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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-09-2015, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Wickedridge Invader

So Saturday night we went to the QDMA dinner and I won the crossbow. Seems to be an offshoot of Tenpoint. I don't know anything about crossbows or hunting with them, but I'm looking forward to learning. I have a friend that will guide me along but want to hear all your suggestions also. First question is, what are your thoughts and opinions on the bow? Looking forward to it.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-09-2015, 10:10 PM
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Re: Wickedridge Invader

Yes Wicked Ridge is made by Tenpoint. Wicked Ridge is their budget line of crossbows, but they are not cheaply made. They are still a quality USA made bow. Since it is made by Tenpoint you will get outstanding customer service and warranty with it as well. Lots of stuff on the web, but the main safety thing is to keep fingers below deck.

You won a very nice crossbow. Good luck and have fun.

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Re: Wickedridge Invader

You won yourself a great crossbow to get started into the sport with if you choose to. Yes, made by TenPoint. Reliable, backed by great customer service and plenty fast. The Invader is the bow I recommend all of the time to those looking to get into the game for not too much money.

That bow is pretty much good to go. Maybe consider upgrading to some better arrows. Factory arrows are so-so. Forum sponsor Arrowhead will custom build you arrows for the same price as you would pay for factory arrows in the bow stores.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-10-2015, 09:35 AM
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Re: Wickedridge Invader

Purchased one last year. Shoots 2 inch groups out to 50 yds. Didn't sight in any further. Bit noisy however when deer hears it its too late. Never hunted with xbow before. Shot a doe late season at 33 yds. and dropped it. Suggest upgrading to carbon bolts. Factory aluminum bolts wont last long, easily bent. What I don't like is you cant uncock it manually. When I got the xbow the screw hole on the Accu draw was cracked. Accu draw was loose. Contacted Wicked Ridge and they sent me another within 3 days, no questions asked. Great service.
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I have hunted with one for 3 years and killed 2 deer. Great bow...
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I've been satisfied with mine.

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I,ve seen em and have to say with the reputation they have and the price they would probably be my choice in a non recurve design.I didn,t like the cockin rope holder on the stock though,it seemed to rattle a lot and was noisy when handlin the bow.Shouldn,t be hard to cure.
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Re: Wickedridge Invader

I bought one 3 years ago and hunted with it the last 2 years with good success.
Get yourself some carbon bolts, slide lube and good string wax and you're set.
I like that you can not pull the trigger at full draw without a bolt seated. Practice some in switching the safety to fire as it can be a little loud if you just "flick" it. I like to move it slowly into the fire position.
I have the accu-draw on mine and like it.
I bought a small bag target for carrying in my vehicle so that I can shoot the bolt into it when I get back to my truck or when I walk back to the house.
I put some after market dampeners and string silencers on mine.
I like it....

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Re: Wickedridge Invader

I use 100gr. Muzzy broadheads on my vertical bow. Could I swap them onto the crossbow? Will all the popular broadheads work? Are there some designed more for the crossbows?
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Re: Wickedridge Invader

I use My muzzy broadheads on my compound bow and on my crossbow and they work fine on both.

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