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Unread postAuthor: darkpyro » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:11 am

i have been trying to find a good acurate dart ammo ive tried scewers metal wire and other things do you have any ideas. :D
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:25 am

I have some ideas for sabot darts for a 3/4 barrel. I'm working on the renders, but im not quite sure when they'll be done. I'll post em as soon as possible.
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Unread postAuthor: Cronic » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:30 pm

You can adapt the nail to fit your barrel with tape. That's the easiest way.
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Unread postAuthor: shooter » Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:12 pm

http://www.tomshiro.org/pdart/primer.html that might work you could experiment with diffrent things for cones like copper and cardboard.
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:54 pm

roll paper like that and put a bamboo skewer thru that :P
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Unread postAuthor: darkpyro » Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:22 am

yeah i have a home made blow gun and have tried the bamboo skewers in the cannon but they seem to be a bit light so im trying to find a metal alternative tnxs for the help. :D
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:02 pm

1/4 penny nails work pretty well for darts, at least from a blowgun; 1/16" diameter, 1.75" long (going on memory there). Cheap too. You should be able to buy them at any self-respecting hardware store.
But thanks for the reminder. I think I'll go roll a dart or two for my 1" barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: darkpyro » Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:43 am

tnxs for the info
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:23 am

ok i just found the greatest thing for 1/2"barrels

take a piece of 1/2"dowel and cut about half an inch off, then drill a small hole in the middle. put a long screw through. suprisingly they fly really straight and have good penetration
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Unread postAuthor: toza » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:54 pm

ok this is what i do in my spare time:
you all know pen guns right?(those pen tubes with a rubber band tied on one end of it and you fire pen inks)well we used to fire coathanger ammo out of that but you can also use in for a mini spud gun i suppose.
you get a metal coathanger and cut out straight bits off the wire. i usually cut it 9 inch for each peice and that gives me three peices from one coathanger. REMEMBER you cant use the curved bits on the coathanger. i then put a peice in a vice and sharpen one end of the coathanger using a file.

we fired one of these at school out of a pen gun 10 feet away from a black board and it went through the blackboard!!!!!!!!!BE VERY CAREFULL this is a killing dart never point it at someone!!!!!!!!
happy shooting!!!!!!
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:28 pm

that is a really good idea. i make pen guns..... wow... :P :P
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Unread postAuthor: darkpyro » Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:10 pm

i made some thing like that for my blow gun and i am going to use the same idea as that for my pneumatic rifle. :D
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Unread postAuthor: dragon finder » Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:58 pm

use a lathe for darts
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Unread postAuthor: darkpyro » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:21 pm

why would you use a lathe :?: and if you did use a lathe what part of the dart would you use it for or are you saying to get a lump of steel and shave it down until its perfect in that case it is way to much work for just one dart.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:07 pm

I've only made a few darts, as they seemed to consume more time and money than they were worth, but here they are:

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50mm.

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And the more sturdily built 75mm version. I've never used any one launcher long enough to develop a dart design to completion, mostly because I never felt I had enough available power to make it worthwhile. Now, however...
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