I took two different arrows with me for shooting. One being their Center Punch arrows weighing 445gr and the other being a GT Lazer III Pro (Balistic 425 nowadays) weighing 418gr. As you can see in the photos the CP shot 388fps and the GT shot 400fps. That is slightly faster than what TP said it would shoot. Always nice when they exceed specs versus the speeds up to statement.
I’ve never been a crank guy but glad I went with the AcuDraw on this one. I’m sure I can hand cock this one but I’m also pretty sure I don’t want to. I did handcock the Shadow this year and was stiff so obviously the Stealth would require more manhood.
Right now the bow has the included Range Master Pro scope on it so I started at 20yds and worked backwards. The two attached photos are 40 and 50yds with their CP arrows. I don’t dare shoot groups! The 50yd pic only has two arrows because I pulled the arrow before I realized I didn’t take a picture. This bow liked the stiffer arrow without a doubt. So going forward I’m staying with their Center Punch arrow. By the way, two of these arrows had head on collisions with hard wood trees and survived with not physical marks. I won’t elaborate on how they found those trees!!!!
Here are a few random thoughts:
The bow is quieter and pretty vibration free. I did add limbsavers but not sure if they help or not. Better to be safe IMO. It is also insane to look down and see how narrow it is when cocked and uncocked even.
The string doesn’t seem to have a lot of downward pressure on the rail. Someone mentioned on another thread they had to change them out at the ATA. Lord knows how many shots were on them and I wasn’t there to see it. I will say after about 100 shots they look new to me. TP did release a video on string and cable maintenance.
The sled has been redesigned by TP. Slid easily off the string without that filmiar pinch from the steep string angle. Good job there!
The trigger is a TP trigger. If you slow pull it you have to get through some creep. Fast pull it and you don’t notice it. I’m no different from most of you and would prefer no creep. That being said I can live with the current trigger.
Their new camo on this and the Nitro X is a welcome change of pace. Much lighter and almost looks didgital. I’d like to see more of this personally.
As for the Stealth versus the competitors bow, here’s what I see. I prefer the full rail and stationary trigger box. I think it’s safer and much easier to load. I have to say the Stealth held steady and didn’t want to cant. The foregrip has a good shape to it and actually supports off hand shooting. There will be another picture of two different arrows touching. This was at 30yds and completely off had. Not bad I must admit.
As always time will tell how these bows hold up and if there are any things that need to be worked through. Out of the gate I see a lot to like about the Stealth! I will be doing some broadhead testing with the new arrows and will post some thoughts on that.