Horton Crossbow Innovations Storm is the one of the best crossbows I recommend. This is perfect for your limitless budget and hunting needs. The highlighted features include a machined aluminum RDX that increases performance and improve stability. This riser has a self-locking limb pocket that prevents limb twist and reduces limb stress. The Storm is also compact which is great for hunting in close quarters. It has great speed, accuracy, balance, a dry-fire-inhibitor, and adjustable shoulder and cheek rests. This U.S.A. made crossbow delivers its 400-grain carbon arrow at a blazing 370 FPS with 122 foot pounds of kinetic energy. If you are a bit lazy about waxing the string every five shots, then you won’t regret spending your money on this one since the waxing is only required after every 75 shots, giving you more time shoot than wax.
As you can see in the picture above, this Horton crossbow is obviously a head-turner. The entire design looks so special and enticing; it’s worth holding on to every day, every single hour. Out of the box, you might notice that the limbs are backwards. Don’t fret. The RDX stands for Reverse Draw Crossbow, and having the limbs and riser pointed toward you might be a bit different and uncomfortable. But the result of this reverse limb design is a super powerful, super narrow crossbow that feels much lighter than its actual weight. Having the riser and limbs pointed backwards has a favorable impact on the manner the crossbow shoulders as the center of gravity is pushed back towards the shooter, resulting in greater comfort and control.
This Horton crossbow is very smooth to shoot. As mentioned earlier, the trigger is light making it easy to shoot. The massive skeleton cams and split limbs combined to push an arrow out with very little recoil also makes it worth the price. The new arrow retention brush has three sets of bristles and they really make a difference in silencing the shot as well as aligning the arrow in the center of the track in a perfect way. Come to think of it, Horton even added an adjustable butt plate as well as an adjustable cheek plate. The butt plate has three positions to help you get the correct LOP, and the cheek plate can be adjusted vertically in seven positions to ensure you are fitted perfectly to the stock. It may seem expensive, but with numerous pros, you might as well forget the cons.
The Storm RDX fires 400-grain arrows at 370 fps, translating to a muzzle energy of about 122 ft. lbs. This is some serious power and should allow you to hunt just about anything you want. If you’re wondering, “How quiet is this Horton Storm RDX anyway?” then let me tell you, it’s really quiet and stealthy. Reverse draw crossbows actually seem to be much quieter than those that are not because the riser is not on the end of the barrel, rather, it’s father back where there is more support. The dual string stops help cut vibration as well as the new arrow retention brush, which eliminates the metallic strum that often occurs when shooting a crossbow with a metal retention piece. So yes, it’s really quiet and stealthy.
It comes standard with three 20” Horton Victory carbon arrows. These are pretty much ready to go right out of the box. If you think you want to use another brand, then go ahead. Just be sure to stay in that 20” range and that you are getting enough spine to handle a 370 fps crossbow.
The Storm RDX also comes with a 4×32 scope which is enough for various shooting situations. It is graduated for 20, 30, and 40 yard shots with a floating dot for 50 yards. However, even if the light transmission is good, it could be better if the scope was illuminated. You may also find it difficult to line up for longer shots using multiple aim points. Somehow, the scope is better suited for a crossbow that shoots around 330 fps, so it would be practical for you to get a scope that allows you to adjust the speed. The crossbow may also be heavy but a shoulder strap is always useful. Despite all the difficulties you have to deal with for this one, the accuracy of this crossbow will surely amaze you. It’s worth the money you’ll invest on it.