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Well this morning I ducked out on my chores and set up a target out back. The goal of this effort was to decide which of my two bows was getting the Varsity Letter and which would be a Great backup on Junior Varsity. Basically it was Eleanor (R 26) vs Little Fatty (Sub 1 XR).

I shot for and hour battling occasional winds but only shot to 40 yds. Anyone who knows me probably is aware Eleanor isn’t going anywhere. That little girl is perfect in a tree stand and shoots lights out!

So Little Fatty was fighting for her literal life. Well I can’t lie The Little Chubster outshot my Prom Date by a slim margin. Not to mention she was quieter with much calmer shot. But here is what blew me away. I decided to try Grim Reaper WS Pros 125 grs on the Sub 1 XR. So today I started at 20 yds and if there was a difference between head and field point I couldn’t get it to repeat to change maybe 1/4 inch lower but not certain. I shot at 30 yds same thing so I took it to 40 yds using Wyvern Dragon Arrow and shot the practice head 3 times at 40 not only did I hit exact spot I hit exact hole 3 times! No bow shoots that good with broadheads for me. I always just sight in the broadhead and shoot practice tips knowing they are a little off to stay proficient

I was actually afraid to put both bow cases next to each other because I’m pretty sure Eleanor would try to whip Little Fatty if given the chance!


I guess I gotta keep them both…now to decide which girl is in tree on 25 Sept 21????
 

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Nice Shooting! I suspect the R26 is going to make the prom date in the tree stand. I have been going back and forth between the 29X and the Twin Strike and I think the 29x is the one. it is such a nice size. I was messing around with a 420TD with the Garmin Xero too. I just think the Garmin has too many steps for me to effectively deploy on a shot at a deer. Yes one push of the button might be something I forget to do in the heat of the moment.

Good luck out there Todd!
 

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I helped a friend sight in his R26 yesterday afternoon, it was brand new. We had a time getting it sighted in with the factory Ravin Scope. We finally got it good out to 40 with broad heads, that’s a finicky little bow. Anyways his center serving that goes around the sliding trigger box is already almost wore through just sighting it in. Very discouraged as I have thought about buying one of these. We were using the factory arrows. It just was super finicky off a shooting pod, if it was the least bit canted one way or the other man it would throw the arrow way left or right at 40 yards. I don’t know if it’s just his or if anyone else has had any issues? Is yours accurate as your XR @Regohio? Or is it a bit more unforgiving?
 

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I helped a friend sight in his R26 yesterday afternoon, it was brand new. We had a time getting it sighted in with the factory Ravin Scope. We finally got it good out to 40 with broad heads, that’s a finicky little bow. Anyways his center serving that goes around the sliding trigger box is already almost wore through just sighting it in. Very discouraged as I have thought about buying one of these. We were using the factory arrows. It just was super finicky off a shooting pod, if it was the least bit canted one way or the other man it would throw the arrow way left or right at 40 yards. I don’t know if it’s just his or if anyone else has had any issues? Is yours accurate as your XR @Regohio? Or is it a bit more unforgiving?
Well to be honest I’ve had a new R 26 every year since 2019 but have never used the factory scope and mounts. The first year I started with Factory arrows and then moved to Spynal Tapps and never looked back.

the first year I would say I struggled a little with left and right but I think that was going from say a 15 inch wide bow to a 53/4 inch wide R26…plus going to better arrows?

as far as the strings and cables I agree the factory ones are hit and miss as I’m told due to Covid there are different companies helping keep them in strings and cables. I have found Eric Griggs Gas strings to be excellent!

Don’t give up on that bow. I bet after he gets used to it your buddy will love it! Have a great season Brother!
 

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Well to be honest I’ve had a new R 26 every year since 2019 but have never used the factory scope and mounts. The first year I started with Factory arrows and then moved to Spynal Tapps and never looked back.

the first year I would say I struggled a little with left and right but I think that was going from say a 15 inch wide bow to a 53/4 inch wide R26…plus going to better arrows?

as far as the strings and cables I agree the factory ones are hit and miss as I’m told due to Covid there are different companies helping keep them in strings and cables. I have found Eric Griggs Gas strings to be excellent!

Don’t give up on that bow. I bet after he gets used to it your buddy will love it! Have a great season Brother!
Thanks bro, yes he had an excalibur before this bow, he loves the R26 just the accuracy isn’t like the excalibur micro he had. He is good now out to 40 with the grim reapers but you have to really pay attention or it will shoot way off.
 

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Oh as accurate as XR. I honestly can’t say it is but it is awful close. That XR feels so solid at the shot and will stack arrows wherever you want.

I had the Xr on my Carbon Death Grip this morning and firing same arrow with GR 125 on it and put arrow in exact same hole 3 times. I doubt I could do that with my hunting rifles.

that XR isn’t as sexy as Eleanor but it sure can shoot!
 

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Thanks bro, yes he had an excalibur before this bow, he loves the R26 just the accuracy isn’t like the excalibur micro he had. He is good now out to 40 with the grim reapers but you have to really pay attention or it will shoot way off.
Not to hijack Reg's thread but did you sight in at 50 than adjust the dial shooting at 20yrds? If not that is the problem.

Your buddy should put a level on it. A level is very important on the little screamer.

Call or email Ravin they will send a new string and cables. I'm on my 2nd set new and was seeing serving seperation but mine also had one limb starting to delaminate.
 

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Not to hijack Reg's thread but did you sight in at 50 than adjust the dial shooting at 20yrds? If not that is the problem.

Your buddy should put a level on it. A level is very important on the little screamer.

Call or email Ravin they will send a new string and cables. I'm on my 2nd set new and was seeing serving seperation but mine also had one limb starting to delaminate.
Ok so maybe this is the problem, we sighted it in at 20 and was adjusting the speed ring at 30. Hate to hijack his thread but he want care, he’s here to help.

So he needs to sight it in at 50 with the turrets? Then use the speed ring to adjust it to get it right at 20,30,40, etc.?
 

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Yes. Sight in at 50 and he will be golden. The 50 is the center cross hair.
This is the issue then. Thanks I will have to tell him when I get back. Right now he is good out to 40 the way it is. He doesn’t need to be shooting past that anyways.
 

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With the new scopes today if you see a scope with the main crosshair at any distance other than 20 yards then you really need to read the manual cause they do nor all sight in the same anymore.
Yeah I just assumed it was the same as like a Hawke XB1 I sighted it in dead on at 20 adjusted speed ring at 30 and it’s good to go.
 
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