Horton Fury Crossbow Review

ModelDraw WeightStrokeVelocitySuggested Arrow LengthCrossbow Length / Weight

Horton Fury

Horton Fury

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160 lbs.15.375"360 FPS

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20"35.25" / 8.1 lbs.

Pros:

  • Ultra-light trigger pull
  • Perfectly balanced, with almost no frontal heaviness

Cons:

  • No scope included
  • No arrows included
  • Horton is defunct, so the bow has no warranty support

Package Contents

It’s time for another xbow review. This time around, we’re taking a look at Horton’s Fury, with its reverse draw technology. Each package delivered by Horton includes the following items:

  • The Horton Fury crossbow
  • RDT Cocking sled
  • Assembly hardware
  • Owner’s manual
  • Warranty card

You’ll notice the absence of a scope, quiver, or arrows listed here. This has me a bit perplexed, because Horton shipped the Fury with those items when it first came out. With Horton being out of business now, I can only surmise that these parts are being parceled out as separate purchases.

Assembling The Crossbow

Putting the Fury together is a pretty easy procedure. All that is required is to attach the prod to the riser, and then attach the foot stirrup. If you have a scope and quiver for the crossbow, attach those now. They aren’t included in the box, so you should probably invest in them on your own.

I took the Mult-A-Range scope off my Horton Vision 175, and used it with the Fury for accuracy testing and hunting purposes.

Accuracy And Power

Normally, I’d write about sighting in the scope, but this particular crossbow does not come with a scope. I used a scope I had on hand, and had the crossbow sighted in within 10 minutes. Then it was on to accuracy testing.

The Horton Fury is deadly accurate, and I was able to maintain 1-3/4” groupings even out to 50 yards. The trigger pull is very light, helping keep the crossbow accurate in all its shots.

Hunting: What To Expect

Sighted in and decked out with a scope and quiver from another crossbow, I headed to my favorite hunting spot with the Fury. This crossbow is nice and light, which makes it very nice to carry from the truck to the deer stand. The narrow width of the crossbow means it won’t get hung up on limbs and branches as easily as some crossbows do, and that same narrow width also makes the crossbow perfect for shooting from a ground blind with narrow windows.

The Horton Fury shells out 122 ft. lbs. of kinetic energy with 425 grain arrows, making it more than powerful enough to take down all of the legal game in North America.

After a day of no targets, I went out the next day with the Fury. Sure enough, a 12-point buck came ambling down the deer trail near my stand. I took careful aim at his chest, noticing how beautifully the bow stayed on target without wanting to drop down. Pulled the trigger, and got a solid hit! The buck stumbled off for about 25 yards, then dropped for his dirt nap.

Cocking The Horton Fury

The Fury has a draw weight of a mere 160 pounds, but this does not mean you should try drawing it by hand. The tight angles of RDT bows makes hand-drawing them much more of a chore than the draw weight would indicate, and my recommendation for all crossbows is to use a rope cocking device. This ensures that you get a smooth, consistent pull every day, which greatly improves your accuracy.

Bolts For This Crossbow

The Horton Fury did not come with any bolts, but that’s okay in my book. I have a very large selection of crossbow bolts, and have settled my preferences on the Firebolt series of crossbow bolts. Horton recommends using 20” arrows with the Fury, at 425 grain weight.

Design & Safety

The Horton Fury is very lightweight and has a light trigger pull. The foregrip is adequately sized for keeping your fingers away from the string, and the bow is very nicely balanced to ensure you don’t suffer from frontal heaviness.

The Monte Carlo trigger shroud makes it very easy to use the Horton Fury, even with gloves on. The crossbow is CNC-machined, and is overall of a very high level of quality.

The anti dry fire mechanism works perfectly every single shot, a very important factor when choosing a crossbow. I’ve seen crossbows that would suffer from the anti dry fire mechanism jamming up at inopportune times, but the Fury does not have that problem.

Warranty

There is no warranty on the Horton Fury, because Horton is no longer in business.

Horton Fury Review Summary

Thanks for reading our review of the Horton Fury. This is a very nice crossbow, but the lack of a scope and bolts make it a poor purchase choice for someone who is new to crossbow archery. If you already have a scope and bolts, though, this is a fine crossbow for hunting purposes. Take a look at Amazon.com’s great price on the Horton Fury if you’re interested.

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