Had a great hunt yesterday with the Tac15
I drove to one of our deer management spots at 4pm and there were deer already at the feeder. It's usually a waste of time blowing them off the feeder and climbing into the stand. They often don't come back that night.
After quietly loading the Tac15, I grab the range-finder, and made a nonchalant stroll to the front door of the house to make the deer think I was no threat.
Then I sneaked down the side of the house and dropped to the ground. When the wind gusted it would get noisy and I'd belly crawl into the side-yard a few feet, and when the wind stopped I'd freeze. About 10 minutes of this gained me 30-40 yards and cover behind a huge pile of hardwood chips in the side-yard.
I popped my head up and sure enough the deer were still there.
I popped my head up again with the range finder and ranged a deer near the feeder at 36 yards.
Ducking back behind the mound I set the Tac15's HHA Speed dial to 36 yards and the scope to 4X.
Quietly I pulled the Tac15 up on the chip mound, thumbed off the safety, and settled in behind the scope.
Unfortunately the biggest doe had swapped ends and now was 4 yards from the feeder, looking directly at me and poised for a quick get-away with her vitals behind a tree. Oh no!
So there we were in a Mexican stand-off, looking like the situation was gonna blow-up at any second. After about 30 seconds of this she made her mind up, swapped ends, and headed back to the feeder.
It wasn't long before the crosshairs were settled on her vitals and the arrow was away.
Whop! I was rewarded with the sound of a good hit.
The place exploded and deer ran everywhere. The doe vanished in one leap. I checked the watch and saw that it was 4:20 - it was the most intense 20 minutes I've had in quite some time.
120 yards of easy blood trailing yielded a nice mature doe.
She's #7 for the year, and the farthest I've ever shot a deer with the Tac15.