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#1 that1dude

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:01 PM

So from what I am use to seeing here on NH, the Big Bad Bow comes stock in the color purple. But today I was shocked to find that my local Walmart has them in stock, but they are red. I was a bit iffy about purchasing it thinking it was a redesigned, re-release, crappier, dumbed-down version of its predecessor. Which is the reason I didn't purchase it. (Also, didn't want the girlfriend to think that I was more focused on the gun rather than Valentine's day.)


Edit:: Forgot to post my question

Is the red one any different from the purple one?


And I will admit, I didn't use the search function for this particular subject, so apologies in advanced.

Edited by that1dude, 14 February 2009 - 08:02 PM.

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#2 popatachi

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:05 PM

I don't know if there is a difference between the purple and red BBB, but I recently picked up and modified a red BBB and I'm able to get around the mid 80's consistently.

It's a great gun that's cheap, easily modified, and very durable. I would recommend getting it.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:18 PM

I think they nerfed the spring, stock, it goes noticeably less than my stock purple one.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:25 PM

Well no difference when you mod it but I did notice that it did not shoot very far at all with the missiles.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:07 PM

I think they nerfed the spring, stock, it goes noticeably less than my stock purple one.

I noticed no difference at all between versions. I'm using exactly the same mods (internal CPVC coupler) and getting exactly the same ranges.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:12 PM

I think they nerfed the spring, stock, it goes noticeably less than my stock purple one.

I noticed no difference at all between versions. I'm using exactly the same mods (internal CPVC coupler) and getting exactly the same ranges.

Hmm, it seems easier to pull back to me.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 01:11 AM

The only difference I can infer from the box is that, it only comes with 3 arrows, the purple target special ones come with 6 and is the same price as the red one :P
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:12 AM

Thank you all, I shall do my mod research and get to it.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:11 PM

I have compared the red one to my purple one and the red one is weaker. But that doesn't mean that it is bad. I added a NF and two AR springs from the PistolSplat and I'm hitting 80-9' using a 9" 17/32 brass barrel nested in 9/16.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:13 PM

It shouldn't make a difference if replace the spring, which I highly recomend. Use a cut down +bow spring or 1 and a half ACE #49 springs for a replacement.
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#11 spoot17

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:43 AM

I don't know if there is a difference between the purple and red BBB, but I recently picked up and modified a red BBB and I'm able to get around the mid 80's consistently.

It's a great gun that's cheap, easily modified, and very durable. I would recommend getting it.


what mods did you do

Edited by spoot17, 20 February 2009 - 01:04 AM.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:56 AM

There's only two differences that I've noticed. The new spring is a little longer (maybe 3/4") and it's slightly weaker. Also the orange catch things that stick out the sides are thicker in the red one. I did a half and half shell, half purple, half red; and I had to sand out an opening in the purple side so that the orange piece would slide through.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:17 AM

It only comes with 3 arrows and doesnt quite shoot as far but no major difference.
Besides looking alot cooler!!
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:14 PM

how much money are they if i go to walmart
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:24 PM

how much money are they if i go to walmart

20$


And I believe that the new red BBB gets slightly (ie: <2 foot difference) range. Could just be my BBBs being different than others.

Edited by laxtk88, 20 February 2009 - 08:31 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:40 PM

how much money are they if i go to walmart

20$

It's a target exclusive, thus you can't get it from Wal*Mart.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:45 PM

how much money are they if i go to walmart

20$

It's a target exclusive, thus you can't get it from Wal*Mart.


The red version of the BBB is not a target exclusive the prices are so:

Toys R' US 23.99
Walmart 20.00
Target 20.00
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:55 PM

Wal-mart doesn't show it online but i have seen them at the store. i just didn't check the price for some reason when i was last at the store.

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#19 that1dude

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:07 AM

Purchased mine from K-Mart ($20) did the standard AR removal. I didn't cut the tip, just shaved down the 4 nib things on the end, and RoseArt'ed the barrel. For some reason it doesn't fire the arrows as far as it did prior to the AR removal, but thats okay, It fires stefans and streamlines perfectly. Unfortunately, I am unable to find brass anywhere that isn't online. So constructing an Angel breech is pretty much out at the moment.

Which is okay, cause it'll let me figure out a way to design and construct my own style breech.... Oh the excitment.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:00 AM

The product availability thread was created to serve the purpose of what this thread has become. Use that instead.
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