TenPoint Turbo GT Crossbow Review

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TenPoint Turbo GT Review

TenPoint Turbo GT Crossbow

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The Turbo GT by TenPoint 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. Below are the brief description and specifications of the crossbow. In this Tenpoint Turbo GT Crossbow, we covered up features, pros & cons, power, built quality, accuracy, and included accessories.

TenPoint Turbo GT Review: First Impressions

Tenpoint Turbo GT


System: CompoundDraw Weight: 175lbs
Velocity: 340 FPSPower Stroke: 12.6 inches
Length: 35″Axle-to-Axle(uncocked/cocked): 17.5″/13.5″
Arrow/Bolt Size: 20”Bow Weight: 6.5 lbs
Trigger Pull: 3.5 lbsFinish: Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo


  • It comes with the MRX cams system and DynaFLIGHT 75 string and cable system.
  • It has CNC Machined 7/8” dovetail scope mount.
  • It shoots bolts up to 360 fps with 109 ft.lbs of K.E.
  • It comes with a 3X Pro-View 2 scope.
  • It has a T3 trigger that features metal-injected molded (MIM) components.
  • It comes with a nice quality camo design that easily blends through natural backgrounds.
  • It comes with a dry-fire inhibitor that prevents the bow from shooting when it’s not loaded.

  • It is ultra-compact and lightweight.
  • Its arrow speed is fast, and it packs plenty of power to take down big game.
  • It features Dry fire inhibitor/auto-safety.
  • It is easy to carry and maneuver.
  • The integrated cocking mechanism is available with it.


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

Detailed Specifications

Build Quality

Turbo GT 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. This Turbo GT crossbow package 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.


This Turbo GT crossbow 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.


The TenPoint 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.

Cocking Mechanism

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.

TenPoint Turbo GT: 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.

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