Horton Vortec RDX Crossbow Review

Starting at $799, the Horton Vortec RDX delivers a high quality reverse limb crossbow at a great price.

View the newest RDX from TenPoint (2019 Wicked Ridge RDX 400) by clicking below!

Horton Crossbows were well known for reverse limb crossbows. But the company folded under the weight of several different issues. In 2015, Horton was reborn as Horton Crossbow Innovations under the banner of TenPoint Crossbow Technologies. The Horton name was back and it was back as a high quality crossbow manufacturer. In 2015, Horton released the Storm RDX reverse limb crossbow. The Storm RDX is a fantastic crossbow but at $999 and $1199 it is out of reach for many crossbow enthusiasts.

At the 2017 ATA Show in Indianapolis, Horton released the Vortec RDX. Starting at $799, the Vortec RDX delivers a high quality reverse limb crossbow at a great price. The Vortec RDX is light and compact with a stock built for great balance and handling. The crossbow is super narrow at just 9.125″ axle-to-axle when cocked. The Vortec RDX is a compact 34.25″ long, perfect for treestands and ground blinds. It has a 4″ bullpup trigger, meaning that the trigger is 4″ forward from the trigger box. This moves your hand forward and gives the crossbow a more centered fulcrum point and thus a more balanced feeling crossbow.

The trigger that comes on the Vortec RDX is the same that is on the pricier Storm. It’s a 3.5 pound trigger with very little creep. The Horton Vortec RDX has just a 135 pound draw weight and sends a Horton arrow downrange at 340 feet per second.

Vortec RDX with ACUdraw

When the Storm RDX was released, it didn’t come with an illuminated scope. The Vortec RDX includes TenPoint’s illuminated ProView2 Scope. This is the same scope that comes on the Eclipse RCX and many of the other very popular crossbows from TenPoint. The Vortec RDX is double-dip fluid imaged in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo.
The package includes the scope, three carbon Horton arrows, string stops, and a quiver. You can get it with the Dedd Sled 50 rope cocking device for $799. Or you can get the Vortec RDX with the ACUdraw crank for $999.
The Vortec RDX is perfect for the crossbow hunter looking for a reverse limb crossbow at an affordable price built by a top quality manufacturer. It’s perfect for turkey and whitetail hunting.


This crossbow has since been replaced and upgraded by Ten Point! View it HERE.

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