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Wicked Ridge Ranger By TenPoint

Review Last Updated: March 13, 2020

Alexander Herbert
Product Review by Alexander Herbert

Product Features

  • Anti-dry fire
  • Nylon safety wings
  • Acu-52 cocking mechanism
  • High speeds
  • Smaller size

Introduction

Humans have been hunting with crossbows for thousands of years, but the design of the bow has certainly changed since then.

Now, crossbows tend to be faster, more accurate, and quieter. This only makes it harder to choose a crossbow.

It can be difficult trying to find an affordable yet powerful crossbow for hunting. Many crossbows are too heavy, too expensive, too flimsy, or don’t wield enough power.

If you’re looking for a crossbow that has it all – whether you’re young or old, a beginner or an expert, you should be able to operate this sleek crossbow with ease.

Keep reading for our review of the Wicked Ridge Ranger by Tenpoint, including a list of the features, and a list of the pros and cons.

Pros

  • Accessories included
  • Great safety features
  • Premium package comes with cocking device
  • Well designed for younger users

Cons

  • Slightly loud, will require suppression for use in hunting

Wicked Ridge Ranger By TenPoint Product Review

Before we delve into the review, we should give you a bit of background on the company behind the Wicked Ridge Ranger – TenPoint.

TenPoint has been manufacturing industry-standard crossbows for almost 30 years and has become a big name in the archery game.

TenPoint has certainly exceeded our expectations yet again with the Wicked Ridge Ranger. TenPoint is known around the globe for setting the industry standard with its crossbows, boasting state-of-the-art technology, engineering and performance.

Specs:

  • Speed: 300 FPS
  • Draw Weight: 150 pounds
  • FPKE: 70 ft-lbs
  • Size: 33.9 x 22.6 inches
  • Weight: 5.9 pounds
  • Power Stroke: 10.8 inches
  • Type: Compound Crossbow
  • Safety: Automatic Safety
  • Cocking: Self-Retracting Rope-Cocking

Included in the package:

  • 3 x multi-line scope
  • ACU-52 integrated self-retracting rope-cocking system
  • Black stock
  • Wicked Ridge Instant-Detach 3-arrow quiver
  • 3 x Wicked Ridge 18-inch carbon arrows

Performance

This sturdy yet compact crossbow can be easily operated, as the 150-pound draw weight is light enough to cock with ease.

It’s clear that TenPoint has done their research on youth bowmen while creating this crossbow, as it’s the perfect fit for younger hunters.

It’s rare that you find a bow that’s easy to operate while consistently delivering lethal arrow speeds – but the Wicked Ridge Ranger certainly does just that.

The draw weight is halved by the ACU-52 cocking mechanism. The sleek, integrated self-retracting rope cocking system draws the bow accurately time after time, giving you the perfect shot.

Build

It can be a tedious task finding the perfect equipment to complete your crossbow, but luckily this isn’t something you have to worry about with the Wicked Ridge Ranger.

This crossbow comes as a complete package, including everything you need to shoot deer, elk, and even bears.

For such a compact frame, this crossbow certainly packs a punch. It’s the perfect option if you have a smaller frame, or if you’re a younger bowman.

It has the ideal length-of-pull, physical weight, and overall size for beginners to the sport, and is a great crossbow to introduce you to hunting.

The stock is almost skeletal, contributing to the lightweight feel of the bow. It’s a solid design that is sure to last you years and years of hunting as long as it’s well taken care of.

Safety

As this bow is targeted at younger bowmen, it’s a given that the bow has safety features. The dry-fire inhibitor ensures that the Ranger can’t be accidentally fired without an arrow in place.

Dry-firing can result in incredible damage to the bow, and even breakage of the limbs. It can be a common mistake with beginners, so it’s great that this bow has the feature.

The Wicked Ridge Ranger also features oversized nylon safety wings, which prevent any wandering fingers or thumbs from getting injured. These wings are common on many crossbows, but on the Ranger, they are oversized for extra safety.

Summary

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’re sure to love the features that this bow offers.

The safety features, the small size, and the ease of use make it a perfect option for beginners and younger bowmen, and for such a low price, it’s a great introduction to the hunting world.

It’s not often that such a compact and easily operated crossbow can yield so much power, but this crossbow certainly packs a punch. You can easily catch deer, elk, and even big bears with this powerful bow.

Have you tried and tested the Wicked Ridge Ranger by TenPoint yet? If you have, then what are your thoughts?

Let us know in the comments section below, and don’t forget to share our review with your friends.

Happy hunting!

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