoint Vapor is a premium compound crossbow which showcases many of the company’s latest innovative technologies and features. If you want the quietest, most accurate, most efficient, and most compact crossbow capable of delivering the power and speed you need to hit both stationary and moving targets with ease, this is the bow for you.
TenPoint is one of the elite manufacturer’s, leading the industry with premium crossbows. The Vapor is a precision instrument used for hunting and shooting targets which showcases the company’s latest tech and features. If you’re looking for top-of-the-line, quality equipment, look no further; the Vapor crossbow just may be what you’re looking for.
The TenPoint Vapor blasts arrows at a scorching velocity of 360 FPS. The power stroke is 15.5”, translating to a whopping 121 foot pounds of kinetic energy (FPKE). With these stats, you’ll have no problem bringing down the biggest game allowed to hunt. In fact, don’t be surprised if your arrows don’t push right on through your prey or target. Make sure if you’re target shooting to have a proper back stop. If you’re hunting, you might get lucky and get two deer for the price of one arrow if they’re lined up properly.
With no accessories, the Vapor weighs a slight 6.8 lbs, but even fully loaded, it still only weighs in at 8.5 lbs, making it comfortable to carry when you want to take the hunt into the field. The overall length is 37.4”, but it is phenomenally compact with an axle to axle (ATA) width of 17.5” uncocked and an unheard of ATA width of 12.6” cocked. This means you can take this bow places no other crossbow would ever be able to go and you’ll have plenty of maneuverability inside the tree stand or hunting blind, no matter how small.
With a draw weight of 165 lbs, it’s a lot more powerful than you would think. The Vapor comes with the ACUdraw 50, an integrated rope cock, making it easy to not only cock, but also making it easier to keep up with the cocking mechanism. Additionally, you can also get the Vapor with ACUdraw, an integrated crank cock, making it possible for anyone to cock and shoot.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Using many of TenPoint’s latest and greatest technology and features makes this premium crossbow unique. The Functionally Superior Bullpup (FSB) system, generally used to describe a firearm configuration which places the action behind the trigger, allows for a shorter crossbow. This means more maneuverability while weighing less.
The ergonomic design of the pistol grip, with its optimally positioned comb and length of pull, is designed for stability, accuracy, and comfort.
Rubber Safety Wings keeps the shooter’s fingers and thumb well below the flight deck. The flight deck is a 22.5” woven carbon fiber rail that is lightweight and reduces friction and string wear. In addition, the patented safety button on the forearm grip is designed to require the shooter to press in order to shoot and also helping to keep his fingers and thumb safely below the flight deck as well. The quiet MIM automatic safety reduces noise as well.
A combo trigger action box and scope rail are attached on the stock end of the rail. The PowerTouch trigger has a 3.5 lb pull and the safety is auto-engaged when bow is cocked. The Dry-Fire Inhibitor (DFI) prevents you from being able to accidentally dry fire your weapon when it’s not loaded and saving you from certain disaster.
The Parallel Limb Technology (PLT) is what makes it possible for the Vapor to be so narrow. The IsoTaper Quad limbs are made with Gordon Glass material, naturally decrease shock, vibration, and noise by isolating the limbs form direct contact with the riser.
The Vapor is outfitted with the HE2 hybrid cam system, ensuring smooth, fast shots. Completing this setup are Viper X 8190G strings and cable system.
Vibra-crush bow-to-barrel mounting system reduces noise and vibration. ACRA-ANGLE carbon fiber barrel eliminates finger pinching when manually drawing.
Hydro Decoration is used to finish the integrated stock and limbs in Realtree APG camo.
The performance of the Vapor is outstanding. There’s a reason TenPoint crossbows remain so popular with hunters and target shooters and the Vapor proves the point. With the power and accuracy of this bow, you’ll have no trouble hitting both stationary and moving targets.
With 360 FPS firing velocity and 121 FPKE, this bow packs a thorough punch that equates to enough take down power for any legal game in the country.
With TenPoint’s newest and best tech and features, the Vapor is super quiet, fast, ultra compact, safe, accurate, and efficient.
The RangeMaster scope is actually a good scope; the 5×30 scope has three duplex crosshairs and five dots calibrated for 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 yards. The dots can be illuminated either red or green and has five brightness settings. Flawless optics make for an awesome scope that has great light-gathering capabilities and eye relief for easier, more accurate shots.
This bow is undeniably versatile. With the integrated ACUdraw 50, the bow’s draw weight of 165 is cut in half, making it easy enough for most hunters/shooters to cock. For beginners, youth archers, and women, the Vapor can be ordered with an integrated crank cock. These integrations allow anyone who wants to shoot this crossbow able to do so.
Additionally, the Vapor crossbow is versatile enough for any type of game hunting as well as target shooting. Keep in mind the speed and power this bow has; if you’re a target shooter, make sure your targets are made for powerful bows and that there is adequate back stop behind the targets.
You do get your money’s worth with this top-of-the-line, quality TenPoint crossbow, but it’s definitely not in everyone’s budget to acquire it.
With all the innovative technology and features of the Vapor, you have to expect for the price point to be higher than average crossbow; this is not your average crossbow.
In addition, the TenPoint Vapor Crossbow Package comes with the following: TenPoint RangeMaster Pro Scope, which is pre-mounted, ACUdraw 50 rope cocking mechanism, instant-detach 3-arrow quiver, ambidextrous side-mount quiver bracket, 6 TenPoint Pro V22 carbon fiber arrows with 100 grain practice points, deluxe soft crossbow case, Bowjax crossbow noise-dampening kit, string dampening system, instructional DVD, and TenPoint vehicle window sticker.
What’s surprising is that this package doesn’t come with a padded shoulder sling. With the pricey cost, it should most definitely be included as well.
What do we like?
Everything! What’s not to like? The innovative technology and features of the Vapor put this crossbow in a class all it’s own.
This is one of the most compact crossbows on the market; we love the fact that we can take this bow anywhere, no matter how small the space.
We love how quiet the Vapor is, especially with all the sound suppression that’s included in it’s purchase.
As usual, we also like the Dry Fire Inhibitor, preventing the bow from being able to shoot when not loaded and the auto-engaging safety.
We also just like the way this crossbow looks and feels. It’s super lightweight and comfortable to handle.
We love the power and accuracy it has, blasting arrows at 360 FPS and plowing through targets, both stationary and moving, with 121 FPKE.
What don’t we like?
Well, the price is quite high, and it’s doubtful that most hunters or target shooters will find this in their budget, especially beginners or casual hunters/shooters. It is loaded with tech and features that make it worth the price, but generally speaking, it just has a very high price point.
With how much the Vapor costs, you’d expect it to include everything, but it doesn’t come with any kind of shoulder sling.
It is super fast and wicked powerful, but we’d like to have seen a little higher FPS with this crossbow. It’s a little disappointing that with the price, advanced technology, and loaded features, that it’s not also one of the top fastest arrow blasting machine as well. It IS everything else, though.
The bottom line is that the TenPoint Vapor Crossbow Package is a phenomenal weapon. It’s fast and powerful, lightweight and compact, well-balanced and easy to maneuver, quiet and smooth, and this package comes with many quality accessories.
TenPoint has set the bar high on this model; many competitors are going to find it hard to match.
The cost may be beyond the grasp of some, but those who’s budget can afford this wicked crossbow, will see that it is the ultimate arrow blasting machine.
This crossbow comes with everything you need to get started. Without a doubt, the Vapor is one of the best crossbows on the market today. If you’re a serious hunter or avid target shooter, this may be the bow for you.
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