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#1 lasagna678

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:36 PM

Hello ya'll

Just got back from a war where two OMW recons were broken.

My clear recon with stage 1 and 2 internals was broken where the slide and the boltsled meet. The two pegs of the slide sheared off and the slide moves freely about the blaster. I need a new slide to repair it.

The second was an easy fix. The catch spring was jammed and locked the release in place. This was a Massacre kit with a metal catch. the blaster remained primed and wouldn't fire when the trigger was pulled.

I was wondering if anybody else experienced these problems and what you did about them. Obviously I can go get another clear recon, but what if this happened to my gear up recon. That would not be a pretty day.

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#2 Coop

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:00 PM

The first problem isn't necessarily due to the fact that it's an OMW kit, it's just because of the increased spring constant you're dealing with. Be sure to tighten your slide down all the way to allow the most surface contact with your slide and sled bit. The more contact with that connection, the more stable. Although, when dealing with a 5kg or 6kg spring and the terribly designed Recon, that piece will most likely break with enough use no matter what.

I did notice my metal OMW catches sticking a bit. I think it's because the metal isn't as smooth as the default plastic and because of the increase in mass. Anyways, I just added a bit of white lithium grease to the sides of the catch to allow it to move a bit smoother in the shell and that problem was fixed completely.

Also, make sure you're using the upgraded catch spring that is included in their kits. When I tried to use the stock catch spring with the metal catch, the stocking problem was much worse.
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#3 Draconis

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:07 PM

As Coop was nice enough to point out, grease should be sufficient to help the catches slide. This should be a standard installation procedure with ANY metal "upgrade" part, ESPECIALLY aluminum. Without adequate lubrication, the inevitable wear cause by the aluminum oxide on the part's surface will occur at a much greater rate. It wouldn't be a bad idea to lubricate other parts that are in direct contact as well. As for breakage. what were you guys expecting? The added force of the springs and the adde mass of the aluminum plungers was bound to take a toll on the plastic toy. Y'all should be EXPECTING it.
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#4 Acerised

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:43 PM

Ive had bad experiences with OMW. Its just not worth it. My recon metal plunger tube broke straight through.

In my opinion, the 5/6kg spring is too powerful for reverse plungers.

Edited by Acerised, 06 May 2012 - 10:08 PM.

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#5 MattTheSasquatch

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:53 PM

I haven't had problems with my AT Massacre and Raider Massacre (even with the stock catch). The toy will hold up through long usage and can last a while. A possible problem may be "over usage". Ad in, a person may think "Oh, it's metal/poly-carbonate, it will not break". They then proceed to use it every chance they get and use it so much that the toy shell wears down or the actual parts begin to wear down. Even though they are metal or poly-carbonate parts, it does not mean they will last forever. I do not do too much "joy shooting" with my modified blasters. I will every once in a while, and at wars I will alternate between blasters so not only to be limited, but to have them last longer. Plus, personally, I'd be bored if I only used one primary at a war. I switch it up to play a different style and such.

To get back on point... As coop and Draconis say, make sure they are properly installed and such.

Edited by MattTheSasquatch, 06 May 2012 - 07:54 PM.

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#6 Coop

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:26 PM

The toy will hold up through long usage and can last a while. A possible problem may be "over usage". Ad in, a person may think "Oh, it's metal/poly-carbonate, it will not break". They then proceed to use it every chance they get and use it so much that the toy shell wears down or the actual parts begin to wear down. Even though they are metal or poly-carbonate parts, it does not mean they will last forever. I do not do too much "joy shooting" with my modified blasters. I will every once in a while, and at wars I will alternate between blasters so not only to be limited, but to have them last longer.

Yeah, shooting Nerf guns for fun is absurd. You should definitely only use the modified blasters for serious business or when your life is on the line. -_-
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#7 MattTheSasquatch

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:29 AM

Yeah, shooting Nerf guns for fun is absurd. You should definitely only use the modified blasters for serious business or when your life is on the line. -_-

What I meant is other than wars I usually don't take them out and shoot too often.
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