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Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant Darts

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Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant Darts

Unread postAuthor: cowscankill » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:21 pm

This is a design I have been using and modifying for over 5 years. I finally took some time to perfect it and did a whole write up on the design. It's made specifically for 1/2" PVC bore because that's my favorite barrel size for blowguns and pneumatic guns.
I know it's a day late, but Merry Christmas guys, I hope someone finds this useful.
Link to instructions here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Reusable-Water-Resistant-BlowgunAirgun-Darts/
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And a quick video on the actual making part. Measurements are in the link above:


This is essentially the same dart design used on my burst disk gun I posted a year ago. Here's a damage pic from that to hold you over till I make a new video:
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Re: Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant Darts

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:45 am

Nice how to! Plus rep.
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Re: Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant Darts

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:55 am

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How are they for accuracy though?
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Re: Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant Darts

Unread postAuthor: Talk » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:46 am

These are exactly same as the darts i made for my PVC gun and if these darts have a good accuracy because of their shape,then further more investigation with these darts can lead to the construction of a perfect APFSDS round which flies dead straight. :roll: :|
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Re: Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant Darts

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:56 am

a perfect APFSDS round which flies dead straight


The "problem" with these darts is that they are still full-bore, so they don't have the advantage of low frontal area which subcaliber darts have.
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Re: Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant Darts

Unread postAuthor: tigerblues28 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:05 pm

Ill have to make a few, they look nice, and are certainly easier then using a paper cone. Thanks!

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Re: Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant Darts

Unread postAuthor: dajoro » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:34 am

I hope no one minds that I point out the cone appeared to be friction fit to the nail shaft . This dart will fail even at lung pressure from a blowgun. How is the o.p. keeping the cones on ?
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Re: Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant Darts

Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:44 am

Just noticed the thread title: "Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant Darts"
Could also have been: "Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant, Low Fat, Low Calorie Darts".
Are there that many ammos that are sensitive to water the water resistance would be a key feature of this design?
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Re: Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant Darts

Unread postAuthor: bravootome » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:58 pm

The nail should stay in the middle inside the pipe, but not down . try to put another cone closer to the cusp.
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Re: Semi-Reusable, Water Resistant Darts

Unread postAuthor: dart guy » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:27 pm

If two cones are place on the end that will help with straight barrel flight, but of course the nail is later re adjusted by friction so that the nail is roughly centered. Now if a slightly heavier head was put in place as well as a disk near the front that slides back it would possibly be one of the best darts ever thought of, because of the simplicity, inexpensiveness and accuracy.
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