TAC 15 vs. Car Door! Field Point and Ramcat Penetration Test

Discussion in 'PSE TAC 15/15i Crossbow Hunting Forum' started by TWANGnBANG, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. TWANGnBANG

    TWANGnBANG Member

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    I am doing some penetration testing of a barrier-blind bullet for the 300 BLACKOUT and realized it would be fun to put a crossbow through some of the same tests. I use my TAC 15 to shoot a car door with a field tip and a Ramcat just to see what would happen.

    The Ramcat showed its known weakness by shedding two of its blades. The weaker blades are the trade-offs made to get the good flight, though, especially from faster bows.

    I also think a different arrow than the stock PSE arrows would've done better. The radial weave is just not designed to deal with hard impacts, and it shows in these tests.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVJVK9RFM5Q]Tactical Assault Crossbow vs. Car Door! Field Tip and Ramcat Penetration Test - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Twanger

    Twanger Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty amazing!
    So a car-door doesn't appear to provide much protection against a Tac15 crossbow.

    At least, I wouldn't want to be standing behind that car door! :D
     

  3. TWANGnBANG

    TWANGnBANG Member

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    Not for the person sitting next to the door, anyway. :)