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

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I just bought this crossbow for my dad last night! Glad to hear it has such awesome reviews from you guys.
 

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bobdoo said:
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?
I never had luck with Muzzy's in a crossbow. My groups were ok but not great. I am now using Swhacker Broadheads and like them really well. Some others on here can probably recommend some fixed heads for you.
 

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Crossbows like small compact broadheads. The old style Slick Tricks were good. I personally like the G5 Striker and Tru-Fire T-1. Ramcats also fly very well. Get arrows with the brass inserts up front and they will shoot almost any broadhead well.
 
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