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I know that there are some folks on these forums who bash each other over brands, loyalty, Etc. It's like Ford and Chevy people and the razzing they give back and forth. LOL! Frankly I just admire new technology and cool gadgets. Being a TenPoint owner, (Viper S400) I have a few other brands I like and would buy. Ravin is certainly on the "High end" list of bows I would buy. I like the rail-less flight system, and the HC technology seems to make sense to me. I also like the Jack Plate concept. Now that integrated cocking mechanisms are becoming fairly common on more brands, there will be more bows to like going forward. I also like the fact that BigBird1 makes cool accessories for the Ravin bows. I wish someone thought out of the box and was willing to take the time and effort to do the same for TenPoint. IMO the more options available the better off we all are. Us TP folks have a few engineers of our own on CBN. Now if I could just convince one of them to put their lives on "Pause" and design some cool stuff for TP bows, I would be elated.(Them, maybe not so much) :ROFLMAO: Really though, I am eyeing that R29X up for next year. What else does BigBird1 make for the Ravin bows? So far I have seen his crank mount and string posts.
 

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I recently ordered one of each of his parts for my 29x, the bird mount, string latch release tool, nock centering tool, limb bubble level, and trigger shoe. Not sure what you mean by string posts.
 

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..... I also like the Jack Plate concept....
We are having great success with our Ravin R26 with no jack plate and stock scope.
Tested thoroughly at 20, 25, 40, 50 and 60 yards.
Deadly accurate.
Will keep you posted as we stretch it out to 100 yards, which is the highest holdover available on the stock scope.
It is also the max distance we intend to shoot.
 

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One thing that Im curious to know about the Ravin crossbows is how often and how long will they take being cocked? I hunt a lot of hrs during the season and those little limbs are working pretty hard. I might have to buy another just to rotate them throughout the season.
 

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One thing that Im curious to know about the Ravin crossbows is how often and how long will they take being cocked? I hunt a lot of hrs during the season and those little limbs are working pretty hard. I might have to buy another just to rotate them throughout the season.
There manual will tell you but no more than twelve hrs. When hunting elk I hunt the mornings and evenings and uncock it in the middle of the day. Strings and cables stay in tune longer.
 

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Apparently the folks who have had them blow up are antelope hunters who take them out cocked and let them sit in the sun all day, it says 12 but in sun I'd reduce that number significantly.
 

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We are having great success with our Ravin R26 with no jack plate and stock scope.
Tested thoroughly at 20, 25, 40, 50 and 60 yards.
Deadly accurate.
Will keep you posted as we stretch it out to 100 yards, which is the highest holdover available on the stock scope.
It is also the max distance we intend to shoot.
Dynamo61, interested to hear how your testing goes. I'm torn between the 29x and 26.
 

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Dynamo61, interested to hear how your testing goes. I'm torn between the 29x and 26.
Have you felt either? As soon as I had my hands on a 26 I knew I wanted the 29. The balance made the decision for me, the performance is almost identical.
 

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Have you felt either? As soon as I had my hands on a 26 I knew I wanted the 29. The balance made the decision for me, the performance is almost identical.
Yeah I was thinking the 29x till I held the 26! I'm 5'7" so the smaller profile is a plus. Probably worth another trip to the shop and will pay more attention to the balance - good point.
 

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Dynamo61, interested to hear how your testing goes. I'm torn between the 29x and 26.
Indeed, I usually post my shooting results here:

Yeah I was thinking the 29x till I held the 26! I'm 5'7" so the smaller profile is a plus. Probably worth another trip to the shop and will pay more attention to the balance - good point.
I'm 5' 10' on a good day and the R26 is very comfortable for me.
My 6'4" friends, however, have to adjust quite a bit before getting comfortable to shoot.
 

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After I shot my buck, in all the excitement, I left my r29x cocked for about 3 days until I got back out to the cabin to hunt again. It was a bad year for me forgetting to uncock the bow. But it seems to be fine.
 

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I also like the Jack Plate concept.
I had a Jack Plate, sold it, and and then bought another one.

I have it paired with a Swarovski Z3 3-9x36 on my R10 right now and looking thru this puppy is awesome.

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I had a Jack Plate, sold it, and and then bought another one.

I have it paired with a Swarovski Z3 3-9x36 on my R10 right now and looking thru this puppy is awe
I had a Jack Plate, sold it, and and then bought another one.

I have it paired with a Swarovski Z3 3-9x36 on my R10 right now and looking thru this puppy is awesome.
I had a Jack Plate, sold it, and and then bought another one.

I have it paired with a Swarovski Z3 3-9x36 on my R10 right now and looking thru this puppy is awesome.

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I will have to agree with you, I have a Z6 on my R26X, the 56mm really does a good job of gathering light. I must be crazy lol, I have more money in this bow than my truck!
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I will have to agree with you, I have a Z6 on my R26X, the 56mm really does a good job of gathering light. I must be crazy lol, I have more money in this bow than my truck!
Yikes, that is some awesome glass on top of that R26, or is it an R29X?
 

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show offs... nice glass. :) I never got used to the jack plate but those are some nice light gathering scopes!
 
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Nice setups! So, correct me if I am mistaken... Both TP and Treestep, in your pictures I noticed the 2 cable system brackets installed , however the 4 cable system in use. Hmm ... what knowledge can either tell me....2 cable didn't live up to expectations.. or issues with it? Appreciate some insight as to the change back to the 4 cable. Again great looking setups.
 

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Nice setups! So, correct me if I am mistaken... Both TP and Treestep, in your pictures I noticed the 2 cable system brackets installed , however the 4 cable system in use. Hmm ... what knowledge can either tell me....2 cable didn't live up to expectations.. or issues with it? Appreciate some insight as to the change back to the 4 cable. Again great looking setups.
Very "Insightful" of you, nice catch.
:)
I am curious as well.
I am tagging @tpcollins and @Treesteptool so they get a notification about your questions, else they may miss it.
Thanks TP and Tree for any further "insight" about the brackets.
 

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Very "Insightful" of you, nice catch.
:)
I am curious as well.
I am tagging @tpcollins and @Treesteptool so they get a notification about your questions, else they may miss it.
Thanks TP and Tree for any further "insight" about the brackets.
Thanks Dynamo, I have much to learn about when it comes to social media! Didn't know there was a thing called Tagging! I will have to learn how that works. Again appreciate the help:)
 
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