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I'm sure it was a big feedback point. My Shadow NXT's trigger has a TON of creep. Really gotta get used to it.
Yeah, for a guy who has rifles and handguns that cost half of what I paid for my Stealth NXT, the trigger being 10 times worse is a bitter pill to swallow. There’s no reason that a xbow trigger has to be that awful. If they can build it now, they could have built it years ago IMO.
 

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Yeah, for a guy who has rifles and handguns that cost half of what I paid for my Stealth NXT, the trigger being 10 times worse is a bitter pill to swallow. There’s no reason that a xbow trigger has to be that awful. If they can build it now, they could have built it years ago IMO.
110%. I'm actually considering returning mine for that exact reason. Still got 4 weeks to decide. It's a real shame, too- everything else about the bow is great. But, yeah. My $150 CVA Wolf blackpowder rifle has a trigger light years ahead of the Shadow.
 

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I purchased a new Nitro X several years ago and went through this trigger mess. I ended up selling the crossbow at a pretty big loss and then they came out with the T5 which was better but a long way from ideal. My Nemesis has the best crossbow trigger on the planet and I’m trying to find out for my son how the new TP high end trigger compares to it. Whenever they start saying “New Two Stage Trigger” I’m trying to decipher if the first stage is built in creep or if it’s really two stage like the Savage rifles use.
 

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I purchased a new Nitro X several years ago and went through this trigger mess. I ended up selling the crossbow at a pretty big loss and then they came out with the T5 which was better but a long way from ideal. My Nemesis has the best crossbow trigger on the planet and I’m trying to find out for my son how the new TP high end trigger compares to it. Whenever they start saying “New Two Stage Trigger” I’m trying to decipher if the first stage is built in creep or if it’s really two stage like the Savage rifles use.
I was actually thinking this the other day as I was shooting it- it's almost like a two stage, the first of which is essentially 3-4 pounds of heavy, gritty creep before an abrupt break. Really terrible. I'd definitely be interested to know others' experiences with the new Tenpoints.
 

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If you have ever done trigger work on a rifle and dug into a crossbow or two it would be crystal clear the radical mechanical difference in the triggers of the two weapons. Couple that to 100X the development in the rifle/pistol world and it's really not that surprising that some crossbows are just maturing in trigger design.

I've been putting my 2 cents in on the need for better trigger here on the forums for the TenPoint line and I'm happy to see they are making progress. I have a Nitro X that I updated to the T5 and an NXT and both still are not as good as I would "like" them to be. Does it affect my ability to be extremely accurate with these bows? No, not at all but it does take some practice to master the weapon, which is part of the xbow experience. Would I like a no-creep, 2.5lb break trigger in these bows? Sure. But I'm still going to happily use them and have no real concern about the triggers.

I hope to shoot one or more of the new bows later this month or early in Feb. I'll pass on how the new trigger system performs when I do.
 
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I bought a 2018 Stealth NXT and the trigger flat out sucked, 2019 sent the bow back for the T5 trigger upgrade and I can't tell any difference!! wasted money I've owned squirt guns as a kid with better triggers! I won't be tricked again!
 

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If you have ever done trigger work on a rifle and dug into a crossbow or two it would be crystal clear the radical mechanical difference in the triggers of the two weapons. Couple that to 100X the development in the rifle/pistol world and it's really not that surprising that some crossbows are just maturing in trigger design.

I've been putting my 2 cents in on the need for better trigger here on the forums for the TenPoint line and I'm happy to see they are making progress. I have a Nitro X that I updated to the T5 and an NXT and both still are not as good as I would "like" them to be. Does it affect my ability to be extremely accurate with these bows? No, not at all but it does take some practice to master the weapon, which is part of the xbow experience. Would I like a no-creep, 2.5lb break trigger in these bows? Sure. But I'm still going to happily use them and have no real concern about the triggers.

I hope to shoot one or more of the new bows later this month or early in Feb. I'll pass on how the new trigger system performs when I do.
I’m gonna use mine too, but “happily” is not the term I’ll be using it with. If my shoulders were in better shape, I wouldn’t be using it at all.
 

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If you have ever done trigger work on a rifle and dug into a crossbow or two it would be crystal clear the radical mechanical difference in the triggers of the two weapons. Couple that to 100X the development in the rifle/pistol world and it's really not that surprising that some crossbows are just maturing in trigger design.

I've been putting my 2 cents in on the need for better trigger here on the forums for the TenPoint line and I'm happy to see they are making progress. I have a Nitro X that I updated to the T5 and an NXT and both still are not as good as I would "like" them to be. Does it affect my ability to be extremely accurate with these bows? No, not at all but it does take some practice to master the weapon, which is part of the xbow experience. Would I like a no-creep, 2.5lb break trigger in these bows? Sure. But I'm still going to happily use them and have no real concern about the triggers.

I hope to shoot one or more of the new bows later this month or early in Feb. I'll pass on how the new trigger system performs when I do.

For many years I shot an Anschutz 22 target rifle with a 2 stage trigger. It was a very light trigger measured in ounces. The first stage was just to build up to the light 2nd stage. Unless you are target shooting crossbow, the creep is not a big deal to me. Just with practice takes some getting used. A match grade 2 stage trigger is going to cost some dollars!
 

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Unless you are target shooting crossbow, the creep is not a big deal to me.
For me, I'm the opposite. I don't tolerate creep in the triggers of any of my firearms if I'm hunting with them. Creep creates many times the opportunity for any imperfection in your trigger pull to manifest itself into a bad shot, especially under field conditions with adrenaline going. A little bit is not a big deal, but as mentioned above, my Shadow NXT has a worse trigger than some squirt guns I've had.

I know it's possible for a decent crossbow trigger to exist, too. I have a Parker (RIP) the trigger of which is many times better on a many times cheaper bow.
 

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And I know the response will be, "Well, we made a trigger that doesn't suck this year." Correct. In a bunch of bows that cost as much as used cars. If I'm spending a grand on a crossbow and it has a squirt gun trigger, then in the words of Spongebob, imma head out
 

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I have had excellent results w/ Barnett's "Trigger Tech", It's way smooth, no creep at all. I may be wrong but this set up helps my POI to be very close to my POA (after initial sighting in my "ReVengeance" with it's reverse draw) Just from my observation
 
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