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Any fans of the Wicked Ridge Invader?

Thinking of getting a crossbow, and I was told it has a good reputation.
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Yep. The new for 2018 Invader X4 got many nice upgrades.

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They're fantastic crossbows. Great starter bows and for seasoned hunters. Almost bought one myself for the wife but ended up getting a screaming deal on a PSE Fang.

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Yep. The new for 2018 Invader X4 got many nice upgrades.
Yoikes! Their price got upgraded too! They're supposed to be an ENTRY LEVEL bow. While the quality is top notch I find ten point simply doesn't seem to have entry level pricing any more. Even horton bows are literally almost twice the cost of the originally horton owned models. Yes, the manufacturing processes are improved but they sure are proud of their bows... Que the "you get what you pay for" responses...

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Yoikes! Their price got upgraded too! They're supposed to be an ENTRY LEVEL bow. While the quality is top notch I find ten point simply doesn't seem to have entry level pricing any more. .
The new X4 can still be had for $499 and often times free shipping from some dealers. The WR Warrior Ultra Light will be around $425. Those price points are entry level in my mind. You can get Chinese made crossbows for $300 and under if one wants to go that route.

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The new X4 can still be had for $499 and often times free shipping from some dealers. The WR Warrior Ultra Light will be around $425. Those price points are entry level in my mind. You can get Chinese made crossbows for $300 and under if one wants to go that route.
The WR site has them for $699 msrp. That's a buge difference from $499. I'm all for US made, don't get me wrong, but you have to admit, tenpoint is regularly higher priced than most manufacturers for the equivalent performance. They even advertise fps like the akr rifle makers do, with the lightest bolts they make. I chrono'd an older invader that advertised 315 fps. With my maxima hunting bolts it was under 300, averaging 290, +/-. Again, not knocking the quality, just know how they work. Sold them for 10 years and have seen drastic up pricing for the equivalent performance over competing companies.

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The WR site has them for $699 msrp. That's a buge difference from $499.
It is. I was just relaying the prices they can be had for.

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I'm all for US made, don't get me wrong, but you have to admit, tenpoint is regularly higher priced than most manufacturers for the equivalent performance.
For sure. There is lots to consider when buying a bow. Price and performance are two of many factors to consider.

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I own a WICKED RIDGE INVADER and I am more than happy with it. It is the first and only cross bow that I have owned tho. Also, around Christmas time I was looking at prices for a friend at DICKS and they were under $400
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I'll be going into year 3 with the Warrior model. It's really accurate, but I will be adding the silencer kit / dampening rods this spring. Not sure if the new Invader model comes with silencers, but you'll likely want them. If the Invader does come with a auto-cocker, that's kind of nice. It's also pretty narrow.
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CL3,

I have had a Warrior for the same amount of time and am likewise pleased with it. You might want to look carefully into adding the silencing and dampening equipment. I added limb, foot stirrup, and bolt hold-down spring silencers last year. It MIGHT have quieted it a little but it was still loud. I recently added the string dampener rods and, again, MIGHT have gained a very small amount of quieting. I seriously question whether it was worth the expense.
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