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#1 Thewolf2000

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:43 AM

i was wondering whether it was worth rifeling my blowgun for beter acuracy and range. i can rifle it but is it worth it?



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:41 AM

I would think it depends on whether or not the dart used would spiral properly. Rifling and spinning the projectile always makes a difference. I'd be interested  to see you follow through . Blow gun ranges are relatively short because of low speed and big trajectory curve. 



#3 NaturalFork

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:10 PM

I feel like it would slow down the projectile... no?

#4 Thewolf2000

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:13 AM

one thing is that i would need to start the rifeling after about 30cm or ait would just go round the projectile furthermore the rifeling would need to be very shallow.



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:32 PM

One of the things they say in archery is that the arrow only needs to spin if a broadhead it attached. I wonder if it is the same deal with blowguns. I would imagine. 



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:41 AM

Even straight fletchings on an arrow are a lot more effective than the typical dart cone at maintaining a straight flight. I think that getting a blowgun dart to spin would improve accuracy but maintaining a good air seal in a rifled barrel will be tricky.



#7 katagelan

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:16 AM

Would'nt it better to work on the darts instead, by adding a spiral fletching before the cone ?arrow_fletching_helical.jpg



#8 orcrender

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:15 AM

Launch that with a sabot.



#9 Teach

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:45 PM

One of the things they say in archery is that the arrow only needs to spin if a broadhead it attached. I wonder if it is the same deal with blowguns. I would imagine. 

 

Or..........the shaft of the arrow/bamboo skewer is not perfectly straight.



#10 Teach

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:47 PM

Would'nt it better to work on the darts instead, by adding a spiral fletching before the cone ?arrow_fletching_helical.jpg

 

Or incorporate the fletching into the cone itself. 






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