Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:29 PM
What material did you use to pad the plunger with? I would recommend using the large felt pads/ bumpers that are used on the bottoms of furniture such as those SG Nerf used in his Stampede mod tutorial.
Also, another consideration would be dart fit. Are the darts that you are using somewhat worn down and messed up? In addition, what code darts are they? The newer and firmer darts (ie "T" "E" and "W" codes I believe) tend to be just slightly larger in diameter compared to the older "K" code darts that actually came packaged with the Raider (at least if you got it right when it came out with the bonus 100 darts value pack). The code of the dart is labeled on the heads/tips of the streamlines by the way. And if you were wondering, nearly all the dart packs (ie the 'Flip Clip', 18 round drum, 16 dart pack) at Target today were all "T" code. For comparison, when I use my stefans in 9/16 brass with your average Nite-Finder (ie spring buff, coupler'd, vacuum loads, etc.), they sound a good deal louder (and don't perform quite as well) as when fired from 17/32 or even 'Charlotte Gold' CPVC.
If you had the whole world to explore, why would you stay in your nest?