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Old 10-05-2010, 12:14 PM
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PSE Tac 15/15i penetration on big game?

Still waiting for my targey to arrive before I start shooting. Has anyone figures the drop in inches for this XBow at all yardages?

Has anyone taken any animals yet? I am curious how penitration was.

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Old 10-05-2010, 01:45 PM
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Look further, we have drop tables in this sub-forum and in the Review Article.

Last month in WY. Mule deer doe at 72 yards just before dark. Quartering shot. Couldn't see the arrow flight. Hit a large bone, loud WHACK! Like taking a 2x2 piece of lumber and hitting a tree, it was so loud. I knew I had hit the deer.

Complete pass through. Dead deer.
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:30 PM
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Has anyone taken any animals yet? I am curious how penitration was.
With a Grim Reaper Whitetail (3-Blade / 2" Cut) at about 20 yards, the arrow buried itself about 7 inches deep (at an angle) in dense soil with some rock content. That was after it blew all the way through a 5-point Bucks mid-section. The shot was made by a family member, while I was hunting with my Matthews bow.

IMO: We need a 6-Blade / 2" Cut broadhead to use up more of that wasted energy that went into plowing dirt. Or we are going to have to start lining up two Deers to take a shot at.
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:34 PM
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Len,
Could you please help me figure this out. I am doing something wrong in my calculations. At 81 yards you are using the crosshair which is a distance of 6 mil dots from the top one. At 3 power each mil should be 9.72 inches at 81 yards, therefore 6 mils would be 58.32 inches. Yet, when I work the math backwards from 61.9MOA I get 52.6 inches. Is there an article that explains using mils and converting to MOA and the other way around? I know the shot was 2.25 inches low, but that still does not make up the differance.

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Old 10-05-2010, 06:25 PM
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I know the shot was 2.25 inches low, but that still does not make up the differance.
Not sure what you are trying to learn or do. But why not just develop your own drop chart for your scope and air density conditions.

2.25 inches off at 81 yards isn't worth trying to explain.
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Has anyone taken any animals yet? I am curious how penitration was.
Another example of TAC-15 penitration on a Deer using broadhead with 3-blades 2"-cut diameter.

The deer was hit behind the left shoulder about mid-way up/down on a down-ward quartering shot out about 25 yards. The arrow just barely came out of the belly of the deer on it's right-side, only to then go through the upper part of the deers right rear leg. The arrow continued on, once again burying itself in a dirt embankment about 3 inches deep.

Given all the arrow had to cut through on a diagonal using one of the larger cutting broadheads available and the broadhead was buried in the dirt, I would say penetration is excellent for medium sized (non-dangerous) game.
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I am confident that a 100 yard shot into the heart-lung area of a deer would result in complete pass through.
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