Modern Crossbow vs. Modern Armor

Discussion in 'PSE TAC 15/15i Crossbow Hunting Forum' started by TWANGnBANG, May 7, 2013.

  1. TWANGnBANG

    TWANGnBANG Member

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    The advent of the crossbow was bad news for wearers of soft body armor of the day (leather and chain mail armor). I wanted to see if the advances in crossbows (e.g., the TAC 15) have kept up with the advances in soft body armor.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nLRymWv-CA]Modern Crossbow vs. Modern Body Armor! Tactical Assault Crossbow and Level IIIA Panel - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. chiefmoose

    chiefmoose Member

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    If the liberals see this video, the tac15, along with most other crossbows will become class III weapons.
     

  3. bulkness

    bulkness Well-Known Member

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    Did you happen to try this with a vertical bow? I would thing you would get the same results just not the same level of penetration.
     
  4. TWANGnBANG

    TWANGnBANG Member

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    The same would happen with a stick bow and a cut-on-contact broadhead. Level IIIA soft armor does not stop blades at all.

    This video was more of a "Mail Call" type video, bringing a historical comparison to modern times.
     
  5. Twanger

    Twanger Well-Known Member

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    Just about any of the mild rifle hunting rounds will penetrate a IIIA vest... 30-30, 7mm-08, etc.
    Must modern muzzleloaders will too.