The Wicked Ridge Warrior HL Premium Crossbow Package is a reasonably priced crossbow that lies in between the Excalibur Axiom SMF and the Barnett Jackal crossbow package. The Warrior HL has an arrow speed of 300 feet per second and a 175-pound draw weight. It also has a 12.25” power stroke. One of the most prominent features of this crossbow is its firing mechanism which uses a patented trigger technology. The technology makes it the most silent and smoothest crossbow in the industry. The multi-line scope that this crossbow uses is another selling point because it has an effective range of 50 yards. This makes the crossbow an easy pick for long-range hunters.
One of the setbacks of using this crossbow is the use of bow magnets which slide around and make noise when the bow is used. However, with all factors considered, the bow is a solid choice no matter what purpose you are using it for.
Wicked Ridge Warrior HL Premium Crossbow Features
This crossbow has both standard and premium packages. We shall be concentrating on the latter. Some of the features you can only find in the premium package include:
- Multi-line scope with up to x3 magnification and a 7/8-inch fixed dovetail mount.
- 3 aluminum Wicked Ridge arrows
- A Wicked Ridge quiver
- A rope cocker
- A wicked Ridge embroidered sling
The Wicked Ridge Warrior HL Premium Crossbow is 38 inches long with the stirrup. It has a total weight of 7 pounds and uses 20-inch-long arrows. The size of arrows used by this crossbow is pretty much standard and you can, therefore, use arrows from many other crossbows and manufacturers without a problem. The bow fires arrows at 300 feet per second with a kinetic energy of 84 foot-pounds.
The standard features of this crossbow include:
- A composite core semi-skeletal design that is lightweight and well-balanced. This makes the crossbow lighter without compromising strength.
- The unit comes with Mossy Oak Break-Up infinity camouflage
- At the heart of the bow are some CNC machined aluminum wheels
- HL quad limb system
- A dry-fire inhibitor
- Patented power touch trigger mechanism
- Ambidextrous safety clip
- CNC machined aluminum riser
- Sling swivel stud mounts
- Acra-angle barrel
- Engineered fore-grip
Picture this for a moment. It is deer hunting season and you broke an arm of your previous crossbow. You must buy another crossbow if you want to have any chance of taking down a deer (or more). You don’t have a lot of money to buy high-end crossbows for the hunting season. You go to the crossbow shop and compare the budget friendly options and decide to buy the Wicked Ridge Warrior HL Premium Crossbow Package. What you don’t know is that the crossbow is arguably the most capable in its price range. But luckily for you, lady luck was on your side and armed with this bow, you are a lot closer to a very successful hunting season.
So, how easy it is to use the crossbow? The Wicked Ridge Warrior HL Premium Crossbow is a very powerful weapon and it can shoot lightning-fast bolts right through your prey. It is a light crossbow and you can carry it around all day without worrying about getting tired from carrying it around. You can reload this bow fairly quickly with the rope cocker. The 175-pound draw weight might make it a bit difficult to cock the bow without assistance. The first times might be difficult but you will quickly get used to it.
Another feature of this bow that you will quickly get attached to is the multi-line scope. This scope works very well at 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards. The crosshair grows fat at the bottom of the reticle to help you determine the distance to the target. With single line and red dot scopes, there is no way to tell distances by looking through the scope so you have to estimate. These scopes can sometimes be very inaccurate especially if your prey is far away.
One of the drawbacks of the Wicked Ridge Warrior HL Premium Crossbow is that it has relatively more moving parts than other crossbows. The many moving parts make it difficult to change the strings yourself. You must have a special press to change the strings and cables for this crossbow so you might probably need to take it to a specialist to have the strings changed.
The Wicked Ridge Warrior HL Premium Crossbow is a ridiculously powerful weapon. It is easy to use whether you are a seasoned crossbow user or you are just getting started. The accuracy of this crossbow is also excellent. Despite the 300-feet-per-second rating, this crossbow does very well in any real-life scenario.