Hi all, I'm new to the forum and new to crossbows, but not new to bowhunting. Three shoulder surgeries forced me to get a crossbow or give up bowhunting.
After some research I decided to get the wicked ridge invader package. I am quite surprised at how accurate the crossbow is out to 40 yds. My self imposed limit used to be 25-30 yds with my matthews but now I'm confident that I can take an animal at 40 yds with no problem.
I haven't shot at 50yds yet and until I do I'll stick with a 40yd max. The bow is noisier than a compound so I added string leechs and two sims quad split limb silencers, which seemed to quiet it down a lot.
The red dot sight that came with it is very good also. My first shot at 10 yds was 1.5" left of the 2"bull that I was shooting at. The height was right on at ten so I left it alone. After 10 clicks right, my next shot at 20 was right on. I shot at 30 and 40 using the corresponding dots and they were right on also.
The built in rope cocking device was the way to go. I get consistent string placement every time and the rope tucks neatly away in the stock.