The Scorpyd RDT 125 and RDT 100 crossbows are built with what Scorpyd calls “reverse draw technology”. This refers to the pioneering placement of the limbs, instead of projecting back from the riser they project forward in an almost parallel fashion. The string is then pulled in reverse of the forward facing limbs. Despite the unusual appearance there are several distinct advantages over traditional crossbow designs.
The first advantage is that the riser is moved backwards towards the shooter. This changes the crossbows center of gravity to closer between the shooters hands. A Scorpyd crossbow feels much lighter then it actually is because of this balance.
The second advantage to the limb forward design is a longer power stroke. Since the string is the part of the crossbow furthest from the shooter the crossbow can be shorter overall while still gaining several inches of power stroke over a traditional styled crossbow. This yield exceptional arrow speeds from relatively low draw weights. For example the RDT 125 crossbow shoots over 370 feet per second at only an 125 pound draw weight, standard design crossbows can only achieve these speeds from draw weights of 185 pounds or more. An 125 pound crossbow is much easier for the archer to cock and handle.
A third advantage of the Scorpyd crossbow design is a quiet shot. The lower poundage but longer power stroke is very efficient at delivering energy to the bolt. This leaves less excess energy to be dissipated by the crossbow as noise. Scorpyd crossbows are noticeably quieter then many other makes and models.
To go with their RDT limbs Scorpyd has used the best materials available to build their crossbows. The riser, barrel, and cams are all built of machined aluminum and the barrel has been anodized with a hard-coat that will not wear off. The limbs are made of Gordon glass, one of the very best in the industry, and the stock has a unique folding design which allows the butt end to be moved out of the way for ease of cocking.
The final touch which makes Scorpyd crossbows a joy to shoot is a fantastic trigger mechanism. Trigger pull is a very light 2.5 pounds with almost no creep. Despite the light pull it is very safe as there is a standard rifle type safety and a built in anti-dry fire mechanism.