Wicked Ridge Invader 400 Review: Is That Worth Your Money?

Do you like to invade private properties while hunting? Don’t do that. That’s illegal. But if you want to invade the hunting ground and assert dominance over them, Wicked Ridge Invader might be the crossbow you are looking for.

What’s up guys, how are you doing? A cheesy intro like a Youtuber aside, I hope you guys are doing well. Anyway, let’s come back to the topic. This is another fun crossbow for you guys. You will see what I am talking about in a bit.

Instead of teaching you guys how to invade private properties (which is illegal, don’t do that), today I have a brand new crossbow review for you guys. Without further ado, let’s start this Wicked Ridge Invader 400 review.

Wicked Ridge Invader 400: Outlooks

Wicked Ridge Invader 400

Specifications | Speed: 400 FPS; Kinetic Energy: 132 ft.lbs; Power Stroke: 13.5 Inches; Draw Style: Forward-Draw; Axle To Axle: 15 / 19 Inches; Length: 35.5 Inches; Weight: 6 LBS.

Build Quality

We all know Wicked Ridge is a part of the TenPoint crossbows now. Instead of making expensive and top-notch crossbows like TenPoint. Wicked Ridge is more of the middle ground. It’s not exactly cheap. But it’s quite affordable.

Wicked Ridge Invader has an eye-catching camo design. The army-style camo looks gorgeous on this crossbow. As this is a forward draw crossbow, it’s not the most compact crossbow on the market.

The axle-to-axle width is only 15″. Which is fairly compact mind you. The weight of the Invader 400 is only 6lbs! It’s one of the lightest crossbows on this budget.

Don’t think that’s a bad thing. Wicked Ridge didn’t cheap out on the build materials. Invader has a durable flight rail and strong cams. The cams are well-structured and protected. The friction between the rail and the bowstring is also minimal. The string will last you a long time that’s for sure.

Draw Weight

As this crossbow doesn’t come with any cranking weight, the draw weight is significantly higher than TenPoint crossbows. The draw weight of the Invader is 185 lbs. You can reduce that draw weight by half. All you need to do is, use the rope cocker that is included in the package.

If you want to reduce the draw weight further and make an incredible crossbow. You can opt for the additional AcuDraw Pro cranking aid. That’s not included in the package. You need to buy that separately. Keep in mind it will cost you a bit extra.


For being an affordable forward-draw crossbow, the Invader 400 has decent power. It’s capable of generating 140 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. That’s more than enough for any kind of invasion you are planning to do. It’s ready for big game hunting right out of the box.


With that much power, the crossbow should be able to fire pretty quickly, right? That’s correct. Wicked Ridge Invader 400 is capable of firing arrows at up to 400 FPS. That’s more than enough for any kind of hunting and target practice. Each arrow will hit like a tank. If you are looking for a crossbow that is best for deer hunting, keep Invader 400 on your list.


There is virtually no noise present in the Invader 400. The cams and the string are well-dampened. If you want to reduce it more, you need to opt for 3rd party dampeners. But that’s not necessary. The stock dampeners will do just fine.

T4 Trigger

T4 trigger is by no means inferior to TriggerTech. Both of them are good at what they do and I respect them for that. T4 trigger comes with anti-dry fire safety. You can carry the loaded crossbow anywhere.


  • Good build quality.
  • Nice looking.
  • 400 FPS.
  • Powerful.
  • Lightweight and compact.
  • Manufactured in the USA.


  • To reach the 400 FPS mark, you will need to buy Pro-Lite Carbon arrows from TenPoint.

Wicked Ridge Invader 400 Review Summary

That buying arrows separately to reach the claimed speed reminds me of someone else. Let’s not throw mud around here. I can respect the decision from a business perspective. But it’s a bad bode for consumers.

Besides, that nitpick, there are a lot of good things about this crossbow too. Which in my opinion, outweighs the slight concern. It’s a solid crossbow for both beginners and veterans. And that concludes the Wicked Ridge Invader 400 Review.

I believe that’s all there is to know about this crossbow. If you want to know more, don’t worry the comment section will always be open for you. With that said, it’s a sad thing to it here. But I hope to see you again.

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