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some cheap Lewis alternatives- Review and comparison
Greetings Nutz!
I was looking at these for quite some times now, and finally I decided to give 'em a go.
UNICORN STRIKER CORE XL 80% TUNGSTEN 21G DARTS
This is how they look in the box.
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The idea was: "I like ringed straight barrels in the 20-22g range, especially the Lewis-type darts, but I find the Target Lewis's a bit expensive, plus I feel like I would be better with some shorter barrels than my 53mm Mardles and Wades,So why not try them when they are less than half price compard to the Target Lewis 21gs"

This is what you get for your money;2 extra set of Gripper II medium stems,2 extra packs of Core Plus Std(75mic) flights, 8 springs, a check out card and some point protectors.
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Let's measure the barrels.Length:
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Width:
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They are drilled out at the rear at about this much:
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Approx. length of the points:
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And with the local shop's support, we can do kind of a comparison with the Target Lewis Gen 2 21 g barrel.I know they are not identical to each other, but still there is some similarity in my opinion.
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The grooves between the rings are maybe a tenth of a mm wider on the Targets, and they are only 6.2 mm wide barrels, but trust me when you throw 'em, there's not much difference at all.As so many others said before, the small rings give not so much grip.Here's a closer pic:
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Difference between the noses:
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I compared the weights too, and was surprised by the match of the Strikers, only 3 hundredth of a gram between them:
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The Lewis's were slightly lighter, one barrel particularly:
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Sorry for not to show you a pic of the balance points, but I don't have anything useful to put under the barrels,
Believe me when I say, the balance points of both barrels are in the center if you put the medium stems on and a little bit to the front if they are fitted with short nylons.

The Strikers landed slightly tail up for me with the supplied set up(Gripper 2 medium stems and 75 mic. plus Std flights, the Gripper 2 mediums are only 1mm longer than the tweenie deflectagrips btw:
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And a little more tail up with the short stems and the 100 mic, plus Std flights:
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And finally here's a pic of the comparison with the 20g Wade's and the 22g Mardle's barrels:
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My conclusion:
I'm very pleased with how they feel(the grip is about 3,3 on a 1-5 scale in my opinion) in my hand, and how they fly.
I had very little time to throw them yet, even couldn' try them with normal Std flights, but despite I had to adjust my throw as they are shorter than my previous darts, I experienced some great comfort with them.

Highly recommended to those who like these kind of barrels/this weight and don't want to spend too much money.
Thanks for reading this and sorry if there were too many pics, I'm not too skillful in these territories.
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Nice darts, these are more than 20 years in Unicorns range. way before Lewis played darts Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
may all the doubles be with you

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No such thing as a poor Unicorn dart, they look like good deep rings to hold onto. Love straight ringed barrels myself so A1 from me
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Modified Unicorn Striker with RD medium sparkle stems, hardcore black flights, Mission black points and Target titanium stem rings   

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I love this kind of reviews that gives darters practical options to think about! Nice posting.
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Good review. Plus 1 from me
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Great review thanks a lot +1 from me. They look like very nice darts I must say.
Darts: 22g Darts Clearance 
Shafts: Nitrotech short
Flights: Standard No.2

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+1 from me too. Well done and very informative.
Currently throwing 20g Wades badly at an Eclipse Pro




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I have been looking at the harrows assassin 20g barrels as a alternative to the Lewis barrel. Would anyone who has a set be able to do a comparison for me? Thanks Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(06-24-2015, 09:18 PM)Fred Raket Wrote: Nice darts, these are more than 20 years in Unicorns range. way before Lewis played darts Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

So maybe this range inspired the Unicorn Lewis darts?Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(06-25-2015, 02:31 AM)DanGoldsmith180 Wrote: I have been looking at the harrows assassin 20g barrels as a alternative to the Lewis barrel. Would anyone who has a set be able to do a comparison for me? Thanks Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Didn't throw them just hold them in my hand, and I have to say they have less grip because the grooves are smaller between the rings.
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(06-25-2015, 02:31 AM)DanGoldsmith180 Wrote: I have been looking at the harrows assassin 20g barrels as a alternative to the Lewis barrel. Would anyone who has a set be able to do a comparison for me? Thanks Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

They can be compared with the Durro Bristows Danny.

(06-25-2015, 03:52 PM)Babe180 Wrote:
(06-24-2015, 09:18 PM)Fred Raket Wrote: Nice darts, these are more than 20 years in Unicorns range. way before Lewis played darts Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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Lol. He played John Parts and needed more grip.
may all the doubles be with you

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(06-25-2015, 02:31 AM)DanGoldsmith180 Wrote: I have been looking at the harrows assassin 20g barrels as a alternative to the Lewis barrel. Would anyone who has a set be able to do a comparison for me? Thanks Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

I have a set of those Assassin's lovely darts, nice grip but not severe at all.
Think I will try the Target True Play in 21 gram as they have rings right to the rear where I grip and for just under £17 worth taking a chance
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Modified Unicorn Striker with RD medium sparkle stems, hardcore black flights, Mission black points and Target titanium stem rings   

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Great thread. +1 from me.

When throwing in the 20-22g range, a lower tungsten percentage isn't such a handicap. I've been wanting to give lighter darts another try...these are definitely going on the list due to the thread. I had some good luck with 21g Lewis a week or so ago so this is a great option. Plus if it doesn't work out, it's not a huge hit to your wallet.
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(06-26-2015, 11:38 AM)Regulatori Wrote: Great thread. +1 from me.

When throwing in the 20-22g range, a lower tungsten percentage isn't such a handicap. I've been wanting to give lighter darts another try...these are definitely going on the list due to the thread. I had some good luck with 21g Lewis a week or so ago so this is a great option. Plus if it doesn't work out, it's not a huge hit to your wallet.

Thank you!
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