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Just ordered a Timney trigger

 
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:19 PM
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Re: Just ordered a Timney trigger

I have no doubt that someone who had done the Timney replacement a few times could do this in 20-minutes, but I didn't have all the tools I needed to do it "properly," most notably a punch and hammer to knock out the silver pin above the trigger. That sucker is really in there, vs. the relatively loose fit of the black hammer and trigger pins.

However, the directions were spot on, thanks Jon, and the trigger replacement was accomplished in a little over an hour. Not bad.

The HHA Speed Dial went on easily by comparison and it's made pretty darned square because I remounted the scope and the crossbow was right on the money at 20yards.

So I did the 20/60 yard shot thing, grabbed Tape #23 and slapped her on.
This got me perfect zero out to 80 yards.

With a Sharpie I soon found and marked where 90 and 100 yards fell on the dial and was shooting for groups at 100.
On the second try I landed a 3-shot 2-inch group.
I also found that even the lightest zepher of a breeze would play havoc with the grouping at 100.

So... While the Tac15i appears to have almost the same inherent accuracy as my Encore 308, it is far, far more sensitive to wind drift.

Still, it's a remarkable machine, and really turns heads at the range.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:22 AM
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Re: Just ordered a Timney trigger

Hi Twanger,
I'm glad to hear that you had a successful installation experience and that your accuracy at the longer distances seems fairly good.

I have two follow on suggestions for you if you want to improve the accuracy a bit more. I created and published an article on how to set up and get the most out of your HHA Optimizer Speed Dial. I beleive it was titled something about an HHA Optimizer Speed Dial Review, but if you search back on the LRH PSE TAC15 articles you'll find it.

Read it carefully and follow the instructions because it will eliminate using hand drawn lines on your Speed Dial Tape and really tune in the long yardages.

Secondly, your observations regarding the wind are absolutely correct and the wind is something that we must always be aware of when shooting long range shots. No matter what anybody tells you, there's no way of getting around this impact.

You can gain your final accuracy through testing and marking your arrow spines and then aligning your arrow nocks to either the stiff side ot weak side of each arrow spine. It doesn't matter which one you use just as long as it's always the same for each arrow. I prefer the stiff side, as do most archers who have years of experience building their own, but statistically it doesn't matter.

Regards,

Jon
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