Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: New Weapon Class
>I have gotten quite a bit of useful help from the NSBA. They are the ones
who put me in contact with a couple blowgun groups in Europe.
>What is the largest caliber and longest blowgun you have shot? I started
with a modern 40 caliber, went to a 62 by six foot long and then to a 62 by
seven foot long. I am working on a 68 by eight foot long and a 75 by eight
boot long blowgun. A small increase in the bore diameter leads to a large
increase in the energy imparted to the projectile. This is obvious since
the area of the bore increases with the square of the diameter. I need
heavier projectiles since I am trying to get decent accuracy at 40
yards. My guess is the longer bores and slightly lighter darts will do the
job. Right now my blowgun royal round scores are about equal to my hand
bow scores. In other words, not very good. I do great at 20 yards, okay
at 30, but have only recently been able to hit at 40. I do have great
speed rounds! The last four I shot I got off 9 darts on three ends and 10
darts on one. It will be interesting to see if I pass out shooting a speed
round with a 75 caliber by eight foot long weapon. The last time I shot a
speed round with my 62 caliber by seven foot weapon I found I couldn't add
the scores. I couldn't figure out what was wrong at first until I realized
I was dizzy from hyper-ventilating!
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> 7At 06:59 AM 6/29/2006, you wrote:
>Another source to check for blowgun association is the National Sport
>Blowgun Association (NSBA):
>The affiliates page has links to other pages:
>There, you will find a link to the Federation Francaise de tir a la
>I am an active member of the NSBA, with my own local club called the
>Southwest Ohio Blowgun Association. We are meeting at my house near
>Oxford on Sunday July 9th for anyone interested. We are using modern
>darts, though, not medieval.
>I wonder if in California an exception would be made for historic
>re-enactment. Arnie is a nice guy, ask him to change the law!