If you are looking for a lot of crossbow, but can't afford to skip a mortgage payment to buy one, take a look at the Wicked Ridge Invader G3.
A lot has been written about the quality of TenPoint crossbows. They are generally accepted as one of a few companies in the top echelon of crossbow manufacturers. It is their reputation to cut no corners and to produce top tier crossbows from top-to-bottom. That being said, the cost of production for a top performing crossbow must be higher. These costs are passed onto the consumer and TenPoint crossbows generally retail for more than most crossbows. In an effort to offer more affordable crossbows the company has recently begun to manufacture crossbows under the Wicked Ridge label. These crossbows carry many of the same features as a TenPoint crossbow without the heavy price tag.
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The Wicked Ridge Invader G3
is a great example of what this lineup of bows is all about. This compound crossbow has people really raving about what it can do and how it handles in the field. One feature folks really like is the stock design. TenPoint has a knack for designing comfortable crossbows that are stable and increase accuracy. Their unique design has been incorporated into their Wicked Ridge crossbows and you can expect the Invader G3 to handle like a dream. It has been ergonomically designed to accommodate the shooter and its design actually helps increase accuracy by redistributing the weight of the bow toward the butt of the bow.
So the Wicked Ridge Invader G3 may handle nice, but what about its performance? Well, it certainly passes the spec test in this department. This bows uses a mild 165 pound draw weight to zip arrows downrange at 330 feet per second. It is a quiet shooter and the any extra noise could really be diminished by installing the TenPoint BowJax Noise Dampening kit
. In regards to size this crossbow is about the middle of the pack. It measures in at over 37 inches long, 22 inches wide, and weighs around 6.6 pounds. While none of these traits are a mark against the Invader G3, none of them make the bow stand out either.
Finally the Wicked Ridge Invader G3 comes equipped with several TenPoint standard features. One is the ACUdraw 52 integrated cocking system. This rope cocking system has been built right into the stock of the crossbow so you won't have to worry about remembering your rope cocking device before heading to the field. Secondly the Invader also comes mounted with the TenPoint 3X Multi-line scope. TenPoint has always included quality accessories on their bows and the Wicked Ridge lineup is no different.
When it is all tallied if you are in the market for a top quality crossbow, but are shopping on a budget, you might give the Wicked Ridge lineup a looking over. This lineup of crossbows incorporates many of the same features TenPoint showcases in the flagship models for a fraction of the cost. The Invader G3 may just be the crossbow you have been looking for.
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