Tenpoint Vapor RS470 Review [March 2023]

Tenpoint Vapor RS470

  • Reverse draw design.​
  • S1 trigger and Sling-shot technology.​
  • Micro Trac Barrel.​
  • Packaged with Complete Hunting System. ​
  • Delivers smoother shot with less vibration.​
  • Offers downrage accuracy and performance.​

The Tenpoint Vapor RS470 is a high-performance crossbow designed for experienced hunters and shooters who demand the best in accuracy, speed, and power. This crossbow offers a number of advanced features and technologies that set it apart from other models on the market, making it a top choice for those who want to take their hunting and shooting game to the next level.

One of the standout features of the Tenpoint Vapor RS470 is its impressive speed. This crossbow is capable of firing arrows at speeds of up to 470 feet per second, making it one of the fastest crossbows on the market today. This speed is achieved through a number of advanced technologies, including a reverse-draw cam system, a high-quality trigger, and custom-designed limbs and risers.

In addition to its impressive speed, the Tenpoint Vapor RS470 also offers excellent accuracy and precision. The crossbow features a Micro-Trac Barrel System, which helps to reduce string-to-rail contact and improve accuracy. It also includes a custom-designed stock that helps to reduce vibration and noise, allowing for a quieter and more comfortable shooting experience.

Tenpoint Vapor RS470 Crossbow Review: First Impressions​

TenPoint Vapor Crossbow

Tenpoint Vapor RS470 Specifications
Speed470 FPS
Width axle-to-axle (cocked / uncocked)6.5″ / 12″
Kinetic Energy191 fp
Weight8 lbs
Power Stroke17″
FinishVeil Alpine camo

Reason To Buy

  • Fasted crossbow.
  • Compact and ultra-narrow design.
  • Easy to set-up and cock.
  • Features Reverse draw technology.
  • Offers great downrange accuracy.

Reasons To Avoid

  • It is a bit heavy as it weighs 8 pounds.

tenpoint Vapor RS470: Detailed Specifications​

Speed and Performance

When it comes to Tenpoint crossbows, speed is the first thing that every hunter wants. It can send arrows downrange at mind-boggling 470 feet per second. Rs470 generates supercharged speeds up to 470 FPS and is equipped with the new silent cocking and safe decocking system.

The bow features a combination of several technologies that work together to maximize performance. It comes with RX-7 cams that rotate an industry-leading 404° during the draw cycle. It raises the amount of energy stored in the system and offers a “turbo boost” of speed upon launch with Sling technology.

Its velocity also increases with its 17 inches power stroke and reverse draw configuration that points the Dual Flex limbs away from the shooter than toward the shooter.

It positions the cams and string at the far end of the rail that allows for the string to be drawn a greater distance from its resting position to the trigger housing, therefore increasing the flex in the bow limbs and the amount of energy stored.


The 20-inch Micro Track aluminum flight rail is fluted to decrease its surface area by 50% compared to a standard flight rail. It reduces energy-robbing friction during string release and enhances string life.

With Vector Quad cables, it eliminates accuracy robbing cam lean by anchoring one cable to the top of each cam and another at the bottom.

Moreover, it enhances accuracy via CNC machined aluminum, 7076-T6 aluminum riser, and TRI-LOCK limb pockets. It also offers an extremely secure, stable interface between the riser and split limbs.


This crossbow also shines in the area of safety via the unique new revolutionary ACUslide silent cocking mechanism. It silently cocks and de-cocks the string with a high-strength ratchet strap attached to the rear of the trigger box.

Also, it offers safety in the form of DFI (dry fire inhibitor), which prevents the crossbow from being fired without a properly loaded arrow. Furthermore, the auto engaging trigger safety, and a pass-through foregrip allow for safe placement of the front hand below the flight rail. It has glass-reinforced nylon safety wings that keep finger safely below the bowstring’s path.

Reverse Draw

The reverse draw crossbow is one of the most balanced and smooth shooting crossbows. The limb openings are positioned towards the center of the bow. It reduces the weight out in front and makes the crossbow comfortable to shoulder.

S1 Trigger

It comes with 3.5 pound, 2-stage S1 trigger, zero creep trigger that features a roller sear system. When you pull the trigger, it offers you a nice, crisp feel. This sear system sets a new standard in high-performance crossbow accuracy.

This entire mechanism is built on a foolproof five-piece system, and it is truly a pleasure to shoot. Its stainless steel latch locks the trigger at full draw and relieves the tension from the ACUslide and leads to 48% increased accuracy.

Micro-Trac Barrel

Another advanced feature is the new Micro Barrel. It has two separate tracks that are outer track and inner track recessed below the outside of the rail. This allows the arrow to rest cleanly on the inner track without having the string come into contact with it.

It reduces the amount of string to rail contact by 50% that reduces friction and increases string life.

Noise and Vibration

For this fast crossbow, the sound of the shot is surprisingly minimal. The shot noise on the RS470 is relatively modest and produces tremendous speed. It is integrated with a string stop system at the front of the unit. This system cancels noise and vibration after release.

Ease Of Use and Assembly

The Overall maneuvrability of this crossbow is good as it measures 31 inches long without the foot stirrup and 6.5 inches wide between the axles when fully cocked. The assembly measures 6.5 inches wide between the axles at rest.

Also, the balance point of this bow is just forward of the trigger that makes it easy to shoot-off hand without having to fight all the extra weight found in the front end of conventional design.

It weighs 8 pounds without crossbow accessories. The weight isn’t much of an issue on the range and wouldn’t be on short hunts. But consideration on longer forays in and out of the backcountry.


This Vapor RS470 Xero is available as a complete package that includes everything you want to take this crossbow from the shipping box to the shooting range to the treestand or blind.

  • EVO-X Marksman Scope
  • Bubble Level
  • ACUslide Cocking and Safe De-Cocking System
  • 6-Arrow Quiver
  • Six Lighted Evo-X CenterPunch premium carbon arrows
  • Six Evo-X CenterPunch premium carbon arrows
  • 3 EVO-X CenterPunch Broadheads
  • Integrated String Stop System
  • Tenpoint STAG hard crossbow case
  • TenPoint Neoprene Sling


In the package, it includes the EVO-X Marksman Scope. This scope provides a clear view of the target and features a reticle with dead-on aiming points for 20 to 80 yards. It is calibrated for 10-yard increments.

This Tenpoint RS470 Xero comes pre-installed and sighted from the factory and needed only small adjustments to dial into the center of the bull’s-eye. The scope is mounted on a aluminum 7/8-inch Fixed Dovetail Mount. The accuracy is also excellent as it enables you to achieve half-inch groups while shooting off-hand at 25 yards. The scope is outfitted with quick-detach scope rings, and high-quality flip-up scope caps.

Cocking Mechanism

The cocking and decocking system from TenPoint is one of the most advanced innovations in crossbow manufacturing. Its ACUslide utilizes internal brakes that prevent dry firing during cocking.

Its brake unit prevents the handle from moving and unwinding. The Nylon Strap that connects to the trigger box has a load capacity of 1600 pounds. It has the integrated roller in the barrel, which act as bearing allowing for a super smooth cocking and decocking process.

Instead of holding all the pressure on the nylon strap, it has Trigger-Lock Latch. It is made of SS and assures that your trigger box is set in the exact same space. The trigger lock latch can improve accuracy.

Bolts and Quiver

The package includes a New compact arrow Tech quiver. It contains a rigid ultra-durable spine and is designed for easy ambidextrous mounting. Its gripper can hold up to four arrows with broadheads or field points. Moreover, included CenterPunch 20 inch arrow is the most accurate one. It is fletched slightly offset and is fitted with an 84-grain insert.

Final Verdict​

Overall this new Vapor RS470 Xero is an excellent crossbow that offers impressive speed, power, and accuracy. The RS470 Xero is designed built and tested in the USA. It comes with lots of exciting features that you definitely love. You can safely cock and decock thanks to the ACUslide crank handle.

Frequently Asked Questions​

1. What is the advantage of Reverse Draw?

It helps to generate more speed with less draw weight. Its elongated power stroke raises the distance and the bolt nock is engaged with the string. Moreover, it makes the crossbow more compact.

2. What is the purpose of Tec-X Stock?

The tec-x stock minimizes the stock size and reduces the weight of the crossbow by 1/2 pound.

3. What is the effective range of the bow?

For target shooting, the reticle in the scope enables you to shoot out at 80 yards. For hunting, it is recommended to shoot at a 50-yard maximum.

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.