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#1 xXhunter47Xx

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:31 AM

*introduction*

So I went to target and they had loads of new nerf/buzzbee blasters... I was contemplating the sledgefire but the damn fucker is $30.00. Then I saw the Max 6, the new EXTREMEEEEE line from buzzbee. I thought it would have great potential.

/introduction

This is kinda what it looks like, I already tried to do a pump replacement but here's the general gist of what it is

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You can make it rearloading, it has enough space.

It's stupid simple to mod. Unscrew everything, and take the turret out.
The restrictor plates are glued on, so plop it in some boiling water and pop the caps off.
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rebarrel with PETG.

DO NOT PLUG THE PUMP.
You will break the little plastic piece attaching the pump to the external part.

Anyways put back together and you're done.

Edited by xXhunter47Xx, 21 August 2013 - 01:27 PM.

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#2 CoolpantsMcgee

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:40 AM

(Insert easy button here)
That's an incredibly simple mod. I might have to pick one up in a few days or so.
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#3 Asamere

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:43 AM

Without the air-restricter plugged, how much of an improvement is this seemingly simple mod? Are we getting comparable ranges to the elite line? Better? From what I've searched it seems to be a fairly powerful air blaster.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:58 AM

The Air Max 6 and 10 (I'm working on a tank replacement for the 10 for shits and giggles) are both Elite in range in stock form, at least with their EXTREME darts. I haven't tried them with Nerf darts yet.
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#5 xXhunter47Xx

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:11 PM

Without the air-restricter plugged, how much of an improvement is this seemingly simple mod? Are we getting comparable ranges to the elite line? Better? From what I've searched it seems to be a fairly powerful air blaster.


The air max gets elite ranges with stock darts, but is abyssmal when using elite darts. I just modified it to use slugs. Also, the tank just blew off. Buzz bee sucks with their quality control.
I'm out of posts, so hopefully you see this azrael.


There's a little piece that connects the internal pump to the external slide. If you plug the pump, you run the risk of breaking the connecting piece and you will not be able to pump it externally.

Edited by xXhunter47Xx, 21 August 2013 - 12:26 PM.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:17 PM

Break what to the what? And why? Sorry, just not clear as to why I shouldn't do something.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:19 PM

Break what to the what? And why? Sorry, just not clear as to why I shouldn't do something.


If I understand correctly, he is talking about a piece that is part of the external slide that goes through a bit of the pump in order to pump it using the external slide. Think of it as the pin in a maverick that usually breaks if you do spring replacements. It is the same concept. The pressure would be greater, thus putting more stress on this cross piece of the slide, and will potentially break it off.
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Now, for why I really wanted to post:

This "mod guide" is pretty terrible. I'm not trying to strike you down for posting it, but there is very little substance here. First off, I (and I know I can't be the only one) don't even know what this blaster looks like or how it functions. I shouldn't have to supplement your "guide" with a google search just to see what blaster we are even discussing. Add more information, and actually "guide" me through the process. I (and new people visiting the site) would really appreciate it.

Sorry for the soapbox, mods, but I know you must agree with me.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:23 PM

Ah, I see.

Yeah, actually I'd like to know how much there is to modify the shell for rear loading.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:34 PM

I myself wouldn't mind seeing more of a walk through. It's half the fun of the site to see the creativity. It also be nice to hear ranges your getting, how accurate the blaster is now. More important if the rotation mech still works after rebarreling it. How long did you make the barrels? Could it rear load easily? Would that be more advanced? Things to think about because yea got people interested. I myself will probably pick one of these up.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:21 PM

It is possible to rear load the blaster. There isn't a problem with the rotation with a rebarrel, in my experience at least. I can't exactly check the ranges anymore because I plugged the pump and snapped it in half before I could get 6 shots off. It fired off fairly far, I'm guessing about 60 with slugs flat.

Edited by xXhunter47Xx, 21 August 2013 - 04:22 PM.

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#11 TheNiceGuy

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:15 PM

Just wondering, how come you sawed off the front portion of the pump?

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:22 PM

So I recently got 2 of these wonderful toys. Stock they are amazing. So I whent to re-barrel one... 11 inch PETG barrels without a way to make the seal better, will not fire. Furthermore the rotation mech. is not strong enough to handle the 11 inch barrels. Further mods will be done to make it work, more later.

Disregard the rotation mech, it is plenty strong, it just needs to be re-greased for it to function properly, however still having problems devising a seal for the turret.

Edited by Asamere, 26 August 2013 - 07:32 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:27 PM

Just wondering, how come you sawed off the front portion of the pump?


I tried to replace the pump
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:19 PM

I don't believe this is Necro posting, but if it is, I'm sorry. Anyways, I plugged the OPRV on mine and it's working just fine. I'm putting eight pumps into it every time I fire and there's no sign of breakage yet, and I would say I've fired it 50-60 times already.
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

I don't believe this is Necro posting, but if it is, I'm sorry. Anyways, I plugged the OPRV on mine and it's working just fine. I'm putting eight pumps into it every time I fire and there's no sign of breakage yet, and I would say I've fired it 50-60 times already.


Interesting. The valve on the pump, correct? I didn't inspect the blaster for a second one.
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:32 PM

Interesting. The valve on the pump, correct? I didn't inspect the blaster for a second one.


Yes, the I plugged the whole on the pump with hot glue.
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:28 PM

For the PETG, was it the thick wall or medium wall?
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:15 AM

For the PETG, was it the thick wall or medium wall?


It wasn't real PETG, it was the polyester tubing from McMaster.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:27 AM

This "mod guide" is pretty terrible. I'm not trying to strike you down for posting it, but there is very little substance here. First off, I (and I know I can't be the only one) don't even know what this blaster looks like or how it functions. I shouldn't have to supplement your "guide" with a google search just to see what blaster we are even discussing. Add more information, and actually "guide" me through the process. I (and new people visiting the site) would really appreciate it.


I'm on my way to buy one. If I open it up and it appears that it can be modded into more or less an effective primary, I'll post an in depth writeup.

It wasn't real PETG, it was the polyester tubing from McMaster.

Polyester barrels weight more than PETG, the weight of these barrels may tug your barrel assembly down, causing your blaster to seal poorly.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:23 AM

I'm on my way to buy one. If I open it up and it appears that it can be modded into more or less an effective primary, I'll post an in depth writeup.


It can be. I'm currently sitting next to mine. I'm getting over the century mark with this blaster.

It doesn't really require a write up, it's super simple. Go right ahead and make one though, but I don't think it's worth your time. Here's a few notes for you, replace the pink vinyl tubing and reinforce the pump shaft; both of these failed on me. Also, this 'guide' has a terrible turret seal. I can't even imaging putting this blaster back together with that shitty of a seal. How I solved it, cut off the shaft of the black plate we boiled off and glue them back in place. Then cover them in silicone grease. It's not perfect, but it's loads better than leaving them off. I also added a second spring to the plate that connects the tank to the rear of the turret.

Like I said, I'm getting over 100ft with stock streamlines and 5 pumps.

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Good luck

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

It can be. I'm currently sitting next to mine. I'm getting over the century mark with this blaster.

It doesn't really require a write up, it's super simple. Go right ahead and make one though, but I don't think it's worth your time. Here's a few notes for you, replace the pink vinyl tubing and reinforce the pump shaft; both of these failed on me. Also, this 'guide' has a terrible turret seal. I can't even imaging putting this blaster back together with that shitty of a seal. How I solved it, cut off the shaft of the black plate we boiled off and glue them back in place. Then cover them in silicone grease. It's not perfect, but it's loads better than leaving them off. I also added a second spring to the plate that connects the tank to the rear of the turret.

Like I said, I'm getting over 100ft with stock streamlines and 5 pumps.

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Good luck


Interesting, I'm personaly having issues with my seal but I did save those plates... I've tried an extra spring but I just didn't get what I was looking for... So I'm tryen a tank expansion as well... Currently just waiting for the thing to cure. The rotation mech is plenty strong and smooth... I'm running 11 inch barrels of McMaster tubing. It just needs to be re-greased.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

Like I said, I'm getting over 100ft with stock streamlines and 5 pumps.

Good luck

Really? With the stock tank? I'm about to pop an older Panther in my Air Max 10.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:54 PM

I am amazed at performance, i had no idea this little tank could put out that much power.

It helps that i'm using stock elites, which have great aerodynamics and flight capabilities.

Where did you buy your AirMax10? I haven't been able to find it anywhere.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:58 PM

http://nerfhaven.com...iew=getlastpost
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Not sure about where to get it in the midwest, otherwise. Kmart is the only store here that carries it. Drop about 20 mins southeast for one, just happened to already be heading that way.

With 5 pumps, too, though? I mean, maybe because it's higher pressure, because it's smaller...I mean, Supermaxxes hit 100' and they have a smaller tank than a Panther....:0 I dunno haha.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:58 PM

http://nerfhaven.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=24337&view=getlastpost
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Not sure about where to get it in the midwest, otherwise. Kmart is the only store here that carries it. Drop about 20 mins southeast for one, just happened to already be heading that way.

With 5 pumps, too, though? I mean, maybe because it's higher pressure, because it's smaller...I mean, Supermaxxes hit 100' and they have a smaller tank than a Panther....:0 I dunno haha.

Kmart is the only place I believe that is currently selling the 10's.

The reason I'm doing a writeup is because new members will have no clue how to begin something like this.

Also, how long did if take to boil off the black plates? If left mine in boiling water for two minutes and they refuse to budge.

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