I've been lurking on this forum for some time and finally decided to join in order to reply in the bead dart thread.
I started BGing back in the curtain bead days with a 2ft .38. Today I use a 3ft .40 but have been considering building more. The tips I have found on this forum are going a long way to make that a reality.
I don't hunt. I am not morally opposed to it for subsistence, I just don't do it for fun; too easy. I don't compete USBA/Fukiyado only because I don't know of any competitions near me, but I probably would if the opportunity arose. I shoot at about the Iron rank level consistently averaging around 136. Mostly I "plink" and practice my own brand of fukiyajutsu; the Art of the Blowgun as opposed to the Way of the Blowgun (fukiyaDO). Similar to biathlon, my fukiyajutsu consists of shooting at various sized targets at various distances and elevations as opposed to fukiyado's consistent distance and target height. All targets are 20 minutes of angle; the same size as the 7pt ring on a fukiyado/USBA target and you shoot until you hit it, then move on to the next target station.
Currently I am entertaining myself with glow darts and shooting in the dark. I use standard fluorescent orange target spots (Birchwood Casey) illuminated by a single 18" ultraviolet tube ("blacklight") in an otherwise completely dark room. If you have the means, I highly recommend this; it's fun, looks super cool, and adds a new dimension to shooting. You don't really know how good you are until you try shooting in the dark.
I am as dedicated to BGing as I am long-winded.