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#1 texmustache

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Posted 29 December 2003 - 09:10 PM

Well, i saw a topic in modifications about a new nerf gun, the Nerf Nite Finder.
So, i bought two.
(sorry for the repetition, since there's one in modifications...but the other guys website is down)

-First Impression
This gun rocks. It's a good size, and a little bit front heavy (before i added bateries) It fires very nice and has great distance (at least 30 feet, probably more)

Pro's
-Very sturdy
-Fires far!
-Nice cocking bar(with a horizontal finger grip)
-The sight is accurate for about 20 feet
-Cool blue coloring
-Quiet (until you mod it)

Con's
-Doesn't fire Mega Darts?
-You have to shove the darts all the way down the barrel to shoot them

The two above are fixed after you mod it, scroll down.

-The light unit isn't neccesary, adds extra weight

Possible modifications are:
-Stretch the spring (a bit hard)
-Add a new barrel
-Take out air restricters! (This increases the range 15-20 feet)

Edited by texmustache, 29 December 2003 - 10:33 PM.

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#2 Nerfer16

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Posted 29 December 2003 - 09:11 PM

That pistol sounds really cool. I would love to get one sometime.
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#3 texmustache

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Posted 29 December 2003 - 10:29 PM

Update!

I took apart one of the guns.
The barrel is made of 4 peices, 2 of them are air restricters.
So i took those out.
Now it fires about 15 feet farther, and will fire Mega Darts.

Oh yeah, and its really, really, loud now.

Edited by texmustache, 29 December 2003 - 10:32 PM.

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#4 Black Blade

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 05:30 PM

What the hell ids this new gun ?
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#5 Nerfer16

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 05:45 PM

What is the total range of your modded Nite Finder? How far does it shoot stock out of the box?

Edited by Nerfer16, 31 December 2003 - 05:46 PM.

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#6 texmustache

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 07:06 PM

About 25 feet out of the box, with the darts that come with it.
About 40 feet without the air restricters, using the darts that come with it.

I could probably increase the range by rubber banding it, and maybe using different darts and a different barrel.

Oh, this new gun doesn't seem to be even recognized by hasboro, they don't have it in the inventory on thier website...but they sell them at wal-mart. It's part of the Tech Target nerf line, and i'm looking forward to more of the TT line, they seem to be good quality.
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#7 Arcanis

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Posted 01 January 2004 - 02:03 PM

Oh yeah, and its really, really, loud now.

Zero, show your silencer if you can, please...
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#8 NerfKing

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Posted 01 January 2004 - 03:55 PM

A silencer most likely won't help. Since it's a spring gun the noise is caused by the plunger shaft hitting the end of the plunger tube. Silencers work best on air guns.
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#9 Jangadance

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Posted 01 January 2004 - 07:03 PM

Some of the noise can be muffled if you fill the internals of the gun with foam of some nature. May it be old Nerf arrows or insulating foam, experiment a little. I remember seeing someone's site where they put a whole shirt inside of a Razorbeast to quiet it down. So, who knows.
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#10 littleufo

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 10:06 AM

could someone plz post a link on the new gun, because i want a picture of it.
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#11 Oroku Saki

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 08:25 PM

If I get a chance, I will post a link to the pic of the Nite Finder. I just picked up a few of these yesterday, and started modding one of them. I took out the air restrictors and the peg inside the barrel. Now, it shoots a little better, and can fire Stefans. I tried replacing the stock barrel with a copper one, but it shot like crap. I am still trrying to figure out what caused this. Has anyone ever tried modifying the NF with a copper or brass barrel with reasonable success. If so, I would like to find out what I am doing wrong.
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