Arrow launching air rifle with a springer design?
Quote from: splitbeing on March 05, 2023, 08:26:18 PMArrow launching air rifle with a springer design?So would this be a spring-powered crossbow, or a air-powered springer-bow?Either way, when you compare springer power levels to what's needed to power a bolt/arrow to any real distance with accuracy, I think just about every springer on the market comes up way short on power once you consider the weight of the projectile. There's a huge difference in mass between even carbon bolts versus pellets. The few .30 caliber springers would be at the lower end of power needed- and they don't throw 100-grain pellets. A crossbow bolt will weigh more.It might be worth adapting blowgun darts, though. However, they need enough resistance and mass to ensure the shot cycle isn't like a dry-fire. The blowguns I have utilize darts that are far too light for shooting out of a springer... but I DEFINITELY like this idea.
Now I want to make a C02 cartridge-powered blowgun out of a spare 2400 pistol I have sitting around.