Hate making slugs but love using them?
Can't get china darts to hop correctly?
An answer we've had for about a year but had been war tested by multiple people over a year to bring you to its current revision, the SCS. Easy to make, and have been made ON FIELD at wars, non metal (for those of you interested) this is a great alternative to the #6 slug that's been the staple of our community.
This guide will teach you how to make revision 3 of the SCS.
Special note, you need wider bore barrels to hop these. Any barrel that's larger than 0.5 in internally should be able to hop this dart, however more powerful blasters like 4Bs, my rainbow or other airguns could use a smaller ID barrel such as .495 aluminum. CPVC is highly unrecommended unless it's true magic, PETG, .509 or .527 aluminum as barrel material.
So what do you need?
(check the guide, use the search links for cheapest option)
-Something sharp and precise
(gel style super glue highly recommended)
-1/2 in felt pad
Alright so lets start. I'm using my EDC knife because I keep mine sharp.
Your cut really needs to be flat. On the left is a good cut, while the one on the right is unacceptable.
This is why a razor or Xacto is highly recommended for this practice.
Cut it to whatever length you want it to be, however we cut it to the standard 1.25 in long slug length
Now you're done.
Just kidding this only works in higher power blasters, keep reading.
Apply adhesive of choice on the tip of the USC in the center.
Brass not required, only used to demonstrate this this step.
Apply felt pad adhesive side down onto the tip of the dart, centered.
You can singe felt before application but it's not mandated, as I don't.
Well, now you're done. This is all you need to make the SCS.
That wasn't hard was it? It only takes 30 seconds per dart if you get good at it.
With an assembly line, it's not hard to pump these out by the hundreds.
Edited by Duxburian, 20 November 2016 - 08:24 PM.