Ravin R29X Crossbow Review [December 2022]

Ravin R29X Crossbow Package​

  • Fastest and The Most Powerful Crossbow.​
  • Produces flight velocity of 450 FPS.​
  • Amazing power for the toughest game, including whitetail, elk, black bear and moose.​
  • Pinpoint Accuracy.​
  • Narrow, Compact and lightweight design.​
  • Fully-Assembled/Pre-Tuned.​

This new crossbow comes with everything you need for blistering speed and deadly downrange accuracy!!

R29X is a brand new model and it shoots at an extremely great velocity of 450 feet per second with its standard 400-grain arrow.

With an ergonomic grip, this crossbow is easy to maneuver in confined spaces and provides hunters and shooters perfect control without sacrificing comfort.

In this Ravin R29X Crossbow, we covered up features, pros & cons, build quality, power, accuracy, and included accessories.

Ravin R29X Review: First Impressions​

Ravin R29X Review

R29X Crossbow Specifications
Speed450 FPS
Draw Weight12 lbs
Width Axle to Axle (cocked/uncocked)6″/10.5″
Kinetic Energy180 ft. lbs.
Weight6.75 lbs
Power Stroke12.5″
FinishPredator Dusk Camo

Reasons To Buy

  • Ideal for shooting from blinds and tight spaces.
  • Zero rail friction for improved speed and increased accuracy.
  • Cams are perfectly leveled.
  • A silent crossbow type.
  • Easy to crank.
  • Five-year limited warranty.

Ravin R29X Crossbow: Detailed Specifications​

Design and Build Quality

It is ultra-compact, both in length and width. This crossbow has a total length of 29 inches from the front of the crossbow to the buttstock and is extremely narrow both in the cocked and uncocked position. It features new fully integrated Silent Cocking System, hits a new pinnacle of speed at an incredible 450 FPS. It offers various impressive features:

  • Width Axle to Axle 6” Cocked
  • Width Axle to Axle 10.5” Un-cocked
  • Power-Stroke: 12.5”
  • Kinetic Energy: 180
  • Draw Weight: 12 lbs.
  • HeliCoil Technology
  • Silent Cocking System
  • Pre-Tuned

When cocked, the R29X is 6″ wide, and when it’s uncocked the bow is 10.5″ width. There are no other bows on the market that have the same level of performance in such a maneuverable package. It is available in Predator Dusk Camo, exclusive to Ravin’s Crossbows.


You can take down any game with this R29X Crossbow. It shoots bolts at 450 feet per second with the kinetic energy of 180 ft-lb. Their bolts weigh 300 grain without a field tip, therefore, 100-grain field tips, which get the total weight to 400.

This Ravin arrow is a bit heavier than a lot of other manufacturer’s offers, so these bolts are still able to get 450FPS. The heavier bolt will not only raise your penetration, but it’ll also help to stabilize the arrow in flight.

Helicoil Cams

Its Helicoil cam system has an excellent cam design that allows these bows to do what they do in such a small package. On each shot, these cams rotate a full 340 degrees. It makes for a consistent, repeatable, and accurate shooting platform. While cocking or shooting this R29x sniper package, Helicoil cams stay ideally level by winding the wires on both the top and bottom of the cam.

It is the first model in the Ravin lineup to do away with the annoying clicking sound heard when cocking the bow back. Although this clicking noise isn’t loud on the other two bows, in a tranquil setting like the deer stand, it could be audible.

Its design makes the entire process utterly silent while cocking and decocking the bow.


Unlike many other bows on the market, it incorporates a built-in trigger that slides down the rail to connect to the string before cocking.

The Ravin arrow snaps onto the string and then rests on two nylon rollers at the front of the crossbow. It eliminates all of the friction caused by the arrow contacting the rail.

Another feature of the R29X sniper is the Frictionless Flight Rail. On most crossbows, the arrow rests on the rail and, as a result, creates friction when fired.

It ensures that the trigger box is latched in the same point on the string every time, which is similar to having a regular anchor point with a compound or recurve bow.

Cocking mechanism

The new design makes this crossbow completely silent while cocking and decocking the bow.

Versa Draw Cocking System is one of the revolutionary design advantages offered by HeliCoil technology. This system works in conjunction with the Track-Trigger Firing System.

This ultra-compact cocking system is built into the sleek stock design. It features a minimal 10 pounds cocking force and ambidextrous. It can easily cock and un-cock the crossbow.

Its unique Helicoil system offers an easy to use, integrated mechanism delivering unmatched downrange accuracy with every shot.

Assembly and Ease of use

This Ravin crossbow comes assembled and tuned. This is ready to shoot crossbow, just sight-in and go.

One of the important features of any weapon is how easy the construction is to handle. Hunters with taller and larger frames or those looking extra power and speed might prefer the Ravin crossbow.

Its narrow, compact size makes it the best choice for the bowhunters who prefer to operate from treestands or blinds.


The included accessories are of excellent quality. There is no change from the inclusions in the R29 edition. The accessories are better than most available on the market. In the R29x sniper package, it comprises of:

  • Ravin Red/Green Illum scope
  • 6 – Ravin .003 Arrows & Field Tips (400 Grain Total)
  • 1 – Removable Draw Handle
  • 1 – Quiver/Mounting Bracket
  • 100 Yard Illuminated Scope
  • Built-In Cocking Mechanism
  • Anti-Dry Fire/Auto Safety
  • Built-in Sling Mounts
  • owners manual


In the R29X Sniper package, it includes a 100 yard scope. It is an 8.75 inches scope that has a variable speed and arrow drop compensation setting.

This Ravin scope has nine aiming dots, which is calibrated for 20 to 100 yards with a wide field of view for a clear image. It comes with a rheostat controlled, illuminated colored dots in red or green that help you narrow in on your target. The best thing about this scope is that it is fog proof and waterproof that lets you shoot in any weather condition.

Bolts and Quiver

It consists of 6 Ravin .003 400 grain arrows with 100-grain field tips. These bolts are constructed with 100% pure carbon. It comes with 2″ high profile offset vanes and high impact aluminum nock bushings.

Its detach quiver comes with a unique mounting system that allows for vertical poistioning. It offers optimal balance and easy to install and remove. Moreover, it holds bolts with broadheads securely.

Final Verdict​

Overall if you’re looking for a crossbow to provide you with amazing performance on your next outdoor experience, then this is the perfect crossbow for you.

Its compact and lightweight design makes it a perfect piece of weaponry to bring ease to your next hunt. This crossbow comes with a premium price tag, so if you are a beginner, look for something on the more inexpensive side.

Frequently Asked Questions​

1. What is the benefit of the Trac-Trigger system?

It provides a top-rated dry fire auto safety. Moreover, it boosts the safety profile of Ravin compared to its rival.

2. How accurate are Ravin crossbows?

Most of the latest Ravin crossbows delivers unmatched downrange accuracy. The Helicoil technology in these crossbows keeps the cams perfectly balanced for increased speed and precision.

It delivers rifle-like accuracy, handling, and devastating power.

3. Does it include field points in the Crossbow package?

Yes, it comes with 300-grain Ravin .003 bolts with 100-grain field points.

Nisha Batel
Nisha Batel

About the author

Nisha Batel is a senior staff writer for Best Crossbow Guide, where she covers outdoor gears and hunting tools. Nisha began her career in blogging as an outdoor writer at the AnG Eesti Technologies. She keeps a beady eye on all the latest comings and goings in the crossbow world. She believes in writing creative articles & blogs on travel, adventure, and health. She has a keen interest in learning new things and sharing her knowledge with others. Exploring various platforms for blog writing is one of her passion.
She also loves to design indoor and outdoor spaces. In her free time when she’s not writing, she enjoys watching movies, exploring different places with her beloved husband. Also, she is very into fitness activity. She believes in staying fit is the root of good health.