Wicked Ridge Crossbow

Wicked Ridge is the noted Ten Point company’s value brand, but basically Wicked Ridge crossbows are Ten Point models–using Ten Point’s technology– that are a couple years old and rebranded. In other words, Wicked Ridge crossbows are made by the Ten Point company in its Ohio facility to the standards that have made Ten Point the best all-around crossbow company in the business.

JJ has tested most all crossbows on the market, and believes Wicked Ridge’s upper-end crossbows (in the $800- $1200 range) are likely the best going for the money. Specifically, the NXT 400 is fast at a tested 400 fps for silly kinetic energy around 145 ft.-lbs., very narrow at 6 inches axle-to-axle so it’s easy to carry and hunt with, it’s safe, accurate, easy to cock and has all the features that make Ten Point’s xbows great. But don’t take the company’s word for it from its spec sheet. Unlike plenty of others out there, JJ’s actually been testing crossbows for 20 years; he tests them in a scientific fashion and calls a spade a spade when he finds negatives or disparities.

If you are in the market for a new crossbow for the upcoming hunting season, don’t buy until you watch this video. And if you don’t want to pay over 2K, the Wicked Ridge NXT 400 is likely the way to go.


At an early age Jeff was kicked in the face by an exposed hammer shotgun, stunting his growth but also sparking a passion for guns, hunting and the outdoors. Since the crack of that old gun, he's traveled the world, hunting, shooting and writing for national outdoor magazines. His Youtube page adds a bit of practicality to tacticality, dispels hunting and shooting myths, gives fairly honest reviews of guns and gear because he's not beholden to anyone, and offers real-world based tips--that might well be wrong. Rest assured, Jeff is no Navy SEAL, although he stayed at a Holiday Inn once in San Diego.