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#1 Puppylayer

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:21 PM

Hey 'Haven...
I just stumbled upon 50 dollars, wich is enough to purchase the vulcan, but I am wondering if it will really be worth it (as in modding capability, and stock performance).

Please respond, because I just dropped 20 bucks for the Auto Tommy 20 a month ago and it sucked. Hard.
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:29 PM

Hey 'Haven...
I just stumbled upon 50 dollars, wich is enough to purchase the vulcan, but I am wondering if it will really be worth it (as in modding capability, and stock performance).

Please respond, because I just dropped 20 bucks for the Auto Tommy 20 a month ago and it sucked. Hard.

Vulcan sucks, my friends broke within 2 weeks of purchase so dont buy.
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:34 PM

It is a good gun for indoor wars and HvZ. Our group has 3 and they rule in the church for defense and close range offense.
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:36 PM

It is a good gun for indoor wars and HvZ. Our group has 3 and they rule in the church for defense and close range offense.

Yeah... but the 3 dps firing rate is a bit slow for me... If it is possible to make it faster, I would really like to know.
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#5 s3an967

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:41 PM

NO just don't buy it. It sucks buy a Longshot or a Lanard Blast Bazooka. It's a battery hog.
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:32 PM

It depends on what are you planning on using it for?

CQB?
Outdoor?
Random shooting at friends?

Edited by k9turrent, 09 November 2008 - 01:33 PM.

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That's about it. And thanks Angela who helped me with these pictures.. It looks huge in her hands.


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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:40 PM

I've had mine since they came out, and it still works like a charm. I'm guessing, however, that it is possible to get a "freak of the factory" (a nerf gun that works better - or worse - than it's supposed to). That said, I haven't even thought about modding mine. Don't want to hurt my baby...
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:08 PM

I've had mine since August 5th. I personally really like it, and find it more effective when using the single shot anyway so I don't use the batteries often. People say it jams and whatnot, but that is always because of operator error. It's probably the same case with the ones that have broken, I've taken care of mine and it still works great.

If you want something more worthy for a war, you might want to get a longshot instead. You can reload those faster, and they're more powerful.

The point is, if you want a vulcan, buy it, but think about the alternatives first.
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:33 PM

Vulcans are as fun as hell to play with. Especially when shooting foam at your sisters.
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:34 PM

My vulcan, actualy shoots like four darts a second. I don't know why but, all of the sudden, like two days ago while I was firing it, it just decided to go faster. Of course the motor tone went a little higher, so I think maybe a resistor broke or something. I don't know, I didn't drop it or anything. Well I did by accident at EGNO, but that was more than a month ago. Still I recomend getting a vulcan- just make sure you have more than two belts. At EGNO, bob had to pull out like four of em' for me.
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#11 Vistagecko

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:49 PM

No, no you shouldn't.

If you came into $50 and you feel you have to spend it on Nerf get something that actually is practical in a Nerf war. Well I shouldn't say that for all Nerf wars. Even indoors a rf20 with a drop clip could easily out perform a vulcan.

Bottom line: Whatever your nerfing needs are, the vulcan will always come up short.
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I lubed it again and again, I don't see what an extra 2 centimeters does. I don't think I will cut it off.
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 03:31 PM

If you want something more worthy for a war, you might want to get a longshot instead. You can reload those faster, and they're more powerful.

I would argue that an UNmodded Longshot is not significantly more powerful than a Vulcan using manual fire mode. Lighter, though, and cheaper, too. But it can only reload faster if one carries more than four clips - which is just about enough to kill the price difference.


That is true, but I really meant that if you need to reload an empty clip or belt, that the clip is way easier to refill than a vulcan belt. That, and that it's easier to replace a clip than a belt, because improper or hurried placement of the belt will cause a jam.
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 04:34 PM

Still I recomend getting a vulcan- just make sure you have more than two belts. At EGNO, bob had to pull out like four of em' for me.


I sure wish we could buy ammo boxes separately too. Maybe some day. Having each team member carry one loaded box in a dollar store shoulder bag seemed like it should work out pretty well. Provided your team has someone fool enough to play Heavy Weapons Guy :lol: (maniacal laugh optional)




At SJNO, I will be your personal heavy weapons guy. Not sure I can do the russian accent though.Have redmark be the scout . :P But you sir, have to be an engineer.

Edited by nerfer9, 09 November 2008 - 04:43 PM.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 04:50 PM

Hey 'Haven...
I just stumbled upon 50 dollars, wich is enough to purchase the vulcan, but I am wondering if it will really be worth it (as in modding capability, and stock performance).

Please respond, because I just dropped 20 bucks for the Auto Tommy 20 a month ago and it sucked. Hard.


Whoa. A Tommy 20?

If you were a regular lurker at the Haven, you'd know that many of us are not really big on the Tommy20. Perhaps some are, but it never really inspired me to buy one.

I STILL haven't picked up a Vulcan, mainly because I don't have ready access to one (I only travel to the city four times a year, and all four times Wal*Mart and Toys R Us didn't have them on the shelves), but it looks like Vulcans are the present of choice for my son this Christmas.

The first reason for purchasing a Vulcan, modding capability, is really up to you. It seems like the ones who modify their Vulcans have either extensive experience modifying blasters, or they're just really determined to try to get the best performance off their Vulcan.

Seems like all the guys who have stock ones are happy with how they are. Really does depend on what you're looking for. Granted, they won't stack up against an AT2k modified in terms of range, or a Magstrike or RF20 for sheer firepower, but for what it is... a cool looking full-auto, belt-fed, tripoded machine gun, it sure looks like a truckload of fun!

We only have one full-auto blaster (Magstrike), but I leave that stock; I don't want to mess it up with a sloppy mod, I don't have much time anymore to modify blasters like I did years ago, and besides, my son loves it exactly the way it is. Same for my nephew's RF20.

I don't plan on modding any Vulcans I purchase (looks like 4 also), just put batteries in them and shoot them up. In fact, I'm not modding any more until I finish putting back together the two first-gen Recons I modified with PVC spring housings. That was months ago, still apart.


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#15 Puppylayer

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 05:14 PM

Hey 'Haven...
I just stumbled upon 50 dollars, wich is enough to purchase the vulcan, but I am wondering if it will really be worth it (as in modding capability, and stock performance).

Please respond, because I just dropped 20 bucks for the Auto Tommy 20 a month ago and it sucked. Hard.


Whoa. A Tommy 20?

If you were a regular lurker at the Haven, you'd know that many of us are not really big on the Tommy20. Perhaps some are, but it never really inspired me to buy one.

-Piney


Yeah. When I was stalking around, waiting for validation on this site, I noticed the heavy shunnage on the Tommy Twenty. But that was before I saw the AUTO tommy twenty at Target. I thought that with my experience in electronics and circuitry, I could make it into a half-bullpup system.
But when the single most importatnt part of the gun- the drum-advancement gear- burnt out, It finally dawned on me... the supreme suckage of the Tommy series.

Thus, the end of my tommy discovery. :cry:


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Posted 10 November 2008 - 05:50 PM

I love the vulcan. Coolest gun I've purchased. It lives up to stock ranges, rof is slightly higher, and it impresses (and intimidates!) the hell out of any non-nerfer. I'm the only big nerf nerd around here. Can't wait to do a few modifications to it, that made possible by Splitlip, of course.

I've got way too much on my to-do list with guns to put the Vulcan high on my priorities, but the electricity and power mods seemed most attractive to me.

Stock, it seems perfectly suited for office wars. I bought an extra chain and I'm good with that much ammo. I've got plenty of backup sidearms to satisfy my need for range, or running out of chain ammo.

Got mine for $35 at Walmart.

Edited by BarryAllen, 11 November 2008 - 12:23 AM.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 07:35 PM

The vulcan is awesome for indoor wars.

If you were willing to spend enough time on an ammo box / tripod, you could easily turn a vulcan into a CTF base defense turret. That's what I'm working on.
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