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 Post subject: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:44 pm 
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Anyone ever tried using .177 darts in a .177 airgun? Or are they a waste of time?

Anyone know what purpose they were made for?

I suspect continued use would ruin the rifling in a rifled barrel. Would they work in a shell loading revolver, or other smooth bore air guns?

https://www.airgunsource.ca/en/other-17 ... darts.html


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:04 pm 
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:shock: Buy the pistol and shoot away. :lol:

https://www.airgunsource.ca/en/fx-ranch ... ition.html


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:17 pm 
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Yes and yes. They have terrible accuracy at any distance over 5-10'.
They may have originally come out to offer a "dart tournament" style of shooting on a dartboard of sorts. Can't see them ever being used for any type of hunting, even in powerful guns.
While they will no doubt ruin rifling (especially in some of the older brass barrels like Sheridan offered), they may scratch non-rifled steel barrels with continued use.
The ones I have seem to be made of zinc-coated steel, with poorly attached feathering (the sort of stuff you might see on a fishing lure). Not very smooth on the zinc coating, either.
All in all, I wouldn't recommend them.
Probably the ONLY upside I can think of is that they can be reused...

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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:04 pm 
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Thanks for the input.

BTW, wheeliehd, that pistol is a bit to rich for me. But am interested to see how it worked for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:07 pm 
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WOW - that's pricey. Any speed given, anywhere?

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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:02 pm 
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I can remember trying them 30-35yrs ago in my Slavia 630. Novelty quickly wore off after 1/2 dozen shots, couldn't hit anything. Back to regular pellets.

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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:35 pm 
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Seems to me, when I was a kid, I bought a package of them with paper route money. I thought they'd be the cat's meow on squirrels. Couldn't hit a darn
thing with them and of course, went back to pellets, just like Cwild. This was about 1958 or 59. In 1962, age 12, my uncle gave me a .22 Ace Single shot for my birthday.
That was the end of air gun shooting until about 1979 - bought a 1322, lost interest quickly, switched to a .30M1 Carb., then .38SPL then .44 Mag. for packing around on midnight "prowl" shift.

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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:21 pm 
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BB1Shooter wrote:
Anyone ever tried using .177 darts in a .177 airgun? Or are they a waste of time? Anyone know what purpose they were made for?


"...Airgun darts were at one time quite popular. In the 18th and l9th century, shooting darts from elaborate, very expensive air rifles was an indoor sport for the rich."

"..These sharply pointed steel projectiles can ricochet and should always be used with great care and certainly never allowed for use by youth. Darts also may present a hazard to the health of a powerful spring piston airgun. Their lightness, and lack of resistance, factors which may be shared with lightweight hard core pellets with plastic sheaths, may provide insufficient resistance to properly brake and air cushion the forward piston impact of a powerful spring piston airgun. Repeated slamming of the piston of such guns can injure seals, pistons, mainsprings, and produce permanent, irreparable damage to the airgun and its scope sight..."

YMMV

http://www.beemans.net/airgun_projectiles.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:00 pm 
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wheeliehd wrote:
:shock: Buy the pistol and shoot away. :lol:

https://www.airgunsource.ca/en/fx-ranch ... ition.html

sah-weet!

..yet i can't have a pistol x-bow?

good vid. gets into the science >>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmbrdyYROtY

+20ft/lbs..
at 240fps.
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ps... "..self-regulating valve.." AND whoa! ....

JoergSprave goes double-barrelled.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPf48LgRjx0


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:05 pm 
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Leon Yrag wrote:
BB1Shooter wrote:
Anyone ever tried using .177 darts in a .177 airgun? Or are they a waste of time? Anyone know what purpose they were made for?


"...Airgun darts were at one time quite popular. In the 18th and l9th century, shooting darts from elaborate, very expensive air rifles was an indoor sport for the rich."

"..These sharply pointed steel projectiles can ricochet and should always be used with great care and certainly never allowed for use by youth. Darts also may present a hazard to the health of a powerful spring piston airgun. Their lightness, and lack of resistance, factors which may be shared with lightweight hard core pellets with plastic sheaths, may provide insufficient resistance to properly brake and air cushion the forward piston impact of a powerful spring piston airgun. Repeated slamming of the piston of such guns can injure seals, pistons, mainsprings, and produce permanent, irreparable damage to the airgun and its scope sight..."

YMMV

http://www.beemans.net/airgun_projectiles.htm

Bingo. Here is an article about Mozart and his upper class friends having competitions on Sundays. It shows some of the targets too.
https://forum.vintageairgunsgallery.com ... airgunner/


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:13 pm 
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I bought one of these many moons ago, and came with BBs and darts. I used to shoot at the dart board and hit everything I didn't want.

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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:16 pm 
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leadslinger wrote:
I bought one of these many moons ago, and came with BBs and darts. I used to shoot at the dart board and hit everything I didn't want.

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i was given one at a garage sale last fall as the lady didn't know how to work it and just thought it was broken... :)

now i want darts!


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:22 pm 
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I use the darts in an old Crosman 760 Pumpmaster.
We have a corkboard and shoot balloons for fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:34 pm 
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twister wrote:
Bingo. Here is an article about Mozart and his upper class friends having competitions on Sundays. It shows some of the targets too. https://forum.vintageairgunsgallery.com ... airgunner/

thanx for that, fine sir.


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 Post subject: Re: Airgun Darts
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:22 am 
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Leon Yrag wrote:
leadslinger wrote:
I bought one of these many moons ago, and came with BBs and darts. I used to shoot at the dart board and hit everything I didn't want.

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i was given one at a garage sale last fall as the lady didn't know how to work it and just thought it was broken... :)

now i want darts!


I got a package of darts. Nothing that I'd want to shoot them from.


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