First Look: TenPoint Flatline 460 Crossbow
The Flatline 460 is the newest premium crossbow from TenPoint, offering compact versatility and speed. Measuring 26.5 inches long and 7.5 inches axle-to-axle cocked, this bow offers fast target acquisition and is adaptable for any hunting situation. The compact design will appeal to backcountry enthusiasts, and blind and treestand hunters will embrace the compact design in tight quarters. The Flatline boasts 460 fps or greater speeds, with a 400-grain hunting arrow, making it the fastest compact crossbow. The Flatline 460 produces 188 foot-pounds of kinetic energy.
New engineering has equipped the TenPoint Flatline 460 with all-new Scope Struts and Longer Dovetail that provide rock-solid mounting for the scope – delivering unrivaled durability and accuracy. The struts add up to 80% more strength to the scope mount and reduce vibration and noise.
The TenPoint Flatline 460 is powered by reverse-draw limbs and a 13.5-inch power stroke. TenPoint designed the compact bow to shoot 16-inch EVO-X CenterPunch carbon arrows. The shorter arrows provide several hunting advantages, including flatter trajectories and reduced wind drift. The shorter arrows fit snugly in the quiver and do not overhang the bow.
EVO-X CenterPunch 16 arrows weigh 400 grains and feature 17.5% FOC. Each arrow has guaranteed straightness to within .001-inch, and each package is weight-matched to within 1-grain per arrow. The premium arrow matches the performance of the Flatline 460.
An aluminum riser helps keep the total weight of the bow to 7.5 pounds. TenPoint uses a fluted aluminum flight rail known as a MICRO-TRAC. The thin rail reduces weight, but more importantly, is a 50-percent reduction in flight deck surface compared to conventional crossbows. Reduced contact on the rail means less surface area for the string to pass over, maintaining more energy and reducing friction. The MICRO-TRAC will increase sting life, as well.
The compact design includes an adjustable length-of-pull in the buttstock to ensure proper form and fit for any shooter. The Flatline 460’s ultra-light, two-piece TEC-TACTICAL stock is built for comfort for shooters of all sizes.
Extreme speed and flat shooting arrows add up to down-range accuracy out to 100 yards. Changes were made to the EVO-X Marksman Elite Scope to include a 100-yard reticle. The scope offers variable speed settings for precise arrow placement and has external Target Turrets for windage and elevation adjustment.
Cocking the crossbow and getting ready to shoot is easy with the ACUslide. It requires only 5 lbs. of force, making it easy for people of all ages and abilities to cock the crossbow. The ACUslide Cocking and De-Cocking System features the Auto-Brake Gear System that eliminates the potential of losing control during de-cocking. 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.
The Flatline 460 features the S1 trigger to ensure that users can capitalize on the speed and accuracy. The 2-stage, zero-creep design uses an advanced roller-sear system that delivers a consistent crisp, 3.5-pound pull. The trigger is equipped with a DFI (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) to prevent accidents and protect your investment. The DFI 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 integrated to reduce noise and vibration. TenPoint enthusiasts will recognize the built-in Quad Cables to stabilize the limbs and prevent cam lean.
The Flatline 460 comes with our Sentry Bowhanger that allows you to easily hang your bow in the stand or protect your broadhead from dirt and grit in the ground blind. It can now hang in the tree until needed, with minimal movement. The bow will fit in a pack, sling on your shoulder can be held comfortably for extended periods.
Like all premium TenPoint crossbows, the Flatline ships completely assembled and includes a Ready-To-Hunt package:
- ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system
- Evo-X Marksman Elite Camo Precision Scope
- 6-pack of EVO-X CenterPunch 16 Premium Carbon Crossbow Arrows (.001” straightness, 400-grains)
- Integrated String Stop System
- 6-arrow Tech Quiver
- Sentry Bowhanger
- Bubble Level
The Flatline 460 does not have the weight to tip the bow forward. The compact and balanced design makes it easy to shoulder, hold, and follow a target with the reticle. Hunters will appreciate being able to hold the bow longer and steadier while waiting for the perfect shot opportunity. The reverse-draw limb configuration is paramount to the balance and speed that would not be obtained in a forward-draw limb design.
Flatline 460 MAP: $2,599.99 – Veil Alpine Camo.
For more information, go to https://www.tenpointcrossbows.com/product/flatline-460/.