TenPoints Shortest Forward Draw Crossbow: Viper S400
TenPoint’s shortest forward draw crossbow ever produced, the Viper S400 measures just 32-inches in length, yet delivers speeds up to 400 FPS and features the NEW revolutionary ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system. The super-compact crossbow measures an ultra-narrow 7.2-inches wide and weighs an incredible half-pound less than previous TenPoint flagship models.
“The new Viper S400 is the perfect compact crossbow without feeling too short. It is lightweight, fast, and flat-out accurate,” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO. “Also, the new ACUslide system is the best cocking and de-cocking system on the market.”
The NEW ACUslide features our groundbreaking Auto-Brake Gear System, which allows for silent cocking and safe and controlled de-cocking of the crossbow. The Auto-Brake Gear System eliminates the potential of losing control, which can lead to injury or costly bow damage during the de-cocking process. When de-cocking with the ACUslide, the user can remove their hand from the handle at any point, with no other action required – and the handle and will stop in place.
The NEW 7 ½-inch XTEND Adjustable Crank Handle reduces the cocking effort to 5-pounds and stores securely into the butt-stock. Fueled by RX6-Cams, the forward draw bow assembly is the difference-maker for TenPoint’s shortest traditional crossbow. The cam system rotates 340-degrees to produce speeds up to 400 feet-per-second. The assembly’s Vector-Quad cable system technology utilizes four cables instead of the traditional two, which eliminates cam lean and generates straight-nock travel leading to same hole down-range accuracy.
The Viper S400 features the company’s NEW S1 trigger. This 2-stage, zero-creep design features an advanced roller-sear system that delivers a consistent crisp, 3.5-pound pull. The trigger is equipped with a DFI (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) and is fitted with a nylon-filament arrow retention brush that improves arrow grip and alignment to reduce noise and vibration. An integrated string stop system is also included to further reduce noise and vibration.
The crossbow has a NEW ultra-short 17-inch MICRO-TRAC fluted aluminum barrel, which reduces the flight deck surface by an incredible 50%. Minimal string-to-barrel contact increases accuracy and provides the longest string life in the industry.
The barrel is fastened to the NEW ultra-light, two-piece TECH-X stock that features multiple weight-reducing cutouts, as well as a hollow pocket that houses the ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system. The stock provides the shooter with ideal length-of-pull and combines with the RangeMaster Pro Scope to yield perfect eye-level alignment.
Fully assembled, the crossbow measures only 32-inches (w/o stirrup) long and 7.2-inches wide and shoots up to 400 feet-per-second.
Decorated in Veil Alpine camo or Graphite Gray, the Viper S400 ships completely assembled and includes a Ready-To-Hunt package.
The package includes:
·ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system
·RangeMaster Pro Scope
·3-pack of EVO-X CenterPunch Carbon Crossbow Arrows (.001” straightness)
·Integrated String Stop System
·NEW 6-arrow Tech Quiver
Key Features: TenPoint Viper S400
Length (w/o foot stirrup): 32″
Width Axle-to-Axle (uncocked/cocked): 11″ / 7.2″
Power Stroke: 11″
Weight (w/out accessories): 7.5 lbs.
Speed/KE: Pro Light Carbon Arrow (370-grains): 400 FPS / 132 FP KE
Speed/KE: Pro Elite 400 Carbon Arrow (400-grains): 390 FPS / 135 FP KE
Speed/KE: EVO-X CenterPunch Carbon Arrow (445-grains): 370 FPS / 135 FP KE
Draw style: Forward Draw
Safe De-Cocking: ACUslide
MSRP: $1,549.99 – $1,649.99
Jeremy Mallette is co-founder of International Sportsman, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His father taught him to shoot at age six, and he received his first firearm at age eight — a 1942 Colt Commando .38 special revolver. Jeremy enjoys collecting unique firearms, and shooting them.