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Posted by Jonesysoutdoors22 on 13 November 2015 - 08:43 PM
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
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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, pen, scissors, piece of your diameter blowgun or the pipe itself.
Cut two rough squares of 2 1/2 inches.
Next, you will need to fold the bottom edge as shown up leaving a bit to fold over and seal.
Fold over flap being careful to fold the entire length right to the cones tip.
This is what it should look like.
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.
The underside view which may be a better show of how second piece needs to look.
Fold the little outer flap over first, as shown.
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.
Just about done...
Grab your piece of pipe, or blowgun now your ready to measure, cut and fine tune your cone.
Insert cone in and push gently.
Now your ready to run your pen, (ballpoint is good) around half of cone is sufficient.
Pull it out and there it is.
Now your ready for the cut along the blue line.
There she be. Now you will probably see it's got a peak on one side of the cone, trim it flush.
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.
Hope you found it helpful. Cheers.
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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.
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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.
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Posted by Ghost on 19 November 2019 - 10:18 PM
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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 :/
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Posted by treefork on 13 February 2016 - 05:11 PM
Test them on a piece of wood and you will see they are not delivering the power and penetration needed for a humane dispatch .
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Posted by Teach on 04 June 2015 - 09:37 AM
I totally agree with Treefork, .40 cal is way too small to be taking game with reliably and humanely. Personally I would not use anything less than .50 cal and always prefer .625 over everything.
A friend of mine down in Mexico and I were shooting at a piece of 3/8 inch plywood for lack of something better to use. He had just got his brand new Target Zone .50 cal blow gun and wanted me to come over and do a little shooting with him.
When he shot those .50 cal target darts they hit the plywood with a little "tick" sound and he could pull them out of the ply wood with his fingers. When I shot the .625 of mine they hit the plywood with a "THACK" sound and I needed pliers to pull them out of the plywood as the darts were pushing out the other side of the plywood with target tips. The broadheads hit harder and do more damage going into the animal.
When it comes to hunting calibers.........go big or stay home. grin
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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 sport...cheap!
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.
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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 ;-)
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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!
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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.
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Posted by NightKnight on 05 January 2013 - 12:44 PM
Here are the badges:
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Posted by Lightgeoduck on 05 January 2013 - 07:42 AM
WANT TO SHOW OFF YOUR SKILLS?
WANT TO PUSH YOURSELF TO GREATNESS?
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)
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
6. NO VIDEO EDITS THROUGH STEPS 1-5
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.
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