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#1 k9turrent

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:00 PM

-Which type of guns?
-Barrels?
-Warning?
-Other tips?
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#2 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:04 PM

Barrels: I would recommend a barrel material one size smaller from what you are used to.

Warning: Your glasses will fog up.

Keep your spare Nerf gear under a tarp so snow doesn't get into it.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:05 PM

Tight barrels, the cold shrinks your darts.
don't us hot glue as your only sealant, it will come off.
Some plastics becomes brittle, so be careful wehre you leave them.

I also think that you have more fun when there's snow outside, no idea how, but compared to my local summer wars, the winter wars always amuse me more.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:11 PM

Oh and is it safe to springers?
cause I don't want to hear the shattering of plastic after I fire my FrankenMod

Edited by k9turrent, 01 January 2009 - 02:12 PM.

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#5 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:12 PM

Put on more layers of clothing than you think you need. You can always take layers off. Convertible mittens will keep your hands warm without hampering your ability to operate your blaster.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:14 PM

Oh and is it safe to springers?
cause I don't want to hear the shattering of plastic after I fire my FrankenMod

Only problematic if you're nerfing in temperatures below -30F
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:23 PM

I may be down in Georgia, but at Fall SENO, it got somewhat cold. The thing I noticed was the heads on the Stefans would explode when hitting brick walls.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:42 PM

Warnings: PVC will shatter if left out side and then pressurized. Darts will shrink.
Don't use pvc or cpvc barrels, they'll break. Don't over pressurize guns in the winter, the parts can snap (I broke a couple of pumps from this).

Suggestions: Wear gloves, my fingers went numb the other day from not wearing them. Use brass or PETG for barrels. Don't get snow in guns. Don't leave your guns out side for over 45 minutes (switch back and forth between guns). Don't let your darts get to wet (they'll shrink). Use tighter barrels and/or wider darts.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 04:44 PM

Warnings: PVC will shatter if left out side and then pressurized. Darts will shrink.
Don't use pvc or cpvc barrels, they'll break. Don't over pressurize guns in the winter, the parts can snap (I broke a couple of pumps from this).

Suggestions: Wear gloves, my fingers went numb the other day from not wearing them. Use brass or PETG for barrels. Don't get snow in guns. Don't leave your guns out side for over 45 minutes (switch back and forth between guns). Don't let your darts get to wet (they'll shrink). Use tighter barrels and/or wider darts.

~Br1 :wacko:


I recommend CPVC for airguns and something even tighter for springers. CPVC will not shatter, onless you felt the need to whip it at something, and even then it would have to be freezing for anything to happen.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 07:13 PM

Put on more layers of clothing than you think you need. You can always take layers off. Convertible mittens will keep your hands warm without hampering your ability to operate your blaster.

Your fingertips still get cold that way. I would find a tight fitting glove like driving gloves or what I use, BMX gloves. With those, I can get a stefan out of my pocket and into my flip breach almost as fast as without gloves.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 07:17 PM

Expect decreased ranges and an increase of pain on exposed face shots.

Edited by Forsaken_angel24, 01 January 2009 - 08:00 PM.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 07:57 PM

Expect decreased ranges and an increase of pain on exposed faced shots.

Yes. Yes, indeed. Wearing ear muffs or a hood is definitely recommended. I hear being shot in the ear isn't pleasant.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 08:06 PM

First: Chin. + Dart. = Pain.

Also: Ranges. Will. Suck. Ass.

Finally: Hands. Will. Freeze.



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Posted 01 January 2009 - 08:31 PM

Oh and is it safe to springers?
cause I don't want to hear the shattering of plastic after I fire my FrankenMod

Only problematic if you're nerfing in temperatures below -30F

Fuck Yeah for MN. Yeah, don't use hot glue. It will break. Even in about 40 degrees it will still be brittle.

Most Nerf plastic guns become really brittle, but PVC just kinda gets cold...
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 09:07 PM

Only problematic if you're nerfing in temperatures below -30F

The hell of it is, we actually get weather like that in Minnesota, and are crazy enough to go out and nerf in it.

Busta: what do you use for adhesives instead of hot glue? I use a combination of epoxy and hot glue in my guns, and all of them held together very well at the last war. The temperature was around freezing then.

Edited by Daniel Beaver, 01 January 2009 - 09:10 PM.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 09:49 PM

Only problematic if you're nerfing in temperatures below -30F

The hell of it is, we actually get weather like that in Minnesota, and are crazy enough to go out and nerf in it.

Busta: what do you use for adhesives instead of hot glue? I use a combination of epoxy and hot glue in my guns, and all of them held together very well at the last war. The temperature was around freezing then.

Super glue, epoxy, plumber's goop and epoxy putty.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 11:00 PM

From what I've found,your o-ring will shrink and give you a bad seal. How I know this is that sometimes I put my guns in the freezer if I have been using hot glue on them.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 11:12 PM

Just shoot ice. ;) Shove it in the barrel and shoot. I call it the shove'n shoot. By the way I'm totally kidding. It would be fun though. :P
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 11:23 PM

My only advice would be a keep your darts indoors until you plan on actually nerfing. "Shrinkage" jokes aside, it can happen. Never had a problem with cold weather and nerf guns. I've played in the snow.

Also, worth noting, California Desert Heat + Stefans out for days = disaster. True Story.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 11:29 PM

In stead of having winter barrels, I have winter foam. It is easier to find a bigger foam than a looser barrel materiel that fits in a coupler.
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 12:53 AM

Word of advice(in Mammoth as I type this, it is -45 degrees), 2 things:

1) as OMC said, keep the foam inside until the war STARTS, the stuff shrinks like a frightened turtle when it is cold. :D :D :D

2) use brass barrels, just don't try to lick the snow off. My cousin knows this for a fact.

3)make matchstick stefans, or use epoxy for the heads.
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