Hey there, listen up if you've got a Ravin R500 Model Crossbow in your arsenal! There's been a bit of a hiccup. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has flagged around 13,300 of these babies because they might decide to go off on their own unexpectedly.

Picture this: you're out hunting or maybe just practicing your aim, and suddenly, bam! Your crossbow decides to do its own thing. Not the best scenario, right?

Now, it's not just one model causing the ruckus; it's eight of them. Here's the scoop:

  • Ravin R500 (Model R050)
  • Ravin R500 Sniper (Model R051)
  • Ravin R500E (Model R052)
  • Ravin R500E Sniper (Model R053)
  • Ravin R500 XK7 (Model R054)
  • Ravin R500 Sniper XK7 (Model R055)
  • Ravin R500E XK7 (Model R056)
  • Ravin R500E Sniper XK7 (Model R057)

These crossbows have been causing some headaches, and they've been flying off the shelves at stores all across the nation, including places like Ravin, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. If you picked one up between September 2021 and October 2023, you might want to pay attention.

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The good news is, Ravin is stepping up to the plate. They're offering free repairs to sort out the issue. But here's the important part: until your crossbow gets the all-clear, it's time to put it on the shelf. Yeah, we know it's frustrating. But safety first, right?

So, if you've got one of these Ravin crossbows, don't wait around. Get in touch with them pronto and sort out that repair. Let's keep our hunting trips safe and sound, especially here in North Dakota and Montana where outdoor adventures are practically a way of life.


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