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Ravin R500 Crossbow
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First Impressions of Ravin R500
Wow! Does this …thing still qualify as a crossbow? Ravin did an amazing job at designing the R500! It’s extremely narrow because of their brand new HexCoil cam system and this new tech was also key in making this a 500 feet per second crossbow.
The crossbow can be cocked entirely electronically by the push of a button, but it can also still be cocked manually with a detachable draw handle.
Ravin introduced this crossbow with 2 different scopes. The cheapest option comes with a 100-yard illuminated scope that’s speed rated at 550 feet per second. The more expensive option comes with an “Adjustable Turret Scope”. You might be thinking what the heck may that be, but we’ll explain it all in the #OPTICS section.
The Ravin R500 only comes in the color option “Slate Gray”, but it looks incredible!
Design and Durability
With a length of only 28 inches, the R500 is slightly longer than Ravin’s most compact crossbow the R26. Because of Ravin’s new HexCoil Cam System that can rotate 360 degrees, the width of this crossbow is a lot narrower and comes in cocked at 3.6 inches and uncocked this crossbow has a width of just 7.6 inches.
Weighing around 10 pounds, the Ravin R500 isn’t the most lightweight of crossbows. High-performance crossbows require stronger materials and this often results in a heavier weight. Actually, for what you’re getting, this crossbow isn’t even that heavy and it has a comfortable hold. Ravin R500 Crossbow
As we mentioned earlier, Ravin offers the Ravin R500 with 2 different scopes. The “basic” R500 comes with an illuminated 100-yard scope that’s speed rated for crossbows up to 550 feet per second. This scope has a range of 30 to 100 yards and features red or green illumination. Fully multi-coated lenses, waterproof, fog-resistant, shockproof, and recoil-proof is what makes this scope an excellent option for this crossbow.
As for the more expensive option, the R500 Sniper package, Ravin installed an adjustable “Turret Scope.” This is currently the best scope Ravin has to offer. It might not be as advanced as the Garmin XERO X1i that TenPoint installed on a couple of their crossbows, but it’s the best non-electronic scope you can currently get.
With the Ravin R500 you’ll be able to cock the crossbow with the push of a button:
Ravin equipped the R500 with their new “VersaDrive Cocking System” that utilizes a new dual screw-driven system. The VersaDrive cocking mechanism is driven by an electric cocking motor that includes a removable battery and a charger. “The internal clutch within the VersaDrive System eliminates over-cocking and allows the cocking and decocking process to be stopped or resumed at any time.”
Now that we’ve covered the features of the new Ravin R500, we can take it out for a test and rip some arrows down the range!
With a Powerstroke of 15 inches and kinetic energy of 222 FT-LBS, Ravin claims this is the first crossbow that breaks the 500 FPS mark. As we’re confident that Ravin properly pre-tuned the crossbow, we’ll be placing a target at 100 yards and shooting a couple of test groups first.
Ravin includes 6 Ravin .003 Arrows & Field Points with all R500 packages. There are no broadheads included and currently, it’s extremely difficult to find broadheads that are speed rate for up to/over 500 fps. We’ve found 1 set of broadheads that mentioned handling speeds of up to 500 fps and those are the Thorn RIFT 2.2” expandable broadheads
RAVIN R500 Sniper Package, Slate Gray
- Speed: 500 FPS
- Width Axle to Axle Cocked:3.6” Width Axle to Axle Uncocked: 7.6”
- Power-Stroke: 15” Kinetic Energy: 222 FT LBS
- Draw Effort: 17 LBS Draw Weight: 300#
- HexCoil Cam System VersaDrive Cocking System Fully Assembled/Pre-Tuned 6 – Ravin .001 Arrows & Field Points (400 Grain Total) Ravin Scope Level
Ravin Crossbows R500E Sniper Package Features:
- Speed: 500 FPS
- Weight: 9.9 LBS
- Length: 28”
- Width Axle to Axle Cocked: 3.6”
- Width Axle to Axle Uncocked: 7.6”
- Power-Stroke: 15”
- Kinetic Energy: 222 FT LBS
- Draw Force: 17 LBS
- HexCoil Cam System
- VersaDrive Cocking System
- Electric Cocking Motor, Charger and Removable Battery
- Fully Assembled/Pre-Tuned
- 6 – Ravin .001 Arrows & Field Points (400 Grain Total)
- Ravin Scope Level
- 1 – Removable Draw Handle
- 1 – Quiver/Mounting Bracket
- Adjustable Turret Scope
- Anti-Dry Fire/Auto Safety
- Built-in Sling Mounts