I’ve done my share of research for bows, crossbows, and guns. The things I always seem to search for is speed, length, and weight. Once I stumbled across Ravin Crossbows, I needed to know the details of every model. After doing my research, I made a table below to capture all of the specs without having 10 different browser tabs open. As you can see below, questions about weight, speed, kinetic energy, axle to axle length, total length, and the total weight of every Ravin Crossbow model is broken down.
|Ravin Model||SPEED (FPS)||Kinetic Energy|
|Axle To Axle Uncocked||Axel To Axle Cocked||Total Length||Total Weight (LBS)|
How Fast Are Ravin Crossbows?
Ravin Crossbows really really burst onto the crossbow scene with their unique design and crazy fast speed. The slowest crossbow that Ravin makes is the R9 that is still slinging bolts at 390 feet per second. The fastest crossbow model that they make is the R29X which will clock in at an impressive 450 feet per second. The R29X is one of the fastest crossbows on the market.
How Powerful are Ravin Crossbows?
The Ravin Crossbows produce some impressive Kinetic Energy to go along with the amazingly fast speeds. Kinetic Energy is measured in foot-pounds. The higher the number, the more energy the bolt hits the target with. The R9 produces the least amount of KE at 135 ft/lbs. The R29X which is shooting at 450fps is producing an amazing 180-foot pounds of kinetic energy. All models of Ravin Crossbows are powerful enough to take down any game in the world.
Are Ravins Crossbows Heavy or Bulky?
The main reason I bought a Ravin, other than injuring my shoulder, was the low profile. The length of the Ravin’s range from 26 inches to 34.5 inches in length. The Helicoil limb design is what makes them worth every penny in my opinion. These small speed and energy producing limbs are only 6 inches at most axel to axel while cocked on any model.
How Accurate Are Ravin Crossbows?
I saw a commercial for Ravin Crossbows advertising shooting them at 100 yards accurately. Come to find out, they are not lying. In fact, I’ve been able to shoot tighter groups that 3″ at 100 yards with my R10. After some practice, I could not afford to shoot at the same dot on a target out to 70 yards or I would be breaking a bolt.
Should I Buy A Ravin Crossbow?
Some people will call you crazy for spending 4 figures on a crossbow. These are the same guys who buy a $1000 bow and put $900 worth of accessories on it. Believe me, I used to be one of those guys before I injured my shoulder. I used to buy the best compound so I figured why not by the best crossbows on the market. I want to have the most faith in my equipment when I set out to hunt. I owe that to the animal.
Here are the reasons I chose a Ravin R10:
- Small Size (33″ long x 6″ wide) cocked
- Incredible Speed (400fps)
- Kinetic Energy (142 ft/lbs)
- Weight (6.8lbs)
- Accuracy ( Stacking bolts on top of each other at 70 yards easily)
- Confidence Level ( I’ve never felt so confident with any weapon in my hand before)
- Impossible to Dry-Fire
- Can Decock Without Firing
- Easy Set-Up
- Comes with 100 Yard Lighted Reticle Scope (too easy)
If you are in the market for upgrading your crossbow or are just wanting to try a new style of hunting, head on over to Amazon and get one shipped to you. You’ll be shooting more accurately than ever before within an hour of setting it up.