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Old 07-21-2010, 10:49 AM
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PSE TAC 15/15i, 10/10i Crossbow Review

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I became a PSE TAC 15/15i/10/10i crossbow dealer because my own PSE TAC 15i crossbow shot 6 arrows into 1.875 inches at 100 yards, on my third day of shooting it.

I began field research for my PSE TAC 15/15i/10/10i crossbow review article at the county archery range. On that first day what must the other archers have thought as they saw me repeatedly walking back from my target, eyes downward, shaking my head. They may have thought “Well if he is disappointed with his groups maybe he should just practice more”. But they had no idea from their vantage point that I was consistently shooting tiny groups with my PSE TAC 15i crossbow that made me shake my head. In the first couple of days I eventually shot at yardages that 99% of compound bow hunters never even try. Forty yards and then 50 and then 60 and then 70 and then 80 and then 90 and then 100 yards and finally out to 120. It took me a couple of days of shooting tiny groups with my TAC 15i crossbow to confirm that they were not just a fluke.

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Old 07-21-2010, 06:08 PM
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Re: PSE TAC 15/15i, 10/10i Crossbow Review

Len,

Nice article on the PSE Tac15. I have just purchased one and topped it with the same scope you had in your review. All I can say is WOW. Super fast and nice and quiet! I was just curious on if you've made any tables for the mildots at varying yardages. I haven't had the opportunity to shoot mine past 30yds as I've been limited to shooting in my backyard thus far. Those arrows are so pricey I was hoping to limit my misses with some sort of a starting point at ranges past 50yds. Any insight on how to walk my way out to the longer range shots and which mildots to use would greatly be appreciated. Also Len have you had any tuning issues with yours after shooting it numerous times? That has worried me a bit that it would lose it's tune after a few weeks of practicing.

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Re: PSE TAC 15/15i, 10/10i Crossbow Review

Good article, well written with lots of good info. Thank Len.

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Re: PSE TAC 15/15i, 10/10i Crossbow Review

Ricco

Thanks! Yes, I have a spreadsheet that lists my own drop experience. It is rough and needs to be confirmed on each bow but should get you within a couple inches at each range out to 100. And keep you from damaging or losing arrows that miss.

I'll try to post a screen print image of it later today.
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Here is the drop data. Note that I have not yet shot out past 100 yards to confirm those drops.
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Re: PSE TAC 15/15i, 10/10i Crossbow Review

Hello LEN.

I have a Question on arrow spine and though maybe you could shed some light on it or ask
someone at PSE to get the answer.

Question: What is the maximum weight broad head you can use on the 26.5" TAC 15 arrows
without overloading them. (Heavy tips/broad heads tend to make the arrow more stable because
it puts more weight forward of center).

In the past the arrow manufacturs provided a spine chart for there arrows so you could
optimize your arrows for your length and weight.

I would like to shoot 150+grain points but I am not the arrows will take that much weight.

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Re: PSE TAC 15/15i, 10/10i Crossbow Review

Kevin Hansen, TAC 15 Project Engineer says"
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The heavier the broad head the more it will amplify the small
inconsistencies in the arrows which changes the launch direction out of
the bow. More weight forward of center is good once the arrow is in
flight and penetration is better as well. You shouldn't have much
trouble getting good groups with 150gr heads. We have shot up to 300gr
heads and it may take a little extra arrow sorting but it is fine.
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