What is the difference between TenPoint ACUdraw and ACUdraw 50? ACUdraw is Ten Point’s cranking system. ACUdraw 50 is their integrated rope cocker. Both systems are built into the crossbow.
One of the most common questions we get at CrossbowExpert.com is what is the difference between ACUdraw and the ACUdraw 50. Ten Point’s ACUdraw cocking system is probably the most user friendly crank system on the market. It is made exclusively for TenPoint crossbows and will not work on any other crossbow brand. The ACUdraw system is fully integrated into the stock of your Ten Point and has no dangling parts. You don’t have to worry about taking it on and off the crossbow. The ACUdraw system reduces draw weight to about five pounds, making it possible for anyone to enjoy crossbow hunting and shooting.
Another important feature is that the system cocks your crossbow back the same way every time. A consistent draw maximizes your crossbow’s accuracy.
To use ACUdraw simply disengage the lever on the system and place the cocking bracket on your crossbow’s string serving. Then engage the ACUdraw system and connect the crank handle. As long as you hear the clicking sound you can safely let go of the handle if you need to rest. Be sure the safety is in the “Fire” position as you crank. Continue cranking the crossbow until the string reaches the trigger mechanism and the safety moves into the “safe” position. At that point, you can disengage the ACUdraw system and move the cocking sled back into its stowaway position on the crossbow. When you are ready to hunt or shoot place an arrow in the crossbow.
The ACUdraw cocking mechanism is an awesome feature but some crossbow shooters prefer to cock their crossbow on their own. The ACUdraw 50 cocking mechanism takes the ordinary rope cocker to the next level. You don’t have to worry about storing your rope cocker in your bag or even worse forgetting it in your truck or at your house. It is always with your crossbow. The ACUdraw 50 reduces draw weight by half and the spring system makes it much easier to cock since there is no slack in the rope.
Both systems are integrated and easy to use. If you have back or shoulder problems, take a good look at the ACUdraw system. If you’re in good shape, the ACUdraw 50 may be all you need.
When pricing out your TenPoint Crossbow ACUdraw is going to cost $100 more than ACUdraw 50. Some Ten Point Crossbows are available without either ACUdraw or ACUdraw 50. If you decide to choose that option, you’ll save an additional $100 and get a basic rope cocker. Saving money now feels good but I can tell you most customers who choose to go without eventually buy either the ACUdraw or ACUdraw 50 systems. It is cheaper to buy them up front with the bow than to add it later on.
If you have any questions about Ten Point or any other crossbows, feel free to contact us.