The next generation of Wicked Ridge’s Warrior model crossbow is 1½ inches shorter, ½-pound lighter, 4 inches narrower and 30 fps faster than its predecessor. Engineered for improved handling, durability and maneuverability, the American-made Warrior Ultra-Lite provides hunters a reliable, affordable and ready-to-hunt crossbow package at an entry-level price-point.

“The new Warrior Ultra-Lite is the best crossbow available under $500,” TenPoint CEO Rick Bednar said in a press release. “This crossbow is incredibly lightweight, narrow and provides enough speed to kill all North American Game.  While its technology is second-to-none, what truly separates this crossbow from its competitors is its American-made quality and out-of-the-box accuracy.”

The narrow bow assembly consists of a newly designed riser and machined aluminum limb pockets fitted with 11-inch WRX laminated limbs. Powered by heavy-duty machined 4S Cams and DynaFLIGHT 97 string and cables, the bow assembly measures a narrow 15 inches wide and drives an arrow down-range at up to a blazing 350 fps.

Its unique stock design, engineered to lighten the crossbow, improve handling, and withstand years of hunting, is molded from dampening glass-filled polypropylene to increase strength and reduce weight. The stock features an open-back design which greatly reduces weight and allows for easy installation of either an ACUdraw or ACUdraw 50 cocking device. Its fully-integrated fore-grip is backed-up with elongated safety wings to help keep the shooter’s hand safely below the bowstring release path. A fully enclosed trigger guard provides added safety as well. In addition, the stock features a picatinny rail below the front of the barrel to mount additional accessories. Finally, like all Wicked Ridge crossbows, the stock is fitted with TenPoint’s DFI (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) and ultra-crisp 3½-pound trigger.

Combined, the advanced design measures an easy-to-handle 36½-inches long and weighs in at a lightweight 6 pounds.

The Warrior Ultra-Lite is double-dip fluid imaged in Mossy Oak’s Break-Up Country camo pattern. Its package includes a TenPoint Multi-Line Scope, three arrows, and a quiver. MSRP is $459.99.

For more information, visit www.wickedridgecrossbows.com.