Choosing a hunting crossbow can leave one in a hall of indecision. Some factors are meant to be considered before placing your money on any. One of which are: the draw weight, fastness, scope sight, quality arrows, rangefinder, among others.
Wicked Ridge is one of the top-rated and best crossbows on the market, and she offers all of these features at an affordable price. Keeping in mind that your payment determines what you get, you must know the offers from both RDX and Invader to get the best choice.
Wicked Ridge RDX 400 VS Invader 400
The Wicked Ridge RDX, an American-based company that does its engineering, testing, manufacturing, and building, all within the walls of the country, has some fantastic high-end collections. As other companies like Invader and TenPoint remain under her name.
Wicked Ridge RDX and the TenPoint Invader Crossbow have ACUdraw cocking aids, giving room for excess speed, power, and rapt accuracy.
The two products here also have mechanisms for anti-dry fire, where the hands of any hunter, or your friends that get triggered to use, are kept safe.
The appearance, technical details, and direction of these two have a couple of similarities but vast differences.
RDX includes: 175 Ibs draw weight, 15-inches width, 35.25-inches in length, while the Wicked Ridge TenPoint Invader 400 has non-applicable draw weight, a width of 19-inches, and it is 36.5-inches in size.
Wicked Ridge RDX 400 weighs 7.1, giving you a power stroke of 15.5 inches, the kinetic energy of 140 FP, excellent speed on 400 fps (just as the name implies), compared to Invader, whose weight is 6.3 Ibs, 13.5” power stroke, 112 FP kinetic energy; lower to that of RDX, and a 360-fps for its speed.
At this juncture, it is evident that the Wicked Ridge RDX got you covered with more features than the Invader Crossbow. However, the choice is ours; your budget and preference get it all.
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Wicked Ridge RDX 400 VS TenPoint Titan M1
Finalizing a decision on these products may seem uneasy because both are under the same manufacturer. However, without further ado, even as we move into giving apparent differences and similarities.
The Wicked Ridge RDX 400 does a better performance than the TenPoint Titan M1. This is not to say the TenPoint offers inferior or low-quality experience; it is ideal for beginners. You got premium experience and high quality with smoothness, as accuracy is better assured with Wicked Ridge RDX 400 than the TenPoint Titan M1.
Adding a cranking device to the TenPoint Titan M1 strengthens the capacity of this crossbow, making it super fantastic for both veterans and newbies. On speed, Wicked Ridge RDX 400 serves 400 FPS, while TenPoint offers 370 FPS.
On the other hand, the kinetic energy for both products is 116 FP-KE, 113 FP-KE, respectively. 15.5” power stroke, 157 lbs draw weight, 9/15” Axle-to-Axle range, 33.35” in length, along with 7.1 Ibs in weight; are all you got to enjoy when you purchase the Wicked Ridge RDX 400.
It is on a lower and similar level in TenPoint Titan M1 which has 11 FP-KE, 14” in power stroke size, 180 Ibs draw weight, 9/14” Axle-to-Axle gap, 32.5” length size, as it is 6.4 Ibs in weight. When it comes to fastness and efficiency,
RDX 400 is a better preference; the Titan M1 is just more compatible and lighter compared to Wicked Ridge RDX.
With a speed of 370 FPS, TenPoint Titan M1 is not bad for hunting in a big game. Speaking on their weaknesses, RDX’s is on the cranking device; it is not so bad, but it is not as good as Titan M1’s. You will need to raise a few bunks to get aids.
As for Titan M1, the price alone would serve as a weakness. There you have it. I guess this helps in making a choice.
Wicked Ridge NXT 400 VS RDX 400
Wicked Ridge NXT is more narrow and easy to shoot around trees; that does not kill the fact that RDX does it better. All is based on personal preference.
The Wicked Ridge RDX 400 shoulders well than NXT. However, both have a smooth and safe mode of loading and unloading, the crossbow goes way down, to lessen the number of hospital patients.
400 FPS speed specification is for both products discoursed above, and the power stroke; 15.5” for everyone on board. Differences only lie within the kinetic energy,
Axle-to-Axle space, length, weight, and draw weight. Of course, Wicked Ridge RDX 400 got more wins.
Where NXT 400’s kinetic energy is 142 ft. Ibs, draw weight of 200 Ibs, axle-to-axle of 6/11.3”, in a length of 33 inches, weighing 7.4 Ibs, RDX 400 distinct features are 140 ft. Ibs kinetic energy, draw weight of 175 Ibs, lengthy enough with 33.25”, axle-to-axle on 9/15”, while it weighs 7.1 Ibs.
The amazing, and perhaps, confusing part, is that they both hit the market at once; causing a flood of indecision.
Notwithstanding, RDX is still topping. NXT is not as light as RDX, while the included scope for RDX is irreplaceable.
Durability, fastness, and power rest on these two. The only off for NXT is the slings and case, a replacer is advised. As for RDX, the trigger’s creep is in excess.
Asides from these, you have nothing more to worry about. Now it is time to make your choice.
Wicked Ridge Invader 400 Reviews
Unlike other Wicked Ridge crossbows, which would be counted as somewhat expensive, the Wicked Ridge Invader, is quite affordable than others with a camo-like design, an army-like look makes a hunter look combatant and gallant.
The width of its axle-to-axle is 15-inches, weighing 6 lbs., a light carriage you would agree. The flight rail along with the cams, protected are well-placed, are effective, and strong enough to handle.
Compared to TenPoint’s crossbows, the draw weight for Wicked Ridge Invader 400 is higher, that is, 185 Ibs. Decent and smart is the power of Invader 400, and as the name states, the speed is 400 FPs on point.
With an anti-dry fire feature, you are safe to start making use of it without any cause for alarm. For the cons, which is just one, you need to ensure that Pro-Lite carbon arrows are purchased from TenPoint for a complete experience.
OnX VS Huntstand
The user interface on OnX can be easily navigated and used compared with Huntstand whose UI is cumbersome.
Making use of HuntStand’s free trial version would make you drop your heart because the monthly and annum subscription on OnX for an overall and single state is high. However, isn’t it said that expensive things speak of quality?
A searcher gets quick responses on OnX than the other, as it also has not so many layers, unlike HuntStand whose maps are numerous. For versatility, layers can be stacked on HuntStand. OnX charges 29 bucks for a state, and 99 for all, while HuntStand will go for $29 per year to make use of her app.
HuntStand shows you property lines along with a few pieces of information about property owners on 10 different properties per month, but you would want to pay for making use of OnX due to its smartness.
You might have a rethought if only HuntStand’s free version gives you all at once.
With OnX on PC, you get to have all mapping areas, waypoints settings, and other existing features seen on a broader space, and scope, which are also available on the phone version as well.
The IMO, and hybrid view for beautiful terrain is another thing to talk about, as far as OnX is concerned.
On the contrary, you will be left to scroll your waypoints if you are to hunt in an area on OnX, while HuntStand gives room to either save or pick a hunting area, upon clicking, you have full details of the location at your fingertips.
The crux, you got an array of amazing features to go within your room of finalization.