Tungsten Putty tutorial for adding weight to soft/steel tip darts
I've been experimenting with the putty for a few weeks. For me it's been great to even out weights. Not so great for making darts heavier -- the most I can fit into any of my darts is half a gram.

One thing I did discover, though… the stick of a Tootsie Pop is the perfect diameter for putty-cramming.
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whats a Tootsie Pop?
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(01-30-2015, 07:19 PM)Getagrip Wrote: whats a Tootsie Pop?


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LOL nice ad, they are called something else here but I forget what, I feel old Sad
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(01-30-2015, 06:07 PM)brenthahn Wrote: I've been experimenting with the putty for a few weeks. For me it's been great to even out weights. Not so great for making darts heavier -- the most I can fit into any of my darts is half a gram.

One thing I did discover, though… the stick of a Tootsie Pop is the perfect diameter for putty-cramming.

How much weight you can add definitely depends on how deep the dart is drilled. Companies like Target will often keep the outer diameter the same for all weight ranges and drill deeper to get the weight down. It's usually a good indication when you see three different weights ranging from 21g-25g and a 3 barrels are relatively the same size...you'll know that 21g barrel will most likely have a large cavity/add a few grams with tungsten putty.

Definitely check out Getagrip's dart reviews too and pay attention to the picture showing the measurements...on the later reviews he's been showing how deeply the dart is drilled. This will give you a good indication of much putty can be added.


(01-30-2015, 07:19 PM)Getagrip Wrote: whats a Tootsie Pop?

EDIT: Beat me to it!
It's a candy lollipop with a Tootsie Roll center.
They had a famous commercial/slogan for years, "How many licks does it take to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop?"

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great idea,never new there was such a product!
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An alternative to those wanting to the get the most weight out of the smallest space might want to opt for tungsten powder. I used it a couple years ago to fill up a Hankey dart and the powder is quite a bit heavier than putty. A word of caution... it's super messy if you're not careful. Care has to be taken when changing stems or else the powder will spill all over the place.
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(02-23-2015, 02:54 PM)Cyanide Wrote: An alternative to those wanting to the get the most weight out of the smallest space might want to opt for tungsten powder. I used it a couple years ago to fill up a Hankey dart and the powder is quite a bit heavier than putty. A word of caution... it's super messy if you're not careful. Care has to be taken when changing stems or else the powder will spill all over the place.

Or you could use the powder for the majority of it, then 'plug' the last bit with the putty. Best of both worlds.
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Plus one for a great tutorial! Smile

Cyanide, I used to use tungsten flakes before for similar purposes, but not for darts. I'm guessing that with a dart using tungsten powder, you could 'pack' it in by a tiny fabric wad. Reason why fabric is because it can be compressed very tightly by the point/stem. Imaging a small portion of a cleaning flannel, gauze or a cut felt airgun cleaning pellet. Or even a very tiny bit of something like blutac.

Felt Pellet: http://images.esellerpro.com/2269/I/162/1/22_2.jpg

Blutac: http://www.craftycrocodiles.co.uk/images...379600.jpg
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