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Putting both of these crossbows through side-by-side testing and will be hunting with them both this week. Watch for testing and field reports covering both crossbows in an upcoming issue.
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Putting both of these crossbows through side-by-side testing and will be hunting with them both this week. Watch for testing and field reports covering both crossbows in an upcoming issue.
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Looks like the TP has it in penatration , if they are both 20 inch arrows, and the TP group looks tighter if they were shot from same distance ? I believe the TP group looks familiar, was that at 80 yards.
 

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If one looks at the pictures of the arrows, they are two totally different
arrow builds. Even if the arrow-point combination matched, being a
different design can make a difference in arrow flight and penetration
as well as grouping.
Suppose these two crossbows were the same draw weight, being they
are two totally different designs can make a difference as to how the arrow
leaves each crossbow.

Two supposedly identical crossbows, even using the same arrows can
result in different flight and penetration due to friction, limb deflection
to name a couple.

Wishing you all the best.
Take care.
 

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This should be interesting, providing the Ravin can last through the test!

Tenpoint has this in the bag......
 

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If one looks at the pictures of the arrows, they are two totally different
arrow builds. Even if the arrow-point combination matched, being a
different design can make a difference in arrow flight and penetration
as well as grouping.
Suppose these two crossbows were the same draw weight, being they
are two totally different designs can make a difference as to how the arrow
leaves each crossbow.

Two supposedly identical crossbows, even using the same arrows can
result in different flight and penetration due to friction, limb deflection
to name a couple.

Wishing you all the best.
Take care.
Better optics alone can account for better groupings, especially at long range, if these were shot at 80 yards and of course all the other variables .
 

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This wasn't a penetration test so take the target images for what they're worth. My targets are shot up a good bit. The TenPoint group was shot at 80 yards and the Ravin group was shot with a single reticle at 10, 20 & 30 yards. First hunt of the season with the 505 this afternoon. The R500 is on deck.
 
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