TenPoint Titan SS – Crossbow Review
- Powerful & Accurate
- Modern features
While outclassed by other bows at similar price ranges, the TenPoint Titan is still a serious competitor that brings unique characteristics to the table.
- Powerful & Accurate
- Modern features
- Limited package excludes important accessories making it expensive
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BowAuthority’s Detailed Review:
This remarkable weapon fires bolts at speeds of up to 340fps and over 100 FPKE, more than enough to take down any game. Its trigger placement and amazing power stroke of 12.5lbs also boost its performance and make it among the best options in the Titan line.
The bow is extremely easy to assemble but it’s important to read through the instructions in order to take into consideration all of the manufacturer’s cautions and warning. The things that might negatively affect the performance and life of the weapon and even your own safety are thus kept to a minimum.
The various aspects of this bow serve to enhance user comfort as well as efficiency. To start off, it only weighs about 6.7lbs and once all the major accessories are fitted, the total weight is still manageable at a mere 8.2lbs. Its total length is 35” and cocked width is 21.5”. This means that when compared to any regular crossbow it is relatively narrow and can allow you to get around with ease even in places where space is limited.
Its predecessor was about 22” wide when cocked and any hunting enthusiast will tell you that that slight adjustment makes a whole world of difference. When working from ground blind or a tree stand, these dimensions really help to give you space to maneuver.
Its draw weight is about 175lbs, which is manageable for most hunters and the fact that there are two options for a draw mechanism makes it easy to use. The power stroke of 12.5” means that you should use some sort of mechanical assistance. We discuss these options in more detail in our addon section.
The design on the weapon is stylish, featuring a mossy oak finish to aid in camouflaging its presence. The limbs are modern and they make use of the split design to ensure durability and flexibility. They are able to withstand quite a reasonable amount of external pressure.
Another modern addition to the Titan’s design is what is referred to as the Fusion S stock. The stock features a butt stock and fore-grip that has cutouts strategically positioned for optimal use. These cutouts enable you to get a firm grip on your bow and thus avoid accidents like misfires and dropping the bow. In addition, it features a butt plate that is adjustable and therefore capable of being perfectly suited to your height and preferred position.
The quad limbs are among the greatest contributors to the speed and accuracy offered by the device. They are fitted onto an aluminum riser that is fully machined to enhance its durability. The riser also has prominent cutouts to further enhance the weight reduction on the bow.
Its T3 trigger has perfectly balanced creep with 3.5lbs of resistance to ensure that it does not fire accidentally and cause harm to its user. At the same time, it doesn’t weigh enough to cause a lot of drag that can lower response time.
Overall, the TenPoint Titan’s shots are precise and accurate. They offer remarkable efficiency from as far off as 50 yards, especially if you have some sort of rest to support the crossbow.
Even though the TenPoint Titan has tried to improve on its noise production from the previous model, it is still a bit noisy. This is inherent to all compound crossbows because of the kind of power they boast. It would be important to add noise dampeners to your purchase to improve the quality of your hunt.
Quality of Optics
The scope included in the basic package is a simple 3x multiline model with no illumination. But in case you opt for the full package, you will get the TenPoint 3x Pro View 2 Scope. It is a lightweight aluminum model that offers three regular dots and one free standing one to cover the ranges between 20 and almost 50 yards. It offers crosshairs and 3x magnified optics. You could pick one between red and green illuminated dots but are alerted against using very bright settings as the target might get startled.
The bow comes with the standard anti-dry fire mechanism and also by virtue of its design makes it easy to avert danger. The firm grip provided by its Fusion S stock and the lightweight and compact design are the highlights that make it conveniently safe to use. It also has long finger guards and wings designed to keep your finger out of the line of fire.
TenPoint has quite a reputation for supplying great quality bows and the Titan SS is no exception. By virtue of this, the product comes with a limited lifetime warranty that covers all of its parts apart from the scope and limbs. These two parts are covered separately under a 5-year warranty period, which is still good enough and better than most other warranties out there.
Such a warranty provision always offers great peace of mind and relief, so this is a huge plus for the Titan.
The Titan SS is quite a remarkable masterpiece, a device that any whitetail hunter will enjoy possessing and taking on an expedition. However, its greatest weakness lies in the fact that in a bid to keep the price point appealing, it has taken out almost all of the facilities that make a crossbow worthwhile. While the ACUdraw feature is extremely cool, the 3x scope very helpful and the Pro Elite Carbon arrows quite exciting to use, all of these are featured as add-ons and bring the price to a level way above the bargain that might have drawn a buyer to it in the first place. However, there is always the option of opting for more affordable accessories in the market in case you budget will not allow you to enjoy these top-of-the-range add-ons from the manufacturer’s line.
The Titan SS package does not include a rope-cocking device or bolts. Please purchase these items if you don’t have any, as they are necessary for hunting or target shooting. Unfortunately, you can only use the Omni-nock arrows with TenPoint crossbows, so you’ll have to buy the TenPoint arrows that meet this requirement. The arrows themselves are quite good however, so no need to worry.
There are 2 rope-cocking devices: the ACUdraw, and the ACUdraw 50. We recommend the ACUdraw, as the ACUDraw 50 has a lot of low customer reviews.
The ACUdraw is a patent-protected cranking system that works to reduce the draw weight just like any rope cocking device. The ACUdraw 50 is an advanced version that offers several unique benefits. First, it is completely integrated into the stock of your weapon and thus implies there is nothing left to dangle around and risk causing harm. Once you are done drawing it retracts the rope into the stock until the next time you use it.