The Ravin r10 & Ravin r20 have been reviewed on the site previously. If you haven’t checked it out already make sure to do so. We are not going to review them again. This is going to to be a simple comparison between Ravin r10 vs r20 which is the high end crossbows that Ravin provides.
Design Of The Ravin R10 & R20
Comparison Of The Ravin R10 vs R20
|Topic||Ravin r10||Ravin r20|
|Speed||400 FPS||430 FPS|
|Kinetic Energy||142 FP-KE||164 FP-KE|
|Power Stroke||11 Inches||13 Inches|
|Draw Weight||220 LBS||220 LBS|
|Axle To Axle||6 / 10.5 Inches||6 / 10.5 Inches|
|Width||10.5 Inches||10.5 Inches|
|Length||33 Inches||34.5 Inches|
|Weight||6.8 LBS||7.1 LBS|
Difference In Body Quality
Both of them are top of the line flagship model of crossbow from the manufacturer called Ravin. Both of them are made out of carbon fiber. Which makes them super durable while being light weight.
You won’t believe at the first sight how light both of them are. Both of the features the same camo design. While Ravin r10 is available in matte black too.
The weight difference is not that much either. Ravin r10 is 6.8 pounds and Ravin r20 is 7.1 pounds. Mind you none of them can be considered over weight. There are spotting scope out there that weights 10 pounds.
But we are not talking about spotting scope today. On to the next point.
Difference In Optics Quality
Here comes one of the main difference. While Ravin r10 features a 100 yard scope, the Ravin r20 features a scope from Vortex. In case you didn’t know Vortex is a famous outdoor sports optic manufacturer.
The scope Ravin r20 features is Vortex Strike Eagle 1-8×24 mm scope. This wide angle lens beats the included scope of Ravin r10 by a long margin. If your priority is the range of the scope you don’t need to read any further just buy the Ravin r20.
The multi-coated lens gives 8x zoom which is far more than the 100 yards optic of Ravin r10. This scope features glass etched reticle. Single color no fancy multi color options. But the optics is AR rifle quality. So, you can expect top of the line performance from it.
Great power comes great responsibility, just like that with great kinetic energy comes great sound while firing.
None of Ravin crossbows are any different. Both of them features excellent kinetic energy and helicoil design. But that is not enough to make any of the crossbow silent.
Both of the crossbow operates with crank cocking aid. There is no difference here. The cocking mechanism is crisp and pretty safe.
There is no chance of you missfiring the bolt while cocking.
While the Ravin r10 can pull up a max kinetic energy of 142 FP-KE, the Ravin r20 goes an extra mile and pulls of 164 FP-KE.
Once again I am going to say, if you are someone that gets benefit’s from high speed by all means please go for the Ravin r20. You won’t regret it.
Ravin R10 vs R20 ‘s Speed
Here is another significant difference between the two. While Ravin r10 can fire up to 400 fps. The big brother Ravin r20 can fire up to 430fps. 30 fps makes a huge difference when it comes to competition shooting.
But if you are just a short/medium-range hunter chances are you will see almost no difference. But we are not going to lie to you guys. 30 fps makes difference. If you are who can get benefit from higher speed by all means go for the Ravin r20.
Ravin R10 Crossbow Problems
There are couples of cons with the Ravin r10 we mentioned that in our review. But let me slightly explain that once again.
The crossbow (Ravin r10) suffers from something called clutch slipping. This mainly happens due to the removal docking mechanism. It is not an major issue it may happen once in every 20 bolt reloads or so. But it is worth mentioning.
Ravin R10 vs R20 Summary
If you can afford it go for the Ravin r20. But if you want something compact and good you can go for the Ravin r10. That is an excellent crossbow. You can understand why is that by reading the full review.