TenPoint Titan Xtreme Review

ModelDraw WeightStrokeVelocitySuggested Arrow LengthCrossbow Length / Weight
TenPoint Titan

tenpoint titan

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180 lbs.12.6"333 FPS

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22"38" / 7.3 lbs.
Pros:
- Lightweight and compact
- Excellent illuminated scope

Cons:
- Included arrows are aluminum
- No included rope-cocking device
- No padded sling included
Small Game Hunting?yes2
Deer, Elk Hunting?yes2
Moose, Bear Hunting?yes2
Target Shooting?yes2
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Package Contents

Welcome to my Crossbow Review of the TenPoint Titan Xtreme. This terrific entry-level crossbow should provide a lifetime of hunting pleasure. Each package delivered by TenPoint includes the following items:

  • The TenPoint Titan Xtreme crossbow, including stock and bow assembly
  • 3X Pro-View illuminated multi-reticle scope
  • 3-arrow quick-detach quiver
  • 3 aluminum arrows with field tips
  • GripGuard safety shield
  • Owner’s Instructional DVD
  • TenPoint vehicle window sticker
  • Warranty Card

Assembling The Crossbow

TenPoint TitanPutting the TenPoint Titan Xtreme together is fast and easy. I had the bow assembly mounted on the stock in minutes, and the quick-detach quiver installed just as quickly. The scope comes installed on the crossbow, so all I had left to do was take the crossbow out and sight it in. Total assembly time was less than 15 minutes.

Accuracy and Power

The Titan Xtreme blasts the included arrows off the rail at 333 fps with 104 ft. lbs. of kinetic energy. Unfortunately, these arrows are aluminum and bend or break pretty easily. I replaced the arrows with Firebolt arrows and field tips, making my total arrow weight 425-gr. With these arrows, I was seeing speeds of around 315fps with 94 ft. lbs. of kinetic energy.

Once I had the scope sighted in, I was able to test the accuracy of the Titan Xtreme. Let me tell you, this crossbow is a tack driver! I was shooting half-inch groupings from 20 yards, and managed to pull off the same at 40 yards. I moved out to 50 yards, the maximum range the scope “officially” supports, and my groupings only increased to 1”. I was very pleased with the accuracy of this crossbow.

Ballistic Data For The TenPoint Titan Xtreme

Your actual results will vary slightly depending on weather, and significantly with arrow weight change. See our Crossbow Ballistics Guides section for a complete understanding of how we conducted our tests and why this data matters.

Hunting: What to Expect

TenPoint TitanUsing my 425-gr arrows, the TenPoint Titan Xtreme shells out 94 ft. lbs. of kinetic energy, more than enough to take down the largest buck or even a moose, bear, or Cape buffalo. In essence, this crossbow is powerful enough for any legal game in North America.

The crossbow only weighs 7.4 lbs., so you can carry it easily without fatigue. It is not the lightest crossbow I have held, but it is certain lighter than most. I wish TenPoint included a padded sling, but it was easy enough to add one—the swivels are already installed for it.

The Titan Xtreme is only 21.6” wide, making it one of the narrowest crossbows I’ve ever hunted with. This narrow width means better maneuverability in the deer stand or ground blind, allowing you a wider field of shooting and more chances to get that killshot.

Once I had this crossbow out in the woods, the accuracy of the crossbow really paid off. I spotted a moose at around 50 yards, and took very careful aim. The optics on the scope really showed here, as the light was low but I still had a very clear view of the moose through the scope. My shot was a complete pass-through through both lungs, and the moose barely made it 20 yards before he dropped.

Kinetic Energy Of The TenPoint Titan

Now the question is, how hard does the TenPoint Titan really hit? Assuming you are shooting from point blank range, you can realistically expect a 425-grain arrow to hit your target at around 315 FPS. This will translate out to 94 ft. lbs. of kinetic energy from point blank range, which is mighty powerful for such a compact crossbow. You’ll see the kinetic energy decline, of course, by around few percent ft. lbs. for every yard out from point blank range, but that still leaves you with 88 ft. lbs. of energy hitting a target 30 yards away. This is more than enough to take down deer, moose, elk, or even Cape buffalo.

Use our arrow ballistics calculator for more valuable information.

Cocking the TenPoint Titan Xtreme

The TenPoint Titan Extreme has 180lb. draw weight, which is definitely too much for normal shooters to pull by hand. I always recommend using at least a rope-cocking device, since this ensures an even and consistent draw every time (try giving the Jandao rope device a try). There is no recessed area on the butt for the rope-cocking device’s rope to rest, unfortunately, but I was able to make due by just resting it on the butt itself. The downside to this is that the rope tends to slide a bit.

Of course, TenPoint has their own AcuDraw hand-crank cocking mechanism and AcuDraw 50 rope-cocking device in mind here. The cut-out for both of these is included in the crossbow, but this package didn’t include the cocking mechanisms themselves; TenPoint clearly wants the consumer to purchase either the more robust package including the full hand-crank system, or purchase the AcuDraw 50 rope-cocking device. I would not say this is a bad idea, to be honest, because I love the convenience the AcuDraw 50 offers of having the rope-cocking device stowed neatly in the butt stock.

The Crossbow Scope

TenPoint includes their Pro-View 2 3X scope with this crossbow, and it comes mounted and bore-sighted. I only needed to shoot three arrows and make minor adjustments to have the crossbow fully sighted in.

The scope is illuminated with five brightness settings, and you can choose between a red or green dot depending on the lighting conditions. The optics are fully coated and housed in an aluminum tube.

Once sighted in, the scope held zero consistently through three hunting seasons, so this is a darn good scope!

See our detailed guide on how to sight-in your crossbow

Bolts

The TenPoint Titan Xtreme includes three 370-gr aluminum arrows, but I destroyed those pretty quickly. They just could not handle the strength of the crossbow. I switched out to my favorite Firebolt arrows, with field tips to bring the total weight up to 425 grain, and loved the results.

You can also learn more about crossbow arrows and take a look at our broadhead recommendations

Safety and Design

TenPoint’s Titan Xtreme has a very light 3.5lb. PowerTouch trigger. This is probably one of the nicest triggers I’ve ever come across on a crossbow, simply because it is so light and smooth that it will teach you exactly what a trigger should feel like. The trigger hole has more than enough room for even a gloved finger to comfortably fit.

This crossbow has some interesting cutouts in the stock, which help lighten the crossbow. It is still a bit front-heavy, but most crossbows suffer from this problem. The foregrip is oversized and works well to keep fingers away from the string.

Additionally, the crossbow is constructed with a Fusion Lite stock and a narrow bow assembly, allowing it to maneuver easily in tight spaces.

Warranty

TenPoint covers the Titan Xtreme with a lifetime warranty, and their customer service representatives are always friendly and helpful. TenPoint stands behind their product, so you will be taken care of if you have any problems with your crossbow.

What Crossbow Case Fits the TenPoint Titan?

The Barnett Case (Model 17083) is a soft case that the TenPoint Titan pairs well with. It is available for $50 to $60. For hard case lovers, the SKB Hunter Series Crossbow Case can be obtained for around $300. This case accommodates both quivers and larger scopes, plus this bad boy has wheels for easy transport.

Crossbow Review – Summary

Thanks for reading my review of the TenPoint Titan crossbow. This is a beautiful crossbow, and shoots very nicely. It is definitely a lifetime friend if you care for it properly. Take a look at today's cabelas.com price on this crossbow and check out our top 10 crossbows rankings for more.

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