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Crazy where prices have headed .

‘but would like to see real world testing with the actual hunting weight bolt .

ten points 475 only does that with a crazy light bolt .

‘though if this new bow actually shoots 450 , that’s smoke lol.

‘while I always want the best and most current equipment . It’s tough spending over 3 grand for what 3 or 4 shots a season ? 

I have paid crazy money for my current compounds , but they are a joy to shoot day in day out .

and last a hundred thousand shots if you shoot them .

crossbow longevity in most is less than 500 shots .

so your not getting the same satisfaction of use .

 

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17 minutes ago, hammer4reel said:

Crazy where prices have headed .

‘but would like to see real world testing with the actual hunting weight bolt .

ten points 475 only does that with a crazy light bolt .

‘though if this new bow actually shoots 450 , that’s smoke lol.

‘while I always want the best and most current equipment . It’s tough spending over 3 grand for what 3 or 4 shots a season ? 

I have paid crazy money for my current compounds , but they are a joy to shoot day in day out .

and last a hundred thousand shots if you shoot them .

crossbow longevity in most is less than 500 shots .

so your not getting the same satisfaction of use .

 

Says 500 fps with 400 grain arrow.   The other Ravins I've owned have always met or exceeded advertised speeds.  

Electric push button cocking and de cocking for guys who get tired turning a crank....

10lb weight 

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How about this one?

 

RAVIN INTRODUCES FIRST EVER TAKEDOWN-STYLE CROSSBOW
Seriously Small and Extra Wicked: Introducing the Ravin R18

Ravin turns traditional crossbow design on its head with the R18, using the new VertiCoil Cam System to compact a full-power crossbow into a weapon a fraction of the size of all others. Unlike any other crossbow in history, the takedown-style R18 is a narrow 4.75 inches wide only 18 inches long without its detachable stock configuration.

The proprietary VertiCoil Cam System that powers the R18 takes already legendary HeliCoil Technology and—literally—cranks it up. This system rotates the R18’s ultra-small cams 720 degrees, wrapping the crossbow string and cables around the cam and cam axle, resulting in an astounding axle-to-axle height of just 1.3 inches when cocked.

“Every year we identify and obliterate boundaries no one else in our industry sees,” says Doug Guthrie, New Product Development at Ravin. “The R18 is a unique takedown-style crossbow and has the latest groundbreaking and innovative technology from Ravin.”

Using the VertiCoil Cam System, the limbs of the R18 expand vertically instead of horizontally for an axle-to-axle height of just 1.3 inches when fully cocked or 4.1 inches uncocked. The 6-pound R18 features a detachable stock with an integrated removable quiver system, built-in cocking mechanism for an easy draw, anti-dry fire/auto safety and built in sling mounts. Inside the box contains the new Ravin 3-Dot Reflex Sight for an easy target acquisition, three 350-grain 16-inch R18 arrows with field points and a removable draw handle. The R18 is black and will be available Spring 2021 with an MSRP of $1,549.99.
 

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30 minutes ago, hammer4reel said:

Crazy where prices have headed .

‘but would like to see real world testing with the actual hunting weight bolt .

ten points 475 only does that with a crazy light bolt .

‘though if this new bow actually shoots 450 , that’s smoke lol.

‘while I always want the best and most current equipment . It’s tough spending over 3 grand for what 3 or 4 shots a season ? 

I have paid crazy money for my current compounds , but they are a joy to shoot day in day out .

and last a hundred thousand shots if you shoot them .

crossbow longevity in most is less than 500 shots .

so your not getting the same satisfaction of use .

 

I agree. It’s like where do you draw the line. Every year I had to have the latest bow but I’m learning control myself the last few years. 370 is fast anuff for me

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37 minutes ago, hammer4reel said:

Crazy where prices have headed .

‘but would like to see real world testing with the actual hunting weight bolt .

ten points 475 only does that with a crazy light bolt .

‘though if this new bow actually shoots 450 , that’s smoke lol.

‘while I always want the best and most current equipment . It’s tough spending over 3 grand for what 3 or 4 shots a season ? 

I have paid crazy money for my current compounds , but they are a joy to shoot day in day out .

and last a hundred thousand shots if you shoot them .

crossbow longevity in most is less than 500 shots .

so your not getting the same satisfaction of use .

 

You pointed out the biggest issues I see with CB's both the inflated price on many and the lack of durability in the name of speed.  Having several injuries that are reducing my enjoyment while shooting my bows I am thinking in the not too distant future I will need to go to a CB if I want to continue hunting especially since I don't gun hunt.  Who makes a Bolt that is heavy enough to increase the durability issue since every time you shoot is a virtual dry fire? Which also leads to another question I don't understand how they don't advertise spines and grain per inch like arrows so we can address this issue?

 

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1 minute ago, hammer4reel said:

I want to shoot them effectively at much longer ranges . Problem Is they all walk in under 20 yards lol

I shot a deer at 60 yds with my crossbow about 5 years ago just to see if I could do it. Wicked Ridge shooting 330 fps. Complete pass thru. A 500 fps bow will shoot flatter , but that's why we have Speed Compensating Scopes. Anyone considering routinely shooting deer at 70+ yds is looking for a lot of heartache, I don't care what archery equipment you are using, even this contraption. 

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1 minute ago, archer36 said:

I shot a deer at 60 yds with my crossbow about 5 years ago just to see if I could do it. Wicked Ridge shooting 330 fps. Complete pass thru. A 500 fps bow will shoot flatter , but that's why we have Speed Compensating Scopes. Anyone considering routinely shooting deer at 70+ yds is looking for a lot of heartache, I don't care what archery equipment you are using, even this contraption. 

I debated posting this for fear of this getting away from my intent. I agree that until an arrow can get to 1500fps, there is so much room for error shooting at long distances with archery equipment.

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