Wicked Ridge Invader X4 vs Tenpoint Renegade

Wicked Ridge is a part of the Tenpoint crossbows. The Wicked Ridge series always focused more on best value of the money product. The Invader series from Wicked Ridge is a budget-oriented crossbow for beginners.

Tenpoint Renegade is a close contender of that crossbow. We will find out whether the difference between wicked ridge invader x4 vs tenpoint renegade is negligible. Which one should you buy? Let’s find out.

Wicked Ridge Invader X4


Tenpoint Renegade Crossbow

SpecsWicked Ridge Invader X4Tenpoint Renegade
Speed360 FPS335 FPS
Kinetic Energy112 FP-KE94 FP-KE
Power Stroke13.5 Inches12.25 Inches
Draw Weight165 LBS165 LBS
Axle To Axle15 / 19 Inches21.5 / 18.5 Inches
Length36.5 Inches37.9 Inches
Weight6.5 LBS7 LBS

Difference Between W/R Invader X4 & Tenpoint Renegade

  • Invader X4 is faster.
  • Renegade is less powerful.
  • Invader X4 is lighter and shorter.

Those are the key differences between the Wicked ridge invader x4 vs Tenpoint renegade. Let’s find out advantages & disadvantages.

Wicked Ridge Invader X4: Advantages

Because it’s the better crossbow between the two. It can shoot faster and with more force. Both of those are excellent selling point of a crossbow.

112 ft-lbs of kinetic energy combined with 360 FPS speed, the crossbow is excellent for beginners. It will give you the thrill of a more powerful crossbow. While it’s still a beginner friendly crossbow with only 165lbs of draw weight. All of these makes this an attractive crossbow to both beginners and veterans.

Tenpoint Renegade: Advantages

Tenpoint is not known for their budget crossbows. But when they do make it, they try to make it as good as they can. Tenpoint Renegade is an excellent entry-level crossbow. It’s not as powerful as the Invader X4, but it provides quite a bit of value.

The crossbow is capable of firing arrows at up to 335 FPS. Quite good for an entry level crossbow. You will also receive excellent after-sales service from Tenpoint. They are one of the best in that regards.

The renegade can generate almost 100 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. 94 ft-lbs of kinetic energy is not a small amount. It’s enough to land your first deer.

Wicked Ridge Invader X4: Cons

The weight balancing on this crossbow is not the best. Instead of balancing it evenly or pushing most of the weight towards the center, the crossbow pushes most of its weight towards the front end of the crossbow. That can be annoying while aiming. Unnecessary shaking and misfire will be common issue due to that.

Tenpoint Renegade: Cons

It’s not made for high-level performance. If you are looking for top of the line performance to compete with 1000$ crossbows, you are looking at the wrong crossbow. It’s good for beginners and that’s it.

Wicked Ridge Invader X4 vs Tenpoint Renegade: Video


Wicked Ridge Invader X4 vs Tenpoint Renegade Summary

Even though the Invader X4 is the better crossbow between the two, the Renegade drives a hard bargain as well. With the ACUdraw cranking device, the price of the Wicked Ridge Invader X4 will be twice as much as the Tenpoint Renegade. That makes the Renegade an incredible value for money crossbow.

That’s why, if you want the cranking device, go with the X4. If you are okay with rope cocking device, go with the Renegade.

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