Give this a try, the only difficulty is not having a section on your ColdSteel barrel as a guide for cone trimming. Need to figure that out.I really like the video and the darts.
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Thanks, I will try it for sure.Give this a try, the only difficulty is not having a section on your ColdSteel barrel as a guide for cone trimming. Need to figure that out.I really like the video and the darts.
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This video is designed with minimal tool in mind. Cut a sheet from aluminium soda can and fold it into a cone as the mold, secure it with tape. No need to purposefully buy a plumb bob. Zero cost
Automatically centred for precision in the cardboard hole down there.
It's a Coke can!
Forget about .40cal, either .50 or .62. In-between. Mine is 15mm pvc pipe.All this blowgun stuff looks really fun. I may have to try it someday. Is it easy to do a simple homemade or do the purchased ones perform better?
And looking around, I see several different calibers-, .357, 40, 50, 0.625..... Are there functional or performance differences with the different diameters? I am curious to learn a bit more.
Smaller bore shoots faster Lighter darts, limited broadhead size, less impact due to overall lighter weight. Great for target shooting.Is there a functional difference between the diameters? Do the wider bore blowguns shoot faster or more accurately? As a recently former marathoner / triathlete I've got pretty good lungs, and if there is an advantage to the bigger bores I think I stand pretty good odds of filling a large pipe volume alongside the best of them. Thus my curiosity about bore size vs performance.
I get it all, I spent most of my middle school winters with home mades. PVC, steel conduit, and even some copper pipe. But 30 years and a a bit of an analytical side later, I am wondering about the specifics. Are there differences between the 40 cal, 50 cal and the 0.625? It seems it would take more lung to fill the 0.625 and get a dart out at the same velocity as a 50 cal, but the dart would (or at least could) be heavier. On the flipside, it seems it would be much easier to get the dart up to a higher velocity with a smaller pipe, assuming the plugs fit equally snug in both. I am also a bit amazed at the short length of the commercial ones- it is hard to believe some of the 2 and 3 footers on amazon really have the length to accelerate a dart. Does it make a difference to go from 5' to 6'? It has been a few decades since I last blew a coat hanger wire darts with a cotton balls on the back out of a home made pipe, but if memory serves I was doing six footers while marveling at national geographic stories of aboriginals shooting 10 foot guns made from split / grooved / and wrapped back together tree branches. I had so much fun passing many middle school winter months in the basement with then- indoor slingshots were a no go back then in my parents house (probably a good thing back in those teen age wrist rocket days).High Desert flipper I am a recent convert to the cold steel Big Bore blowgun. I used to have fun shooting out of the conduit pipe but never really got into it like I am now. The cold steel.625 bore is polished mirror smooth inside and the darts fit perfectly with it. If you shoot lighter projectiles through it they will go faster and the heavier razor darts are amazing Hunters.
I really like the stun darts, they work great with my Spinners I use for my slingshot. Don't damage anything and weight is 4.9 grams. I have been shooting now for about 7 or 8 hours and can hit a 30 millimeter spinner 7 out of 10 times. The professional blowguns seem much more accurate than my homemade ones maybe it's the Precision of cones or the Smooth Bore but I am dead accurate with that thing in a very short time. Had my first kill today about squirrel, the razor Dart went straight through and only stopped because the cone didn't fly off. The squirrel was dead in under a minute and I felt very comfortable taking the shot what's just a few hours of shooting.
Hope this helps and I still love my slingshot, but the blowgun is a lot of fun and it's good for shooting indoors with the stun darts because there is no chance of getting a flyer shooting off in a weird Direction it goes exactly where you blow.
Any chance you could share yourA blowguns accuracy is determined by how straight the pipe is and how well made the darts are. Symmetry of the cones, length and balance of the dart shaft.
Actually, the cone design is not the best Fletching for aerodynamics, so we need heavy darts or front-loaded arrowheads to compensate that drag from the cone.Any chance you could share yourA blowguns accuracy is determined by how straight the pipe is and how well made the darts are. Symmetry of the cones, length and balance of the dart shaft.
Understanding of dart center of gravity and length factors to aid my
Next diy please?