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#1 giwtro

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 01:08 PM

I have been target shooting for a while now, and want to get into hunting with blowguns.  As of now, I only shoot a 5' 50cal blowgun, and I do not think that it is suitable for hunting.  Therefore, I am looking to build one in a larger calibre- a .75cal.  Would this work well to take small game such as rabbits and squirrels?  How much power am I looking at If I push a 5g dart through a 5' .75cal bg?



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 03:04 PM

.62 cal is more than likely optimal bore for most people . Math will show .75 cal requires enormous air volume . Nobody can tell what power you will get without knowing the velocity of the dart and  your ability /lung capacity .


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#3 NaturalFork

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 11:37 PM

What Treefork said



#4 cjb4u

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 11:29 AM

I agree with above. I think a person would be hard pressed to get 100% efficiency out of a cold steel 5 ft. .62 but if you do put a .75 together I would love to see it in action.

#5 allanlsw

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 06:47 PM

I use 50cal, 6 footer with 3g darts for hunting rats. No issue with penetration, flies straight. Practice your blowing technique. .75 is too big to blow effectively, at least for me anyway.

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