New Ravin R15 Crossbow Achieves Scorching, Long-Range Accuracy

New Ravin R15 Crossbow
New Ravin R15 Crossbow
Ravin Crossbows
Ravin Crossbows

SUPERIOR, Wisc. -( When the Ravin R9 Crossbow with HeliCoil technology debuted in the fall of 2016, it set a new standard for downrange accuracy by shooting 3-inch groups from 100 yards.

To deliver even more velocity and shooting precision to hunters, Ravin has now introduced the new R15.

The R15 zips arrows through the chronograph at a full 425 feet per second and pummels the target with 160 foot pounds of kinetic energy.

According to Ravin Executive Vice President Mike Weinkauf, “Patented HeliCoil technology is the foundation of the R15, giving it perfectly balanced cams, straight nock travel and friction-free arrow delivery. By combining HeliCoil with new limb innovation, we developed the fastest, flattest-shooting, hardest-hitting Ravin ever built.”

HeliCoil technology coils the cables away from both the top and bottom of the cams in helical grooves, allowing the cams to rotate nearly 340 degrees. Both cams remain perfectly level when drawing and shooting the crossbow. The patented technology also eliminates the rail friction that other crossbows experience.

As Weinkauf explains, “Rail friction robs the arrow of speed and a consistent launch profile. Ravin’s Frictionless Flight System creates zero friction because the arrow floats above the rail. This also creates a quieter shot and improves string life while providing vane clearance for precise downrange accuracy.”

Shockingly, Ravin has achieved this level of performance in a crossbow that measures only six inches from axle-to-axle when fully drawn.

Ravin R15 crossbow
Ravin R15 crossbow

That compact geometry gives a Ravin R15 rifle-like handling – a must when hunting from ground blinds or in tight quarters.

Another patented technology that is exclusive to both the Ravin R15 and R9 models is the Trac-Trigger Firing System. Operating in conjunction with HeliCoil technology, this built-in trigger mechanism slides forward on the rail. It clasps directly to the precise center of the string every time the bow is drawn, for straight-line nock travel and a perfectly balanced draw.

The Trac-Trigger sled contains the automatically-activated safety, anti-dry-fire mechanism and a match-grade trigger that pulls crisp and clean.

Arming the Ravin R15 is fast, easy and secure with the patented Versa-Draw Cocking System. This compact, ambidextrous system is integrated into the stock and provides simple cocking and uncocking.

No longer does a shooter have to fire the crossbow to uncock it. The Versa-Draw cocking handle requires just 12 pounds of draw force and mounts securely to the integrated quiver when not in use.


The new R15 Crossbow package comes in Predator camouflage and includes:

  • One fully-assembled/pre-tuned Ravin R15
  • A specialized 100-Yard illuminated Ravin scope
  • Six Ravin arrows with exclusive Ravin nocks
  • Ravin quiver & mounting bracket
  • Versa-Draw cocking handle
  • Six practice field points (100 Grain)
  • Built-in sling mounts


About Ravin Crossbows:

Ravin was started by a group of hard-core hunters and world-class product designers with one goal in mind – to create the world’s best crossbow. Over the past 20 years this group has had an incredible track record of design and product development. With a wide range of archery products to their credit, they moved their focus to the crossbow industry. This top notch design and engineering group set out to produce the most accurate crossbow in the world. This was accomplished with the invention of HeliCoil technology. The revolutionary technology has several industry-changing advantages that all work together to create the most accurate crossbow ever designed. Helicoil technology creates an incredibly efficient, compact crossbow with rifle-like downrange accuracy not seen in any other crossbow.

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Matthew Jumalon

How soft is the trigger? How many pounds?

Sid Pits

Do the Ravin bolts require special broadheads?


Dave at Wyvern Creations has 60 of them on order. Great person to deal with and great customer service.
Just bought some CamX Accuspine arrows from him today. Great prices as well.

gary whitmore

can you tell where is the best place to buy the Ravin R15


From me. Have 20 in my garage right now. they’re awesome! $2000 & I’ll pay shipping. Everyone else is waiting on them.

gary whitmore

can someone call me about the Ravin R15 what is your hours of operation and your phone number my number is 8162483358 Gary

Jay Dallmann

They still don’t have a lighted knock for the arrows . No one make them yet.

Lex Price Sr.

You can install lighted nocks on any bolt or arrow. I use them on my bows and crossbow.

Jay Dallmann

Ravin has a special sized nock and at this time no one makes them that size . Thank you

Lex Price Sr.

Jay, I didn’t realize that. Sorry.

Jay dallmann

Thanks anyway . You would think that the company would of had them..

Tony Shope

Where can I buy one? A amazon search was negative so was a Cabellas and Google search.

Dave Eckart

The Ravin website states, “Available Spring 2017”. Right now they apparently are just trying to get you hyped-up to want it.

Tony Shope

Thanks I am a disabled hunter w/permit so I want to look into this one. I’ll bring it to the American Legion/VFW so some of the guys can try it maybe they will be able to hunt. I have brought mine in the past but as life would have it after a snow storm a few feeks ago I slipped and fractured it. Wanted a new one so I’ll give this a try. I liked my 10 point but this looks much more compact

Jay dallmann

You can buy these bows cross bows at whales tails in Dousman Wisconsin . I have one and they are everything they say they are .