PSE TAC 15i crank storage position

Discussion in 'PSE TAC 15/15i Crossbow Hunting Forum' started by Len Backus, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    "The PSE TAC 15i crank storage position" is a question I answered last week for someone. Apparently an early prototype somehow stored the PSE TAC 15i crank on the side. This feature never made it into the final unit.
     
  2. LIK2HNT

    LIK2HNT Active Member

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    I even purchased a second crank to keep in my pack. I would hate to loose the one I keep in my pocket and not be able to shoot on a hunt.

    Bill
     

  3. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Good point. I have some on order to offer in the LRH Gear Shop for that purpose.
     
  4. OkieBowie

    OkieBowie Well-Known Member

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    The answer I got from PSE was that the original TAC 15s used a very strong magnet on the x-bows frame to hold it in place. PSE engineers decided it was too easy to knock the crank loose, and decided it was best to forgo storing it on the frame.

    It would have been nice if PSE engineers had given some more thought to securing the crank in place, rather than choosing not too.

    Still the biggest issue is the noise level of the Tac-15 when it is fired.
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    OkieBowie
    I am asked the "noise" question often and have in the past had to answer that I don't really know how they compare in noise. But, now when asked, I quote one of my recent customers. I sold a bow to this guy about a month ago. He had spent some weeks and many miles traveling around to various dealers shopping for his first crossbow. He was able to shoot 6 crossbows. I don't remember which they were but they included some of the top lines. His conclusion was that the TAC was by far the quietest one of all he shot.

    However, I will be taking Jon.Henry's suggestion on further silencing: Jon.Henry posted this in another thread as a way to silence the TAC.

     
  6. Super 91

    Super 91 Well-Known Member

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    I actually have one of the first runs where the crank fit in a hole in the side of the upper that has a magnet in it. It will stay there for the ride in the case, but I would never carry it like this in the field. I find it best to put it in my pocket and just go from there.

    As far as silencing the TAC-15, I will have to try these things mentioned above. I am always looking to make my bows as quiet as possible. A little time spent doing this is worth its weight in gold....
     
  7. Buzzard Bait

    Buzzard Bait Well-Known Member

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    I also have one of the first run Tac 15's with the handle storage in the side of the upper. I sewed a pocket (with a couple of small magnets to close the flap) on my Hunter Safety Vest and never use the side storage on the upper.

    I'm working on noise supression too, but my Tac 15 is much quieter than my older Parker Terminator.