I just bought a 10 point wicked ridge warrior. I came with 9 bolts, quiver, sling, limb savers, rage broad heads, and cocking rope for $250 shipped to my door. It's only 3 months old. Can't wait to get it.
I bought it to take my kids archery hunting. I really don't know too much about them.
cocking rope device will cut the draw weight in half (eg: if draw weight of xbow is 165 lb, the effort to cock the string is reduced to 82.5 lb of force; you got one heck of a deal on that package...congratuations!
get some bow string wax for exposed areas of string & cables (areas NOT wrapped with serving); get some type of rail lube to reduce friction between the shooting deck and the central serving area of the string where the bolt is loaded...this will either be a wax base or a light oil base product (some folks use arrow lube which dries to leave a slick layer without attracting dirt like oil & wax do); if you get caught in the rain, make sure you dry the xbow thoroughly and use a lubricant on the trigger/safety mechanism & the axles where the cams rotate to prevent rust; occasionally go over the crossbow and check the tightness of all the bolts;
match the weight of your practice tips to the weight of the broadheads you use so the point of aim-point of impact is very close (some folks will also buy broadhead practice tips to make sure all their bolts will land in the same area); make sure you shoot ALL the bolts you plan to use for hunting (there is always 1 in every package I buy that flies differently and I have an alternate use for that one...I explain below); buy yourself a 'discharge target' or tote your regular target with you so you can shoot the crossbow when you are done hunting (this is where I use the bad bolt and I top it with a target tip so that I don't dull a broadhead for decocking the weapon...using a target tip also lengthens the life of your target is you spend lots of days hunting);
best wishes for success in hunting endeavors...you have a great crossbow there and it will serve you well
Thanks guys. I am a gib archery hunter but I don't know much about x-bows. I'm about to learn though. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to shoot it until after Xmas. I'm giving it to my kids as a present.
I bought it to take them archery hunting. If I go myself, I'll take my bow. Now I'm gonna save up to buy another 2 man stand. I don't want to rely on just one spot
Keep an eye on your center servings. The picture shows that they have been worn some. Don't shoot it if you can see the string. Find a shop that knows how to serve them and that uses Halo serving material and you will be all set.