New Tac15 Owner

Warhead57

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Hi all., I'm completely new to crossbow hunting but have admired it from a distance for a while and have just purchased a Tac15i which I thought I would never own being an Australian. I rang around almost all suppliers but none could help me out and I gave up on the idea of owning one. Please be patient with me as I'll most likely inevitably ask some really dumb questions along the way lol

Anyhow., heres a pic of my beaming smile on the first day with my new (used) Tac15i., chuffed as :)

 

Warhead57

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Oi mate, nice bit of gear! Buttstock looks familiar :)

Cheers m8., can't wait to get out and see what this bad puppy can really do. Alas., patience and written permissions from local farmers and get it all done by the book :rolleyes:
 

Twanger

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Welcome to the Tac15 clan.
It's an amazing machine.
The members here know how to really make the most out of it.
I have learned a lot here in the last year.
 

Warhead57

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Welcome to the Tac15 clan.
It's an amazing machine.
The members here know how to really make the most out of it.
I have learned a lot here in the last year.

Some of em sure sound like they do., come to watch and learn.
 

toyota

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Mate I live in Perth, Where are you? yep it is an awsome machine. I have had mine for nearly 3 years and I love it more than my wife, with zero problems. Now do your self a favor and purchace Dorge's aero rest (when it is out) and a dozen of his arrows. Most of the fun is setting it up and zeroing it in.
 

Warhead57

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Mate I live in Perth, Where are you? yep it is an awsome machine. I have had mine for nearly 3 years and I love it more than my wife, with zero problems. Now do your self a favor and purchase Dorge's aero rest (when it is out) and a dozen of his arrows. Most of the fun is setting it up and zeroing it in.

I want a 3pack of his DragonSlayers lol., am in South Australia and I was just informed by local authorities they will confiscate X-Bows on sight :(

Its spos to be Legal., seems like they are taking the liberty of misconstruing the Laws

But hell keen to take me son on a Trek-About Aus while its still legal and would appreciate having locals show me the ropes around their backyards

Hey, Im in Darwin guys :)

Coming that way for Water Buffalo if its allowed., do you know the go on that? Grew up in Alice., may have to meet up :)
 

Warhead57

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Below is a quote I snatched off another site where someone had four crossbows taken after a warrant was executed for search and siezure of prohibited weapons because he posted pics on Facebook to share., its not a quote by me though just didnt know how else to highlight it

Mate, unfortunately, due to a judge, in the SA Supreme Court, and his airy fairy interpretation of the Section 15 of the Summary offences Act, which deals with dangerous articles, amongst other things, you don't stand a chance.

You are correct, in saying that the xbows are now classified in SA as 'dangerous articles' (Sec 15 SOA) and therefore to possess them, you need to have a 'lawful excuse'.

Now according to this judge, that excuse can only be granted by the Law, (must be written in some Act of Law) and Sec 15 SOA, does not have that provision, in it. (to possess dangerous articles)

So, at this stage, you can possess prohibited articles, as some such semi auto rifles etc. possession can be authorized by a collectors license, but a dangerous article, such as xbows, now also bayonets amongst other things can not.

So this judge, in his blissful ignorance, turned a large number of law abiding citizens, in SA into criminals.

This cant be happening man :(
 

Warhead57

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Cowsword

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The PRS is the go, but getting one out of the states will be hard, the new ITAR legislation makes it a PITA for most US stores to sell $100.00 worth of parts to overseas customers. eBay......
 

Warhead57

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Well there goes my big beaming smile! Firearms department just informed me that as of 6-7 weeks ago Xbows are flatout illegal/banned/outlawed and there was no 2 ways about it. No ifs no buts., no period of amnesty to properly dispose of them. Hard earned cash turned to dust

Well., for all those asking my bow is somewhere at the bottom of the Murray River! Given no amnesty what other alternative was there?

Bye., nice meeting the few who even bothered to welcome me

Guess its time to fashion me a spear and boomerang and see if they want to challenge my right to hunt with those
 

Cowsword

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Far out. I haven't even got mine yet, PSE haven;teven sent it to my dealer yet. After reading this, I might just can it until I can get some clarification on wether the law up here will change as usually does whenever South Australia's law changes :(
 

Warhead57

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Far out. I haven't even got mine yet, PSE haven;teven sent it to my dealer yet. After reading this, I might just can it until I can get some clarification on wether the law up here will change as usually does whenever South Australia's law changes :(

Well I rang Alice Springs Police and asked what the go was and the officer was very lax about the whole thing., if anything he seemed annoyed I would be ringing to ask a stupid question. But being from Alice Springs I know how quickly the NT can adopt SA regulations., I'd guess legislators aren't going to follow SA until SA sorts out the legal conundrums it has created for itself.
 

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