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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:12 pm

I have something quite a bit like that dart round that JSR suggested. The only differences are that it has 2 part discarding sabots in 3 places along it's length, it substitutes a long hollow tail for fins, it's made for 4" bore, filled with concrete and a rebar core, and weighs 8 pounds :roll:

You can substitute a low density or hollow tail for the fins if they're a bit too much work to put together. I'm putting together quite an arsenal for when spring comes, and making tails for flechettes is a real b*tch. You may actually be better off just making a 3 piece (two sides, and a back piece) discarding sabot for throwing darts. They fly quite well. If you want to make it interesting, you could use a cannister round filled with a few of them, like this:

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:14 am

Christ on a steeeck DYI! that's one video I want to see :)
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:16 am

remind me why you even need darts in the front when your ammo weighs 8lbs? i think the dart is weaker than most of the things you can shoot through with a 8lb slug...
looks nice and like above, gimi that vid!
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:22 am

Lentamentalisk wrote:remind me why you even need darts in the front when your ammo weighs 8lbs? i think the dart is weaker than most of the things you can shoot through with a 8lb slug...


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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:39 am

Lentamentalisk wrote:remind me why you even need darts in the front when your ammo weighs 8lbs?


The 8lb ammo and the dart sabot illustrated are two different projectiles...
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:47 am

Dear God this so makes me want to move into the middle of nowhere, where I can spud to my heart's content, with guns actually big enough to fire that. ^^
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:54 am

Dear God this so makes me want to move into the middle of nowhere, where I can spud to my heart's content, with guns actually big enough to fire that. ^


its good to live on 10 acres in the middle of nowhere, arizona :lol: I like it
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