Originally Posted by pressman
going to buy a cross bow for next year. for deer hunting which one should i get. i have decided it is going to be either a tac 15 or an Excalibur?
Both are very good choices and both have there advantages and disadvantages.
The Excalibur is simple and fast using re curve limbs. it is also wide. (A consideration
if hunting from a box blind or pop up tent blind.
The Tac 15 or Tac 15 I is much narrower but it is longer. It is also much faster and the
main advantage I see about the Tac 15 is the arrows. They are over 26" long and are not
considered "Bolts" giving them much more Momentum (Improving the penetrating ability
of the arrow on big game).
I can see no downside to the Tac 15 except maybe price. I went through this exact same
scenario and narrowed it down to the exact same two crossbows as you.
I already had an AR 15 so with all of the apparent advantages I chose the Tac 15 and
have never looked back.
A friend of mine has a Excalibur and has been impressed with the increase in velocity
(With longer and heaver arrows) and the extreme accuracy at distance beyond the
capabilities of other crossbows.
I have only shot mine to 80 yards, but some are shooting beyond 100 yards with great
accuracy and with the heaver/longer arrows it is truly a "Long range crossbow".
Just my opinion.
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