Wicked Ridge Invader HP first impressions
and a tip...
To spare those the time of reading the whole post, here’s the tip first…If you have this bow, I would say to “get close” at 20, but sight your bow in for 30 yards first, then move up to 20, and it should be dead on. I tried sighting at 20 using the first line and moving back to 30 and it shot about 4” low when using the 2nd line. We were scratching our heads, then I remembered reading another post on here about the same thing with the same bow - which recommended sighting at 30 first.
So, my impressions of this bow…This thing is dead on consistent! After learning the lesson above, once sighted in at 30 yards, it was shooting 1 inch groups. Moving up to 20 was same, and when I moved back to 40, my father in law said “if you get in the red at 40 yards on your first shot, you’ve got a good bow there”. First shot was in the red (2” circle). His next words were “I’m impressed.” My second shot hit the first bolt. We thought I split it – but it “sideswiped it”. My third shot was right there. It was, again, about a 1 1/2” group. I was shooting from a rest – not the most stable one, but nonetheless, a rest.
This was with 100g field points. We were losing light, so I’ll have to go back and shoot my broadheads (100g muzzys). I have a pack of Wasp Jackhammers, but those are 125g. I’m going to get a pack of those in 100g. I'll have to shoot at different dots every shot else I'll surely be shaving vanes.
Awesome bow. If I get a shot and don’t score – it sure isn’t the bow’s fault!
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Wicked Ridge Invader HP