SUPERIOR, Wis. -(Ammoland.com)- NRA Publications has announced that the Ravin R9 Crossbow has earned a coveted Golden Bullseye Award as the 2018 American Hunter “Bow of the Year.”
The Ravin was selected by a seven-member committee of seasoned editors, graphic designers and veteran NRA Publications staff.
According to the award announcement, the committee chose the Ravin R9 as the category winner based on the crossbow’s reliability in the field, innovation in design and function, value to customers, and style befitting the shooting and hunting industry and its enthusiasts.
“We made a concerted effort to develop a crossbow that would resonate with gun hunters and shooters,” said Executive Vice President of Ravin Mike Weinkauf. “This prestigious award is yet another validation that we are accomplishing our goal of developing products for people looking for a bow with unmatched downrange accuracy and rifle-like performance and feel.”
NRA Publications will present this Golden Bullseye Award during a special breakfast at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Dallas, Texas on Friday, May 4, 2018.
In addition to winning the trophy, Ravin and the award-winning R9 will be featured in an editorial overview of the Golden Bullseye Awards. Articles will appear in the May issues of American Rifleman, American Hunter and Shooting Illustrated magazines.
According to Doug Hamlin, Executive Director of NRA Publications, “This year's winners exemplify what NRA members want in their shooting and hunting equipment—outstanding performance, innovative design and value. We congratulate those who have created the industry’s best new products and look forward to recognizing them in Dallas.”
The Ravin R9 was the first bow introduced by the company in October 2016. Since then, the company has taken the archery and hunting industry by storm with the introduction of the R15 at the Archery Trade Association (ATA) show in 2017 and the subsequent launch of the R10 and R20 models at the ATA show in January of this year.
All Ravin bows are built around HeliCoil technology, which keeps all cables and strings above the rail in a revolutionary design that drives unparalleled downrange accuracy and allows the bows to shoot 3” groups at 100 yards.
The Ravin R10 and R20 are now available for purchase and the new R20 Sniper Package, also introduced at ATA 2018 and featuring jackplate scope mounting system for even more precise accuracy, will be available in Spring 2018.
Ravin is a group of hard-core hunters and product designers who never stop pushing to achieve superior performance by building the most accurate crossbows on the planet. Staffed by brilliant engineers and drawing from a 20-year track record in archery product development, Ravin literally re-invented the crossbow with the development of HeliCoil technology. This revolutionary design results in an incredibly efficient, compact, fast and balanced crossbow with rifle-like downrange accuracy that has never been seen before. Ravin listens to crossbow hunters and proudly delivers what they need to take their adventures to new levels. The company is based in Superior, Wisconsin where it manufactures all of its bows.
Consumers and dealers can learn more on their website.