So my order of China darts came in today so I had to test them out.
First thing I did was cut them down to 35mm in length so that they were similar in length to my MHA silicone dome darts. These darts have a bigger dart tip comparable to those that Xplorer produce, and the foam they are made out of is denser than that of NERF elite darts. These darts do weigh a noticeable amount more than MHA darts just by feel, but I don't have a scale cause I'm not a drug lord and I don't have any use for a scale that weighs .00 grams.
Then I tested them in an overhauled SM1500, Zorn's FAL2, and then a Plusbow. The FAL2 was fitted with the same hopper setup I've been using with MHA darts since 2013 so as to eliminate that as a variable for their hopper-ability. The Plusbow was fitted with an unmodified 1/2" PVC Wye hopper and a 12" CPVC barrel.
Both the FAL2 and Plusbow were fired 100 times and their record of fires to misfires were recorded, and the results are as follows:
MHA Darts (Minor Cornstarch)
The accuracy of these darts is superb; even out of a ridiculously overpowered overhauled SM1500 the darts didn't spin out and shot laser straight. The same can be said about the FAL2 and Plusbow.
As for range variance between these, MHA silicone domes, and Slugs... I didn't test it cause It's too cold and it honestly doesn't matter, but I would take an educated guess and say that these will out range MHA domes and slugs when fired out of the same blaster.
- They seem to feed more reliably than MHA darts, but more testing needs to be done before this can be confirmed.
- Significantly more aerodynamic than slugs
- $0.05 per dart
- METAL FREE
- They're made with black foam which will make recovery a bit of an issue.
- They're more aerodynamic tip could inflict more pain compared to Slugs or MHA domes.
- You have to cut them down to make them hopper.