If you can afford the price tag of a Ravin, you surely can afford to maintain it. I've had both an R10, which I've passed down to my wife, and currently shoot the R29. Honestly, I prefer the R10 as I was more accurate with it. And by "accurate" in the Ravin world, I'm talking about a fraction of an inch off at longer distances. The R29, strange as it may sound, is almost too short and thus more prone to aiming variances.