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Replacing my Tac15i Stock - How?

 
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:22 PM
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Replacing my Tac15i Stock - How?

Greetings! I am new to this board. I'm also new to owning a Tac15i. Not new to crossbow hunting (I've hunted whitetails for 4 yrs with an Excalibur Exomax and killed 4 respectable bucks). I Just recently purchased a Tac15i from Len and after shooting 100+ shots, I could not find a comfortable position where I could consistently shoulder the crossbow and have my scope come up with clarity. (I should mention I have a longer than average arm length). So I decided to buy a MAKO aftermarket AR15 Replacement Stock- It has a cheek riser and I think it may be of help with my anchor point. Now, here is my problem: It looks like you need a specific spanner-type wrench to remove the butt of the stock. It's threaded into the receiver but it's locked in place by a ring. Does anyone know what I need for a tool to remove the stock? Any help is much appreciated!
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:33 AM
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Re: Replacing my Tac15i Stock - How?

Do you own a TAC15 or TAC15i? The TAC15 is the model designed to be interchangeable with an AR15 lower. The TAC15i has a proprietary, integrated stock and will not simply interchange with an AR lower.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:13 PM
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Re: Replacing my Tac15i Stock - How?

I have the Tac15i. It appears the stock is removable but I am not about to find out it isn't unless I know for sure. Thanks
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:51 AM
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Re: Replacing my Tac15i Stock - How?

Hi Skidrow802,
I had exactly the same problem back when I bought my TAC15i. I solved the problem in two ways. The first thing I did was to purchase an extended AR15 Buttstock with a six position tube to get some extra distance between my shoulder and the stock. Secondly, I swapped out the stock Accushot 3X - 12X power scope for the same unit except in a compact version from Leaper's.

The stock scope uses a long eye relief (4.5") and therefore puts your head to far back on the stock. The compact version is only 10.5" long and uses a standard 3" eye relief, so it's much more balanced to these crossbows.

When changing out the Buttstock PSE does not use an adhesive of any sort on the locking ring which attaches the Buttstock Tube to the crossbow, so no special tools are needed and it can be swapped out in a matter of minutes.

I also purchased a raised cheek rest for my Buttstock. This insures consistent alignment from your eye to the scope each time you shoulder the crossbow. It will greatly improve your alignment accuracy. These check rests are about $30 thru Cabela's.

Jon Henry
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:52 AM
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Re: Replacing my Tac15i Stock - How?

jon.henry755

Thanks for the info. With regard to the ring that covers part of the treads on the tube (that connects the butt stock to the receiver), does that pull away or twist off by hand?
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:10 PM
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Re: Replacing my Tac15i Stock - How?

Hi Skidrow802,
I used to know what the proper term for each of the two rings is, but over time I've forgotten, so let's just call one the wider ring and the other the skinny ring.

1. First, fully extend your Buttstock to the open position, so it's not in your way.

2. You must loosen the wider ring first. This can easily be done by using a set of channel locks or wide pliers, but I'd recommend placing a cloth or sponge rubber material around the ring, so as not to scratch the surface of the ring.

3. Once this is off you should be able to easily unscrew the skinny inner ring and then unscrew the extension tube from the lower unit of the crossbow.

4. The synthetic stock is released from the extension tube by simply using the release lever that you use to extend and retract the Buttstock. Pull it in the opposite direction you use to open the stock while sliding the stock off the tube. If the lever is pulled open far enough, your stock will slide off the extension tube.

These steps are only good for the TAC15i, they will not work for a regular TAC15 because the true AR15's have other steps that need to be performed and the wider ring has its threads locked by the manufacture using a type of lock-tite adhesive. A special tool is made for loosening these rings.

Jon
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:30 AM
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Thanks so much!!
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