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Gigmaster, "StrangeFatman" (A native America (Cherokee) from (I think) MountainHome, NC), used to sell 0.50 cal. barrel, Zebco reel, proprietary fishing dart rig for @ $80. 4 ft. barrel. Amazing! I can get about 60 ft. distance (comes with 8 lb. monofilament), and depth accuracy of @ 2 ft. (closer - to about 10 ft.) If you're interested, I'll see if I can track down his information. He used to supply these to BlowgunsNW.com

Teach, 100% correct. The barrel internal ballistics are fouled by any moisture (regardless of spit, breath moisture, WD-40, silicon spray, etc.) - for your average shooter, it may not make a difference, or even be discernable. However, if you're shooting world class competition ... it can be the difference between a bulls-eye and a miss. When hunting, especially 15 to 20 meters or more - it can mean a complete miss.

Using a 6 ft. 0.625 with a 2 ft. extension from 20 meters at a standard target face, shooting in the winter (10 degrees F outside), I was testing the BigBore bamboo target darts. I was not swabbing often enough. Moisture built up on the tailcone, and froze into a frost. The darts would fishtail badly, to the point where it struck the target sideways, and sprayed it with the frost!
 

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I added the laser sight underneath (illegal for use in competitions), battery removed, to serve as a barrel weight (anti-torsion stabilizer), and Bruce Bell's wire parallax-correcting front sight. I keep the foam balance hand grip, nothing else on the barrel. Standard mouthpiece

When you shoot properly, your breath is expelled with force, like coughing. Your body involuntarily flexes slightly, causing a slight barrel jerk. In Japan, they have weights added to try to counter act that. The laser sight made for blowguns is a low-end pointer (constant on), difficult to focus and adjust, at 10 meters, it shines at 3 cm (the bulls-eye on a standard sanctioned competition target is 6 cm. On my Master target, is 3 cm, so this is usesless) diameter. Blowgunsnw.com is now offline. Sorry. If anyone is interested, they are carried by Target Zone sports for @ $22 http://www.blowgun.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=175 (will not fit on the 0.40 cal. barrel)

A less expensive option ($6) is the Tactical Weaver Rail Mount http://www.blowgun.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=914 I have seen this used in Germany, to hold a high power LED MagLight for night hunting.

They also have a magnetic ring (Dart Retainer) for $4 http://www.blowgun.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=901 "keeps the darts near the mouthpice so you can shoot at a downward angle if needed" Neat idea for hunting. No use in competition target shooting.

Pictures and how to make & use the wire sight are in the Tech Tips gallery.
 
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