We may earn commissions for purchases made through our links (no added cost for you). Every product mentioned in this website is independently selected by Pickabow editors.

Wicked Ridge Ranger X2 Crossbow Review (330 fps)

Wicked Ridge Ranger X2

By reducing the weight and size of a regular crossbow while still keeping high-performance features, Wicked Ridge has managed to bring the Ranger X2 at a level at which most shooters would be glad to be shooting. It is specially designed for small-framed users like youngsters, women, and petite people who want to be able to enjoy practicing crossbow shooting.

It comes with the ACU-52 cocking device which reduces the draw weight and can reach a maximum speed of 330 fps, taking the crossbows made for youngsters to another level.

 

 

Package Includes:

  • The Ranger X2 crossbow
  • Multiline scope
  • ACU-52 cocking device
  • 3 carbon arrows
  • Quiver

 

SPECS

Speed (Up To) 330 fps
Kinetic Energy (Up to) 85 ft. lbs.
Length (w/o foot stirrup) 33.9”
Width Axle-to-Axle (uncocked/cocked) 16” cocked
Power Stroke 10.875”
Weight (w/out accessories) 5.9 lbs.
Draw Weight 150 lbs.

 

Key Features

  • Extra safe due to the safety wings, Dry Fire Inhibitor, and design
  • ACU-52 cocking mechanism which is silent and safe
  • Narrow and extremely lightweight for small-framed users
  • Made of durable materials

 

Pros

  • The draw weight is reduced to 75 lbs while using the ACU-52 cocking mechanism that comes with the package.
  • It is very lightweight compared to its competitors.
  • This crossbow can shoot at an outstanding maximum speed of 330 fps.
  • It delivers extra high safety levels, perfect for beginners.

Cons

  • The fact that the ACU-52 cocking device reduces the draw weight only by half will still leave a heavy draw weight of 75 lbs.

 

 

Build Quality – Durability

blank

 

As you probably know, Wicked Range crossbows are made by TenPoint and they are a more affordable version of TenPoint crossbows. However, even if they are cheaper, they still come with great quality and a durable build.

When it comes to the materials used to make the Ranger X2, just think about the fact that the riser is made of cast aluminum which, besides the fact that is really lightweight, comes with excellent durability features as it is very sturdy and will not rust. The body of the bow is also made of a lightweight material that is also defined by having a long lifespan.

 

Design

In terms of design, TenPoint has built an innovative crossbow in terms of size, making the Ranger X2 the perfect choice for young people, women, and people with petite body size.

It is relatively narrow compared to its competitors and measures 16” axle-to-axle which does not place it in the top of the narrowest crossbows, as some measure even 6” when cocked. However, if compared to its category, it has a relatively decent size.

 

Speed and Performance

If you think of it as a crossbow for young people and that the frame is smaller than that of other crossbows, the Ranger X2 still manages to come with great performance and speed. Arriving at a maximum speed of 330 fps, which is more than many of the crossbows made for adults are able to achieve, this crossbow can deliver great shots because it is lightweight and easy to handle.

The draw weight is reduced to 50 percent by the use of the ACU-52 cocking device, which means that the remaining draw weight is 75 lb.

This can be seen as a pro because the draw weight is not of 150 lbs, but considering that this crossbow is made for young people and women, who are not that strong, and also considering the fact that there are cocking devices on the market that can reduce the draw weight to 5 lbs, we can fairly say that the performance could be a little better than it is.

 

Accuracy

blank

The maximum speed that a crossbow can reach often influences the accuracy of the shot, and this is why the Ranger X2 is up to the standards. The fact that it has a weight of only 5.9 pounds offers great stability for most shooters, which increases the chances of hitting the target.

While it is not the most precise crossbow on the market, it still delivers great shots and it is a great choice for youth wanting to enter the shooting world.

 

Safety

In terms of safety, Wicked Ridge does not disappoint and is equipped with lots of great features that are used on the TenPoint crossbows as well. For example, the design of the crossbow helps you keep your hands safe by using the well-known safety wings which help keep away from the string area.

The grip is also designed in such a way to have a place to hold your fingers while shooting and the Ranger X2 also comes with the Dry Fire Inhibitor known to be used to increase safety by TenPoint and the trigger has a self-engaging safety mechanism. So it is fair to say that when it comes to safety, the Ranger X2 is up to the standards.

 

Noise and Vibration

The noise made by the cocking device is reduced to a minimum, so you will not have to worry about that when you use the crossbow. In terms of vibration, we can fairly say that it is less than that of other crossbows, but not impressive. Overall, it is one of the silent ones that can deliver high levels of performance when we talk about noise.

 

Ease Of Use and Assembly

The great thing about the Ranger X2 is the fact that it has a design specially made for small-framed shooters. Therefore, the designers have taken into account the fact that the product has to be lightweight and easy to balance and hold, especially because it is very often used by beginners.

Therefore, the 5.9 lbs weight combined with the 11-inch limbs and the riser made of aluminum makes this crossbow very easy to handle. Also, it comes with an easy 1-bolt assembly and it has all the hunting tools you need in order to start using it right away.

 

 

Review Summary

blank

Overall, the Wicked Ridge Ranger X2 is a crossbow that offers great performance levels and ease of use to youngsters, women, and small framed people who want to enjoy this sport. Due to its design and safety features, it can easily compete with regular crossbows in the line and stand up to their level.

Updated: July 26, 2020 — 1:36 pm