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#1 nerfnerd88

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:57 PM

Hello community. It's been years since I've been active with nerf. It's amazing how this community has changed in 4 years. Anyway I came across this crossfire bow at target which obviously made me think of the legendary crossbow so I figured I'd try to mod it. My hopes weren't that high but I picked it up and took a look inside.

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Not too impressive but It has potential. I took apart the few pieces and then tried to figure out how the four barrels worked, I tried pulling them apart and in the end just gave up.

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Then I grabbed a ½ coupler, epoxied it to the end of the plunger tube and then covered it with some duct tape.
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Added on my barrel and taxa!

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I have yet to even upgrade the spring as I didn't have any that fit but right now the ranges are significantly improved. It's definitely useable in battle, though not up to the original crossbow. I'll get a new spring in it tomorrow and update you with ranges. Theres also a lot of dead space below the barrel so I'll be doing some minimization.

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So I used a small screw then epoxied the exterior to help reinforce the draw, and upgraded the spring. As for ranges I'm constantly getting 52'-56' with the stock darts. Just for fun I also incerted a small sample of Tritium right on the end of the plunger head (I checked and it doesn't do anything to help/hurt the gun) to create what I believe is the first truly radioactive gun on Nerfhaven. So you can blast your opponents with Beta infused darts!

Overall its a decent blaster. I'll be keeping it as my collection is down to 4 guns. But I wouldn't use it as a primary.

Edited by nerfnerd88, 29 January 2014 - 03:22 PM.

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#2 Blue

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:39 PM

"The tube the plunger slides through" is called the plunger tube. Is the barrel thing similar to what a roughcut uses? Blaster reminds me of a SSII for some reason.
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#3 Azrael0987

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:34 AM

This blaster is essentially half a rough cut. It works the same way. The air restrictors in the barrels all open up when darts are pushed in. When primes and fired it releases air through the first available barrel. So if you put a dart in only one barrel it would go out that one exclusively. By taking out the air restricors, nerfnerd88, it would have been a 4 shot blast with atrocious ranges. I'm actually interested to see what the ranges are before a spring upgrade side by side with the upgrade.

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#4 azrael

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:12 AM

You should reinforce or replace the support from the plunger pull back rod and the actual plunger rod. People have been breaking theirs with spring replacements.
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:56 PM

You should reinforce or replace the support from the plunger pull back rod and the actual plunger rod. People have been breaking theirs with spring replacements.


I can definitely see that happening, I would say some epoxy or epoxy putty would work, I really don't have much experience with this blaster (I expect to get some contact with it coming up in our next game of HvZ), but it looks to me like the priming handle and plunger rod could even be epoxied together for extra strength and still have the ability to remove them.
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:22 PM

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