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Simple arrows using duct tape

Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:22 pm

http://www.primitiveways.com/pt_qikfltch.html

Very simple, you can use dowel rods or bamboo.

If this has been posted b4 don't flame me :cry: :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: windshrike » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:24 pm

I've seen this before, but I don't think that it has been posted yet. I did this for a 25# traditional I used to have, but never got a chance to test it's accuracy at longer ranges(longer than 15 feet, the length of my room).
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:26 pm

YOU HAVE A 15FT ROOM?!?!?!?!?

:lol: mine's 12 ft
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:34 pm

mines 10 :cry:, i feel deprived

but i dont see those being very accurate
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:36 pm

I don't remember who, casually suggested that it would be easy to make a temporary fletch out of duct tape for a dart. It really works!


It doesent say how accurate they are but they probably used them with a bow not a spudgun.

Ill make some tomorrow and test the accuracy.
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Unread postAuthor: windshrike » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:43 pm

My room is 10-by-15, just to clear up any confusion, and they should work reasonably well in a spudgun. I had problems with the fletching causing the arrow to 'jump' off of the shelf as I shot, but with a reasonable sabot accuracy is probably not going to be that bad.
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Unread postAuthor: Hawkeye » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:49 pm

They actually work pretty well. I shoot a self bow with no rest and the tape does tend to start bunching a bit or gets wrinkled. Still, I've done some accurate shooting a longer ranges and even hunted successfully. The key is to minimize the fletching height and taper the front edge a bit. It takes very little to stabilize an arrow.
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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:55 pm

i live under te stairs help me please.


thats what i was wondering hawkeye how much tape do you need to stabilize it
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Unread postAuthor: dauphinoise potato » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:56 pm

Maniac wrote:i live under te stairs help me please.



With the broomsticks and bleach does a Maniac sleep?


Hmm I'm not to sure about this fletching, I would be worried aout the tape gettng wrinkled andd wrecked. But if it did go all bollocked atleast it isn't a really nice feather fletching, that you spent about a hour on.
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Unread postAuthor: Hawkeye » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:41 pm

It's a temporary measure fletching. If you were in a situation that required a functioning arrow quickly, you could make one quickly without having to catch a bird first or locate feathers. They're not meant to last like a good arrow.
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:47 pm

But of course, feathers (after going through something) wear eventually too.

But things like these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_energy_penetrator
are one time use :twisted:
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