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Old 08-23-2010, 06:58 PM
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Re: PSE TAC 15 crossbow - first range outing

Len, just received my Tac15 today. Thanks! Did you have to paper tune yours? If so would you mind describing your procedure? thanks in advance.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:28 PM
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I did not have to tune it.
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:37 AM
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Among other things he told me they that they sometimes shoot groups using the same arrow repeatedly.
Good advice. I recently got a set of three and a set of six TAC 15 Radial Crossweave Arrows. I was surprised to find 1 out of the six to be heavier, yet match up with the weight of 2 of three in the other set in weight (grains). The 3rd of the three could not be measured because two vanes had been damaged in shipping (then stripped to use as a bare shaft).
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:48 AM
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I did a rough drop test this morning at the range. It needs to be verified again in the field.
You wouldn't happen to have some fps chrono data for the TAC 15 at "Arrow Rest", 50-yards or 100-yards or XX-yards using 100 grain points?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:05 AM
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No, only the 406 fps at 5 ft with the field tip.
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No, only the 406 fps at 5 ft with the field tip.
Okie dokie, thanks.

After doing some paper tuning at 4 & 8 yards, and rough sighting in at 15 yards; I tried some speeds tests with three different field points at 15 yards.
Looks like I have either a Chrono that needs calibration or a TAC-15 that is not setup correctly.

085g = 392 fps (PSE factory field tip)
100g = 387 fps
125g = 377 fps

343g = Arrows with knocks and fletching (minus field tips)

428g = 392 fps (085g field)
443g = 387 fps (100g field)
468g = 377 fps (125g field)

My understanding - people were getting 400+ fps with 100g field points...

Also found I have two poorly (loose or came loose) fletched arrows from the factory. Now, I have to check the other six. The joys of testing...

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Old 08-28-2010, 07:29 PM
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I found some of the vanes came loose at the leading edge when shot. I learned to take a small fingernaill scissors and pre-trim the leading edges of all vales that had any unnecessary height on their leading edges. Ditto for any that had or would tear loose slightly. If a small tear I could trim off the small loose edge and the arrow would then fly normally...I think.
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