Winmau Sniper, 23 gram – a mid-to-rear gripper’s review
Cheers guys. I throw an adjusted dart with a very tiny scallop at the same position as this one now. I really feel them getting launched to the board when I use the scallop.
Match Darts: Target Phil Taylor gen 3, 22 g
Best 501:
19 darts
180s (2017):
 91/60

180s (2018): 87
180s (2019): 7

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(03-18-2018, 02:39 AM)Sultan Pepper Wrote: Seem to be working! Average is up around 50 from 43~ and got a 180 this morning

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Congrats!  That looks like a perfect 180.

The 22g snipers are my favorite set at this time.  I ordered the 23g snipers last week.
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(04-05-2018, 03:23 PM)tallguy Wrote:
(03-18-2018, 02:39 AM)Sultan Pepper Wrote: Seem to be working! Average is up around 50 from 43~ and got a 180 this morning

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Congrats!  That looks like a perfect 180.

The 22g snipers are my favorite set at this time.  I ordered the 23g snipers last week.

I find them a dream to score with, recently got a pb of 101 points on the 'one hundred darts at 20' challenge.


I can't quite get the feel for doubles with them though. I also got a set of 180 sword edge cutlass's which have a similar sloped rear with grip, but are 21g. Very interesting dart, doubling slightly improved but scoring fractionally off. I seem to have a trade off between more weight= better scoring, worse doubling. 

Overall I seem to be best with my 14g feathlites, can't quite get the knack on the T20, but that's more than made up for by the improvement in doubles!


So I guess really it just gives me an excuse to buy more darts and find the perfect balance!
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Thanks for the review Whisky. It has been two years since your review but it helped me decide to buy a set of the 23g Snipers and I love them.

I'm kind of 50/50 torn on whether the Snipers or my Simon Whitlocks are my favourite dart now.  The scallop on the Simon Whitlock is slightly closer to the front of the barrel which makes it feel better balanced but I believe I'm throwing (sniping) with the Snipers a bit more accurately.

For some reason I'm regularly grazing the back of my middle finger with the aggressive grip of the Snipers. I'll have to adjust how I pull them out of the board (or buy a file).

Cheers.
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(04-11-2019, 12:36 AM)laconic Wrote: Thanks for the review Whisky. It has been two years since your review but it helped me decide to buy a set of the 23g Snipers and I love them.

I'm kind of 50/50 torn on whether the Snipers or my Simon Whitlocks are my favourite dart now.  The scallop on the Simon Whitlock is slightly closer to the front of the barrel which makes it feel better balanced but I believe I'm throwing (sniping) with the Snipers a bit more accurately.

For some reason I'm regularly grazing the back of my middle finger with the aggressive grip of the Snipers. I'll have to adjust how I pull them out of the board (or buy a file).

Cheers.
Glad it was of use after such a while Smile I was quite passionate about buying these and still consider them a good buy, even though I have moved on to shorter and fatter darts. There are loads of fun ways of holding this dart that may end up surprising you how good it can work, all the way from the rear ring grip, to on the front edge of the scallop.

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Match Darts: Target Phil Taylor gen 3, 22 g
Best 501:
19 darts
180s (2017):
 91/60

180s (2018): 87
180s (2019): 7

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