TenPoint Turbo GT Crossbow Review [March 2023]

TenPoint Turbo Series Crossbow​

  • Lightweight and compact.
  • 13.5″ axle-to-axle when cocked.
  • ACUdraw cocking mechanism.
  • Launching arrows up to 360 FPS.
  • Delivers deadly performance.

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It is the fastest, lightest, and the most compact crossbow ever with the best handling.

If you’re looking for a crossbow with a moderately high price point that has everything you need, this is it! This Turbo GT crossbow was the winner of 2016 Game & Fish Reader’s Choice Award.

It is easy to handle, lightweight, and fast. This TenPoint crossbow is a serious compound crossbow for serious archers, whether for target shooting or hunting it is up to you. It fires arrows at a scorching speed of 340 feet per second with the proper arrow weight.

This speed assures the possibility of accurate long distance shots. With a power stroke of 12.6 inches and 106 ft.lb of kinetic energy, this Turbo GT crossbow packs a wallop. In this Tenpoint Turbo GT Crossbow write-up, we covered up features, pros & cons, power, built quality, accuracy, and included accessories.

TenPoint Turbo GT Crossbow Review: First Impressions​

TenPoint Turbo GT Review

TenPoint Turbo Specifications
Speed340 FPS
Draw Weight175 lbs
Axle-to-Axle (uncocked / cocked)17.5″ / 13.5″
Kinetic Energy109 ft.lbs
Suggested Arrow Length20″
Weight6.5 lbs
Power Stroke12.6″
FinishMossy Oak Break-Up Country camo

Reasons To Buy

  • Ultra-compact and lightweight.
  • Fast arrow speed with plenty of power.
  • Comes with a 3X Pro-View 2 scope.
  • It features Dry fire inhibitor/auto-safety.
  • Easily blendable camo design.
  • Easy to carry and maneuver.
  • The integrated cocking mechanism is available with it.

Reason To Avoid

  • There is no noise dampeners or string suppressors included in the package.
  • Its scope is only good for up to 40 yards.

TenPoint Turbo Crossbow: Detailed Specifications

Build Quality

It is built with durability in mind. This TenPoint crossbow is made to ensure that the user will be able to enjoy it for many years to come. Its safety wings are made from reinforced nylon, and their large size also makes them more efficient at keeping your finger safe from the string path.

Weighing 6.5 lbs, this lightweight crossbow can be taken anywhere. It is also ultra-compact, with a length of 35 inches and width, axel-to-axel of 17.5 uncocked and a mere 13.5 inches cocked.

Design and Construction

This Turbo GT crossbow comes with the best shorter Fusion S adjustable stock, that provides match rifle stability and it has two-position adjustable butt plate to match the shooter’s length of pull. Its 11.5 inches stock is made out of PolyOne OnForce and uses strategically placed cutouts in both the fore-grip and butt-stock to reduce weight, improve handling, and balance.

The Suspension system and Zytel limb pocket over the top separate the limbs from direct contact with the riser, reducing sound and vibration. There are double-laminated IsoTaper limbs for added strength.

It has an ACRA-ANGLE barrel that eliminates the finger pinching, ensuring accuracy when manually drawing the crossbow. This Turbo GT will help you keep you hidden with high-quality Mossy Oak Breakup Country camo that wouldn’t fade or peel.


TenPoint created a Turbo with plenty of power to hunt just about anything you want to. It has outstanding performance. It has 340 fps arrow speed that is above the average — packing a powerful punch with 109 FP K.E. The distance which you’re shooting will affect the speed and power.

This crossbow is 3 inches shorter, a half pound lighter and 15 feet per second faster than its predecessor Turbo XLT II making it the lightest, compact, fastest crossbow of it’s kind. It is easy to maneuver through woods with its 13.5″ axle-to-axle width when cocked and comes with TenPoint’s 3X Pro-View 2 Multi-Line Scope. This scope has crisp optics and allowing for accurate shots at 20, 30, and 40 yards.

Safety and Comfort

This model has an excellent grip that feels great in your hands and gives you confidence in your skills. Its fore-grip and glass-reinforced wings are safety-engineered to keep the hunter’s fore-grip arm below the bowstring release path. The fore-grip cutouts also allow wrapping your thumb and fingers into the grip, providing you better control and handling.

It also features T3 trigger that includes auto-engaging safety when cocked and Dry-Fire Inhibitor. The DFI will ensure the crossbow cannot accidentally be fired without an arrow in place and the auto safety means the hunter will always have the safety in ‘on’ position after and must manually disengage when ready to shoot.


This Turbo GT Crossbow is exceptionally Versatile. It offers three different options for cocking assistance, i.e., an integrated rope cock that self retracts and an integrated crank cock or a regular rope cocking device.

Its adjustable stocks help in making the crossbow easier to handle by making it fit shooter’s length of pull. This Turbo series model is light and versatile enough for young archers, women and anyone else slight of frame.


Assembling a Turbo GT crossbow is an easy and simple task. Be sure that you lube up the cable guide before installation to assure there is no resistance as it slides into place. The retaining bolt for the crossbow assembly comes in tools pouch with Allen wrench and lube, therefore don’t look for it to be preinstalled at the end of the barrel.


It has a moderate-to-high price point yet has features that are worth it. If you want a bow that is durably made, fast, and compact, this is it! Made by TenPoint, you know it’s a name that equates with well-made products.


This Turbo GT crossbow package includes:

  • A camo stock
  • 3X Pro-View 2 Scope
  • 3 20″ Pro Elite Carbon Arrows
  • Three 100-grain field points
  • Ambidextrous Side-Mount Quiver Bracket
  • A Foot Stirrup
  • Instant Detach 3-Arrow Quiver
  • Cocking Device: AcuDraw, AcuDraw 50
  • Owner’s Manual Instructional DVD
  • TenPoint Vehicle Window Sticker


The 3x scope is a good scope for matching Turbo GT’s ability. This scope has super-crisp optics and will allow for accurate shot placement. It comes with multiple aim points of 20, 30, and 40 yards that made shooting at various ranges comfortable. Its red, green reticle makes this an ideal scope for hunting in low light conditions.

Quiver and Bolts

The package includes three 20 inch TenPoint Pro Elite Carbon arrows that were all very well tuned and remarkably consistent in weight. When a bow combined with the best 100-grain point, its total weight is right at 428 grains. It offers a good punch of speed and combination.

When you purchase extra arrows be sure, you don’t go any longer than a 20-inch shaft, as the longer ones may protrude too far off the end barrel and get hung up in tight fields when loaded.

The package also includes three 100 grain field points, 3-arrow instant detach quiver.

ACUdraw 50

It is a self-retracting rope cocker firmly fixed to the stock of the crossbow. It is convenient to use and reduce the draw weight by half so you can expect to pull no more than 88 pounds with this crossbow.


Cocking the TenPoint GT was an absolute breeze using the ACUdraw. It is a cranking mechanism, integrated into the stock of the crossbow with no loose parts. However, it is noisier than other cocking devices and takes a little extra time to draw. It reduces the draw weight to about 5 to 6 pounds.

The crank cock is great for younger archers and women or anyone who wants a more comfortable cocking system.

Final Verdict​

Turbo GT is fast, accurate, and easy to shoot a crossbow. It is the best and powerful enough for the big game as well as target shooting. This package comes with just about everything that you need to get started and will be a quality hunting weapon for many years.

The scope is good enough, however, if you don’t like a red dot sight, you”ll need to change different one or if you want to shoot beyond 40 yards. All in all, this crossbow is well made, ultra-compact, durable that is versatile enough for anyone to use.

Frequently Asked Questions​

1. What kind of Broadhead is suitable for this crossbow?

Broadheads are of personal preference. It is recommended that use 100-grain mechanical broadheads. These mechanical broadheads are more accurate as they are less effective by the wind.

2. How much draw weight does it take to kill a deer?

You only require about 40-pound draw weight crossbow. As a 40 pounds of kinetic energy efficiently kills whitetails and a 50 pounds or higher is required for larger games such as moose, elk or bear.

Aksroop Kaur

About the author

Aksroop Kaur is a senior staff writer for Best Crossbow Guide, where she covers outdoor gears and hunting tools. Aks began her career in blogging as an outdoor writer at the AnG Eesti Technologies. She keeps a beady eye on all the latest comings and goings in the crossbow world. She believes in writing creative articles & blogs on travel, adventure, and health. She has a keen interest in learning new things and sharing her knowledge with others. Exploring various platforms for blog writing is one of her passion. She also loves to design indoor and outdoor spaces. In her free time when she’s not writing, she enjoys watching movies, exploring different places with her friends. Also, she is very into fitness activity. She believes in staying fit is the root of good health.