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Old 06-06-2011, 09:04 PM
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Tac 15 Groups

Hey guys this thing seems to good to be true. Off bench with sand bags
what kind of groups 25 and 50 Yards dime quarter half dollar I would like to know we have crossbow matches no one has one YET
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:04 AM
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Hey guys this thing seems to good to be true. Off bench with sand bags
what kind of groups 25 and 50 Yards dime quarter half dollar I would like to know we have crossbow matches no one has one YET

Lets put it this way.

If you try to shoot groups with the Tac 15 at anything under 50 yards you will tear up your arrows
At 20 or 30 you will definitely tear them up (Break nocks and rip the fletching of)

I shot at 5 different 1/2" target dots at 30 yards with 5 different arrows and hit all of them inside the
dot and had I used the same dot I would have ruined at least 4 of them.

It is uncanny how well the Tac 15 shoots and how consistant it is also.

I have not gone past 80 yards yet but soon. I am trying to figure out how far I can hunt big game
with it. (Energy). I know it will hit beyond 100 yards but with how much energy.

Don't try to shoot groups unless you have plenty of money for arrows.

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Old 06-07-2011, 12:25 AM
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Thanks as champion archer who pushed my bow to extreme pounds I paid the price with my back. At 53 looks like Mr pse will be in my hands this fall in a new role thanks I cant wait to shoot the tac 15 I met the owner this fall in Tucson Mr Pete is a class act and a archery legend
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:11 AM
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This is Len

Kentucky, welcome!

J.E. -- having had pass throughs at 72 and 86 yards last year, I expect pass through at 100 yards this year if in the normal kill zone.

My 72 yard kill was with the deer quartering away. Arrow entered the left hip bone with a tremendous cracking sound. So loud it was kind of like taking a broom handle in both hands and swinging at a small 6 inch tree with it as hard as you could. Complete pass through.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:47 AM
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Kentucky, welcome!

J.E. -- having had pass throughs at 72 and 86 yards last year, I expect pass through at 100 yards this year if in the normal kill zone.

My 72 yard kill was with the deer quartering away. Arrow entered the left hip bone with a tremendous cracking sound. So loud it was kind of like taking a broom handle in both hands and swinging at a small 6 inch tree with it as hard as you could. Complete pass through.

Sounds good !!!!

I found over the years that the pass through is the only way to guarantee a found animal and a
easy tracking job.

I once tried the largest broad heads on my compound and had to track the dear and Elk for
some time before finding them. and switched back to the 1 1/4 dia. heads and never lost a
one after that.

After shooting for over 30 years I had worked up to 96 pounds on my compound and 800 grain
arrows. Pass throughs were predictable.

I hunted with a crossbow a few times but didn't like the Short bolts 14'' to 18'' because of weight
and max efective distance on game.

The Tac 15 has eliminated all of the shortcomings of the crossbow as far as I am concerned
but like everything else there is a limit of what it can do and I'm glad that the performance is
there at greater distances, to me that means that at reasonable distances (60 or 70 yards)
it will do well on large game.

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Old 06-07-2011, 09:57 AM
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:40 PM
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Sorry Len. but it is true.

I shot between 500 to 700 arrows a week.

I Shot for bear archery (clinic specialist) for almost 5 years and bear had to make me a special
bow. It would go to 87 pounds. Then I found that PSE made a composite limb that with a few mods
(Ball bearing axles) and special cams would exceed 100 pounds draw weight.

I had planed to go to Africa and they required 100 pounds and 1000 grain arrows for the big 5.

There were several in our group that hunted with 85+ pounds and one that had a re curve built
by Viking archery that exceeded 80 pounds @ 30" draw.

One year I won the Texas state broad head championship using a PSE Vector set At 92 pounds
and had to have a match official and the maker of the targets (Stanly Hip) accompany me because
I was shooting through every target.

I know that is more than nessary. but it did have its advantages.

This was before graphite arrows and high speed bows were available and weight was the only
way to get speed. Light weight arrows did not have enough spine for the longer draw lengths
32+" and the low percentage let off of the bows of that time (20 to 30% was max).

At 70 years of age I can still comfortably hunt with 86 pounds of draw weight Even with a bad shoulder.

Until the TAC 15 came out there wasn't a cross bow that could match the energy and distance
of the heavy compound bow, plus only the handicap could use cross bows for game.

It's kind of like when you used to hear of someone making a 1000+ yard shot on game no
one believed it now it has become commonplace because of technology and quality of
components.

I normally don't boast about my accomplishments but felt that you needed to know that it is/was
not only possible but lots of archers shot heavy bow weights. and many that I knew shot as much or
more than I did. In fact there was a long bow that was made to test the archers strength that
was brought to many champion ship shoots to wager on. A shaft was knocked and drawn to see how
far you could draw it and the longest draw won half the pot(The other half was donated to charity)
I came close but never won.

Come see me and I will be happy to show you my equipment and let you try your hand with it.

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