So I bought my second gen Recon (the one with the ARMED cover) about a month before I applied for an account here. I actually found this site when I searched how to make it better. I had already done the AR removal, which proves how much it sucks. I saw the CPVC housed springs in the stock. It was great, but I had neither the time, materials, or incentive to try it. The point I've been trying to get to is that after the recall thing, I like it alot more. Since I had called customer service a few times (stores sold guns missing parts), they sent me two (extended) ARMED covers. I remembered those threads, and slipped two assorted springs I had lying around. My Recon gets an average range of 60 feet using Streamlines (with no dart spinning) and 65 feet (after said Streamlines had spun a little). Basically it is now an NF with higher ROF. Anyway, just thought I would report my success. If you still can, call Hasbro and get those covers. That is all.
EDIT: *sigh* Since I seemed to forget that all of you hate "angled" ranges and decided to have it go without saying, here it is:
Setting: On my farm
Time: 3:00 PM
Outside Temp.: 63 Degrees Fahrenheit
Wind: None to Negligible
Setup: Two (2) x 50' Tape Measures
Darts Used: Streamlines
Lawn is Med/Short Grass with no Dart Skip.
I estimated the last 5' or so of flight was dart spin.
Edited by Horus, 24 November 2008 - 01:09 PM.
That is all.