I recently did a little experiment that has been in the back of my mind for a while. With the N-Strike Elite Line if full bloom now. I wanted to see how well it stacked against some home done modding and purchased mods. So I pitted a Retaliator against my Alpha Trooper and another Alpha Trooper with a full OMW kit.
Video of the Range Testing.
The results were interesting. The Retaliator had the best grouping but the worst performance and 40-50 feet. My Alpha Trooper did second best grouping was erratic but ranged 60-70 feet. The OMW kit did the best despite priming issues* and hit 60-80 feet.
All - 6 Shots from a 6 round clip. All Elite Darts.**
Retaliator - Stock except for removed A/R, and extended barrel attached.
My A.T. - A/R removed and 5kg OMW Spring.
OMW A.T. - Complete OMW Massacre Kit.
* Priming issue discovered with Elite Darts and OMW polycarb breech. Due to difference in (assuming foam density) The Elite Darts formed too much suction in the breech causing the priming bar to pull back causing the system to not fire. This is ONLY with the Elite Darts, I tested off camera with normal streamlines and they worked fine.
** While only 1 clipped fired from each blaster was filmed, we did testing prior to filming of 3 full clips in each blaster. So in total 24 shots were taken with each blaster. And the results that I have posted were on par with the prior results. And therefore what both me and John/Caboose felt was accurate data.
Let me know what you think, questions, comments, suggestions.
I am looking to revisit this test with a proper Elite Alpha Trooper once I get my hands on one and will probably only test against the OMW kit.
Edited by Griever 2112, 03 May 2013 - 07:48 AM.