Blackhawk XT Crossbow Review

The Wicked Ridge Blackhawk XT may be the lowest pricepoint bow in the lineup, but don’t overlook the potential benefits of this bow! Unlike other bows in this price point, the Blackhawk XT is Made and Assembled in America and is backed by TenPoints limited lifetime warranty.

Wicked Ridge Blackhawk XT Crossbow Side View

Main Features

  • Built-in Cocking Device: The Blackhawk XT can be purchased in two configurations; either with an ACUdraw crank or ACUdraw 50 built-in rope sled. Having a crank integrated into the crossbow makes it much more convenient to cock and use the crossbow.
  • Multi-Line Scope: The Multi-line scope features fully coated 3x lenses and a duplex reticle with aiming points for 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards.
  • Very Light: The Wicked Ridge Blackhawk XT is one of the lightest crossbows in its class weighing just 6 pounds.

Blackhawk XT Specs

  • Length (w/o foot stirrup): 34.5″
  • Width (axle-to-axle uncocked): 19″
  • Width (axle-to-axle cocked): 15″
  • Power Stroke: 13.5″
  • Weight (w/o accessories): 6lbs.
  • Speed (with Included Match 400 Carbon 415gr. Arrows): 370fps.
  • Draw Weight: 175lbs.

Wicked Ridge Warranty

To add to an incredible price point and being built in the USA, all new Wicked Ridge crossbows are covered under TenPoint’s limited lifetime warranty. Let’s take a look at an excerpt from the warranty page on TenPoint’s website.

Subject to the terms, conditions and limitations outlined below, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, Horton Crossbow Innovations, and Wicked Ridge Crossbows guarantees its crossbows against defects in materials and workmanship that adversely affect the operation of the crossbow for the lifetime of the original owner, except for the bow limbs, scope, and cocking devices, which are warranted for five (5) years from the date of purchase, and strings and cables, which are not covered by this warranty.

This warranty only becomes effective if activated by the purchaser within 30 days of the purchase date by completing the warranty registration online or by contacting our Customer Service Department at 330-628-9245. Tenpoint Crossbow Technologies, Horton Crossbow Innovations, and Wicked Ridge Crossbows reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to accept proof of purchase in lieu of a complete warranty registration.

Speed Testing

When I chronographed the Blackhawk XT, I shot 3 consecutive arrows at 349fps. This is 21fps slower than advertised with the included Wicked Ridge Match 400 arrows. This isn’t very concerning to me personally, because after I sighted the scope in at 20 yards, my 40-yard aiming point in the reticle was still right on the money. It is something to note, however.

Accuracy of the Blackhawk XT

Most of the worry with lower-end crossbows is that the accuracy will not be there. That is mostly s worry from days past, as the Blackhawk XT more than meets my accuracy expectations. I took one out onto our range and shot a quick three-shot group off of just a small front V rest.

Blackhawk XT Crossbow Test Shooting

This is my group at 40 yards off of the not-so-stable rest I was using. In my opinion, this more than passes the “minute of lung” test I like to use.

blackhawk xt group sizes

Click the link below to view all of our custom Wicked Ridge Blackhawk XT crossbow packages! Both cocking mechanisms are available with several package options to choose from.

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