Octane Thug Provides Safety, Convenience for Crossbow Shooters


OCTANE, the most reliable and dependable brand for archery accessories, has developed THUG, a reusable decocking bolt that raises the bar for safety in the field. A specially constructed tip, inner piston design and durable construction absorb the energy of impact, meaning hunting bolts aren’t compromised when unloading the crossbow.

“OCTANE is a leading manufacturer of archery accessories because we deliver reliability and durability,” said Samuel Coalson, Director of Marketing for Octane. “The THUG exceeds those standards and also meets the safety and convenience needs of crossbow shooters thanks to its innovative technology and design.”

From tip to nock, the THUG contains inventive features. The tip is specially designed for shooting into the ground and won’t penetrate, which means a single bolt can be reused many times. Behind the tip is a dampening chamber with an inner piston that compresses to absorb the energy of impact, and the shaft is made from thick-walled aluminum to ensure durability shot after shot. A new universal nock simplifies alignment, eliminates nock damage and minimizes dry fire.

Compatible with any crossbow that requires 20-inch bolts, the THUG has a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Octane is a division of BOWTECH, which manufactures and distributes the world’s finest compound bows and archery equipment. Founded in 1999, BOWTECH’s corporate offices and manufacturing facilities are located in Eugene, Oregon. With a worldwide distribution network, BOWTECH’s family of brands include: BOWTECH, Diamond, Octane, Stryker, WaterDog Surface Technologies. BOWTECH is a subsidiary of Savage Sports Corporation, located in Westfield, MA. Brand names include Savage Arms, Stevens, Fox, Savage (Canada), Savage Range Systems and PortaTarget.

THUG Crossbow Decocking Bolt

  • THUG Tip
  • Inner piston to absorb energy
  • Thick-walled aluminum construction
  • Universal nock
  • MSRP: $29.99
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