Introduction: How to Make K'nex Sniper Rods (darts)

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Sniper rods are, well, amazing! You can usually get almost double the distance, and at least three times the accuracy when compared to standard L shaped ammo.
Now, most of you can probably figure this out from the first picture, but I am going to make a complete Instructable anyway, for those of you who prefer extra detail, as opposed to not enough.

  • I guess I was inspired by a few forums that showed pics of similar ones. *

Step 1: What You Need!

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Gather up the ~~Ingredients~~ materials. Most are K'nex, but you will also need :
Some packing tape,
and a pair of scissors.

The K'nex you need is:
One rod (I recommend red),
One tan clip,

and one orange T clip (One of those things that looks like a double tan clip).

After you get these things, you can continue....

Step 2: Making the Fins

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Now you need to make the fins!
Start by putting 3-4 rectangles of tape onto the rod,
by folding the tape over itself. Then, you can cut them into triangles.
Make sure you have the tape positioned how you want it. After that,
you may carry on.....

Step 3: The Clips....

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Now, you should still have those two clips.
Clip the T one onto the end that has the fins, like So,
and clip the other one onto the front.
Spin them so that they are lined up with each other
and one of the fins.

Step 4: How to Load.

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Now, this only works on "open Barrel" slingshot-style K'nex guns,
Here is how to load it into one...

1. Put the elastics on first.
2. Make sure the fins and clips are aligned.
3. Place near rear of barrel.
4. Fire!

I hope this instructable helped!

It's pocket-sized ammo, that is smaller and a lot more
effective than regular L-Shaped Ammo

Have fun shooting things!


pinderfish (author)2011-02-03

thanks to you i have sorted out the accuracy on my barrett 50 cal. thank you for this idea

Bartboy (author)pinderfish2011-02-04

Thanks for the feedback!
Sniper rods aren't my idea, but this is my variation, that I've found work best.

skyfaller (author)2010-11-14

WHat gun would this work with?

Bartboy (author)skyfaller2010-11-14

Any gun that uses rails and an elastic! Like the SRV2

DJ Radio (author)2009-06-21

thanks, I will build my own version without triangles.

Bartboy (author)DJ Radio2009-06-21

I have found that triangles work better... Test and give me your results!

DJ Radio (author)Bartboy2009-06-21

I wanna make the sniper fins like killerk does. And, im not doing triangles because of the design messing with the fins, unlike the Killerk bullets.

Bartboy (author)DJ Radio2009-06-21 would the design mess with the fins? What gun are you using them for?

DJ Radio (author)Bartboy2009-06-21

the fins would catch on the barrel and rip. I am making my own original gun.

Bartboy (author)DJ Radio2009-06-21

How could triangles catch????

DJ Radio (author)Bartboy2009-06-22

the space between the barrel and the bullet shot is not that great, and there are a lot of grooves and ruts on the barrel that help support the gun and give it strength. I would wanna make my fins killerk style anyways.

prodo123 (author)DJ Radio2010-03-15

Pilot G2 pen tubes can be used as epic ammo for K'nex guns. Just make sure the cap doesn't leak and explode.

knex paint ball :D

DJ Radio (author)Bartboy2009-06-26

Nevermind, Im making my gun shoot oodammo.

Bartboy (author)DJ Radio2009-06-26

Have fun...

DrWeird117 (author)2009-07-22

The spirit of the hawk!

GrandeSwag (author)2009-06-23

A red rod would work better.

Bartboy (author)GrandeSwag2009-06-24

That is the same size, just a different color. Looks cooler XD

GrandeSwag (author)Bartboy2009-06-24

Oh wow, I didn't realize. The first picture looks like a grey rod.

Owenmon (author)2009-06-21
Bartboy (author)Owenmon2009-06-21

OOPS! I searched for a few minutes, but I didn't see any! Although, it is different, and this is an instructable. I'll give credit.

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