The amount of hype Ravin crossbow has is unbelievable. No other crossbow has ever generated this much hype. Why wouldn’t their product be hyped? They are providing some of the best crossbows on the market.
Ravin’s revolutionary technology has been praised over and over again. They have received many prestigious awards and loyal following base.
But today we are not here to sing glory of Ravin. We are here to talk about Ravin r26 vs r29. We know Ravin R10 and R20 won the best crossbow of the year 2019 editor’s choice award. But Ravin R26 and R29 was fairly popular compared to their siblings.
COMPARISON BETWEEN RAVIN R26 VS R29
|Topic||Ravin r26||Ravin r29|
|Kinetic Energy||142 FP||165 FP|
|Speed||400 fps||430 fps|
|Weight (lbs.)||6.5 lbs||6.75 lbs|
DIFFERENCE IN SIZE AND WEIGHT
Both crossbows are made for maneuverability. They are compact and can be carried to virtually anywhere.
The Ravin R26 is 5.75 inches when cocked and 9.25 inches when uncocked. On the other hand, Ravin R29 is 6 inches cocked and 10.5 Inches uncocked.
The main question is, does this small amount of difference matter?
-When it comes to hunting, if you are hunting from a ground blind then you won’t have any issue regarding limbs flaring out.
No one smacking any windows today. This eliminates the potential of hurting your blind and breaking the bow.
If you carry them on a sling, on your stand both crossbows will always stay behind you. This means you won’t be dragging them through any branches and bushes. Dragging through harsh branches can damage the wire of your crossbow.
Some tall customers have complaint about the R26 being too short. It’s annoying for them to shoulder the crossbow and fire it.
For those who wants a bigger crossbow you should go for the R29.
The weight of the Ravin R26 is 6.5 lbs. One of the lightest and compact crossbows on the market. Surprisingly the weight of Ravin R29 is not that higher compared to the smaller R26. The weight of the R29 is 6.75 lbs. This crossbow is also lightweight.
DIFFERENCE IN SPEED AND POWER
The speed difference between the Ravin R26 and R29 isn’t that big. The Ravin R26 can fire at 400 FPS where the Ravin R29 can fire at 430 FPS. Both are powerful and highly accurate.
The Ravin R26 can pull 142 ft. lbs. of kinetic energy. On the other hand, the Ravin R29 can pull 165 ft. lbs. of kinetic energy.
The draw weight is same for both crossbows. This speaks volume of how well Ravin made their crossbows. Even though the draw weight is same the power output varies. On paper it’s quite hard to make you guys understand but trust me we did the necessary field test.
You already probably know this by now, Ravin crossbows are known to be one of the most accurate crossbows on the market. That’s why hunter and shooter alike keep Ravin on their priority.
You can find many videos of these crossbows in action. But let me give you a hint. Both crossbows are similar. They have their difference in power and speed department. But during our 70 yards target shooting practice. The bolts were neck to neck. They have outdone themselves. Not only their claims are true, it’s surprising that even with such a price gape the smaller Ravin R26 held its ground against the bigger Ravin R29 just fine.
In terms of compact and weight both goes neck to neck.
The difference of price between the two is still a lot. That’s why if you are looking for a lightweight and compact crossbow on the medium price-range. Then in my opinion, Ravin R26 is enough for you.
But if you are speed lover like me and aren’t willing to compromise in terms of power then Ravin R29 is for you.
Both are great crossbows. Any hunter and archer going to love them.
I hope that you got your answer from this comparison and made your decision. Don’t forget to check the current prices of both.