I picked up a new crossbow Friday and decided to throw together a small review on it. The bow is a Center Point Tormentor 370. The bow came as a package with everything you need to start shooting. Included was the crossbow, rope cocker, 4x32 scope, quiver, three 20" carbon arrows (they look to be Victory x bolts), rail lube, all tools needed and a sling. It came well packaged in a rather small box with nice graphics, not that it means anything. I found the bow on the Crosman web sight for $499 and couldn't help myself, so I ordered one. Back in 2011 I had purchased a Center Point Teton that is still going strong so I figured why not get a new Center Point crossbow as I like the first one so much. With the customer service I have received over the years with Crosman I knew there was no worries with buying this bow. Upon opening the box I was very impressed with the quality of the bow, as I assembled it things just got better. The folks at Crosman must have done some thinking over the few years of being out of the crossbow business. This thing is night and day in design and quality from the days of the Teton, Bristol and the funny looking Hex of years past. The old Center Point crossbows were good bows so don't get me wrong, they were on par with any crossbow out there in the $300 to $400 range. This new Tormentor 370 is on par with bows costing two and even three times the money I paid. Looking at my bows I paid well over $1,000 for I start to wonder what I was thinking. Well going back 10 years or even 5 years ago bows like the Tormentor did not exist at its price range so I will get over it. The bow is compact, actually its to say the least small. It is 35.5" long, 18" uncocked and 14" cocked. They claim it is 7.8 pounds, that must be with the quiver and front hand hold on it because mine comes in at 7.3 pounds. Looking at the short little limbs I was amazed that it is 185 pound draw and 370 FPS because it is so small and light. The metal work is very finished and well thought out. The only plastic on this bow is the stock that funny enough looks like machined aluminum not plastic. The bow attached to the stock with three machine bolts and all metal to metal not metal to plastic like on so many other bows. With the bow assembled minus the quiver and front fore grip (use the front grip as it is designed to keep your fingers out of the string path) the bow is very balanced and pulls to the shoulder naturally. I chose not to use the supplied fore grip as I did not like it. Not because it didn't feel good at hold but rather because it adds weight and there is a wide hand shroud below the rail to keep your fingers out of the string. With the fore grip removed there is a very long weaver rail to bolt on flashlights or bipods. Being a bull pup stock design I was pleased with the hold and maneuverability of the bow. It will make a great tree stand and blind bow because of its overall size. Cocking the bow is a breeze as it is short and there is no reaching around the bow to set the cocker hooks. I bet I could cock it sitting in a tree stand, well maybe not but its easy none the less. Claimed speed is "up to 370 FPS" but not with the supplied arrows as I got an average of 361 FPS with the three 20" arrows that came with the bow. With Gold Tip laser II arrows tipping the scale at 291 grains the bow came in at 374 FPS. Shooting my arrow of choice ( Gold Tip laser IV at 22" tipping the scale at 518 grains) the bow achieved an impressive 341 FPS and 133 foot pounds KE. As with all crossbows the heavier the arrow the quieter they shoot, with the Laser IV's the bow has a very quiet thump. With the Laser II's it is just a tad louder and the supplied arrows it was somewhere in-between. To give a noise comparison the Tormentor 370 is almost half as loud as my Ten Point Titan and Barnett Predator. Three times quieter than the old Teton and Excalibur Vortex. This comparison is with using the same arrows and sorry no decibel meter just my ears. The trigger is predictable with a very smooth 3/16th of an inch take up and a very sharp clean brake. The trigger is a cross between the Barnett rolling trigger (Minus the sloppy feel and huge take-up) and a Ten Point trigger. It has a anti dry fire mechanism that will lend its self well to my forgetfulness. A Middleton trigger it is not, wish it was. Best accuracy was found with the heavier Laser IV arrows. Sighted in at 30 yards it will drop arrows in a nickel sized area all day long. So far the bow repeats shot to shot and with around 200 shots on the bow the trigger still feels like the first time I pulled it not gaining any slop side to side. Overall the new Center Point bow in my opinion is in a class of bows costing many times more. Owning a few high end bows over the years I do know the cost of quality. If Crosman is serious about entering back into the crossbow market the Tormentor 370 sure is a great start. I will give updates as I shoot and play with the new bow.