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#1 Post by 6pt-sika » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:01 am

Seems something new has entered my accumulation :roll:
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A Ravin R-9 that’s slightly used . Not the fastest Ravin but still clocked at 390 FPS .
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#2 Post by piller » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:01 pm

That should be enough for most things.
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#3 Post by 6pt-sika » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:00 pm

piller wrote:
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That should be enough for most things.
Well it's only 390 FPS there other one is 420 FPS . I say that tongue in cheek so to speak but a new one thats 420 is in the 2G+ neighborhood . So for what little archery I'll do anymore this thing is plenty for what I'll need .

Still be nice if I had a piece of marsh on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for Sika deer 8)
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#4 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:27 pm

I started with a Parker crossbow, axle holes in the cams were oblong in short order. It was slow, most deer hit in the spine from ducking the string. Upgraded to an Excalibur with 240 lbs of limbs to cock. A lot faster and no cams to wear out!
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#5 Post by jeepnik » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:52 pm

Plenty for coyotes.
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#6 Post by 6pt-sika » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:29 pm

jeepnik wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Plenty for coyotes.
I have several friends that would rather shoot coyotes then deer or game birds , I’ve kinda gotten to the point of it don’t taste good I don’t usually mess with it . With one exception ! I like shooting Canada Geese and they’re not the most palatable thing I ever cooked . Now I will shoot coyotes but it’s by opportunity only I don’t make a point of chasing them .
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#7 Post by 6pt-sika » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:30 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:27 pm
I started with a Parker crossbow, axle holes in the cams were oblong in short order. It was slow, most deer hit in the spine from ducking the string. Upgraded to an Excalibur with 240 lbs of limbs to cock. A lot faster and no cams to wear out!
Parker vertical bows were or are still made about 60 miles from me . I dunno if they made the crossbows there or not .
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#8 Post by jeepnik » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:35 pm

6pt-sika wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:29 pm
jeepnik wrote:
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Plenty for coyotes.
I have several friends that would rather shoot coyotes then deer or game birds , I’ve kinda gotten to the point of it don’t taste good I don’t usually mess with it . With one exception ! I like shooting Canada Geese and they’re not the most palatable thing I ever cooked . Now I will shoot coyotes but it’s by opportunity only I don’t make a point of chasing them .
We have serious urban coyote problems here.
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#9 Post by Scruffy49 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:52 pm

Coyotes is why I have a Ruger M77 All Weather in .22 Hornet. Wish it wasn’t $40+ for a box of rounds...

Suppose I could use the .308 but man I can’t stand that rifle.

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#10 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:59 pm

Scruffy49 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:52 pm
Coyotes is why I have a Ruger M77 All Weather in .22 Hornet. Wish it wasn’t $40+ for a box of rounds...

Suppose I could use the .308 but man I can’t stand that rifle.
A set of hornet dies, box of Hornady Vmax, a pound of IMR 4227( MY GUN LOVES IT) and you can shoot a lot of yotes!
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#11 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:59 pm

I acclimated myself some in the house with the Ravin today . Looked at the owner’s manual then watched a bunch of Ravin YouTube videos . The cocking , setting the bolt , removing the bolt and decocking went smoothly .
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#12 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:01 pm

I wanna get a pair of they call them dampeners I call them string silencers for the thing as well as some of what Ravin sells for the cables and string . I also need to get a target for crossbows so it’ll stop the bolts those thing are way to expensive to loose from shooting thru stuff .
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Re: Hmmmmm

#13 Post by Ysabel Kid » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:27 pm

Hmmm indeed! Congrats! :D
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#14 Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:04 am

Shot the Ravin some Thursday and again I forgot to take the Chrony . Shot it at 20 yards Rested on a rickety card table . Not perfect but I see no issue with killing with this thing inside a reasonable 30 or so yards .
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#15 Post by Marlin32 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:52 pm

I have been eyeballing the ravins, have a ten point and I have to shoot at the different circles on target or will hit the bolt already in there. I was shocked at the accuracy of the thing. I like the ravins as they are a bit narrower than even the ten point and more balanced, maybe little lighter.

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#16 Post by piller » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:11 pm

It is satisfying to do a Robin Hood, UNTIL you realize you have just ruined 2 bolts.
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#17 Post by Old No7 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:37 pm

6pt-sika wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:29 pm
jeepnik wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Plenty for coyotes.
I have several friends that would rather shoot coyotes then deer or game birds , I’ve kinda gotten to the point of it don’t taste good I don’t usually mess with it...
Here you go then...

THIS will fix that for ya! :wink:

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#18 Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:56 pm

Old No7 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:37 pm
6pt-sika wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:29 pm
jeepnik wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Plenty for coyotes.
I have several friends that would rather shoot coyotes then deer or game birds , I’ve kinda gotten to the point of it don’t taste good I don’t usually mess with it...
Here you go then...

THIS will fix that for ya! :wink:

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Thanks ! But what on earth makes you think coyote could even possibly taste palatable :lol:
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#19 Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:59 pm

Marlin32 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:52 pm
I have been eyeballing the ravins, have a ten point and I have to shoot at the different circles on target or will hit the bolt already in there. I was shocked at the accuracy of the thing. I like the ravins as they are a bit narrower than even the ten point and more balanced, maybe little lighter.
This Ravin is pretty neat so far ! Earlier I had watched Scorypd crossbows , they’re making one now that supposedly does 480 FPS . Shouldn’t be to long before they have a crossbow that velocity wise will almost equal my sub sonic 308 220 grain loads .
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#20 Post by Marlin32 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:51 am

That is true, and remarkable velocity and accuracy these tools have, I only use mine for turkey, right now don't have time to deer hunt with it, and would not be afraid in the least to use it on elk. I have garnered a lot of respect for these new crossbows.
Its like a rifle, you need to do homework on what broadhead for what game/conditions, much like a rifle and its bullet.

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#21 Post by 6pt-sika » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:21 pm

Marlin32 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:51 am
That is true, and remarkable velocity and accuracy these tools have, I only use mine for turkey, right now don't have time to deer hunt with it, and would not be afraid in the least to use it on elk. I have garnered a lot of respect for these new crossbows.
Its like a rifle, you need to do homework on what broadhead for what game/conditions, much like a rifle and its bullet.
With vertical bows I never used anything but Muzzy four blade 90’s and 115’s . I’ll most likely eventually use some sort of Muzzy fixed broadheads in this thing . But it came with about a dozen nice new Rage Hypodermic mechanical broadheads so I guess I’ll give them a try in the 2019 season . Might try them at a place we have damage control permits before deer season starts .
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#22 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:16 pm

Shot my Ravin some more yesterday and did what I should have done the first time . I remounted the scope to suit me and went thru the sight in process per what Ravin says . After that from a seated rest a baseball sized target at 50 yards is in trouble .
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#23 Post by Plottman » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:15 pm

Coyote helper -"l.m.a.o !

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