All the Tenpoint crossbow problems (Solved)

All the old and latest models of the Tenpoint crossbow are winning the hearts of the archers. Users are getting fast speed, smooth firing, and outstanding shooting experiences.

Even though every instrument can show problems after a few uses. So as Tenpoint crossbows. Some new users and experienced arches have mentioned some issues.

Let’s check out what they are. And how can you find a solution if your crossbow has the same problem? Read on this top-notch solution to all the Tenpoint crossbow problems

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What are the Tenpoint crossbow problems?

It’s no wonder Tenpoint is one of the best crossbow brands. Like everything good, Tenpoint has its problems. What are those problems, and how can they be fixed? 

Here are all the problems, their causes, and how to fix them. To make it easier for you to find out, I will mention them under each model of Tenpoint.

Tenpoint siege rs410 problems

Tenpoint siege rs410 is the most popular among all the Tenpoint crossbows. Here have a look at the list of all the problems that Tenpoint users talk about. 

  1. Tenpoint siege rs410 rail problems
  2. Tenpoint siege rs410 serving problems 

Tenpoint siege rs410 rail problems

Users complained that their brand new Tenpoint siege rs410 is showing rail issues. It happens because of uncontrolled frictions. When you pull the strings back there needs a balance of control and friction. 

There can be 2 reasons behind it. Either your control over the crossbow is not appropriate or the frame rail is somehow damaged.


To control the crossbow properly go through the guidelines provided by the manufacturers. Or check if the rail frame is already damaged.

If so then replace the frame with a new one. Some users try to bend the rail back. That holds the arrows firmly but for a few shots. So I suggest you replace the damaged frame with a new one. 

Tenpoint siege rs410 serving problems

In most cases, the center strings create the serving problem in crossbows. Or the second reason can be the loose serving point. 


The quick solution is to tighten the serving properly and dab it with glue. Also, check the nuts and all the screws and center strings. Sometimes they create problems while back serving. So try placing them properly and give your best shot. 

Tenpoint vapor rs470 problems

A list of all Tenpoint vapor rs470 problems is given below-

  1. Tenpoint vapor rs470 firepower issue
  2. Tenpoint vapor rs470 safety system problems 

Tenpoint vapor rs470 firepower issue

Your crossbow will show firepower issues if the crossbow is not cocked properly. Or another reason can be damaged triggers.

That makes a rough throw and you face firepower issues. 


First, try cocking the string according to the guidelines. Most of the new users get a simple solution just by proper cocking. 

Use a heavy bolt that has stiffer spines. That holds the trigger on point and it lasts long without any damage. 

Tenpoint vapor rs470 safety system problems

When the safety is stuck it does not work properly. The safety can be jammed after 300 to 400 shots. Also, the engagement of the strings also reduced. So that the safety doesn’t work on time.


Clicking the safety after cocking is the easiest and fastest way to fix this. Hold the cocking ⅔ times and click the safety every time. Continue this process for a while. This will remove whatever is stuck on safety and also solve the jammed issue.

Tenpoint vengent s440 problems

Common Tenpoint vengent s440 problem is:

  • Tenpoint vengent s440 accuracy problem.

Tenpoint vengent s440 accuracy problem

If you are facing a poor accuracy problem with your crossbow then the leading reason is improper cocking. Poor tuning and or loose screws and nuts can also affect the accuracy. 


Make sure that both of the hooks of your crossbow are adjusted on point. This will help you in proper cocking while shooting. And you’ll get rid of accuracy problems at a time.

Also, tighten up the loose components that are the key obstacles to your bow’s accuracy. 

Tenpoint titan m1 problems

Tenpoint titan m1 is a very well-developed and user-friendly crossbow. Some new users have faced the minor problem that is mentioned below-

  • Tenpoint titan m1 speed problems 

Tenpoint titan m1 speed problems

The users complained that they can’t control the speed and often miss the target. It’s because the titan m1 is manufactured with the fastest speed mechanism. So the reason behind it is not shooting according to the safety guidelines. Or in the case of old crossbows maybe the strings are damaged.


The first thing you need to do is shoot according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. But as a new user, you can add a speed ring adjuster to your crossbow. 

Or if you have an old crossbow then Check the strings if it’s broken and damaged. Replacing them is the only solution in this case.

Tenpoint turbo xlt 2 problems

All the problem that archers faced while shooting with Tenpoint turbo xlt 2 is mentioned – 

  1. Tenpoint turbo xlt 2 arrow release issue
  2. Trigger pulling problem

Tenpoint turbo xlt 2 arrow release issue

Arrow release is a minor issue that some users face. It happens only when the trigger is jammed.  If something is stuck on it, the arrows don’t release on time. This creates friction which blocks the way.


The solution is the same as the jammed trigger and safety problem. Try cocking the string again and again and click the trigger at a time. Note: don’t use any arrows while fixing. Try with empty arrows to clear the jam.

Trigger pulling problem

Arrow release and trigger problems are related to each other. A trigger problem arises if anything is stuck on it. Or the other reason can be the damaged knob attached to the trigger. 


Try the same process I’ve mentioned before to remove the jam of the trigger. 

Or in other cases check the knobs and Fix it

Tenpoint shadow nxt problems

All the Tenpoint shadow nxt problem –

  1. Tenpoint shadow nxt string problem.

Tenpoint shadow nxt string problem

If the bolt is not seated in the correct position then the string problem shows up. Or the broken and damaged strings of old crossbows can create not pulling back issues of strings. 


Place the bolt 2 inch far from the string. Because after a few uses the bolts get displaced. Before each shoot check the bolt-string distance for a perfect throw.

If the strings are damaged then change them with a new one.  

Tenpoint turbo xlt 2 problems

Tenpoint turbo xlt 2 is a brand new and well-manufactured model. Users hardly find any problem with it. The only issue that some archers talked about is – 

  1.  Dry fire problem

Tenpoint turbo xlt 2 dry fire problem

When you don’t shoot with your crossbow consistently the dry fire problem arises. Also if the bolt is heavy then it will surely stick you with dry fire. 


The solution is to shoot consistently and also keep an eye on the accuracy. 

The other solution is to unload the bolts. 

Your crossbow bolts need to be weighted for perfect firing. So to get a remedy to dry fire issues you must stop using heavy bolts. 

Tenpoint turbo gt problems

The 2 key points about turbo gt that most users mention are- 

  1. Arrow string problem 
  2. Speed and Safety issues 

Arrow release problem

If you face a problem with releasing the arrow then it must be the strings that are not pulling back. And also it can be the jammed trigger. A lot of problems with triggers are mentioned by Tenpoint users.


To solve this problem, repeat the same process of string solving issues. Maintain the proper distance of bolts and string. So that there will be no obstacles while releasing the arrow. 

And if the trigger is the key reason then also go through the jammed trigger solution. 

Speed and Safety issues

Speed is not an actual problem here. Those who complained about it, most of them are new archers. People who can go at the fastest speed often face this problem. And Safety issues come with the trigger.  


I will suggest you to shoot according to their given guidelines. And for better speed control add a ring adjuster to your crossbow.

Tenpoint eclipse rcx problems

  1. Scope mounting problem.

Scope mounting problem

This problem arises when the scope rail alignment is not maintained. When The scopes are too far from the bolts they become hard to mount. Sometimes they do not sit in a place at all. 


You need shimming for your scope in this case. For this, remove all the bolts and adjust them with a proper distance from the scope.

Scope rail modifications can also bring solutions. 

Tenpoint havoc rs440 problems

  1. String changing problems 

String changing problems

When the bolts are twisted after a few uses, you may find difficulties while changing the strings. 

Or here the other reason can be the damaged old strings.


First, open up the screws and remove the bolts. Check if they are twisted. If they are in a condition to pull back then pull them and place them in the same way.

But sometimes they just break apart by over-twisting. In such cases replace the bolts with new ones. And also remove damaged strings. 

Tenpoint stealth nxt problems

  1. Cocking mechanism problems 

Cocking mechanism problems

Sometimes after cocking the bow still doesn’t fire. Every time it happens with over used crossbows. Also pushing safety backward can be a reason. Fast-speed crossbows can also show this problem.


While pushing the safety ensure that you are not over-pulling it. After cocking, rest the bow in the fire position. 

As a result, you will be able to eliminate any early damage to safety. And the cocking mechanism will work properly for a long period.

Tenpoint Accu slide problems

Tenpoint crossbows with accused sometimes do not crank back. And it may be pulled back before cocking in some cases.

The reason could be trigger box is stuck. So it won’t release the arrows on time. So when you start shooting the accuslide pulls back automatically before the cocking.


Fix the trigger first. You need proper control of the trigger while shooting. Or you can use a cocking adjuster. This thing will stop the auto rotation. So the cocking won’t take place before the accuslide. 

Tenpoint acudraw problems

You will face acudraw problems with the Tenpoint crossbow if it is over-cranked.

It also happens due to the heavy acudraw. Some users can not control the overweight acudraw. 


The first solution to this is to fix the over-cranked acudraw. It’s a bit tricky to do it at home as it requires professionals. So fix the acudraw from a nearby dealer. 

Or you can try to use a less weighed acudraw. Or use acudraw 50 for better comfort. 

Ten point crossbow won’t fire

Most firing problems arise if you don’t load the crossbow fully. Or the trigger is not pulled properly while shooting. And the last reason could be damaged arrow strings.


First, you need to load the crossbow fully before the first shot. The next thing is to pull the trigger with enough pressure to cope with the speed. If your crossbow still doesn’t fire then maybe it’s the arrow string problem. 

In such cases, open up the arrow box completely and check the strings. It’s better to replace all the broken strings.

Tenpoint crossbow stuck on safety

Sometimes the safety can be stuck while shooting. It is the worst experience that one archer can have. This safety is sometimes stuck because of a trigger jam. Or the string is not placed properly.


Open up all the strings. Check its position and distance with the bolts. Place it at least 2 inches apart from the bolts. Click the safety. 

And to fix a jammed safety, just click and fire your crossbow 3-4 times without using arrows. 

Tenpoint pro view scope problems

Users of the Tenpoint pro view scope often face problems with speed.

Because controlling the friction with this one is tough.

Also, if the dots in the scope are not placed properly, this problem repeats. 


Replace your pro view scope with an aluminum-tube scope. It will help to balance the frictions while shooting. Also, for a smooth firing experience, use a lightweight scope. Also, try placing the dots at an accurate distance.  

Tenpoint crossbow scope problems

The regular Tenpoint crossbow scope has a common problem of not illuminating. The dots sometimes do not illuminate, and the crossbow doesn’t fire right after cocking.  Also, the speed becomes slow. 


Open up the back box of your crossbow, and you’ll find a focus ring at the back end of it. Replace it if it is damaged. Because a damaged one stops the dots from illuminating.

You can replace it with a pro view scope for better shooting as well.


Hi, I am Brandon smith! I live in Atlanta, Georgia. I discovered my passion for archery at an early age.. Archerytipscentral is my blog where I share those tips on archery which I've learned along my archery journey.

2 thoughts on “All the Tenpoint crossbow problems (Solved)”

  1. my hunting artner just bought a new cross bow with a accudraw system. he fired it 3 times and we determed there was a problem with the accudraw.. the engagement level was not centered in slot,so we took cover off to look. we could see that the screw holding the lever had metal shavings coming out of it. the screw was stripped in assembly. at this point ten point has not helped to correct this problem.

  2. Pulled out my Tenpoint Shadow this year (Did not use it last year) I can not pull back to the safety position, To much tension. Why????


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