2021 Ravin 500 FPS.

Discussion in 'Crossbows' started by stickbow shooter, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Macs13

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    Sounds like a carb guy not trusting fuel injection. Sure it won't be perfect right away and more COULD go wrong, but when it works it is superior.

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    Maybe the problem is that y'all are shooting bolts out of your crossbows. I know my Ravin and my Parker both came with arrows. ;)
     
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    Is that by length?
     
  5. jatc

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    No different than people that drop $50,000+ on a vehicle to me. If you spend more than $15,000 you are wasting money.
     
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    I don't know! It's just a stupid pet peeve of mine. In my opinion almost all crossbows shoot ARROWS. I believe most manufactures call them ARROWS. The ones I shoot out of my crossbow look nearly identical to the arrows I shoot out of my compound - only they're like 6" shorter. When I think of crossbow "bolts" I think of something like this:[​IMG]
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    Regarding these new Ravins - I think they are SWEET. I probably don't have much interest in buying one, but I'm absolutely fascinated by the innovation coming from the crossbow manufactures. I do know that the R26 that I bought in 2019 is awesome! And that one was scoffed at when it was introduced, just like these are.
     
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    Wait till the compound diehards get ahold of this one

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  9. trucker3573

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    Oh come on that is like calling a magazine a clip

    Honestly the string life is probably just a sacrifice of the speed. Physics are physics and I cannot imagine the stress on them. If the price didn’t scare me away that would force me to kick it on down the road and stick with 300 FPS. Really 300 FPS and one of those garmin sights and you are gold.
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    If you Google "crossbow bolt" it is defined by them as 16" or less as being a bolt.
    I read an article in the fifth edition of Archers Digest that detailed PSE and their attempt at introducing their Starflite 2 crossbow with a short arrow system.That arrow was 6&1/8" long and weighed 525 gr.and used sharpened blades (4) - 1&1/8" diameter(a broad head) on the nock end instead of vanes.Penetration was 40%greater than their standard 22" arrow,and it too was called an arrow..
     
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  11. stickbow shooter

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    Lol yep carb guy here. Don't know about it being superior or not, time will tell.
     
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  12. Cat Power

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    I believe the f18 will be easy on cables

    As a past ravin owner it’s the only bow they make that interests me
     
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    I believe your right. That design shouldn't stress them to the max.
     
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    Fortunately they cover string and cables with their warranty, but I dropped mine off November 10th, and the shop is still waiting for the cables.....

    R9 and R10 are the sweet spots. Less stress on the limbs, cables, string. Once you go beyond those, the wear and tear is substantial.
     
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    That's the same thing that was said when Martin von Wahrendorff invented the breech-loading rifle. Can you imagine if muzzle-loaders were still the state of the art? Technology advancement will never stop, so what seems a bit too much now may seem antiquated in the years to come. It's all from a perspective.
     
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