TenPoint Crossbow Technologies recently launched their latest blistering fast crossbow with greater accuracy and safe de-cocking – the NEW Viper 430. A faster, narrower, more accurate version of the best-selling Viper S400 crossbow, the Viper 430 shoots 40 FPS faster with a 400-grain arrow than the previous Viper, measures almost an inch narrower at a sleek 6.5-inches narrow, and generates improved long-range accuracy out to 100-yards.
The Tech Behind the Viper 430’s Speed
At the heart of the Viper’s blistering speed upgrade is an increased power stroke now measuring 13-inches and our RX6-Cam™ system, which generates incredible rotation to produce speeds of 430 feet-per-second with the included 400-grain arrow. The crossbow’s revolutionary Vector-Quad™ cable 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 430 generates greater down-range accuracy thanks to the combination of its NEW Scope Struts and NEW RangeMaster® 100 Scope. The dual Scope Struts, along with a NEW, longer dovetail (+1.5”) provide rock-solid stability for the heaviest of rangefinding or night vision scopes and exponential durability for the scope – ensuring the scope rail does not move if dropped during the hunt. The dual aluminum Scope Struts increase strength and rigidity by 80%. In addition, the dovetail allows for more scope adjustments, heavier scope options, and provides the strength of a full-length rail without the added weight.
The NEW RangeMaster 100 takes our proven platform and adds a new reticle – offering aim points out to 100-yards. The 2-7 variable speed scope accommodates the fastest of crossbows shooting between 380-505 FPS. Its upgraded glass provides the shooter with improved image clarity and brightness, allowing for maximum long-range accuracy.
“From speed, to maneuverability, to accuracy, we have taken one of our best-selling crossbows to date and made it better in every sense,” said Phil Bednar, TenPoint CEO. “With more speed and safe de-cocking at a better price than its competitors, the Viper 430 is set to dominate the narrow crossbow market.”
ACUslide Featured on the Viper 430
The patented ACUslide™ Cocking and De-Cocking System features the Auto-Brake Gear System that separates TenPoint from all other de-cocking crossbows on the market. The patented Auto-Brake eliminates the potential of losing control during de-cocking which can lead to injury and costly bow damage. While cocking and 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 will stop in place. In addition, while most crossbow crank cocking devices require 15+ lbs. of force to operate, the ACUslide allows you to silently cock the crossbow with just 5 lbs. of force, making it easy to operate for people of all ages and abilities.
Like all TenPoint ACUslide crossbows, the Viper 430 features the 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 new 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.
String Life and Accuracy
The 19-inch MICRO-TRAC™ barrel reduces string-to-barrel contact by 50% to provide increased accuracy and the longest string life in the industry – surpassing competitor crossbows by hundreds of shots.
The ultra-light, two-piece TEC-TACTICAL™ stock is built for comfort for shooters of all sizes and includes an adjustable butt plate that adjusts 1” to provide ideal fit. The stock is also compatible with TenPoint’s optional Raised Cheek Comb to ensure perfect alignment with today’s popular rangefinding optics.
The Viper 430 measures 33-inches short (w/o Sentry Bowhanger) and 6.5-inches narrow and shoots 430 feet-per-second.
The Viper 430 is also equipped with the Sentry Bowhanger that allows the hunter to easily hang their bow in the stand and keeps the broadhead within the bows profile for use in a ground blind.
Decorated in TenPoint’s exclusive Vektra ™ camo or Moss Green, the Viper 430 ships completely assembled and includes a Ready-To-Hunt package.
The package includes:
- ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system
- RangeMaster 100 Variable Speed Scope
- 3-pack of Pro Elite 400™ Carbon Crossbow Arrows (.003” straightness)
- Integrated String Stop System
- 3-Arrow Quiver
- Sentry Bowhanger
TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is 100% American owned, operated, and all its crossbow models are manufactured in Mogadore, OH.