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#1 airsoft2670

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:16 PM

I have a problem with my Nerf Recon. I drilled out all the AR's and re-loobed the plunger tube and head, and stretched the sprig a little. With those mods i now get good ranges. So one day I opened it up so I could do some cosmetic work, and I noticed that the o-ring had stretched. I went out and bought a new one that fits perfect. I reloobed it and the proformince has dropped by at least 15yd. I need help what do I do? (sorry about any spelling errors)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:29 PM

I have a problem with my Nerf Recon. I drilled out all the AR's and re-loobed the plunger tube and head, and stretched the sprig a little. With those mods i now get good ranges. So one day I opened it up so I could do some cosmetic work, and I noticed that the o-ring had stretched. I went out and bought a new one that fits perfect. I reloobed it and the proformince has dropped by at least 15yd. I need help what do I do? (sorry about any spelling errors)

The new o-ring probably isn't the right size. If you didn't change anything except the o-ring I don't see any other possibility. I'd go back where you got the o-ring and try some similar ones. You could bring in your recon to the store to be sure it fits. I suppose the worst case scenario for you is to use electrical tape as a seal, but try to get an o-ring first.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:42 PM

Another thing you could do is check the dart tooth, just to make sure that it didn't get jammed in the out of the way position.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:43 PM

Just put e tape under the original o-ring. Also, NEVER stretch the spring in a recon, and maybe other reverse plunger blasters as well. I've heard it ruins the shape of the spring and prevents the blaster's ability to prime. Stretching springs in general is a really bad idea, and finding replacement springs for the recon is very difficult without buying from Orange Mod Works. Your best option for spring power in a recon without paying ~$13 for a spring would be a power stock, used here.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

What did you use to lubricate the o-ring? If it's not specified to be an o-ring safe lubricant, it may be expanding the rubber and creating excess friction.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:38 PM

What did you use to lubricate the o-ring? If it's not specified to be an o-ring safe lubricant, it may be expanding the rubber and creating excess friction.

If it's a spray, don't use it. Your hands will get lubey either way, goo or spray, and goo works better. Get some stuff called "white lithium grease", it's cheap, but if you really want to spring for it, you can get a shoe-shine size container of silicone grease.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:23 AM

I use Harbor Freight cheap-ass lube. It's $6, and doesn't list any petrol distillates. I've used it for two years and haven't seen any O-ring swelling, though YMMV.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:41 AM

I have a problem with my Nerf Recon. I drilled out all the AR's and re-loobed the plunger tube and head, and stretched the sprig a little. With those mods i now get good ranges. So one day I opened it up so I could do some cosmetic work, and I noticed that the o-ring had stretched. I went out and bought a new one that fits perfect. I reloobed it and the proformince has dropped by at least 15yd. I need help what do I do? (sorry about any spelling errors)


If you haven't already seen it on Orange Mod Works' site they have really good mod guides for the recon, alpha trooper, raider & long strike. Think if I recall right they recommend a #67 o-ring for the recon with a few wraps of Teflon tape. Also if you want to boost the spring power a bit without buying a new spring wrap electricians tape around the plunger tube then trim to get the stock spring to max compression.
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#9 airsoft2670

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:09 PM

What did you use to lubricate the o-ring? If it's not specified to be an o-ring safe lubricant, it may be expanding the rubber and creating excess friction.

I used plumbers grease but the grease works on my other blasters with out a problem
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:37 PM

If you go to Orange Mod Works site, they have a recon modification guide which tells you the exact o-ring that works.
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