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Ravin crossbow #6757948 05/08/17 10:16 PM
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Got to play with a Ravin crossbow and I have to say that it is quite impressive. First thing you notice is how narrow the bow is, only 6 inches axel to axel when ready to shoot.
The next thing is weight, I have not looked up the specs but it is very light weight for a crossbow at 6.8lbs ready to hunt. Visual impressions is it is a good looking bow.

Getting it ready to shoot and unloading it is a piece of cake once you get accustomed to the controls and winch mechanism which is very easy to master.

Shooting it is very nice with a 2lb single stage trigger that is very crisp to the point it is much better than found on most guns. I would say it is as good as a 2ln Timmney trigger for a rifle.

http://ravincrossbows.com/


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I was really interested in one of these until I saw the $2000 price tag. What makes it different from the other x-bows that shoot over 400fps?

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The only 400+ fps crossbows I have experience with to compare to are Excalibur 405, Barnett Ghost and Razr, and PSE Tac. All of those are around 1000 to 1500 dollars.

Excalibur 405 is a very tough solid crossbow but with its 290ln draw and my height and long arms it is not for me. Great bow though.

Barnet well I have had to work on too many to seriously consider one of these as to reliability. The RAZR actually includes an extra string cause you will need it when the first one breaks. Their flagship RAZR has lots of plastic or cheap metal parts that easily break as well

PSE Tac, good bow with lots of innovations but is large and heavy.

The new Ravin has some nice design features that I like.

Cables are just that steel cables attached not to the each cam but from cam to frame, Steel cables tend to not stretch or go out of time like normal bow and crossbows do.

String not on barrel aka like the PSE Tac. Also much like the TAC the arrow has a noc that clips onto the string but unlike the TAC it dies not use a whisker biscuit but more like the older target arrow rests pre drop-away rests.

String capture point is consistent in the middle for accuracy and consistency.

The cocking mechanism is easy to use for both cocking and uncocking the crossbow.

Weight at less than 7lbs fully ready to hunt us pounds lighter than the other 400+fps bows.

The press for the Ravin is nor expensive and with very little training a person could replace a string easily enough on a hunt if required, perhaps not on the mountain like the Excalibur but at camp easy enough to do.

There are other features that are nice and only the buyer can make the call as to if it is worth the $ but for my $ I would have to take a hard look at this bow. Quite frankly I am not as speed crazy as many and my 330fps Parker that is 11 years old is still going strong and for my hunting the Ravin is the only 400+ fps crossbow I would consider if in the market for one.


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Great recap Kmon!! Thanks for the info.

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Sounds good. No way I would pay that kind of money for a cross bow.
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Very impressive. Thanks for posting. Only a couple hundred more than a fully loaded Mathews etc...

I would buy one if I want to crossbow hunt. up


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Saw one at Cabelas today and I was very impressed!!! Wish I had the money to get one, looks like a very fun crossbow.

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Neat crossbow. A lot of thought went into that.
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Know someone who was considering getting one for his dad until they found out all the problems they are having with buss wear/fraying, some of them are needing the strings replaced as soon as 100 shots. Its a neat design but needs to get the bugs worked out first, until then I would go with a more conventional xbow.

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I'm really interested in that toy wink


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