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Posted: 7/21/2013 1:54:33 PM EDT


I got a crossbow and target for $450 from someone who bought the setup 3 months ago and never shot it.  It all was brand new!

I shot it today and it was fantastic.  With more practice, I can do better grouping.  This is my first crossbow.

Crossbow: Wicked Ridge Raider CLS (premium package with scope, sling, 3 arrows, quiver, and the easy draw system)
Target: Big Green Targets 20x20x13 Gamer Field Point

I went to Bass Pro Shops and the entire package totalled $950 with tax.

I think it was a great deal.  What says the hive?
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 2:33:13 PM EDT
I've always wanted to shoot one of those sumbitchs
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 2:34:20 PM EDT
Great deal. WR makes a very nice bow.
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 2:35:29 PM EDT
winning
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 3:43:13 PM EDT
Is the crossbow any good at ranges beyond 50 yards?  The reason I ask is because the scope only has crosshairs for 20, 30, 40 yards.
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 4:32:27 PM EDT
all things being equal a compound bow will shoot flatter farther than a comparable crossbow . the bolt being shorter and lighter will lose more of its energy , that said there is no reason you couldnt shoot out to 50yrds if you are capable with the scope adjusted properly. i personally dont take any shots over 35 / 40 yards at deer with mine. two many variables in the woods and its rare Id have an open shot at that range where I hunt. i do take 50 yarders off a fence rail at the range tho!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:28:04 AM EDT
My wife is unable to draw the bow. She can pull it, but not the last 1-2" since she is too short.  Any suggestions on how she can draw it completely?   I want her to be able to use this to hunt while I use my bow.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:31:05 AM EDT
Your wife is unable to draw the bow? It appears to have the acu-draw cocking rope system. That should make it fairly easy. Wicked Ridge makes nice products. They are an off shute of Ten Point who make really high quality bows.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:34:43 AM EDT
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For targets shoot as far as you'd like but when shooting at game, as the distance increases it's harder to make an ethical shot (obviously) but in the quiet woods the noise makes the animal jump, so if you're far away the animal has more time to move away from the path of the arrow/bolt, resulting in a bad hit.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:37:44 AM EDT
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Your wife is unable to draw the bow? It appears to have the acu-draw cocking rope system. That should make it fairly easy. Wicked Ridge makes nice products. They are an off shute of Ten Point who make really high quality bows.
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Yeah, she's somewhat short, so the leverage isn't there to help her to draw it.  She can pull it then can't do the last couple of inches.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:38:30 AM EDT
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For targets shoot as far as you'd like but when shooting at game, as the distance increase it's harder to make an ethical shot (obviously) but in the quiet woods the noise makes the animal jump so if you're far away the animal has more time to move away from the path of the arrow/bolt, resulting in a bad hit.
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Is the crossbow any good at ranges beyond 50 yards?  The reason I ask is because the scope only has crosshairs for 20, 30, 40 yards.


For targets shoot as far as you'd like but when shooting at game, as the distance increase it's harder to make an ethical shot (obviously) but in the quiet woods the noise makes the animal jump so if you're far away the animal has more time to move away from the path of the arrow/bolt, resulting in a bad hit.


Thanks, I never knew that it'd make that loud of a noise to spook game (obviously, I am deaf).
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:39:24 AM EDT
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My wife is unable to draw the bow. She can pull it, but not the last 1-2" since she is too short.  Any suggestions on how she can draw it completely?   I want her to be able to use this to hunt while I use my bow.
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I think there are crank systems available for weak/disabled folks to assist in cocking.  Not sure if they can be retro fitted though.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:39:34 AM EDT
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My wife is unable to draw the bow. She can pull it, but not the last 1-2" since she is too short.  Any suggestions on how she can draw it completely?   I want her to be able to use this to hunt while I use my bow.
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Does it have a crank?
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