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I made a 3 feet copper pipe blowgun. ID is 1/2 inch. Do any commercial/manufactured darts work with it? Thanks!
 

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Check out this site, you may have seen it already but they have lots of .50 cal products. I'd email them and see if they will put

a caliper to a cone for you and give the measurement just to be sure.

Not a bad question as 1/2 inch pvc pipe inside diameter is actually .60 cal.

http://www.blowguns.net/
 

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What do u mean? There's no Santa? No way. Well, I ordered some 50 cal darts so we will see...either they work or I will be buying a 50 cal blowgun! I hope my wife buys that excuse!
 

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So I just got home and measured my pipes. The 1/2 inch copper pipe internal diameter (ID) measures: 0.53 inches so I think I lucked out and the 0.50 darts shall be ok. On the other hand, my 1/2 inch PVC pipe ID is 0.6.
 

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So I just got home and measured my pipes. The 1/2 inch copper pipe internal diameter (ID) measures: 0.53 inches so I think I lucked out and the 0.50 darts shall be ok. On the other hand, my 1/2 inch PVC pipe ID is 0.6.
You can shoot .50 caliber darts out of copper tubing but The cone to bore seal will be on the poor side. The standard (paintball) fifty caliber barrels were a hair over .51 and "sloppy" fit was a common complaint.

Target Zone Sports started selling the "Close Tolerance" fifty cals (.495 to .498 inside diameter) about three years ago and it made a world of difference! Sometimes you have to take just a hair off the cone for a proper fit but that is a whole lot easier than putting a hair on.
 

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So I just got home and measured my pipes. The 1/2 inch copper pipe internal diameter (ID) measures: 0.53 inches so I think I lucked out and the 0.50 darts shall be ok. On the other hand, my 1/2 inch PVC pipe ID is 0.6.
You can shoot .50 caliber darts out of copper tubing but The cone to bore seal will be on the poor side. The standard (paintball) fifty caliber barrels were a hair over .51 and "sloppy" fit was a common complaint.

Target Zone Sports started selling the "Close Tolerance" fifty cals (.495 to .498 inside diameter) about three years ago and it made a world of difference! Sometimes you have to take just a hair off the cone for a proper fit but that is a whole lot easier than putting a hair on.
I hope the one I bought have close tolerances. I bought thme from Target Zone.
 

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