Hey there! Welcome to our page on the best Wicked Ridge crossbow reviews. Wicked Ridge is an arm of TenPoint, who have been known for years to manufacture some of the finest crossbows on the market. Their Wicked Ridge brand is designed to match high quality crossbows with affordable prices, and there are three Wicked Ridge crossbows that walk an excellent line in that regard: the Invader HP, the Invader G3, and the Warrior HL. The convenient table below will show you the important specifications of each model.
|Wicked Ridge Invader HP Crossbow|
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|TenPoint Wicked Ridge Invader G3|
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|Wicked Ridge Warrior HL
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|Draw Weight||180 lbs.||165 lbs.||175 lbs.|
|Velocity||315 FPS||330 FPS||300 FPS|
|Suggested Arrow Length||20"||20"||20"|
|Weight||7 lbs.||6 lbs.||7 lbs.|
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Ballistic Data For Our Top Wicked Ridge Crossbows:
Characteristics of Wicked Ridge Crossbows
TenPoint has been around for years, and the Wicked Ridge brand is one of TenPoint’s newer offerings. Even so, Wicked Ridge has been around for a number of years and is known for producing high quality crossbows at for less than what you would usually pay for a TenPoint. These crossbows have fantastic shooting characteristics, and are excellent for both target shooting and hunting. With draw weights between 175# and 180#, the Wicked Ridge models we’ve covered have speeds of over 300 FPS. These crossbows are great for hunting game large and small, including the largest game legal for hunting in North America.
Wicked Ridge offers a 5-year limited warranty on all of their crossbows, and their customer service staff make sure all customers walk away pleased with their crossbows. The warranty is contingent on sending in the warranty registration card within 30 days of your purchase, so make sure you send that card in promptly!
Wicked Ridge Crossbow Accessories
Along with their crossbows, Wicked Ridge also ships a number of different accessories and accessory packages. These range from strings and cables to crossbow arrows, scopes, and cocking mechanisms. They also sell a variety of other accessories, like slings, monopods, and quivers & cases.
Wicked Ridge Bolts:
Wicked Ridge has an agreement with Easton Archery to sell aluminum crossbow bolts with Easton shafts. These aluminum shafts are made according to the industry standard for reliable shooting, and they perform well as far as shooting straight. Unfortunately, they are aluminum and sometimes have a tendency to break or bend when shot into tough targets from close range.
Wicked Ridge Cases and Slings:
Wicked Ridge sells a soft-sided crossbow case is reasonably priced. The case has sturdy side panels and enough depth to accommodate a mounted scope, as well as an additional zippered storage compartment for arrows, quivers, and other accessories.
If you want to add a sling to your crossbow, you can get one straight from Wicked Ridge. This padded sling has an integrated elastic band for carrying your crossbow unloading bolt, as well as a thumb loop for added shoulder security.
Wicked Ridge Cocking Devices:
For cocking devices, Wicked Ridge has a number of options. The crossbows we’ve reviewed from Wicked Ridge are compatible with the Wicked Ridge ACURope cocking device that reduce the effort required to cock a crossbow by 50%. If you want to spend a bit less but get the same benefits, the universal Wicked Ridge Rope Cocker is another option.
Wicked Ridge Scopes:
Wicked Ridge manufactures two scopes to go along with your crossbow, a red dot scope and a 3X multi-line scope. The red dot scope has multiple illuminated dots for calibration to shooting at 20, 30, and 40 yards, with red or green lighting settings to suit the hunting and light conditions you are shooting in.
Wicked Ridge’s 3X optical scope features fully-coated optics and 3 duplex crosshairs calibrated for 20, 30, and 40 yards. It does not have any illumination, though, so the scope is better suited for normal lighting conditions than low light conditions such as those found before dawn or after dusk.
Other Wicked Ridge Accessories:
Wicked Ridge offers a number of other accessories and gear options for the dedicated Wicked Ridge hunter. From sound dampening packages to quivers, Wicked Ridge has something to suit your needs. If you are looking for a monopod, you can find one with the Wicked Ridge label. To show your Wicked Ridge pride, they even have branded t-shirts and hats.
Buying a Used Wicked Ridge Crossbow
It’s not generally wise to purchase a used crossbow. Used crossbows are difficult to properly and accurately assess, since only someone with a trained eye can spot the signs of a bow that’s been mistreated and dry fired. If you must purchase used, or if you’re a trained bow technician and can spot the signs of a bad crossbow, be sure to use a shopping site like eBay or Craigslist to purchase your x-bow.