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Old 10-06-2011, 05:52 AM
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Re: TAC 15i limbs

Thanks for the feedback. I hope they are addressing the issue.

mike
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:50 AM
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Re: TAC 15i limbs

Dropped my Tac off at the local dealer and they mentioned that PSE will probably want the whole front end sent back for evaluation. (See if the riser is in spec, etc) instead of just sending out new limbs. Either way I've asked the dealer to have everything sent 2-3 day UPS as I'm in MD and normal shipping is 5-6 days. My local dealer has only sold 10 Tac's so they have not experienced any of the problems I've been having.

I'll post again when I get things back and let you know what they said (If anything)

WildWillie
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:10 AM
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Re: TAC 15i limbs

My dealer has sold three or four Tac 15i's. No one else is having any problems. Don't know if they are shooting them much. I still have it at home and, according to him, he doesnt need it till the new front end comes in. They don't repace just the limbs.
I'm going there this afternoon to pick up a "loaner" Excaliber to use till my xbow is fixed. Can't complain about the dealer support.

Mike
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:06 PM
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Re: TAC 15i limbs

Well you can add another TAC 15 owner with limb issues to the list. I have owned the TAC for less than a year and it needs the limbs replaced for the second time in a month. Very dissapointed. Seems like every time I get it paper tuned and shooting great something fails. Have put three sets of cables and strings on the bow because of serving seperation and breakage. I had two of the limbs brake (splintered) just before the youth season. Got those replaced and shooting it in the back yard this weekend and heard something crackling. Looked closely and another limb is splintered now in the middle of archery season. I am spending way to much time tuning and repairing this crossbow. Was in love with it when I bought it and spared no expense got well over 3k into this thing with arrows, trigger, hha, rings, stock and accessories. Shoots amazing when tuned and working - just wish that was more often than not. The amount of time and frustration regardless of cost is to steep a price to pay for the performance. Buyer beware.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:50 PM
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Re: TAC 15i limbs

I'm feeling like "tacman". I've owned it for less than two months. It was DOA when received at the dealer for bad cranking mechanism. A week later that was fixed.

Spent the better part of the next week trying to zero at 20 yards and never got there. During this process my upper right limb was delaminating. Dealer lent me an Excalibur while waiting.

Took ten days or so for new limbs.

Convinced my dealer/PSE that I might have a bad sight and the sight is en route to PSE for a replacement. Dealer has lent me a Parker sight while waiting.

Did a quick paper tune at the dealership. This sight does give me enough elevation and windage adjustment to zero at 20 yards but shots are inconsistent. Thought it might be a poor paper tune.

Went to the range today to double check the paper tune with a naked arrow. Chased that around till I got a perfect bullet hole. However, without changing anything, the next two shots, with the same arrow and same orientation, I get a one inch tear. The next shot a perfect bullet hole and the next, a one inch tear. Left in frustration and posted a new thread for help.

On a positive note, I also shot three arrows through the chrono, Had reading of 405, 405 and 403.

Bottom line, I have a very fast xbow capable of missing a target at 400+fps. Sure would like one that worked as advertised.

The Excalibur was much slower, less range and, noisier but solid and dependable. I shot it more in during the loan period than I've been able to shoot the Tac 15i.

Mike
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:52 PM
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Re: TAC 15i limbs

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Originally Posted by Luv2turn View Post
IHowever, without changing anything, the next two shots, with the same arrow and same orientation, I get a one inch tear. The next shot a perfect bullet hole and the next, a one inch tear. Left in frustration and posted a new thread for help.
Are you using a bench or some sort of rest to keep the TAC-15 stable? Any chance you are some how changing how you hold the TAC-15 (stock & shoulder, frame & hand).
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:02 PM
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Re: TAC 15i limbs

can't honestly say that I did those things correctly. I was papaer tuning from a few feet away. Do I need to use a bench while paper tuning? There was no target involved.

I do use a bench when zeroing.

Mike
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