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#1 nerkum

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:12 PM

I got my hands on a pair of Ratchet Blasters and since they are designed to shoot mega, I figured a barrel modification would not hurt. The current barrels were loose on Megaís and had a poor performance. About 20í if you are lucky.

After opening it up and taking a look at the spring setup and trigger mechanism, I figured I didnít need to add anything here. The plunger is a nice size and the stock plunger is not bad at all. Besides adding an additional spring may mess with the cocking action (See YouTube Video).

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So take off the front barrel assembly, the plunger rotates on this gun while the turret is stationary. Separate the two pieces of the turret.

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Remove the pegs; they didnít do anything with air restrictors back in the day. Just a quick twist with pliers and they slide right out.

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Get your favorite barrel material (I'm using .602 kitespar fiberglass rod) and prep it. I had to sand mine down a little for a snug fit.

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Goop your new barrels to the back plate of the turret and slide the two turret pieces back together.

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Reassemble. Take video of test firing.



Range, Iím getting around 45í. Very easy guns to duel wield.

Edited by nerkum, 25 March 2009 - 08:30 PM.

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#2 nerfboi

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:14 PM

Very nice! I don't see too much Ratchet Blast mods on here. Jsut a question, where did you get your barrel material?
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#3 nerkum

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:29 PM

I got mine from Goodwinds Kites. You can get a 6 foot section for like 8 dollars. It has in ID of .499 which is perfect for most taggers. It is also very durable, you can run this stuff over with a car and it will be fine. So it is a good alternative to brass and PETG where durability is concerned.
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:47 PM

Man I wish I knew where mine went, I haven't seen mine in ages. How much do those go for now days?
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#5 123caviler

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:34 PM

Ugh, my neighbor gave one of these to me but tried to mod it first and ended up breaking it completely. I can't believe that kid.

Nice job, this is one of the few mods for this gun, if not the first.
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#6 jwasko

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:48 PM

Because I like RBs so much, I feel that I have to warn you: Be careful with that Ahnold-style cocking...or else this might happen.

(post #5 in that thread, in case it gets messed up)

And an additional spring would be fairly likely to break it....it seems kind of fragile, all around.
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