Horton’s Storm RDX, OUR Cat 5 Hurricane!

This animal has been sitting in the building for months and catches everyone’s eye because it looks as hot as it is…

Sleek, silent, and swift, this will give you an edge in putting meat in the freezer, if you can keep your hunting partners from pawing all over it….

And it has it where it counts:

  • Draw Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Length/Width: 35.25″ / 7.lbs. 11 oz.
  • Super fast:  Fires 400-grain arrows at 370 fps = 252 mph! And at 50 yards the arrow is still traveling at 349 fps (237 mph!) – Now that is stopping power!
  • Sight: Comes with a 4 X 32 mm multi-line scope, which you get to mount, with sighting points at 20, 30, 40 and 50 yards (practice makes perfect…)
  • Package Also Contains: 3 Horton Victory 20” arrows with 100-grain field points, a quick detach quiver and the basic ACUdraw™ cocking device


At first glance the limbs look backwards but then again “RDX” does stand for “Reverse Draw Crossbow”. This design makes for a lightweight, powerful weapon with a narrow footprint. The design also allows the center of gravity to be more towards the shooter which makes this feel more like a balanced rifle that other crossbows. Add to that a trigger pull of just 3.5 lbs. Sweet.


Using the ACUdraw™ system to cock the Storm RDX is highly recommended by Horton and seconded by both me and my chiropractor! We have the basic Dedd Sled rope cocker, and after the first 8″ of pull the resistance felt like something might snap. Had three big, strong and young men try this and all stopped for fear of damaging the weapon. However, when they bent at the waist to do the first draw with their arms, and then stood up straight to use their backs to complete the operation it became one smooth action. Everything gets better with practice. Do note that the string will engage in the locking mechanism without the weapon being fully cocked. Just one more tug and both I and my chiropractor are happy – me, one more shot, him, one more paid visit.

As any hunter will tell you, as well as anyone with common sense, one should practice with the broad-tip arrows they plan to hunt with as the flight dynamics are different enough from a target point to ruin a hunt – having to track down a wounded animal by missing a kill shot by just an inch or two. Two inches can get you two more miles of hiking and two miles more that your have to carry your meat and antlers back across. And a bear, who can smell a carcass 20 miles away upwind, up close and personal while you are dressing out your trophy. Yeah, I don’t see an upside to having the target-point arrows at all unless you want to train someone who has never shot a crossbow before, and then just at paper and hay.

One more thing….DO NOT USE ballistic brick as your backstop! Behind that number “4” in the picture above is “ballistic brick”. So now we are playing Disney’s “The Sword and the Stone” in our break room. Ugh.




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A former rocket scientist (really) who has traveled the world, father, freedom lover, hates to stay indoors, and loves wild places, people and things. PC challenged, irreverent but always relevant and always looking to learn new things.


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