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Does anybody’s pockets run deep enough to have one of these? I was in Field and Stream today. I shouldered one of these. Man are they sweet. If I ever get a windfall I would love one.
Not knowing anything about them. Warranty, bolts required , issues. They are nice looking
Like Corvette parked next to a Yugo.
 

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They are a relatively new company so there is not much of a history of how well they last. The owner of the company is a longtime crossbow guy though. Nice feature is being able to de-cock it without firing a bolt. I have heard a few people who have them and really like them so far.
 

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My son got one, shot it on Sunday evening. Flat shooting, the limb width is amazing, great for shooting behind the tree without having to worry about the limbs catching, similar to a Tenpoint Stealth, only much narrower. The cranking system is a bit loud. One thing I noticed looking through the scope, on the glass, it appears the word "Keep Fingers Below" appears to look like "Heep Fingers Below". At 60 yds was shooting 1" groups, was hoping to try it at 100, but we ran out of daylight.
 

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Does anybody’s pockets run deep enough to have one of these? I was in Field and Stream today. I shouldered one of these. Man are they sweet. If I ever get a windfall I would love one.
Not knowing anything about them. Warranty, bolts required , issues. They are nice looking
Like Corvette parked next to a Yugo.

I wanted to buy one they are sweet to hold, but I just didn't care for the limited 5 year warranty. I went with a TenPoint instead. I would like to shoot one thogh.
 

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A guy at work showed me his and he took it to maryland and shot a buck with it. He likes it alot. I shouldered it and was impressed with the feel of it. I liked the way the scope is setup. I would not be able to afford something like that but I liked it alot. One of the main things I like is the bolt does not ride on the rail.
 

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They are nice crossbows but my understanding was they have a special nock system and will only shoot Ravin bolts. My concern was if they go out of business it could be hard to buy bolts in the future.
 

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I gave serious thought into the R9. This would be my first crossbow. Shot it, like it, a lot. 2 things.....crank only bow.....and ....5 year warranty. Did by one.....Ten Point Eclipse RCX....like it.
 

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I wanted to buy one they are sweet to hold, but I just didn't care for the limited 5 year warranty. I went with a TenPoint instead. I would like to shoot one thogh.
For the price the warranty is a bit lacking in my opinion, that along with having to use their bolts or warranty is void is a big draw back. If it was a 800 dollar xbow the warranty would be fine but for 1500 I want a guarantee I am getting more than 5 years of service!
 

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Still shooting a compound till I can't anymore.
Then I'll get a Crossbow and if I can afford it I'll be buying an R9.
Read good reports on it and they sure look BAD ###.
I love how compact they are.
 

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Was at the Cabela's in Wheeling today, a worker in the archery department said they have a backorder for 480 of these bows. Also a special bow press is needed to work on them.
 

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I have the r9 and this thing fast,light and compac.crank system is nice easy to use,you can hold the button in and crank with out and noise and I can decock it with the crank and not have to shoot it.you can use other arrows but will void the warranty,the arrows have a uni bushing and you can buy their nock so you can build your on arrows being they are (I THINK 400GR ARROW WEIGHT).
 

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Still shooting a compound till I can't anymore.
Then I'll get a Crossbow and if I can afford it I'll be buying an R9.
Read good reports on it and they sure look BAD ###.
I love how compact they are.
look into the hickory creek inline mini's, probably closest crossbow to a compound bow.
 

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My buddy is going to buy one. I wasn’t familiar with them, so I read up on them. My take on them, there’s a lot of pent up energy there, and upon pulling the trigger it all gets cut loose. I think it’ll be a problem down the road. Hence the shorter warranty period.
 

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100 yards? Sorry but might as well call it a cross gun...... at what point do you put a stop to the technology that takes bow/cross bow hunting beyond fair chase? These Ravins are pretty much a gun with that range..... not a fan.
 
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