pse tac 15i effective hunting range

Discussion in 'PSE TAC 15/15i Crossbow Hunting Forum' started by patsygarret, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. patsygarret

    patsygarret Member

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    I am thinking of purchasing this crossbow but am having hard time figuring out the effective hunting range is. I currently have an Excalibur exomag and although I can group very good at 60 yards the noise and flight time keep my hunting to 35 ish. I have searched a lot of forum and mostly just found the guys bashing them. Too heavy, loud, ect. So to all of you that own them are they quiet for a crossbow and what effective range for hunting would you give them on hunting white tail.
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I sold a TAC to a guy who first actually shot 6 different crossbows before selecting the TAC.

    He told me the TAC is the quietest.

    I have killed deer at 72 and 86 yards with mine.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    My Tac 15 is very quite compared to other crossbows.

    I think the longer arrows make the difference.(Over 26" and longer ones can be shot).

    I would imagine that the max killing would be somewhere around 100 yards based on penetration, trajectory and accuracy.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. patsygarret

    patsygarret Member

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    Great, I was hoping for at least 75 yards, my main concern was the noise level, as my Excalibur is pretty darn loud. Is there any down sides other than length/weight and that doesn't bother me considering the weight of some of the rifles I carry are substantially more.
     
  5. Twanger

    Twanger Well-Known Member

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    The Tac15i is very quiet. Quietest crossbow I've seen.
    Not as quiet as my vertical bow, but almost.

    Having a deer jump the string is the farthest think from my mind with that Timney trigger breaks.

    I have not shot a deer beyond 35 yards, but I don't set up for shots farther than that.

    Maybe some day I'll shoot farther.
     
  6. Mike K/NJ

    Mike K/NJ Well-Known Member

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    Compared to other crossbows the Tac is very quiet straight from the factory and with a few add ons you can quiet it down a LITTLE more. As far as effective hunting range goes, it all depends on you and your abilities. Carefully set up the Tac is very accurate out to 100+ yards.
     
  7. goodlumem

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    I'm new to deer hunting, I shot my first deer last fall from a tree stand at 66 yards using the Tac 15i. Complete double lung pass thru, the deer ran about 30 yards. Searched a long time and never found the arrow. Suspect it is deep under the gound.