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PSE TAC 15 crossbow - which broadhead are you using?

 
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:04 PM
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Re: PSE TAC 15 crossbow - which broadhead are you using?

Jon - I'm the director of a group called Animal Connection Deer Management Team.
We do deer removal using vertical bows and crossbow in suburban Maryland.

We provide this service free of charge, though we do accept donations from landowners to help defray the cost of corn, feeders, cameras, and batteries.

We have a small group of 8 guys, and remove 50-65 deer per year.
About half are donated to feed the hungry.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:44 PM
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Re: PSE TAC 15 crossbow - which broadhead are you using?

After starting up a new broadhead thread, I then spotted this one.
Sorry for the duplication.

Here's sa little more about what I'm doing.

So I made a few practice heads with my Rocket Steelhead XLs. I took a dremel with a cut-off blade and notched the back of each broadhead blade pretty deep, and then took some copper speaker wire and wrapped it around the head, going through the notch of each blade, and then twisted it down tight, and lastly superglued over the whole mess. I also ground off the tip of each blade a little since they are originally swept forward.

I'll have to post a picture of these and the regular head.

These home-made practice heads are very durable and have not opened after many shots into a foam target. They also fly more or less like my field-points (with the caveats in the other post). So, in summary I've had from great results to "just ok" results... say around 2" groups at 30 yards on one day, and on another day I had 2-3" grouping out to 80 yards.

For hunting I've doubled up on the O-rings that hold the blades down. The new black O-rings are quite robust... much tougher looking than the old beige ones. So I'm hopeful that these heads will not open in flight. I've considered a tiny dab of superglue where the O-ring touches each blade. That would really keep them from shifting during launch and in flight, and with 150+ ft-lb of KE I'm sure they would still open just dandy.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:31 PM
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Re: PSE TAC 15 crossbow - which broadhead are you using?

Twanger -

You looking for more members to your group ? I live in Reisterstown (Baltimore County) and am always looking for more places to hunt locally.

WildWillie
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:08 PM
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Re: PSE TAC 15 crossbow - which broadhead are you using?

Maybe next year WildWillie - I've got 4-5 new guys in the queue this year, which is about all we can handle.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:39 AM
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Re: PSE TAC 15 crossbow - which broadhead are you using?

OK Twanger -

Put me in for next year.

WildWillie
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:25 AM
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Re: PSE TAC 15 crossbow - which broadhead are you using?

Send me a note in the spring and we'll talk!

back on the OP...

here's a picture of my Rocket Steelhead XL 100gr home-made practice head along side a standard head.

Standard on the left, wired-down blades on the right.

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