Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:48 AM
Just to add on to what others have said; the best primary for a newbie modifier would be a Big Bad Bow. That, or if you want a bit more range, and a higher rate of fire, the Buzz Bee Big Blast with an RSCB style clip. (in short, you can find it in the mod directory. In long, I can explain it for you in the following block of text, very in-depthyl, and verbosely.) If you're as new as we think you ware, you've probably not heard of this (mod). The BBBB, as it's called, is an incredibly high-volume air tank gun that's made to originally fire missles manufactured by the Buzz Bee toys company. They're an off-brand dart gun company that has a few good blasters out there (Berserker, Big Blast, Belt Blaster, to name... almost all of them, sadly), while the Big Blast being the best it has some drawbacks. If you plug the overpressure release valve (which isn't needed normally anyway), the triggers break chronically due to the hard trigger pull with the pressure the tank builds, and you can often find defective ones with o-rings that are too small on clearance. My brother went through 3 trying to found one that would even move air.
However, if you perform the RSCB Clip modification (a very easy one with parts totalling under $10 if you don't have to buy tape, or adhesives), you can get very high ranges; if you have a good barrel fit and RSCB size, possibly reaching around 100'. Basically what this clip is is a elbow attached to your air output source, a small length of pipe attaching the elbow to a Tee, your main barrel, (a tighter fitting material, such as CPVC for most darts) and your actual dart clip. That can be anywhere from 6 to 9 inches long or so, depending on the legnth of your darts. I try to keep my clip capacity around 6 so to minimize dead space in darts that I don't need right away. The reason you don't want it a foot and a half long is that after you fire two, three, four darts, the force being put on the firing dart diminishes after those rounds due to the increasing dead space that comes with every shot. This being said, your last shot will yield you the least range, while your first shot will show you a bit of the full power of your blaster.