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    Quote Originally Posted by Graf View Post
    Guess a lot would be conditions, dart specs, etc. I can do that at 25' easy enough, 20 yards is a big claim
    The picture is getting clearer. Thanks for the experienced input.


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    Actually Blowguns are great for small game hunting. Just realize not all ammo are created equal. Just like with any projectile weapon it is a balance between weight of the ammo, and the velocity it shoots at (which is determined by ammo weight, shaft length & diameter of blowgun, and amount of air pressure you exhale).

    There is a huge array of different ammo types for blowguns too. The ammo with the greatest stopping power imo are the long nail spear flat heads. They are literally thick nails that have a flattened spear head tip. They are the heaviest of the ammo types and strongest dart with greatest penetrating ability. I have shattered thick beer bottles with that ammo where as my spring loaded bb gun just ricocheted off the bottle. Using the thinner spear or pointed tip darts for this scenario resulted in the destruction of all the darts after bouncing off the beer bottle.

    Whether you add a crosshair sight on the end of the blowgun is up to you. Some people swear by these crosshair sights while others swear at them. If you are asthmatic or have COPD there is a co2 canister attachment setup for blowguns and they even sell a multi loader quiver mouth piece that you can fire multiple single shots with but a twist of the mouth piece quiver.

    For larger game, there are syringe darts that you attach a hollow needle to and fill with a tranquilizing agent. This method I have never tried personally, but considering how many tribal Indians that have taken down large game using this method, I give it a 2 thumbs up ( if not for taking down the animal then for coming up with a tranquilizer agent in the wild)

    If you have high end couplers, multiple segmented blowguns work just fine. It makes it much more packable having four 15 inch connectable tubes then having to lug around a 5' one. And up to a point, longer is better (till the point of diminishing returns)

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    "...amount of air pressure you exhale"

    Exhale? Dang. No wonder the things never worked.

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    Zactly.....

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