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#1 Norther of Heaven

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 03:32 PM

By what I've heard you need low pressure for hopper clips to work properly. But with that said has anyone ever had a hopper on something like a NF and it work? At all? I'm researching.

EDIT: What, if any, would be the best multi-dart setup for a pistol as opposed to just being singled?

Edited by Norther_of_Heaven, 01 January 2011 - 03:49 PM.

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 03:52 PM

You need high pressure and high volume for a hopper to work. An inline clip works well for NF's.
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Posted 01 January 2011 - 05:14 PM

For a nf hitting approx 60 feet a 3 dart inline clip seems to be optimal.
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Posted 01 January 2011 - 05:25 PM

OR build one of these:


See the comment where someone fitted a 3 shot hopper to a NF
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:09 AM

Brit`s hopper made so many blasters hopper-able...even my BBB and NF.

To answer you, ya it can be done.
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#6 Zack the Mack

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:40 AM

Bear in mind that a hopper, like an RSCB or all other tube-feeding repeaters, incurs some dead space. Your blaster's air output must exceed the volume of that dead space, plus the volume of the barrel, in order to fire a dart. In addition, some air will be lost as the next dart seats itself in the barrel. This is why hoppers don't work well with smaller blasters like pistols.

I've never seen a hopper work with a NF, PistolSplat, 2K, or L+L. I have used an LpL with a three-round hopper successfully, so if you really need that hoppy goodness, there's still hope.
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:37 AM

I've used a hoppered pistol splat before with a five round mag and it worked fine. It could work with an nf if you give it a [k26] spring with reinforcement. It could also work without any mods but coupling the nf.

Edit: Overhauled pistol splat.

Edited by the mod man, 02 January 2011 - 01:17 PM.

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#8 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:20 AM

I've used a hoppered pistol splat before with a five round mag and it worked fine.

I am highly skeptical of this claim. The Pistol Splat is an exceptionally low volume springer, and I would not expect it to work at all. Got videos?
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 03:14 PM

I was the one who used Brit's PETG barrel half pipe to get a hopper working on a modified NF. The NF had typical mods (industrial spring replacement, additional o-ring) and my darts are either 1.25" single bb hot glue dome or 1" #8 washer felt tip slugs. What I had not mentioned is though it worked, reliability was signifigantly challenged and ranges decreased by roughly 30%. I played with the idea for a while (PETG really doesn't fit my darts very well for springers) before I moved on to a 3 round inline clip, which in my experience (other than a good old fashioned speed loader) is the best way to add multi shot capability to spring powered pistols- and even that required a lot of tuning.

In summary: speedloaders are the best choice for pistols, when everything is taken into account (range, reliability, rate of fire).
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