Tenpoint Wicked Ridge Invader has more than one crossbow under their banner. Two of their most famous crossbows are Invader G3 and Invader X4. The invader X4 is an upgraded and more premium version of the G3. While the Barnett Raptor FX3 Pro is a direct contender of the Invader G3. Let’s find out which crossbow should you take between the two.
Wicked Ridge Invader G3
Barnett Raptor FX3 Pro
|Specs||Wicked Ridge Invader G3||Barnett Raptor FX3 Pro|
|Speed||330 FPS||380 FPS|
|Kinetic Energy||96.7 FP-KE||122 FP-KE|
|Power Stroke||13.5 Inches||12.5 Inches|
|Draw Weight||165 LBS||160 LBS|
|Axle To Axle||19 / 22.6 Inches||16.125 Inches|
|Length||37.75 Inches||33 Inches|
|Weight||6.6 LBS||6.4 LBS|
The Difference Between Invader G3 & Raptor Fx3 Pro
- Invader G3 comes with a cranking aid.
- Barnett raptor fx3 is lighter.
- Invader G3 is more powerful.
Those are the noteworthy differences between the Wicked ridge invader g3 vs Barnett raptor fx3 pro. Let’s find out advantages & disadvantages.
Advantages Of The Wicked Ridge Invader G3
On paper, the Wicked ridge invader g3 is the better crossbow. Even on-field, it outperforms the Raptor FX3 Pro by a lot. One of the key selling points of the G3 is the ACU-52 cranking aid. It will reduce the draw weight of the crossbow to less than 10lbs. At that point, even a child can load the crossbow.
Don’t worry, the trigger creep isn’t low enough for a child to miss click it. The crossbow also comes with Anti-Dry Fire system. It protects the crossbow from misfiring. The Invader G3 can be nasty at given times.
Advantages Of The Barnett Raptor FX3 Pro
When we hear the name Raptor, we may think it’s a super powerful crossbow. But in reality, it’s the opposite of that. It’s an entry level crossbow with average level performance that can be good. If you tune the crossbow right and add the cranking device, it can give other entry-level crossbows a run for their money.
The Raptor FX3 Pro is capable of firing arrows at up to 380 FPS of speed. That’s quite respectable given the price tag of this crossbow. Wanting anything more than that shouldn’t be remotely okay. The crossbow is giving one of the best possible performance on this price range. The only downside in this department is the kinetic energy. Besides that, I liked almost everything about this crossbow.
Wicked Ridge Invader G3: Cons
Wicked Ridge crossbows are known to be silent and deadly. Rarely they make crossbows that are louder than their competition. That rare case happened with the Invader G3. The included dampener on this crossbow is not good at all. I highly recommend going for third party noise dampeners. They will perform far better.
Barnett Raptor FX3 Pro: Cons
Raptor FX3 Pro is also a loud crossbow. The specs shit of this crossbow resembles the Whitetail Pro a lot. It’s not quite revealed why Barnett made two crossbows that are so similar. To make it sound good, I recommend adding extra noise dampeners. They will definitely make the crossbow sound even better.
Wicked Ridge Invader G3 vs Barnett Raptor Fx3 Pro: Video
Wicked Ridge Invader G3 vs Barnett Raptor Fx3 Pro Summary
Both of these crossbows are not on the same league. While the Raptor FX3 Pro supports a cranking device, the Invader G3 comes with one. Small details like those makes a ton of difference.
The decision is up to you and not that straight forward. Depending on what you need more, choose one of them. Though I will slightly lean towards the G3. For their track record and wonderful customer service.