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Wicked Ridge by TenPoint Invader G3 Crossbow Package with ACU-52 Review

Covered in dipped camo and loaded with features, the Wicked Ridge by TenPoint Invader G3 Crossbow is a hunter’s favorite tool. This bow weighs in at under seven pounds making a top performer in its price range. It is so well made that it feels like an extremely expensive crossbow. You cannot go wrong adding this weapon to your hunting arsenal.

Features

Wicked Ridge by TenPoint Invader G3 Crossbow Package with ACU-52

This crossbow comes stocked with 12.3 inch limbs in tactical-black. The use the Energy Wheel and DynaFlight 97 string and cables. The yokes are tunable. These features make the crossbow deliver the arrows at 330 feet per second. The safety wings are glass-reinforced for flexibility and strength. The stock is perfectly fitted above the grip. The fore-grip is a pass-through model. The trigger is a 3.5-pound T2 version and the stock has a TenPoint’s DFI. These features make the bow powerful and easy to use.

Price

Priced moderately, this crossbow feels like it should be at the high end of the price range. Despite the mid-range price, the bow will last for years, making it affordable.

Draw Weight & Length

This crossbow has a draw weight of 165 pounds. The bow has a built-in and retractable cocking rope to make it easy to enjoy the bow for a full day of hunting or target shooting. It has a 12.25 inch stroke.

TenPoint Wicked Ridge Invader G3 Review

TenPoint Wicked Ridge Invader G3 Review

Velocity

This bow is truly wicked for small, medium, and large game. The 330 fps maximum velocity will puncture a target at over 40 yards away and it will easily take down a bear, elk, moose, or smaller game. With 93 feet of kinetic energy, it is a highly respected bow.

Assembly

The bow requires assembly before it can be used. The instructions are easy to follow and there are online tutorials for extra assistance. The owner’s manual has thorough instructions that require the owner to attach the cables, the prod, the main bolt, and then the foot stirrup. Then, the quiver and scope are put in place. Once those basic pieces are assembled, the bow is ready to use.

Pros & Cons

Pros

The price and features of this bow make it a top choice for serious hunters and shooters. It includes everything that a hunter needs for quality time in the woods. The bow will shoot arrows at speeds and force that will knock down even the largest woodland creatures. The sight is accurate, so usually shoot exactly what they see. The bow is strong, flexible, and durable. It also comes with a useful cocking rope. The easy-to-use instructions also set it apart from other bows with similar prices.

Cons

The bow has very few problems and they can all be resolved easily. The first is the noise the bow creates. For target practice, the noise is no big deal, but out in the woods, it will scare away animals. This can be remedied by adding a noise dampening device.

The other problem is really more of a limitation than a true problem. The sight can fog up in high humidity. The moisture can be wiped away. The bow is lacking any type of illumination, so it cannot be used early in the morning and after dusk. But, like the noise problem, a light can be attached to the scope or bow.

Final Thoughts

This bow has quickly become a favorite for hunters of all experience levels. It is not the least expensive on the market, but it includes enough features and is so well made that it will last for many years. The bow has a good scope, despite the fact that it gets foggy. It is easy to tune the sight for incredibly accurate and can shoot a tight pattern from as far as 50 yards. The bow comes with a five-year warranty, so you can trust that the manufacturer stands behind the product. It is a quality product that feels substantial in the hands and it shoots with power, speed, and accuracy. Rookie and veteran hunters will enjoy shooting this bow at live game or padded targets.

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Chris - September 21, 2016

What type of noise dampening do you recommend ? I’ve put the string and limb silencers on my wicked ridge g3 but it’s still extremely noisy. Seems like it may be coming from the acu draw system. Any way to silence it?

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