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#1 TheNERFArmageddon

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:49 PM

The Long(er)Shot

The Longshot is a great gun, but stock it was kinda cruddy. It fired about twenty feet and could be dodged by a turtle. So I took it upon myself to fix it up.

The first matter of business was to remove that stupid Air Restrictor. Undoubtedly this was the most frustrating restrictor removal I have ever done. It was almost as though Hasbro didn't want me to take it out. (odd, wonder why?)

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Yet after a significant struggle, it was completed. I took off the dorky bi-pod and added a barrel extension, cut off from the front blaster.

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Now that the gun could fire easily 40' more readily, it was time to add on a scope. I mean a real scope, not the stock, piece of plastic with two clear panels and a decal. No, a full blown, adjustable 4x15 Daisy airgun scope!

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Ranges don't compare to other modders have done, though it is noticeably better.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:00 PM

That scope is useless at the angle you put it at. All you will see through it is the front of the gun. Also, at 40', it really isn't needed.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:00 PM

Good job, do you plan on putting anything in that dead space where the bi-pod used to be, perhaps a maverick?....That means put a maverick there before I kill you! :) Just kidding, go to NHQ and search LS/Mav integration, you should seriously consider doing that. It makes the dead space look good.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:03 PM

Few things:

Why did you cut out the bottom-front area (where the bipod used to be)? You could have removed the bipod without leaving that gaping hole in the front; usually people only cut that out if they're making a carbine or doing an integration. Maybe you had another reason, I'm just wondering what it was. Size? Weight?

Why add that scope? It's not as though the gun is terribly accurate, at least not enough to make a scope matter for aiming purposes.

Also, is the scope really as crooked as it looks in those pictures? If it is, it's certainly not going to help aim, so why have it on there? If it wasn't very helpful to begin with (see previous point), it's certainly less so now.

Nevertheless, it looks clean and it sounds like it worked and improved ranges, so good job.

Edit: Man, in the time it took me to type that post, two other people posted.

Edited by MithMorchaint, 24 June 2008 - 03:05 PM.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:11 PM

That scope is useless at the angle you put it at. All you will see through it is the front of the gun. Also, at 40', it really isn't needed.


Actually, if you draw an imaginary line following the scope it will not touch the front of the barrel. The reason it is at this angle is because of the drop of the dart.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:19 PM

Few things:

Why did you cut out the bottom-front area (where the bipod used to be)? You could have removed the bipod without leaving that gaping hole in the front; usually people only cut that out if they're making a carbine or doing an integration. Maybe you had another reason, I'm just wondering what it was. Size? Weight?

Why add that scope? It's not as though the gun is terribly accurate, at least not enough to make a scope matter for aiming purposes.

Also, is the scope really as crooked as it looks in those pictures? If it is, it's certainly not going to help aim, so why have it on there? If it wasn't very helpful to begin with (see previous point), it's certainly less so now.

Nevertheless, it looks clean and it sounds like it worked and improved ranges, so good job.

Edit: Man, in the time it took me to type that post, two other people posted.



It indeed was placed crooked, as pointed out, to compensate for drop. It took some lengthy figuring to set it just right. And yes, for a range of 40' it is somewhat useless, though it looks pretty sick nonetheless.

That scope is useless at the angle you put it at. All you will see through it is the front of the gun. Also, at 40', it really isn't needed.


Actually, if you draw an imaginary line following the scope it will not touch the front of the barrel. The reason it is at this angle is because of the drop of the dart.



Precisely my reasoning for the placement. you are very insightful.

Good job, do you plan on putting anything in that dead space where the bi-pod used to be, perhaps a maverick?....That means put a maverick there before I kill you! :) Just kidding, go to NHQ and search LS/Mav integration, you should seriously consider doing that. It makes the dead space look good.
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Indeed it would. I'll have to look into that. I'm going to attempt to attach the front blaster first, just cause i like my Maverick too much.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:26 PM

It indeed was placed crooked, as pointed out, to compensate for drop. It took some lengthy figuring to set it just right. And yes, for a range of 40' it is somewhat useless, though it looks pretty sick nonetheless.


Individually those points make sense, but together they don't work. So you angled the scope to make it work better, but acknowledge that it isn't effective? And by having it angled, it looks strange. I dunno, clearly it is your gun and maybe I'm the only one that think it looks strange at an angle like that.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 04:08 PM

I use the exact same scope on my Titan Rifle, and even then its not particulary usefull or accurate. Rather than fool with that scope I think you should spend your time learning to use iron (plastic) sights better.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 04:29 PM

Undoubtedly this was the most frustrating restrictor removal I have ever done. It was almost as though Hasbro didn't want me to take it out.


That made me laugh so hard. It does'nt matter if that is sarcasm, (which I know it is) or if you are just the most oblivious person on the face of the Earth. It is just hilarious.
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QUOTE(silentsnipe) View Post

It's not like that. I put lube on it and its the same. Its just stuck. And when I cock it back it goes farther back then usual. Also I push as hard as I can and it wont go back in. I've tried the methods and they wont work. Also pics are up.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 06:43 PM

Is there anything inside the stock barrel? Because from what I've seen, the "rifled" LS barrel actually decreases ranges.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 08:43 PM

He did an AR removal and rubber banded a scope on.

Since he is a noobie, I think it's okay that he posted a topic about this.

He is proud and has a reason for everything they have done.

Nothing more needs to be said except this:

Good job.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 09:21 PM

The Longshot's "ironsights" aren't really that great. If you do try to use them, you'll find that the front sight is too low to line up properly using the top rail. Besides, the blaster's big enough that you can line up decent shots using the body.

Try doing a spring replacement next, either add in a BBB spring, or replace the existing spring with a half-length (i.e. cut down) AR15 buffer spring, making sure to replace the catch spring with something stronger while you're at it. That'll inprove your ranges enough to make it worthwhile to straighten out that scope, not because the scope itself will be functional, but because your new toy will look and feel all the more impressive with that amount of effort put into it.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:31 AM

Is there anything inside the stock barrel? Because from what I've seen, the "rifled" LS barrel actually decreases ranges.


I have not had the time yet to switch the barrel. when i get the money i'll probably switch to brass
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