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I'm new to blowguns and I'm curious what the best .50 cal is? I'm looking at http://www.blowgun.com/shop/category.aspx?catid=16 and they have 5 for sale. With the exception of how many darts they come with they all look the same to me. Is there any differences other than that? What are your thoughts/reviews on these? I'm going to be using this just for taget practice, not for hunting.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I don't have any experience with those. I know others here shoot them and speak well of them and the company. Some one here will answer specifically.
 

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I'm new to blowguns and I'm curious what the best .50 cal is? I'm looking at http://www.blowgun.com/shop/category.aspx?catid=16 and they have 5 for sale. With the exception of how many darts they come with they all look the same to me. Is there any differences other than that? What are your thoughts/reviews on these? I'm going to be using this just for taget practice, not for hunting.
Like Treefork I don't have one of these myself but there is a lot of positive things said about them here on this and other forums - more so than any other brand. I would suggest that you would be hard pressed to go wrong with any of the "CT" (close tolerance) line.

I went to order one but they don't accept any electronic means of payment with anything other than cards issued from US Banks. Not even Paypal. If you are in the USA and paying via credit card you will be fine as long as your credit card comes from a bank within the USA. Otherwise you too are out of luck.

Unless you are a competition target shooter and you are wanting to just get started into blow gunning you will probably not notice a difference in performance from the CT and a good straight length of 1/2 inch copper water pipe at a fraction of the cost until your skill as a shooter advances where you need better equipment to improve your scores. If you just want to have fun as a hobby shooter - make your own blow gun and you will enjoy using it much more knowing "you" made it. Most of us on this forum have made our own and continue using them. Realistically it's not rocket science. Blow Guns are just tubes with or without mouthpieces or muzzle protectors. How simply you build them is entirely up to you. Good luck with your acquisition whatever you decide.
 

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I've been reading the reviews of the extreme blowguns and they seem to be very good. I will be using it just for practice and target shooting. Probably 75% of the time I will be using it indoors and because of that I'm leaning toward a 36". I think a 5' would be way too big for indoors and a 4' might be pushing it. It seems like all the models are the same, just different darts included.
 

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Well, Copper water pipe is actually quite expensive. Roughly the same as their Extreme pro CT in 48" length.
No doubt copper has gone up a lot from where it was in price but I recently bought my 5 foot length of 1/2 inch standard copper water pipe for the equivalent of $16.00 USD. That's not so bad. My suggestion was not meant that he should use only copper pipe, there are lots of other good materials that could be substituted that are even less expensive than copper such as EMT conduit or PVC. Not knowing what "thewarning's" financial resources are like I wished to provide him with home made alternatives that would still allow him to enjoy blow gunning without having to spend as much money. Making your own is always a good way to go if not better in many ways regardless of materials or price.
 

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I know. I was just pointing that out. Copper water pipe, the sorta-thick walled stuff, is bloody expensive here. The hardware store wants $25 for a half inch diam 6 foot length.

A 10 foot length of 1/2 inch PVC is $1.58.

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