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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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Re: Wicked Ridge Invader HP first impressions

I have the same bow and love it. I have always been told that the proper way to sight in a crossbow is to sight it in at 30 yards and your 20 and 40 yard lines whould be right on. I did that with my bow and it worked perfectly.

You do need to shoot at different spots on the target from shot to shot. The first three shots I took from mine resulted in a broken nock and a split arrow.

I put the BowJax dampening system on mine and I think it makes a big difference. I also have the top mount quiver attachment which makes it nice for carrying and storage. I usually take my quiver off when hunting.

I would recommend this bow to anyone.
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Re: Wicked Ridge Invader HP first impressions

Excellent. Glad to see you are enjoying your Invader. They are great bows for the money.

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Re: Wicked Ridge Invader HP first impressions

Yep, got one this year, love it. dead on.
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Re: Wicked Ridge Invader HP first impressions

I bought an Invader last year but didn't kill anything with it until this year. I thought the cocking devise was going to be a joke and planned to eBay it until I used it and read the directions about the relationship between cocking and accuracy. I wouldn't be without it now. I also really like the scope. I have been extremely satisfied with mine.
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Re: Wicked Ridge Invader HP first impressions

i just bought the invader this year . took a doe with it works flawlessly. wish i would have read that sighting in tip earlier this year would have saved me some head scratching.

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Re: Wicked Ridge Invader HP first impressions

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Originally Posted by rugered
I bought an Invader last year but didn't kill anything with it until this year. I thought the cocking devise was going to be a joke and planned to eBay it until I used it and read the directions about the relationship between cocking and accuracy. I wouldn't be without it now. I also really like the scope. I have been extremely satisfied with mine.
Well said. accuracy is really affected if the string isn`t cocked correctly. I use the rope cocker. If it isn`t centered and just a tiny bit off, the arrow is way off.

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Re: Wicked Ridge Invader HP first impressions

I'll give another thumbs up for the WR Invader. Took a little time to sight in because apparently 100 grains means different things to different manufacturers. But once I got the arrow weight issue resolved, it shoots fantastic.
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