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I see posts from time to time regarding sabots and generally they seem to relate to two commercially available cones end to end in an hourglass shape pushing a 3/8 steel ball or similar contraption.

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Anyone that has a larger caliber BG and also has ammo for a .40 or even a .50 that can advise the potential of simply putting a Tyvek cone behind the smaller darts fixed cone in a configuration that encourages the Tyvek to fall away after entering free air?

Anyone with any experience and/or sourcing for short sections of cork or dowel rod or other wadding that might favorably compete with the hourglass sabot design?

I have not shot sabots. But I have shot miniature marshmallows through very loose fitting 1/2" PVC and I can send those 20M on a good day. I want to come up with sabots that fall off faster and are easy to find and re-use or with something cheaper than hourglasses at $.60 a piece. I have heard about trailing a bit of yarn. But hope for an even better solution.

Is cutting short pieces of 5/8" dowel on a miter saw worth the effort? What length?

What is your favorite sabot configuration and why?
 

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Has anyone used mini pompoms and is able to share results?

What size were used and how well or poorly did they work?
 

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I have attached 2 cones back to back with a bit of rod or w/e in the middle. They are very similar to the the cold steel ones and they work well. you can shoot multiple darts, marbles, Bbs or just about anything that will fit in the blowgun. marbles work well but if you shoot a hard target they will break into sharp chunks of glass that you may or may not find. I have used 1 inch pom poms as "cones" on darts but have not tried using them as wads yet.
 
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