The TenPoint Siege RS410 is the third and final crossbow of TenPoint’s 2021 lineup. TenPoint introduced the Siege RS410 as the quietest most compact crossbow on the market.
This year TenPoint really focused on serving all types of crossbow hunters with compact, stealthy, fast, accurate and high-tech crossbows! Their budget-brand Wicked Ridge also offers some amazing crossbows for the new hunting season and at a much cheaper price than TenPoint crossbows.
TenPoint ships the Siege RS410 with a “Ready-to-Hunt” package and includes: ACUslide™ cocking and de-cocking system, RangeMaster PRO™ Variable Speed Scope, 6-pack of EVO-X 16″ CenterPunch™ Premium Carbon Crossbow Arrows (.001” straightness, 400-grains), 6-arrow Tech Quiver, Integrated String Stop System and an Instruction/Owner’s manual.
TenPoint Siege RS410 Crossbow Specs
TenPoint ships the Siege RS410 completely assembled. You do have to make sure the RangeMaster Pro scope is properly sighted in before you take it out for a hunt!
Just like the TenPoint Havoc RS440, the TenPoint Siege RS410 is a very compact reverse-draw crossbow. In fact, it has exactly the same design as the Havoc RS440.
To reduce the noise of the string, TenPoint installed an integrated string-stop system at the end of the crossbow. Hopefully, the Siege RS410 is as quiet as TenPoint claims. We’ll find out in the performance test!
Design and Durability
Measuring just 26.5 inches in length, 12.3 inches uncocked and only 7.5 inches cocked, it’s a very compact crossbow. Only the Ravin R26 is more compact than the TenPoint Siege RS410.
Without accessories this crossbow already weighs 7.5 pounds, after installing the scope and 6-arrow tech quiver it weighs around 9 pounds.
With a power stroke of 13.5 inches and a draw weight of 220 pounds, the Siege RS410 fires arrows at 410 feet per second. It’s exactly the same design as the Havoc RS440, but the limbs are under a lot less stress because the draw weight is only 220 pounds instead of the 270 pounds draw weigh of the Havoc RS440. This obviously will result in less sound and vibrations being generated by the limbs.
TenPoint mounted the RangeMaster Pro Scope on the Siege RS410. It’s a multi-coated, 1.5 – 5x magnification, illuminated scope that is speed-rated for crossbows up to 425 feet per second and has aiming points at up to 60 yards.
These aiming points consist of 3 crosshairs and 5 circles calibrated for 20-60 yards in 10-yard increments. It’s a great scope from dusk till dawn.
We found that the illuminated reticle is actually quite bright during low-light conditions. It’s best to have used the battery for a couple of hours as this will reduce the strength of the battery and the illuminated reticle is then perfect for low-light conditions.
Sighting in the RangeMaster Pro Scope
As the RangeMaster Pro is a variable-power style drop-compensating scope, TenPoint already pre-sighted the Siege RS410 at 20-yards for the 410 feet per second this crossbow generates. We always recommend taking your newly bought crossbow out to the range for some practice shooting before you take it out on a hunt.
As you can see in the picture, make sure to adjust it to the right speed and it will probably take a bit of dialing-in before you have it dead-center. It’s one of the easiest scopes to sight-in.
Noise Reducing Features
TenPoint advertises the Siege RS410 as “ the quietest most compact crossbow ever.” By using the Havoc RS440’s design and lowering the draw-weight by 50 pounds, the limbs generate a lot less sound and vibrations. An integrated string stop system catches the string at the end of the barrel and the “snapping” sound the string usually makes is a lot less.
TenPoint installed their latest ACUslide safe cocking and de-cocking system on the Siege RS410. TenPoint did not upgrade the ACU crank cocking device this year, but it’s still the best crank cocking system for a crossbow.
The ACUslide will reduce the cocking effort to just 5 pounds. It’s very safe and easy to use. You can safely let go of the crank mid-draw and the crank will remain in its position.
It’s time to take the TenPoint Siege RS410 out to the range for some practice shooting and performance testing!
TenPoint pre-sighted and pre-installed the Siege RS410 before they ship them out, so we didn’t have to assemble it. Our crossbow was also perfectly sighted in.
The Siege RS410 also has the S1 trigger. It’s a very smooth, 2-stage, zero-creep trigger. One of the best on the market!
For our speed test we’ll always use the arrows that are included with the package. TenPoint ships a 6-pack of EVO-X 16-inch carbon arrows. These arrows have a weight of 400 grains and are inspected for straightness to within .001-inch and each package is weight-grain matched within 1-grain per arrow. Our weight-scale basically registered the same weight for each of the 6 arrows, which is really good.
With a target at a 50-yard distance, we managed to get a group of <1.5 inches and an average speed of 409 feet per second! The Siege RS410 is also a very quiet crossbow!
- COMPACT MADE COMFORTABLE - Measuring just 26.5 inches long and 7.5-inches wide, the Siege RS410 provides unrivaled comfort in a compact crossbow. Plus, it’s adjustable butt plate extends up to 1” to match your length-of-pull.
- SUPERCHARGED SPEEDS - This hunting crossbow delivers devastating 410 FPS speed with same-hole accuracy when using the included EVO-X CenterPunch16 carbon arrow.
- VARIABLE SPEED SCOPE - Featuring multi-coated glass for optimal light gathering, the RangeMaster Pro variable speed scope includes lighted aiming points for precision down-range accuracy in low-light conditions.
- S1 TRIGGER - The industry’s best 3.5-pound, two-stage trigger features a zero-creep design with a roller sear system that sets the standard in high-performance crossbow accuracy.
- SILENT COCKING. SAFE DE-COCKING. - ACUslide not only allows you to silently cock the crossbow, it’s also the only safe de-cocking system on the market. Simply backwind the handle & stop at any point without fear of injury, damage, or losing control.
Arrows & Broadheads
TenPoint requires the use of Alpha-Nocks with the Siege RS410. If you do not use Alpha-Nocks, your warranty will void! Because of this, we can only recommend TenPoint’s official EVO-X 16-inch CenterPunch Premium Carbon Crossbow Arrows. If you’re an experienced crossbow user, you can buy some Alpha-Nocks and install them on your preferred arrows.
With our delivery of the Siege RS410, we also got TenPoint’s EVO-X Montec Fixed Blade broadheads. Of course we had to test these broadheads and we really like them. We can definitely recommend the EVO-X Montec fixed blade broadheads in addition to the TenPoint EVO-X CenterPunch broadheads and the RAGE Crossbow X broadheads.
Read more about the EVO-X Montec fixed blade broadheads in our post “New Fixed-Blade Broadheads for Crossbows in 2021.”
Storage and Transportation
TenPoint created the HALO Bowpack, the first hunting back pack that can store crossbows, for their compact reverse-draw crossbows lineup. We always recommend to store it in a case that’s recommended by the manufacturer. We also managed to fit the Siege RS410 in the TenPoint STAG hard-case with some extra padding.
“Designed for optimal protection and ease of transport, the water-resistant bowpack features a padded exterior shell constructed from Brushed Tricot, and a padded interior with two hook and loop straps to secure the crossbow during travel. The rigid frame features robust back support, as well as a pocketed waist strap and sternum strap for ultimate carrying comfort.”
- EASY CROSSBOW TRANSPORT - The rigid frame of the TenPoint HALO Bowpack features robust back support, as well as a pocketed waist & sternum strap for ultimate carrying comfort. A top-mounted rubber grip acts as a convenient handle or hanging hook.
- OPTIMAL PROTECTION - This water-resistant bowpack features a padded exterior shell constructed from Brushed Tricot, and a padded interior with two hook & loop straps to secure the crossbow during travel.
- EXTRA STORAGE - Perfect to take to your treestand or ground blind, the camouflaged HALO Bowpack is equipped with four external zippered pockets, two elastic side pockets, and molle straps on the exterior pockets to attach additional accessories.
- COMPATIBILITY - This case fits the TenPoint Havoc, Havoc XERO, and Siege models.
- DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS - With TenPoint, you are arming yourself with a complete hunting system, including accessories specifically engineered to help you fill your freezer or put one in the record books!
Review of the TenPoint Siege RS410
What we like
- ACUslide Safe and Silent Cocking and De-cocking
- Comfortable hold
- Made in the USA
What we don’t like
- Illumination of the scope is quite bright with a brand-new battery.
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