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Advice Air rifle Darts

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Timothy095, May 2, 2012.

  1. Timothy095

    Timothy095 Junior Member

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    Ive heard that darts ruin the barrel of your rifle, is this true? does it damage the spiral inside the barrel. are there only to be shot out of smooth bore barrels?
     
  2. muzzy76

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    Shooting darts out of a rifle is a guaranteed way to ruin the rifling.

    Leave them for the cheapo plinking guns.
     
  3. Barcelona68

    Barcelona68 Banned

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    You heard correct. Only use on smooth bore barrels like the crappy Gat gun. They'll ruin a good rifled barrel.
     
  4. theobencarbine88

    theobencarbine88 Post Whore

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    I'd avoid them like the plague
     
  5. Timothy095

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    Thanks guys
     
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    They would strip the rifling on any barrel mate, best thing to use darts with is a Gat pistol ??? as there not accurate anyway!!!
     
  7. Jackroadkill

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    They're not very good for the piston and piston seal either. Beacuse they don't seal the breech the piston will smash the seal against the end of the cylinder due to not being correctly slowed by the air cushion.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, why would anyone want to shoot darts? i can understand using tranquilliser darts, but i'd dread to think anyone would use them for live game...
     
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    cousin shot one from my s410, has a choaked brl and cost £140 to have a new brl fitted at local shop because dart got stuck scored the hell out of it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ONLY SHOOT FROM SMOOTH BORE, better still.... dont bother with them!
     
  10. husky

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    You can get darts with plastic body and metal tip in both .177 and .22 and unlike the normal darts there is no metal to metal contact so no damage to rifling. On the down side they are not as strong as metal darts and are easely broken if used in high power rifles at targets that are verry close. Under no circomstances shuld you use them on live quarey! targets only then with a wooden backstop.. If you want to try them look on EBAY under .177 or .22 airgun darts. They are fun but I use them more in pistols as rifles do tend to mash them after one or two shots. Hope this may be some help to you cheers Tom.
     
  11. tom simkins

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    darts =DONT
     
  12. hobson

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    Ok, so what the point in darts (no pun intended) if they're not that accurate and knacker a rifle? why use them in the first place?
     
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    For a gat gun making about 1 f/lb, you fired them at a darboard as a bit of fun.

    In a full powered rifle, not only will steel on steel knacker the barrel but at the velicity they would hit something you would never ever get them out of whatever you shot them at.

    These were around in the 70's 80's and being plastic could be used in a rifled barrel on low powered guns. Scroll down to see the plastic ones.

    http://www.jackals-lair.com/page_21.html
     
  14. husky

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    The darts in the above websight are almost the same as the ones you can get today I use my ones in a couple of low power air rifles and air pistols. I agree it probably is not a good idea to use them in 12ftlb guns but it can be fun if you dont have the target to close or they will probably disintagrate on impact. If you have an air pistol with a rifled barrel then go for it they work quite well and won't knacker the barrel.
     
  15. ovy4213

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    I love dartboard shooting.
    .177 darts in my gat and .22 darts in my B2
    I wont even allow them in the same room as my air arms or weihrauchs.
     

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