Wicked Ridge Warrior G3 vs Barnett Whitetail Hunter 2

Both Wicked Ridge Warrior G3 and Barnett Whitetail Hunter II are budget crossbows. Both of their price tag and the specifications are quite similar. Fundamentally, they fall in the same category. Budget compound crossbows.

A budget where many other companies are trying to sell you their products. Why choose any of the mentioned crossbow over them? Even if you choose one from Wicked Ridge Warrior G3 vs Barnett Whitetail Hunter II, which one? So many questions! Don’t worry, I will try my best to answer as many as I can.

Wicked Ridge Warrior G3


Barnett Whitetail Hunter 2

SpecsWicked Ridge Warrior G3Barnett Whitetail Hunter II
Speed320 FPS350 FPS
Kinetic Energy96 FP-KE103 FP-KE
Power Stroke13.5 Inches12.5 Inches
Draw Weight155 LBS160 LBS
Axle To Axle19 / 22.6 Inches16.125 Inches
Length37.75 Inches32.25 Inches
Weight6.6 LBS6.4 LBS

The Difference Between Warrior G3 vs Whitetail Hunter 2

  • Whitetail Hunter II is lighter.
  • Whitetail Hunter II is faster.
  • Warrior G3 is less powerful.
  • Whitetail Hunter is smaller and more compact.

Those are the key differences between the Wicked ridge warrior g3 vs Barnett whitetail hunter 2. Lets find out advantages & disadvantages.

Reason To Choose Wicked Ridge Warrior G3

The Wicked Ridge Invader G3 was an excellent crossbow. But the Warrior G3 falls short on a lot of aspects. Especially when we compare it with the Whitetail Hunter II. Even in specification chart and the difference chart, it’s obvious the G3 is the inferior crossbow.

Honestly, in this comparison there is nothing I can say to make you buy this instead of the Whitetail Hunter.

Why Barnett Whitetail Hunter Instead?

Both on paper and on-field, the Whitetail Hunter II is the better crossbow among the two. It can shoot faster and generate more kinetic energy. Both of that are quite essential on a crossbow. Especially, on the budget segment, we take what we get.

350 FPS is more than enough for a beginner hunter. The kinetic energy on the crossbow is also quite good. In short, it’s a total package that will help you a lot to get started in hunting.

Cons Of The Wicked Ridge Warrior G3

It’s not powerful enough to hunt anything bigger than a deer. That is not ideal for an all season hunter. Like most other budget crossbows, this one also suffers from lack of good crossbow scope. The included crossbow scope was quite bad. It’s not enough for long-range hunting at all.

Cons Of The Barnett Whitetail Hunter 2

Barnett has a tendency to add not so good crossbow scope with their budget crossbow. That stands true here still. The included crossbow scope with the Whitetail Hunter II is not good at all. The crossbow deserves a better scope. My suggestion will be, change the crossbow scope asap.

Wicked Ridge Warrior G3 vs Barnett Whitetail Hunter 2: Video

Wicked Ridge Warrior G3 vs Barnett Whitetail Hunter 2 Summary

Both of these crossbows are quite decent as beginner hunting crossbows. Clearly the Whitetail is the better crossbow here. I hope it answers all of your questions regarding both of the crossbows.

If you still have any questions left, don’t hesitate to ask them. Unlike most other head to head crossbow battles, this one had a clear winner.

Till next time.

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