If you are looking for a crossbow that will give you a lot of reliability and quality performance at a very affordable price the Arrow Precision Inferno Wildfire II might be the crossbow for you, long name aside the Inferno Wildfire II offers one of the best values out there for its price range, and it is really one of the best bang-for-your-buck packages on the market currently. For the lower mid-range price you are getting an excellent crossbow that is capable of helping you bag just about any game you set your sets on and numerous high quality and useful accessories that aren’t even found in $1000+ packages. The Inferno Wildfire II is also quite simple to use which makes it a suitable beginner crossbow and worthy of consideration by anyone in the market for a crossbow.
Draw Weight: 225 lbs
Power Stroke: 16.5”
Arrow Length: 20”
Recurve – The Inferno Wildfire II uses a recurve style bow which allows for an easy reloading process despite the crossbow’s hefty draw weight, in addition to making it possible to restring while in the field which is very handy. This style of crossbow is also much easier and cheaper to maintain in the long run compared to compound crossbows.
Putting together the Inferno Wildfire II is made very simple due to the highly detailed instructions that are included in the package, these walk you through each individual step with pictures references for each part, even if you are inexperienced in crossbow assembly you shouldn’t encounter very many problems at all. The package comes complete with all the tools you’ll need to assemble the crossbow completely and assembly time will likely take 15-20 minutes depending on how comfortable you are with crossbow assembly.
4×32 Multi-Reticle Illuminated Scope – This high quality scope gives you a choice between red or green illuminated reticles that are adjusted for 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards. The scope seems to stayed zeroed very well even over long periods of time, and is extremely accurate for the ranges for which it is sighted for.
Auto Safety – The Wildfire II is equipped with an automatic safety engagement system that turns on the safety whenever the crossbow is cocked and doesn’t allow it to be released until a bolt is properly nocked and put into place which increases the safety rating and reduces dry-fires. This feature really rounds outs the Wildfire II package as this kind of system is found on almost every single top level crossbow on the market, and its inclusion elevates this crossbow to a universal contender.
4 x 20” Arrow Precision Carbon Arrows – Each Arrow Precision Wildfire II package comes with four AP brand carbon arrows, these are hunt quality arrows and come with 100 grain field points.
Detachable Quiver – This easily removable quiver is made of a very durable composite material and holds up to four arrows.
Rope Cocking Aid – The Wildfire II package comes with a rope cocking aid which makes the crossbow much easier to cock, this rope cocker was made specifically for the Wildfire II and it shows in how smoothly it allows the user to reload.
Padded Shoulder Sling
As mentioned before the Inferno Wildfire II is capable of incredible performance that far exceeds what anyone would expect from a crossbow under $400, with the proper broadhead setup the Wildfire II is capable of taking down the bulkiest of North American game at even extreme ranges. The ideal range of this crossbow is out to about 50 yards, within this range almost successful hit will be devastating and pretty much guarantee a takedown although the effective distance of the Wildfire’s shots is significantly further.
Accuracy-wise the Wildfire II is very solid throughout the entirety of its range, and at short ranges there is a good chance of splitting arrows so if you end up purchasing this crossbow do not aim at the same place twice while target shooting. The noise level of this crossbow is also quite reasonable and should not inhibit stealth at all.
Pros & Cons
Price – Even if its performance wasn’t as strong as it is the Wildfire II would still be a very reasonably priced crossbow being firmly in the low-mid price range which makes it accessible to a large range of hunters.
Value – Despite its price point the Wildfire II package is chock full of high quality extras and features in an amount that is almost unseen even on crossbows that are twice as expensive.
Performance – It has already been stated that the Inferno Wildfire II has top quality performance, and has more than enough power and accuracy to tackle virtually any legal game you are likely to come across.
The Wildfire II doesn’t have any major weaknesses that we could identify. Should you encounter any significant problems with the crossbow Arrow precision offers an excellent customer service line.