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Took my father to shoot some crossbows. He shot the Parker Tornado, Horton Vision, and the TenPoint Stealth and Turbo. I initially thought he would like the TenPoint the best. Turns out the safety makes a lot of noise on the TenPoint which was a huge drawback for him. The Horton was the quietest bow, but the cocking procedure was too complicated. So it looks like we eliminated the Vision. I still like the TenPoint because it's a few inches shorter than the Tornado, and a bit quieter. We have a long time until next season to decide, but I want him to get it before late archery season so I could take it for a test run.

Does anybody know why TenPoint makes such a quality bow, but the safety is so loud?

I think the Tornado would be a sure winner if it was a bit shorter axle to axle, but some more looking around will help him decide.

Funny thing is he was going to shoot the TenPoint right away, but I said let's shoot the Tornado and you will really appreciate how nice the TenPoint is.

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You might want to wait until after the ATA show in Jan to see what new bows are hitting the market.

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My buddy did his research and he says you can't go wrong with a Tenpoint or ex caliber all the other bows have issues. He talked to a guy from kinseys archery and that is what the man said.
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I have a Ten Point and yes the safety is a bit loud. However, if one were to grip both sides of the safety with their thumb on one side and pointer finger on the other and ease the safety off, it is silent.
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Using both fingers is what I discovered as well. It took a bit of work, but that shouldn't be necessary in my opinion. In the heat of the moment if you need to quickly flip off the safety you will probably make noise that could spook a deer for sure, especially on a calm, silent morning. The other drawback with the TenPoint was that you cant wrap your left hand inside the stock to keep your fingers below the rail. I really liked that design on the Parker.

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i added the string stopper to my tornado and it quieted down nicely.
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I have a Parker Cyclone for sale in the classifieds? Great shape and you will save hundreds...

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Using both fingers is what I discovered as well. It took a bit of work, but that shouldn't be necessary in my opinion. In the heat of the moment if you need to quickly flip off the safety you will probably make noise that could spook a deer for sure, especially on a calm, silent morning.
As stated, pushing off the safety with two fingers the safety will be silent. Also, on the Stealth, there is the fore end secondary safety. Many folks will push off the main safety once in the stand. The bow cannot be fired unless the secondary safety is engaged on the Stealth.

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Thats a great tip with the Stealth. I believe we will wait to see next year's models.

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I believe we will wait to see next year's models.
Not sure what is coming from TenPoint but be sure to check out the Winchester Stallion. That is, if it is actually put into production.

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