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The new R29X, complete with the fully integrated Silent Cocking System, is 29 inches in length, 6 inches axle- to-axle when fully cocked and shoots an impeccable 450 feet per second with a 400-grain arrow.

The new Silent Cocking System ensures the crossbow is in silent mode continuously every time the crossbow is cocked. Cocking the Ravin is fast and easy with the patented Versa-Draw™ Cocking System. This compact, ambidextrous system is integrated into the stock and provides the ability for simple cocking and uncocking. No longer does a shooter have to fire the crossbow to un-cock it. The Versa-Draw™ cocking system requires just 12 pounds of draw force.

The R29X’s 12.5-inch power stroke produces 180-foot pounds of kinetic energy along with a physical weight of 6.75 pounds. Customers have the choice of the standard R29X as well as the upgrade to the R29X Sniper Package, which features a Tactical Crossbow Scope, Scope Level, .001 Arrows and the Jack Plate Adjustable Elevation Mount. The R29X will be available in Predator Dusk Camo with an MSRP of $2,649.99 for the standard and $3,049.99 for the R29X Sniper Package.
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Customers pleaded for better strings.
Customers pleaded for better cables.
Customers pleaded for better scopes.
Customers pleaded for safer cocking mechanism.

Ravin delivers silect cocking...
 
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Ravin is going live on Facebook in 5 minutes. I'm going to check it out and report back.
 

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They're in Indianapolis, so they must mean 9:30 Central... But basically, they've added the new bow above and also added the Sniper package to the existing R29. That's about it from what I can tell. Was there really a demand for a silent cocking Ravin??? Swing and a miss as far as I'm concerned with this year's new Ravin.
 

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Over $3000 for the Sniper package.
Yeah, looks like I'll be hanging on to my R20s for another year or two. It's hard to believe we've breached the $3,000 mark for a crossbow. Wow!
 

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Dang, I must have been living in a dream world since 2016. I've always cocked and decocked my R9 and R10 silently when hunting. Of course, all of you Ravin owners know what I'm talking about. You hold in the dang winch paw button while cranking.
Of course, there's no need to do it while target shooting because it's not as safe. But it's easy to do if you only use it for hunting. After all, how many times are you going to cock your crossbow while sitting in a tree stand???
 

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I always just cock my bow before I enter the field(woods) and just pop an arrow in when I get to my stand. I don't understand why Ravin thought there was a need for silent cocking. Maybe a lot of the guys who had their cocking handle get away from them while trying to silently cock their bows in the field or in their stands complained? As far as I'm concerned, waiting to cock your bow until you're at your stand is just poor planning. Cock your bow before you enter the field and then the noise of cranking is a non-issue.
 

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Their website is updated for 2020 now if you're interested.
https://ravincrossbows.com
Looks like the R10, R20 and R26 stay the same. The R29 can be purchased just like last year but is also available in a 450fps version known as the R29X and R29X Sniper package.
They are also selling Ravin branded broadheads now.

Very disappointed but it will be interesting to see how they're picking up 20 fps on the R29X.
 

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I always just cock my bow before I enter the field(woods) and just pop an arrow in when I get to my stand. I don't understand why Ravin thought there was a need for silent cocking. Maybe a lot of the guys who had their cocking handle get away from them while trying to silently cock their bows in the field or in their stands complained? As far as I'm concerned, waiting to cock your bow until you're at your stand is just poor planning. Cock your bow before you enter the field and then the noise of cranking is a non-issue.
Well the answer to that is very simple. It's not poor planning at all. It's a matter of preferring never to raise or lower a cocked crossbow to your treestand. Drop that sucker one time with it cocked and you might see it in pieces when you climb down to retrieve it.
 

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Dang, I must have been living in a dream world since 2016. I've always cocked and decocked my R9 and R10 silently when hunting. Of course, all of you Ravin owners know what I'm talking about. You hold in the dang winch paw button while cranking.
Of course, there's no need to do it while target shooting because it's not as safe. But it's easy to do if you only use it for hunting. After all, how many times are you going to cock your crossbow while sitting in a tree stand???
Tell me about it. I have been silently cranking and decocking my Excaliburs using the C2 crank cockers since 2011 when I bought one. Just do it when hunting as stated above as it is really not all that safe to do but it works just fine for me.
 

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Their website is updated for 2020 now if you're interested.

they said they beefed up the limbs to get it that extra FPS
https://ravincrossbows.com
Looks like the R10, R20 and R26 stay the same. The R29 can be purchased just like last year but is also available in a 450fps version known as the R29X and R29X Sniper package.
They are also selling Ravin branded broadheads now.

Very disappointed but it will be interesting to see how they're picking up 20 fps on the R29X.
 

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Ravin Crossbows is debuting three new mechanical broadheads at ATA, adding to the already impressive lineup of high-end crossbows and accessories. The new broadheads consist of Aluminum, Steel and Titanium and come in 3 packs designed specifically for Ravin Crossbows.

“We conducted extensive testing to ensure our desired accuracy was met, along with being able to handle crossbow speeds of up to 450 feet per second, which is the speed of the new R29X for 2020,” said Doug Guthrie, New Product Development at Ravin.

Broadhead Specifications

All three broadheads have a 2- inch cut and weigh 100 grains, along with rear-deploying blades for extreme accuracy and penetration. Containing an internal spring clip which holds the blades closed, the Ravin Broadheads do not have locking rings, rubber bands or o-rings. The Aluminum consists of a 7075-T6 ferrule and a steel 12L 14 tip. The 416 Steel and the Ti6AL4V Grade 5 Titanium broadheads are a single piece ferrule. While being designed specifically for Ravin, the broadheads will work with other crossbows. The Aluminum MSRPs for $54.99, Steel for $64.99, and the Titanium for $84.99.
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No R26X.
Ashamed.
Ravin probably couldn’t figure a way to get more speed safely out of R26.

So wonder what’s next.
I’ll guess.
R30x.
30” long and fires 400 grains of weight at a rated 460-465 FPS. Has a 13” power stroke.

One thing about new releases. Used Ravins in good shape should hold some good value. One would think anyways.
 

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Customers pleaded for better strings.
Customers pleaded for better cables.
Customers pleaded for better scopes.
Customers pleaded for safer cocking mechanism.

Ravin delivers silect cocking...
I agree I'm very disappointed. Wanted better scope. I've had 3 fail. Strings and cables need improving. Curious about the 20 fps on R29. Not $3000 curious.
 
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