Michigan-Sportsman.com banner

41 - 60 of 79 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,508 Posts
Wow that’s crazy. I would try sacrificing some speed and get some much heavier bolts. It can’t be cheap. I know my bows cost me around 100-120 bucks for new strings and installation.
Their bolts are pretty darn heavy.
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. ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,146 Posts
No different than people that drop $50,000+ on a vehicle to me. If you spend more than $15,000 you are wasting money.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,508 Posts
Is that by length?
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:

 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,508 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
777 Posts
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. ;)
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.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
710 Posts
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:

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..
 
  • Like
Reactions: Tracker83

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,598 Posts
I believe the f18 will be easy on cables

As a past ravin owner it’s the only bow they make that interests me
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
602 Posts
Wow that’s crazy. I would try sacrificing some speed and get some much heavier bolts. It can’t be cheap. I know my bows cost me around 100-120 bucks for new strings and installation.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,182 Posts
I'm a crossbow fan..... But do we all agree this is a bit much??
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.
 
41 - 60 of 79 Posts
Top