The shotgun version involves two slugs, with metal wire in between. We shall imitate that, with far less dangerous material.
Take your 1" mongos, and burn the hole for weight.
Take a needle, and thread some soft yarn through the eye. Push all the way through.
At the weight end of the dart, tie off the yarn on a washer (used a #10). Place snugly in the weight hole, and put in weights/glue as necessary.
With the felt tip over it.
And the final product. Using a 4B to fire it out of a 1" PVC barrel, I was getting full spread, and wrapping around the standpipe above the woodburner in our basement. I loaded the darts tail to tail, with the yarn in between.
Now, this is experimental; whether it would be allowed in a war is another matter. While your opportunity for a hit goes up, there's always a risk of tripping someone up. You can minimize this by the length of yarn you use; The maximum I'm testing with is 3 feet long, but 2 might be better. We're not trying to injure people.
Of course, you could have a gametype where your objective is to "capture" someone.....
Edited by Buffdaddy, 03 August 2011 - 01:08 PM.