Great companies never stop innovating, and TenPoint’s Carbon Fusion CLS is proof. The venerable Ohio maker brought its A game to bear on this crossbow. The wow factor started with the frame, which at 381⁄2 inches shouldn’t weigh only 7.3 pounds but does, thanks to a woven–carbon–fiber barrel. The Acudraw draw–assist mechanism (which cranks the string back to load the bow) was easy to understand and whisper quiet.
Other standout new features were the dual–safety system and user–friendly GripGuard shield that prevents fingers from creeping up on the rail. Price is for a package that includes a scope, a monopod, six bolts, a four-arrow quiver, and an airline-approved case. —S.B.