MOGADORE, Ohio -(Ammoland.com)- TenPoint Crossbow Technologies’ introduced its NEW Eclipse RCX crossbow. Featuring an innovative reverse cam bow assembly and a time-tested stock and barrel configuration, it is the high-tech manufacturer’s latest response to a growing consumer preference for lighter, faster, more compact crossbows.
“Customer feedback drives our company and we hear every day that customers want lighter, faster, and more compact crossbows,” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO. “With just a 140-pound draw weight and shooting speeds up to 370 feet per second, the new Eclipse is one of the most innovative, efficient platforms the crossbow industry has ever seen.”
At the heart of the crossbow’s efficiency is the bow assembly’s new RCX Cam System. Measuring 13.5-inches axle-to-axle when cocked, the bow assembly creates an increased power stroke, at 14-inches, for a crossbow measuring just 34.75-inches long.
In addition, it allows the lightweight 140-pound bow assembly, equipped with 10.5-inch RCX limbs and new Brownell Rhino string and cables, to generate speeds up to 370 feet per second.
Its newly designed, machined aluminum riser features Over-the-Top limb pocket and Zytel Limb Suspension System both separates and isolates the limbs from direct contact with the riser to reduce sound and vibration, as well as pre-installed String Dampening Rods (SDR) that further reduce noise and vibration.
Following the footprint of previous popular models, the Eclipse RCX features a lightweight 19.6-inch carbon-injected polymer barrel embedded in the company’s popular FSB (Functionally Superior Bullpup) stock.
With optimal comb-height and length-of-pull, the FSB stock uses strategically placed cutouts to reduce weight. The barrel is bedded on rubber inserts and dual-purpose rubber safety wings to reduce noise and vibration as well as helping to keep the shooter’s fore-grip hand safely below the flight deck.
The combined stock and bow assemblies produce an ultra-narrow and light 140-pound draw weight model that weighs 6.9-pounds, measures only 34.75-inches long, and shoots a blistering 370 feet per second.
Like all TenPoint models, the Eclipse RCX features TenPoint’s DFI (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) and 3 ½-lb. auto-engaging safety trigger housed in a lightweight machined aluminum trigger box.
Equipped with the patented ACUdraw or ACUdraw 50, and illuminated 3x Pro-View 2 Scope, the Eclipse RCX is double-dip fluid imaged in Realtree Xtra camo.
The model sells only as a complete package that includes the cocking mechanism, scope, three Pro Elite carbon arrows, String Dampening Rods (SDR), and a quiver.
Eclipse RCX MAP: $1,099 with ACUdraw 50 or $1,199 with ACUdraw.
TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is 100 percent USA owned, operated, and all its crossbow models are manufactured in Mogadore, Ohio.
About TenPoint Crossbow Technologies:
In January of 2014, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies entered its 20th year in business, but its evolution began with the upbringing of its Chairman, CEO, and President, Richard L. (Rick) Bednar.
Rick’s association with archery and the archery industry goes back to his youth when his parents, Archery Hall of Famer, Bill Bednar, and his wife, Edith, founded Portage Archery Center in Suffield, OH. Rick and his sisters, Cindy and Joanna, who work for TenPoint as well, grew up in an apartment adjoining the pro shop building. That shop still operates today as Hunter’s Outlet Archery Center, a Division of TenPoint Crossbow Technologies.
As he grew up immersed in the family’s business, his father, Bill, also coached him as an elite tournament archer. Competing at the highest collegiate, national, and international levels, he traveled the world as a member of the USA Pan Am, World Target and World Field Archery teams; qualified for the 1976 Olympic Team; and won the NCAA Championship three-times at The University of Akron. Both his retail and competition background nurtured a strong interest in and appreciation for bow design, performance, and engineering.
For more information on TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, visit their website.