Advancements In Rifles And Crossbows

This week on Americana Outdoors, we’re hitting the fields and taking a look at newly developed game changing products from Thompson Center and TenPoint Crossbows! While these two companies have made extraordinary contributions to the hunting scene in starkly different manners, they have one thing in common: Their endless dedication to revamping their tried and true platforms which gives outdoorsmen across the board the opportunity to enhance their hunting experience! In today’s show we’ll dive deep into learning all about Thompson Centers brand new T/C Compass® II, the second generation of their tried and true original T/C Compass® model. We’ll also be taking a look at two revolutionary crossbows that TenPoint has developed, the Vapor RS470 and the Vengent S440! These two crossbows also come standard with the AcuSlide, which gives hunters the ability to safely and silently cock and de-cock their bows without any fear of losing control.

To kick things off, we’re joining Wade Middleton for his first hunt with the T/C Compass® II in a Muddy blind overlooking a pond site. This blind provides the perfect opportunity for the best vantage point, and ability to see everything in front of you and around you. Anytime Wade has brought us to this location, we never know what we’re in store for, but one thing’s for certain: we’ve always been treated to a plentiful amount of deer. This time turns out to be no exception. Before Wade knows it, a rather unique and rare buck walks out from the edge line of the trees. What makes this buck a unique one, is the fact that he’s still in velvet well into October! This unique feature, which results in male bucks earning the title of “stag,” can sometimes happen due to birth defects or low testosterone in deer. Whatever the case may be for this buck, Wade describes him as one of the coolest deer he’s ever seen! As this hunt took place so close to when Thompson Center first developed the new T/C Compass® II, it’s quite possible we’re witnessing the first ever hunt with this incredibly robust new rifle!

Next up, Wade is taking us on another whitetail hunt deep in the woods, this time with the all new TenPoint Vapor RS470. This latest addition to the TenPoint crossbow line up is an undeniable game changer. We all know how fast and powerful crossbows are, and the Vapor RS470 is no exception to the rule. With the ability to shoot up to 470 feet per second, this crossbow is the fastest on the market today. Much like Wade’s hunt with the T/C Compass® II, this hunt in a tree stand with the TenPoint Vapor RS470 is his first hunt with this crossbow, and it’s certainly one for the record books!

We’re wrapping up this show with Michael Wersig, who has recently been getting more familiar with the world of crossbow hunting. For this hunt, he travels to the far west side of camp with the TenPoint Vengent S440 crossbow in hand. Measuring in at an incredible 5.8-inches wide, this crossbow is TenPoint’s fastest and narrowest forward draw crossbow in their lineup! When Michael gets to the blind, his hunt starts off relatively slow. But, it’s not long before wildlife starts coming in, and soon he sees a wide variety of animals! From Axis doe’s and six-pointers, to spikes and eight-pointers, Michael certainly gets a good variety of animals to see! In this hunt we also remember, no matter if you’ve hunted a hundred times or even a thousand times, every hunt can be just as exciting as your first hunting experience!