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#1 waspy

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Posted 23 February 2004 - 12:51 AM

When I went to range test the darts go a good 50-60 feet but then the darts start to fishtail,I am using 1-1.5 inch darts weighed with 2 bb's.

Should I use 3/0 fishing weights instead or o.25 slingshot ammo and should I make the stefans longer?
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#2 cxwq

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Posted 23 February 2004 - 01:05 AM

Fishtail - Back end of the dart whips back and forth rapidly as the dart exits the barrel, usually diminishing as the dart travels. Has little or no effect on accuracy but increases drag and thus limits distance.

Spin Out - Dart flies in a markedly non-straight path. Usually characterized by a sudden curve to one side or a corkscrew. Dart frequently ends up 10 or more feet from where you were aiming.

These are not my terms - they were in use when I joined the community.

Are you talking about fishtailing, spin outs, or something different?
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 03:02 AM

**Applauds** Nice definitions. You make yourself sound so damn smart.
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 10:42 AM

**Applauds** Nice definitions. You make yourself sound so damn smart.

Note the sarcasm when he says "sound"
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#5 waspy

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Posted 23 February 2004 - 06:34 PM

It fishtails but after 50-60 feet not when it exits the barrel, it doesn't spin out.
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#6 cxwq

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Posted 23 February 2004 - 06:40 PM

Try more weight. Your darts aren't carrying enough momentum to deal nicely with air resistance. I'd also lengthen them to about 2.5" which works well for any mid to high-power gun.

The 1/4" steel slingshot ammo should work well.
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 10:26 PM

Try more weight. Your darts aren't carrying enough momentum to deal nicely with air resistance. I'd also lengthen them to about 2.5" which works well for any mid to high-power gun.

The 1/4" steel slingshot ammo should work well.

His way should work. I use short stefans too(1"-3/2") and I weight them with 3/0 fishing weights, they work nicely.
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#8 MysticFalcon182

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 08:14 PM

Then again, I use one BB weight each; micro stefans maybe a little longer, and they're fine.

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#9 uche-uche

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 05:27 PM

This may not work for you but for my high powered guns I use a piece of 3/4" long backer rod, 1 bb and enough hot glue.I also put on a felt pad(like you put under furniture so it will not scratch something) on some like my sm5k so it will not make someone bleed.

Edited by uche-uche, 25 February 2004 - 05:29 PM.

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#10 waspy

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 06:28 PM

I will try more weight and maybe make them longer.Thanks for the help.
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