Tungsten is a very dense metal, also very durable. Using tungsten to make a dart barrel results in a smaller dart for the same weight. For anyone who plays darts often, the durability is important, as that helps retain the dart's precision-machined shape, grooves, and knurling.
Size is usually the first factor considered when choosing tungsten dart barrels. At about half the diameter of a similar weight brass dart, it is a lot easier to fit two or more tungsten darts into a double or triple area.
Think about the end of a cricket games, where you need to hit several bulls to finish. An old-fashioned fat brass dart, the area is nearly covered by the first dart. Switching to a slim tungsten dart barrel easily allows two or three darts to fit in the same area. (Of course, you still have to be able to hit that bull!)
The advantage of tungsten dart barrel is you can achieve the same weight as a thick brass barrel, but the tungsten barrel would be a lot slimmer. This would be a lot more beneficial to a competent dart player as this leaves a lot more room in the treble bed when darts are grouped closely together, making scoring easier.Tungsten darts have a definitive advantage over traditional brass. In addition to less deflections, they are being produced with great knurling patterns on the barrels. These provide a confident grip with less potential for slipping.And these darts come in a variety of both steel tip and soft tip sets.
Tungsten dart barrel come in a variety of weights from about 16 grams up to around 30 grams. It is important when choosing a set of darts that you get the opportunity to try out as many as possible before deciding on a set. The main thing is you feel comfortable when throwing them. Once you find those perfect darts, it may be an idea to purchase an additional identical set just in case they get lost or stolen. If your game does go a little stale or you are striving for improvement, don't be afraid to change your darts.