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Ash, like the rest of us horsemen, collected crossbows for about a decade (check his member #), as they were all we used. He just never needed to mod these two. He has a bunch of packages splitfires and larami supermaxx 1000s for the same reason, though I imagine the latter were always really just trade bait.
Actually, I had plans to use the splitfires... but alas now I just have 6 of them still in the packaging that I never touch.
1. There is almost no need to add the bbb spring and keep the original in there. I modded a Longshot for my girlfriend and took out the stock spring to make the pull a bit easier for her. It seems to get identical ranges as the guns with both springs.
2. The large air restrictor isn't really all that important. Two of my longshots have the large air restrictors removed and two don't. One of each has the post removed as well. The ranges are identical on all of them. The only real difference seems to be that the two with air restrictors still in them are much quieter and get far less spin-outs. The range is just about identical. Of course, with a modded barrel I'm sure it makes a huge difference, but if you haven't modded the barrel yet and plan on using the stock darts from time to time, I suggest leaving the big air restrictor in there. Also, the guns with posts still in them seem to fire the stock darts more effectively (though still with some spiraling).
3. One last thing is if you can find a slightly stiffer spring to put on the catch mechanism, that seems to be an area that needs improvement. The catch is sort of touchy. My first three mods didn't have any problem, but the latter two were a bit too touchy on the trigger and occasionally fired on their own. If you can upgrade that little spring I think that would solve any problems in that area.
I do, however, suggest putting the strap points on opposite sides of the gun if you are going to attatch from the sides. The guitar strap pegs you can just screw right on, so I put mine on opposite sides of the gun. Installing the points of attatchment on opposite sides allows the gun to sit at a more natural position when not in use. It was extremily useful when I didn't have time to reload the crossbow and pulled out the duel lock n' loads.
Every year at bed time, I sit below my sacred halloween Skull Rack and pray that I might awake the next day to find a desolate wasteland once known as Earth populated only by the walking dead and a few scarce survivors such as myself... Ahh, how grand it would be. Of course, my wish never comes true, but it's because of all the non-believers. Fuck you, non-believers.
No, man, those are devices are shielded, but not against something like an EMP. They are sheilded against geveral electromagnetic interference. To sheild against EMP, devices need to be "Hardened" against it. Hardening is basically like mega-sheilding. These things are sheilded at every possible point of electromagnetic penetration. Vehicles are effected due to the ignition systems and all the dense coils of wires (i.e. Alternator, Starter Solenoid, etc.). Most of the info on EMPs is theoretical and highly speculated so it's quite difficult for anyone to make a very valid argument on what would and wouldn't happen. Different devices are effected differently because some are more sensitive than others. Communication devices are the most sensitive as well as anything with very long running wires.
Regarding the EMP - a lot of devices are magnetically shielded. Most home stereo speakers are because of the large magnets they contain - an unshielded speaker could cause interference in a Stereo receiver, DVD player, or TV. I don't believe that car electronics are shielded. So theoretically the camera could have been shielded to prevent normal magnetic fields from interfering or damaging it.
And yeah, I know it wasn't specified that the EMP effects came from the lightning. I made the assumption based on the frequency of the lighting and the vacinity of the strikes. I know that lightning strikes have similair effects to EMPs so I just made the assumptive leap there.
And no, turning off a device won't save it by nature of what an EMP is, but turning off a device may save a battery from destruction since it is out of the curcuit. Cameras really would be low on the list of most vulnerable devices to EMP, but as I said, there is a lot of theory involved with it all. Also, cars are never "off" so to speak. There is always constant power running to several devices in a vehicle, so there are always completed circuits in a vehicle at all times... so they are never really "off" all the way.
I apologize. I am a cranky bastard. I just keep seeing all these old ideas re-hashed over and over again and new people getting credit for them over and over again. I know this wasn't your intention... I guess I was more pointing it out for all the people who see these holsters and give you full credit for the idea. Regardless, I apologize. It was an ass-comment. I have to learn to accept the fact that people are going to bring up old ideas once and again because the old ideas have been long forgotten.
Just let it go Ash, I really wish you didn't have a problem with this topic.
Continue on, as I'm sure it benefits many people to have these ideas written up in detail.
I found plenty of things about War of the Worlds to be a bit to convenient... and yes, there are a couple holes here and there, but the arguments about what the EMPs would and wouldn't effect are mostly speculation. I wouldn't slap the movie with a bat review simply because a few flashlights and cameras still worked. There are materials that will shield against such a blast, and plenty of devices wouldn't be effected.
As for the bacteria... well, that's how the damn story was written. Spielberg can only change so much of a story before it's not the same. Bacteria killing the aliens is a rather feasible ending. The aliens, while watching our species, were not acutally on the planet. They wouldn't know what sort of bacteria exist on our planet and what wouldn't. The may be immune to bacteria on their own planet, but since they had never encountered the bacteria on earth, they wouldn't have any immunities built up. Plus, there are far too many bacteria on the planet for anyone to really know of all of them. Bacteria can change and mutate in an instant, so regardless of how long they studied the planet, there is no way they could be ready for any or all of the bacteria existing on the planet.
Yeah... I'll give you wicked funny.
Dude, Violated is a great song. He says strangle you with your spinal chord dude. Besides, it's wicked funny stuff.
After seeing them live, I rarely want to listen to them anymore. lol.
Has anyone heard that the bastard who organized the Live 8 thing has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize? I guess people are just looking for someone to dump that shit on these days... It's a shame it doesn't mean what it used to.
No, I mean none of the darts at the war were firing dependably out of any of my weapons. Even when I switched to the Maxshots, the darts were all over the damn place. The only ones that worked worth a shit were Langley's darts. They fired nice and far out of the Maxshot, but still rather unreliably. When I got home, I took some of the darts I had laying around the house (which is about a total of 5) which were our older darts, and they fired like a champ out of the crossbow... and the maxshot... and the splitfire. That leads me to believe that the darts are the problem. In any case, I'm converting all my guns to Micros (not permanently) since no one can seem to find any reliable (ie non-shit) 5/8 foam. Micros seem to always work for me, so hopefully the next war will be a little better for me. I still thoroughly enjoyed the war.
I dunno dude, they fired out of everyone else's crossbows just fine it seemed (at least our darts did). You may need to take that thing apart and check it out. You told me you hadn't done that in 5 years.
In any case, I had fun. The only complaints I had were 1. I need to find darts that work. 2. I don't understand people that like to wonder around outside of battle during an entire round and then just come in at the end to play clean-up. Something about that mentality bothers me... as if some people just care about who wins the battles instead of having fun. That's not Nerf to me.
I'm definetly down for some more deal wars in the near future... I think I will be converting all my guns to micro darts, however. Apparantly no one can find a good reliable 5/8 backer rod. All the darts that I used that day sucked... there were two types that worked well in the maxshot, but sucked in everything else.
You are a douche-bag. I made the post to point out the stupidity and pointlessness of half the posts I see here. Granted, I don't always have a whole lot to say, but taking up a whole post to say "I don't care" is fucking pointless. That's the implied reply if no reply is made. I didn't post here because I care about MJ, I posted here because I am trying to improve the general quality of posts around here so I don't have to wade through three pages of three word posts to see what everyone has to say.No disrespect or anything, but you didn't post what you thought either.
Why do so many people answer to a topic saying they don't care? The implied answer to the question if you don't answer is that you don't care... so why bother putting it in words for everyone?
No disrespect or anything, but you are a fucking tool.
... you're a douche.
You get too much enjoyment out of your hair. It's kind of creepy. And if "only people who have been around you" get the situation, that doesn't make sense. Are you telling them something you're not telling us? Did your girlfriend who had a hair fetish die in your arms, making you promise you'd never cut it? Did some really hot girl touch it once and you havent washed it or cut it since? Is short hair a sign of homosexuality in your neighborhood? Or are you so fucking concerned with your appearance that you're hostile towards all change? Yeah, probably the last one.
James Taylor? Who the hell goes to see James Taylor anymore?
In fact you may even say I look like a deliquent... however, I am an assistant manager at Circuit City... have been for a couple years now. I deal directly with customers in a retail atmosphere... no one seems to mind. In fact, most people ask for my card to come back to me or tell their friends about me. It's bullshit that so many people seem to feel that you will be looked down upon by the masses simply because your hair is long.
My job simply requests that I have my hair tied back while I am working.
One thing I did see mentioned was Talio saying that Yoda wouldn't be the best with a saber because he was old and weak... but I'm not seeing how strength would really play into using a light saber.
I love you, CX. I don't think I say that enough.Did you think I was talking to you, sonny? It was a generalization not a personal attack.
Echoing my parents' whining? I am 13 and my parents have no intrest in politics, so am I echoing their whining? No, some younger people care about changes that may or may not effect them. Political discusion is interesting and isnt just for people who can vote.
Anyone who is 13 and:
1. Is a different religion than their parents
2. Holds multiple differing views from their parents on major 'gut level' issues like abortion, the death penalty, gay marriage, etc.
...is an unusually independant thinker and can legitimately claim to be expressing their own opinions.
Except that they probably just had an abusive childhood so they copied their friends' opinions which were copied from their friends' parents.
I'd have to say that I think most people 18 and under normally act that way. hehe.
Just thought I'd throw it out there.
Uhm.... because I have a bunch of soda bottles in the kitchen in a recycle bin and I plan on simply throwing them out. Plus, the opening in the top of the bottle is very close to a Nerf barrel. Also, the top of a soda barrel is more of a bell shape rather than a cone shape, thus making it a better fit.
Ash, why use a 2 liter bottle as a funnel when we already have perfectly good funnels. Just buy a bigger one, I'm sure they sell big ones, stick it on and then stick a barrel on. That would be nice, if it worked.
Why go out and buy a big funnel (or find one for that matter) when you can just use the top of a soda bottle?