ATA Show First Look: Horton Storm RDX
The fact that Horton was purchased by Ten Point about 18 months ago is plainly evident in the new Storm...
The fact that Horton was purchased by Ten Point about 18 months ago is plainly evident in the new Storm RDX (starting at $999). The reverse-draw bow is available with several of the new company’s accessories, and the Storm I shot exhibited the same attention to detail that Ten-Point is known for.
Hits: At 10.inches axle-axle (cocked) the Storm was among the narrowest-profile bows at the show. Reverse-draw technology allows the 165-pound bow to deliver a bolt at 370 fps. The arrow retention brush is a slick answer to the traditional clip used on most bows, which has been a notorious weak spot and often broke on some models. Some great add-on features, such as an adjustable cheek piece and butt plate, make the Storm worthy of the title “flagship.”
Misses: For such a short bow, the weight was surprising, at 7.7 pounds; the Storm is at least a half pound heavier than most bows I looked at.
What Else You Need to Know: The extreme angles created by reverse-draw limbs can make drawing/cocking such a style somewhat difficult. Horton’s Dedd Sled (TM) accessory answers that problem. While it doesn’t provide a mechanical advantage, the Dedd Sled does make hooking on to the string and drawing/cocking much easier.