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Before I get one, other than the catch needing to be reinforced, are there any notable problems that a Pump Action Shotgun has?
Excellent job on that beauty regardless.
Not sure what to be now, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to stick to my guns. Yes the box.
A little off topic, but just so I don't get a bad reputation for not showing up to wars, I admit it, back when I was going to “wcno” I DID have my grandfathers birthday party I had to attend to, but I was just using that as an excuse. Attempting to sound as manly as I possibility can, I was a little intimidated and I bailed out. If I really wanted to I could've made it. No more crap from me.
You guys better have had a good time though. And just so I can be a pest, was there filming?
I guess he's kind of funny sometimes... but that's all I can say about him.
EDIT: CRAP. Upon watching it again, I am fairly sure he was refering to the mk.2. I suppose it is time to blame the defensive metal gear fanboy side of me and go drink some lemonade.
But the whole reason we post ranges here in the NIC is to share to others about the power of the blaster, but of course most of the ranges you see around here are complete nonsense. The goal of this was not to instituite a new system that will revolutionize the way members post about ranges, it was just an oppinion about how I think ranges should be measured to inform those who aren't aware, or to those who know and just plain don't do it.
But in the end (as you stated) it all matters about skill in a Nerf war.
I think it is time to come up with a universal range testing system.
Here are the things I think that should be done when you are seeing how far your Nerf gun shoots.
1. Use a 100ft measure reel for your ranges. Not your foot, not your step, not a ruler, a 100ft tape measure reel. They can be picked up at any hardware store or ordered online. They look like this.
2. Do not pick up the best made darts from your collection for the range test. During a Nerf war, you won't have time to rummage through your pockets searching for your best made Stefans.
3. For your range testing, pick up at least 10 darts from your collection for the testing
4. Get a friend, mom, brother, or some other person to vouch for your range claim and make sure when you're firing your blaster that the barrel is parallel to the ground. That's means a 0 degree angle.
5. Lay out your tape measure reel. All 100 feet of it. If you don't have room in your backyard, go to a park or something.
6. Load your dart (s) into your barrel (s) like you would in a Nerf war. That means no ram roding. Now do you understand the practicality of a breach or coupler?
7. Once you get an OK from your range testing buddy, pull the trigger.
8. Repeat 6 & 7 until you have no remaining darts.
9. Walk along your tape measure reel until you find your first dart. Record the range and move on until you get to your last dart.
10. Repeat steps 6-9 one more time
11. Now you have your ranges for ONE day.
12. If you want to be super accurate with your ranges (you do) repeat all steps during randomly chosen times in the week.
Suggestions or concerns?
My other old primary (which is also dead, but not by the hands of some weird 6 year old relative that I've never met. It got the infamous "Clips don't advance anymore" problem) got about 44'. It was a Magstrike.
But my current primary... is non existent... I need a new one. It gets the average range of a non existent primary...
In terms of what I'm going to do in the summer, I'm hopefully going to build a +bow, complete Cpt. Cataquack (my Manta), build an arcade cabinet, go to my cousins wedding in BC, get some more people into Nerf, have a superman 64 fight (who ever gets hit with it first has to beat the game in one sitting), get in better shape for a super cool martial art I will be taking some time next year, sleep, go to my cottage, and of course, .
Still need to preorder my copy
We also have a where to buy modding materials thread. I'm sure you can find that without my assistance.
I really wish I could get out and Nerf more, but there's a lack of Canadian wars.
Yeah... Sorry about that. The church people were kinda like "durr... you wanted access to our washrooms? OH! I thought you said you wanted the people attending your event to crap on the front porch!"
I also tried to rent out the Lazer quest place in Richmond Hill, but I think accidentally pressing "send" before I completed the letter kinda made them decide they shouldn't let me do it... I'm still working on it.
A bit more on topic: the summer is a brilliant time to Nerf people. Get your friends into it and stop complaining about how "nobody Nerfs around you". And unfortunately, unless I find a way to travel to the US, I will not be attending APOC or DCNO, but I will make it out to any Ontario wars. Heck I'll walk there if I need to.
I say we just directly call out members who need to shape up.
I say we don't. That will achieve nothing but pointless flames between people who can't take criticizing well.
In regards to the topic, I agree with Badger on all of this. I suggest to people who have only modded Nerf blasters or had an occasional war in a backyard to take a break from NerfHaven and actually Nerf. I did, and holy crap. You're really missing out if the only wars you've had are between you and a friend or two in your basement.
If more people were to do the above, we'd have less stupid posts, and more posts that have things to do with Nerfing. All the time people complain about how nobody Nerfs around your area. But they do not realise that the reason that is, is because they're lazy butts and want for other people to do all the work for them. I mean seriously, in a month or two I have gotten enough people into Nerf to form a clan.
But on a more serious note (only half kidding), how many ladies have you gotten by your mad sword making skills? If its not at least 13 a day I think you should boffer them.
Secondly, if you guys click on Philote's link and then all of a sudden the forum layout gets really weird, don't start a new thread about it. Go to "Options" right under the "New Topic" button, and click on "standard". And I swear if there's a new topic about the forum layout being all weird, someone's going to get their kneecaps broken.
Regardless, just buy a good set of screwdrivers and you won't have this problem anymore. I have this one and the bottom 2 fit most if not all of the screws in Nerf guns.
Or if those 2 aren't your problem, use a "diamond wheel" Dremel attachment and cut where the 2 halves of the gun meet where the screw is. OTAN may still be selling them
Here's a picture of the outside of the church http://www.northridg...com/Church3.gif.
Now give me dates that work for you. I'm thinking mid May to early June.
Finding 3 (yes 3) Xbows at value village and then realizing that I had left my wallet in the movie theater.
It (the wallet) was gone when I went back.
I'm not sure if I can belive that. Even if there were 3 Xbows there, I would've thought that a sane person would take them and hide the "gold in plastic form" behind a couch or something, and come back with money the next day.
But anyway another regret of mine so we can stay on topic.
Leaving my SSII opened up, only to never find it again... because it was in the garbage... No I haven't let that go yet.
Early spring Nerf war in Mississauga supposed to be organized by Hexen. Never happened.
Fear not my young Padawan. A spring Newmarket war SHOULD be coming up soon.
Why not use that, then bend some sheet metal around where the 2 plunger tubes meet and then apply more fishin' glue to the sheet metal?
EDIT: Oh... Plunger RODS. Got it. Sorry. Feel free to ignore the above.
Another awesome game that I can recommend is Defcon. It's not really one of those games where you can sit down and play for 10 minutes, but it's still amazing.
To everyone who doesn't have a 1st gen NF: I may have just found a solution for your dilemma. It was originally used for a Lazer Tag blaster, but I'm sure it could be modified to fit our needs. Link
As you can see I'm bumping this. Why? Because I have an update!
I've been so freaking busy with crappy life nonsense that I've had no time to work on Capt. Cataquack (I've named him!). And then it's finally spring break. But what's this? My drill is broken? My Dremel can't fit the drill bit that I was using? Dang.
I won't be able to buy another drill for a little while now, as I have potential Nerfy goodness that I'm buying from a bunch of university students.
Capt. Cataquack will have to wait for a little while...
Hopefully a less disappointing update next time.
At Cmdrmack: If you for what ever reason are going to break up with her, before you do, convince her to give me that SSII... The same cousin who was pelted with darts mistakenly threw out mine. Yeah. Shut up.
At stick: Just make sure she doesn't type in freaking purple text.
Suggestion time! Watch Escaflowne. Your avatar is the main character (or at least one of them) of the series, so I assume you've watched it before. That may trigger some memories of what was happening when you were watching it. If you've never seen it before and just picked your avatar because you thought it looked cool, watch it anyways. It's a good series.
Also, watch B movies. Lots of them... seriously.
It wasn't until the last post that I was sure these guns were real. Those pictures just made them even more unreal. I'd like to know how you made those. Just regular Photoshop or something else?
So confused... Was that just a terrible joke or did you actually mean it? 3DBBQ is absolutely 100% legit. He makes killer homemades, and makes us crap our pants by showing them off here. Here is his website.
More on topic, some people are Microsoft fan boys, some people are Sony fan boys... I'm a 3DBBQ fan boy... Excellent homemades and paint jobs. The Biomech is kinda scary.
Your genius astounds me: Tupperware lids for the win! I can't wait to see the finished product.
Haha yeah... Speaking of Tupperware lids, I found out why we were throwing them out in the first place. Some of them are over 20 years old...
Nice work so far! Looking forward to seeing that "scale" pattern when you have it all put together.
What's your plan for the craft foam?
Thanks. I'm going to "borrow" Bags' idea with the craft foam, which is putting it on the bottom of the Manta shell so what's left of the zip ties don't kill me. Of course I'm going to try and make it look sexy at the same time.
To Lax: Thank you. But just don't steal from your mom's good Tupperware collection!
On the topic of updates, I really only have one tiny one, which is I bought craft foam and zip ties today.
I was out doing things all day, so I didn't have any time to work on it, but I'm going to do as much work as possible tonight without letting my school project be forgotton about. Hopefully another update late tonight.
I was looking for some paper that I could draw my template on, when I stumbled across a turquoise organizing file. I grabbed it, ran down stairs and (while the file was still folded in two) drew half a Manta on it (You'll see). The drawing was WAY out of proportion, so I cut it down to fit the dimensions that would be allowed in a war. After that I drew "scales" on my template (still while folded in two), numbered them, and cut them out. Then I had perfectly symmetrical scales that would eventually make up my Manta.
The Manta Ray scales were numbered. There ended up being 46. Here's a picture of them laid out to give me a basic idea of what it was to look like.
The next step was to find a material that was sturdy, but did not require more than heavy duty scissors to cut. I was looking in my garage for some sort of plastic sheet, when I saw a massive bag of Tupperware lids that were going to be thrown out. I stole several, and made my way back down stairs.
They looked like this in the beginning.
And looked like this in the end.
That's all I have so far, but I'm planning to pick up zip ties and craft foam tomorrow (I guess where I am I'm technically picking them up today...).
I will post updates on the project each major step.
As for baricades, boxes have done me well in the past, but after I finish my homemade Manta (Bags wasn't kidding when he said it took a long time to make), I'll probably make some portable ones (no not portable boxes...).
Thanks for posting the same pic that I did, Angel, and then pointing out the LS handle (just like I did)...
In the cleavage-less pic that Angel and I posted,
I have been pretty focused on reading this thread as I am very excited about seeing the new gun and had never seen you post photos here or mention on the Longshot handle. I just went over the entire thread and have not seen that photo posted before. Maybe you could link me to this imaginary post you made, where I copied everything you did.
And about the cleavage thing. It is not cleavage on a guy, those are Pecs!
Not picking sides or anything, but...
Anyway, I'm sure 6 D batteries can do quite a lot in terms of pulling back a plunger tube, but I wonder how fast.
How many batteries does it take to power a typical AEG?
Buy the NF. It's more comfortable, has the same range as the Disk Shot, and is cheaper.