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Old 11-27-2011, 11:54 PM
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2012 Tac 15 has a different scope

I see the 2012 Tac 15's come with a different scope, a 2 X 7 X 32mm. Is this to increase profit margin or is there some other reason for this?

Anyone care to comment???????????????????

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Old 11-28-2011, 02:14 PM
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Re: 2012 Tac 15 has a different scope

Many people viewing but no response??? Whats gives???
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:15 PM
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Re: 2012 Tac 15 has a different scope

I personally called PSE at 520-884-9065, and was told that the 2011 scope was not intended for crossbows but rather for airguns. I am scratching my head at this, and why promote a product or have dealers promote a product that was not intended for this use. I was told the smaller 2012 scope is more designed for crossbows. That is right I was never told it was for a crossbow, but more designed toward a crossbow. So is it for a airgun, pellet gun, .22, or a crossbow. It seemed so many were happy with the original 3x9x44 why mess with it, unless greed may be playing a roll. The 2012 2x7x33 sure dosen't sound like much of an upgrade. I would hope that PSE would explain the answers to there representatives that handle the phone, because the lady I talked to couldn't stop going in circles. I hope PSE dosen't start veering down the wrong path, but I will now hold out on buying a new Tac 15i.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:57 PM
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Re: 2012 Tac 15 has a different scope

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but I will now hold out on buying a new Tac 15i.
I have 15i's with the 3-12x44 scope. 2012 models but just before they started shippin g the smaller scopes.

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Old 11-29-2011, 07:40 PM
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Re: 2012 Tac 15 has a different scope

How's the quality on the new scope ?


I wouldn't get too hung up on the old 3x12 scope. The scope by itself is only ~$130. I have had problems with the battery compartment not contacting the battery and therefor not turning on the illuminator when needed. I finally got a good contact and left it alone without any problems for the last 6 months, but it is poorly engineered in this area.

I do not care for the mil-dots much. For target shooting they may be fine, but in a hunting scenario I found it too cumbersome. I use the HHA speed-dial for elevation.

I will say the old scope does have pretty good light transmission in low light (dawn/dusk).


If I would have to buy a scope for the Tac this is what I think would be great:
  • 3x9 power (It is not unreasonable to take 100yd shots with this xbow)
  • Coated for good light transmission in low light (I like swarovski, Leopold, Nikon for these)
  • Variable intensity Illuminated reticle. Preferably a german style post or dot reticle. Something that does not cover the target.

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Old 11-29-2011, 08:41 PM
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Re: 2012 Tac 15 has a different scope

Hi All,
In the event anybody is interested in the original 3 x 12 x 44 UTG Accushot Scope and Rings, I have one that I'm selling for $60., plus shipping. It is brand new and has never been fired, so it's still in the original box that it was shipped in.

I didn't like the length of the original scope so I purchased the same scope, direct from Accushot, except in their compact version built on a 30mm tube. It's their model: SCP3-UM3 12AOIEW and is about 10" long.

Since installing the compact version I haven't used anything else and am quite satisfied with it's performance, so I have little need for two scopes of the same power.

Let me know if you are interested and I'll be glad to sell it to anybody who's interested.

For what it's worth, I think the new scope is under powered for long range shots at 90 yards or more. With almost 3,000 shots through my crossbow and a good amount of long distance shooting I believe you need at least 8 X at 100 yards. Some owners are now pushing much longer distances with their TAC15's, so the extra magnification comes in handy when needed.

I also understand that Hawke is now producing a very nice 3 x 12 x 44 scope for a very reasonable price.

Regards,

Jon
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:26 PM
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Re: 2012 Tac 15 has a different scope

I personally feel when companies start going with cheaper products to save a dime or two it takes from the overall integrity. If you have a product and come out with cheaper versions, or lesser quality it scares me where other cuts have been made. 3x12 to 2x7 to me seems like a pretty big difference. I hope the quality in the limbs is the same, or a x-bow blowing up in your face to save a dollar could be next. I have talked to what seemed as more intellegent people ordering a extra value meal at the golden arches, than the service staff at PSE. The whole thing is a major turn-off for me, and I am willing to save my hard earned $1,500 until a company that has my best interest in mind provides a quality product without the worries. I would think different if there was good reason for the change, but to call PSE directly and hear the B.S line was unacceptable. This whole thing has me looking at the competition a bit stronger. Just my 2 cents
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