Most Liked Content - Forums

Jump to content


Most Liked Content

#4277 Big bore aluminum tubes

Posted by Jonesysoutdoors22 on 13 November 2015 - 08:43 PM

Good idea tree fork,thanks for suggestion...Im deff goin to try...
  • Sexyfirttime, yumeblossom, ellacosa and 55 others like this

#3502 Paracord Blowgun Sling

Posted by Timeguitar on 16 April 2014 - 06:17 PM

I made this Sling using 25ft of Camo paracord and a Rifle scope mount which can also be used as a sight

Attached Thumbnails

  • IMG_20140416_180506031.jpg
  • IMG_20140416_180436855.jpg
  • IMG_20140416_180426291 (1).jpg

  • ThompsY, Rubeni, Anasa and 10 others like this

#740 How I Make My Duct Tape Cones

Posted by Turtle on 28 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

First off, please let me give credit to 'BackyardBowyer' from youtube for this method.  Well done, and I really haven't changed

all that much from the way he shows it if any.


I find these so easy to make and they come out pretty uniform and perform well on my bamboo kabob skewers.


First off, you will need these items...

duct tape cone tutorial 001.JPG

Duct tape, pen, scissors, piece of your diameter blowgun or the pipe itself.


duct tape cone tutorial 002.JPG

Cut two rough squares of 2 1/2 inches.


duct tape cone tutorial 004.JPG

Next, you will need to fold the bottom edge as shown up leaving a bit to fold over and seal.


duct tape cone tutorial 005.JPG

Fold over flap being careful to fold the entire length right to the cones tip.


duct tape cone tutorial 006.JPG

This is what it should look like.


duct tape cone tutorial 007.JPG

Ok, this is what I found to be a bit tricky and this photo and the next show you proper placement of the second

outer piece of tape.  I found if I didn't hit the angle quite right I was left with a underside sticky seam showing

which of course you don't want.  Don't get to worried about it as there is leeway, try to get as close as you can.


duct tape cone tutorial 008.JPG

The underside view which may be a better show of how second piece needs to look.


duct tape cone tutorial 009.JPG

Fold the little outer flap over first, as shown.


duct tape cone tutorial 010.JPG

Now you want to begin rolling the outer layer over the inner. You don't want creases so go slow using your

index finger to complete.


duct tape cone tutorial 011.JPG

Just about done...


duct tape cone tutorial 012.JPG



duct tape cone tutorial 013.JPG

Grab your piece of pipe, or blowgun now your ready to measure, cut and fine tune your cone.


duct tape cone tutorial 014.JPG

Insert cone in and push gently.


duct tape cone tutorial 015.JPG

Now your ready to run your pen, (ballpoint is good) around half of cone is sufficient.


duct tape cone tutorial 016.JPG

Pull it out and there it is.


duct tape cone tutorial 017.JPG

Now your ready for the cut along the blue line.


duct tape cone tutorial 019.JPG

There she be.  Now you will probably see it's got a peak on one side of the cone, trim it flush.


duct tape cone tutorial 020.JPG

Now, all that's needed is a bit of fine trimming to fit your bore and you should be off to locate

a dart and complete.


duct tape cone tutorial 021.JPG




Hope you found it helpful.  Cheers.



Attached Thumbnails

  • cones 002.JPG

  • treefork, cjb4u, GrayWolf and 4 others like this

#5897 Precision ct .50 cal or .625 cold steel?

Posted by Alzo on 13 October 2017 - 02:46 AM

Which blowgun would you recommend and why? I imagine more people will recommend the cold steel so I am wondering if a precision ct would be worth it to get also for something that is easier to shoot and use inside. Is the difference between the two big enough to get both or is on of the two good enough for everything you would want out of a blowgun? Thanks for any thoughts you have on these questions and please feel free to add anything else.  

  • TaylorI, Instasamkaaroky, TamazH and 4 others like this

#1361 Darts For Hunting

Posted by neondog on 05 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

 realisticle what you can achieve the cleanest shot with works. 


Yup! A 100 grain broadhead to the tail is not a kill-shot.

  • NightKnight, cjb4u, Chips and 2 others like this

#15794 Cold Steel multi-darts

Posted by Ghost on 19 November 2019 - 10:18 PM

3 point dart.

Attached Thumbnails

  • KIMG1509.JPG

  • NaturalFork, JTslinger, lozydiom and 1 other like this

#14782 Broadhead darts scratches the barrel?

Posted by slippery slapper on 22 October 2019 - 09:34 PM

Howdy, I'm new to this forum, and long been a part time hobby blow-gunner. Recently saw Tim wells blowgun hunting video, killing a bear with a steel broadhead dart, right into its heart. And for the first time, I also wanted to go hunt some squirrels with homemade broadhead darts for a start. And here's the question, wouldn't the steel broadhead scratch the hell outta barrel? there's no sabot or anything that protects the dart from dragging all the way through the bore. searched this forum and had no luck finding anything regarding this. and also, how important is barrel finish to accuracy, anyway? Would velvety-smooth honed barrel would vastly improve accuracy?  






BTW is this forum dead or something? some non-sense shill postings and p0rn site ads are everywhere, yet no one deals with it, it seems :/

  • gshouse2004, Carlosgab, ParkerBar and 1 other like this

#1223 Commercial darts for 1/2 inch pipe

Posted by treefork on 04 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

1/2 electrical conduit is @ .62 cal. 6 inches of thera band gold is actually 5 inches. A 2X4 piece of lumber is not. The whoppers on TV never look like the ones at Burger King. I just found out this year there is no Santa Clause  :growl:

  • Cervantes, Carbon, M_J and 1 other like this

#88 Best Type Of Tubing?

Posted by treefork on 08 December 2012 - 08:20 AM

I like 1/2 inch electrical conduit because i get a nice 7 footer that doesn't sag.I believe that would be @ .62 cal bore.The mouth piece being a PVC connector. A safety is formed after cutting with a tubing cutter. A little camaflauge duct tape and your ready. Looks awsome and best of all its dirt cheap.

  • neondog, DrJ and gshouse2004 like this

#859 Darts For Hunting

Posted by neondog on 30 December 2012 - 02:35 AM

i just got my first blowgun it is just a cheap one from cabelas its a 36 inch 40 cal is there a certain dart i would need for rabbits or squirrels?

Do yourself, the rabbits and the squirrels a big favor. Get an even cheaper blowgun at just about any hardware store. A ten foot piece of half inch electrical conduit is less than two dollars. Inside diameter is just a hair smaller than a Cold Steel Magnum. There is a good chance that they will cut it in half for free and you have two five foot big bores that are suitable for hunting rabbits or squirrels. An off-center cut will give you a four foot and six foot and increase the odds of your getting the size tube that best suits your abilities. A six foot conduit is too much pipe for me. A forty caliber is what people are using to give cute animals body piercings that have little more effect than the piercings that we get but raise a lot more eyebrows.


Another way to take this size game without the risk of animals parading the area wearing darts is to use a blunt tipped stun dart. I'd be glad to answer any questions you have about any of these suggestions.

  • NaturalFork, Chips and gshouse2004 like this

#7492 Hello Everybody, hello America! Greetings from Germany!

Posted by BGMarc on 07 November 2018 - 04:23 PM

My Name is Marc, i´m nearly 41 Years of Age.


I´m living in Germany, exactly in Erftstadt, near Cologne. I really love shooting Blowguns and Bows. I use them for sportive shooting at Targets and 3D-Targets. I shoot my Blowguns at ranges from 10 up to 30 Meters. Hunting with those Things (Bows and Blowguns) is in Germany prohibited, but I wouldn´t do it, so what?

I shoot Blowguns now since nearly 20 Years and i build my Blowguns and Darts on my own. If i have Time enough, i´ll make some nice Pics to show them to you here in the Forum. Actually i have 7 Pcs and another two are in progress.

I discovered this Forum, because i was looking for a new one. We´ve had an own german Forum, but it´s closed at the Time and nobody knows, if it ever will be continued. A sad Thing i guess, so i will make a new one, as soon as i can, but that´s another Story.

Here in Germany we have National Tournaments in Targetshooting and 3D-Shooting and this Year we´ve had also the first European Championship in 3D-Shooting in Austria. There i´ve made the 10th Place. I think that i´d could do it better, but the austrian Beer was very tasty in the Evening before, so i had a bad Day at the Tournament. XD But although it was great fun and i met a lot of kind People. The Austrians are pretty cool and kind, they´ve done a lot of work to give the People a good Day, so i had a very good Time there and that´s been the most important Thing to me.

The next European Championship in 3D-Shooting is in 2020 and it will happen in Germany. If somebody should be interested, he can contact me here. I will give the Adress of the Organizer. We would really apreciate to shoot with some People from Overseas.


Greetings from Germany




P.S.: Please excuse me, if my English shouldn´t be that good. It´s a long Time ago since i´ve used it, so i have to learn again.

  • WilburnReria, Leonardfal and RichardHom like this

#7066 New Reel for Cottonmouth

Posted by Fatman on 23 March 2018 - 10:31 AM

20180323_122228.jpg Check out my new reel for my Cottonmouth frog gig. With this little baby and four pound test line, the dart doesn't even know the line is there! It will reach out and touch a big bull thirty feet into the pond, if I can hit it!
  • slingshot, hoggy and WilliamCaf like this

#4737 Rant

Posted by DominicThomas on 18 October 2016 - 07:29 AM

This is why I'm sticking to blowguns. I just bought a new bow and it freaking broke. I spent $1500 on a Prime One STX 36 and the strings popped on it. Its crazy how much fun you can have with a blowgun that you build yourself and you would think that a more expensive toy would be that much more fun. It's not. and i Just had to spend another $79 on Prime One STX 36 bowstrings that weren't cheap either! Anyone else ever get an expensive toy just to realize that blowguns are better.

  • ThomasKit, Michaeldreaw and DonnieGor like this

#4258 Cold Steel multi-darts

Posted by JTslinger on 24 October 2015 - 09:09 AM

I picked up a pack of multi-darts a while back, but have not really had a chance to use them. I think they would work well for hunting larger small game.

What are your thought?
  • accurry, Janciek and zooplobby like this

#2437 A simple cheap broadhead dart...

Posted by Raptor on 25 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

This is a simple broadhead dart made with 6" flag wire dart shaft any cone you prefer and a fletcher glazer #2 framer point epoxy or sodered onto the sharpened then pounded flat wire shaft tip. They are very effective and penetrate very well..

Attached Thumbnails

  • IMG_20130225_165208.jpg

  • treefork, THWACK! and CapnLarry like this

#2355 Here is a simple little mod ...

Posted by Turtle on 04 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

Taking the pipes out into the cold the other day to do some target practice, found the aluminum getting very

cold even with a guy like me who's told is full of hot air.


Here is a simple mod you can do to your home made jobbies that is in keepiing with this!

I grabbed at the local hardeware store some 1/2 inch pipe foam insulation.  It also comes in 3/4 inch for your

bigger calibers.  $.69 for a 4 ft piece!


All is needed is a sharp knife, some electrical tape, slide it on, get it in the right spot for you, and tape it down.

Very comfortable, and it will keep the cold pipes from seeping through to your hands when out in the field.




Attached Thumbnails

  • photo (113).JPG
  • photo (111).JPG
  • photo (112).JPG

  • NaturalFork, Beanflip and Chips like this

#1492 Angry Birds

Posted by BlasterTom on 06 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

Just superglue a plastic broadhead to the top of a CS 0.625 stundart a you got something i call an angry bird.




The spike on its top increases the penetration amazingly. Nice to shoot at some old melons or other fruits or to shred some old styropur boxes. Like smashiing building in the gameapp  ;-)



  • Rafaelfum, Georgesains and RichieCon like this

#1346 Holy Crap!

Posted by Carbon on 05 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

Showing the accuracy and hitting power of the new nail darts;



Best to watch in HD and full screen! Warning, you may be surprised!

  • Turtle, treefork and cjb4u like this

#1345 BB Peashooters: Fun for all the family!

Posted by drfrancov on 05 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

A while ago I read this: http://blowgunforum....?hl=peashooters

So I ordered the BB peashooters: http://www.railrider...eashooters.html

I also bought a bunch of 6mm softair bbs.


I get them on the mail yesterday. Me and the kids are having a blast. The diameter is perfect for the 6mm bbs and they shoot very nicely. On the Chrony I got 110 FPS consistently.


We have been using empty soda cans as targets. We filled them with different amounts of water so they make different sounds when hit! They are just plain fun! Of course on the website , they give a bunch of other suggestions for targets.


Ron at [email protected] runs the site. He is a veteran and a great guy to deal with. Shipping was fast and product came neatly packaged and undamaged. I actually 1 got one freebie of a larger diameter that I am using to shoot 8mm blaster pro ammo.


I would encourage you guys to check his site Comet Peashooters .For those of us who have kids, these peashooters are fun and a good way to get them going with blowguns. Also a fun excuse to spend time together! Plus you could take one of these to work and tease a few coworkers/friends.

  • Robertgab, Anthonymom and Tylerecomb like this

#1299 [Competition] Blowgunforum Qualification Badge

Posted by Lightgeoduck on 05 January 2013 - 07:42 AM


If you answered "yes" to the above questions then you came to the right thread.

Object: 5 shots in a 5oz tuna can sized ring (8cm)

Distance options:



5/5: 5 stars
4/5 4 stars
3/5 3 star
other: try again


Blowgun: can't be more than 5' long, any bore is acceptable, no laser sights (only source of air is from shooter's respiratory system (lungs) )
Darts; Any dart may be used, but can't be longer than the blowgun.

Caught on tape.

1. Show dartless target
2. Compare ring to can to show the size of ring or measuring device to indicate proper diameter
3. Show measured distance
4. Shooter and target needs to be in frame during shots taken. ( at least the majority of the blowgun in view if space is limited)
5. Show darts all darts in target for dart count, only darts within the ring will count for qualification

Multiple entries for various distances or improvements with in a distance is permitted.

Disclaimer: This is not an official tournament ranking system, its a means to show your stuff, and to encourage members to keep working on improving ones skills.

Have Fun



Badge earners




MJ 5/5

Lightgeoduck 4/5




Beanflip  5/5

MJ 5/5




neondog 5/5

MJ 4/5



  • NightKnight, Beanflip and hoggy like this