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If you HAD to buy a 2021 Model today, which would it be?

  • TenPoint Siege RS410

    Votes: 27 22.0%
  • TenPoint Havoc RS440

    Votes: 14 11.4%
  • TenPoint Havoc RS440 with Garmin XERO Scope/Rangefinder

    Votes: 4 3.3%
  • Excalibur TwinStrike

    Votes: 13 10.6%
  • Swat X1

    Votes: 35 28.5%
  • Ravin R500

    Votes: 17 13.8%
  • Ravin R500E (Electric Cranker)

    Votes: 10 8.1%
  • Ravin R18

    Votes: 3 2.4%
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Recently, we have seen some of the "main players" introduce their 2021 models.
Very interesting indeed with some cool new tech.
  • TenPoint Siege RS410
  • TenPoint Havoc RS440
  • TenPoint Havoc RS440 with Garmin XERO Scope/Rangefinder
  • Excalibur TwinStrike
  • Swat X1
  • Ravin R500
  • Ravin R500E (Electric Cranker)
  • Ravin R18
If you had some pocket change (hahaha) and HAD to buy one today, money no object, which would it be and why?

I left the Ravin Sniper packages out.
They are merely add-on accessories you can buy later.

If I forgot a main player, let me know and I can edit (I think).

Thanks for any feedback.
 
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I would take the Ravin R500E.
Electric crank, 500fps, 222 ft-lbs of energy.
100 yard scope.
Death personified.
 

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HAD to ... modifies the choices. If I "had" to buy a bow because I was going on a guided hunt or going overseas on some wildlife project it wouldn't be any of the new technology crossbows. Probably come down to a choice between the SWAT X1 which appear to be an evolved XB so it should be reliable and durable, or the Ten Point Havoc RS440.

If my existing bows were stolen or something, the choice might be different.

PS: I can't help but wonder what the new introductions are going to look like 9 months from now. Which will be the golden child, which will be the redheaded stepchild, which will become mainstream, and which might turn into a warrantee debacle? Just wondering. :unsure:
 

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I will say Ravin looks like they really had to “Beef Up” to hit that 500FPS. That rig shooting a 475-500 grain arrow would be interesting. The Swat X1 would have my attention but this year I’m sitting out. Next year Mission & Scorpyd’s turn to release something totally different with the new Patents Matt McPherson & Jim Kemph have in their bag of tricks.
 

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PS: I can't help but wonder what the new introductions are going to look like 9 months from now. Which will be the golden child, which will be the redheaded stepchild, which will become mainstream, and which might turn into a warrantee debacle? Just wondering. :unsure:
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Exactly what I was thinking. Which one of the new "hafta have" crossbows will be this years lemon? That would make a good poll question.
 

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It takes a 9 volt battery! I can't even imagine what that would be like ! An automatic crank !
It is a 12 volt Marty. Here is a link showing it.
 
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