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#1 vhe

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 06:41 AM

Hi!

Just asking, but how do the springs in spring-driven magazines hold up when stored full for a long time?

I've got meself a mega cyclone shock because there's no spring involved and it can lie on the desk for months, being used about once a week.

 

Would a gun with a stick magazine start to jam after a few months of light use?

 

(Side question: are there guns where I can have several revolver-like (i.e. non-spring-driven) drums on my desk and swap them quickly? Sometimes things do get hot here.)

 

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#2 The2ndBluesBro

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 06:53 AM

Not very well, it's heavily advised to store your magazines unloaded. It also deforms the darts.
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:02 AM

Thanks a lot!


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#4 The2ndBluesBro

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:13 AM

Oh, and for your side question, there is a mod for the strongarm (and some similar blasters IIRC) that allows you to completely remove the turret and swap it like a magazine. Link: http://nerfhaven.com...ngarm-clip-mod/

Edited by The2ndBluesBro, 22 August 2016 - 07:15 AM.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:13 AM

Springs only fatigue over time if you're compressing them well beyond their elastic limits (their fully compressed or fully stressed maximum). The springs in Nerf magazines are compound-leg torsion springs and are not going anywhere near their elastic limit when the follower is bottomed out.

 

It's only bad for your darts.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:11 AM

Springs only fatigue over time if you're compressing them well beyond their elastic limits (their fully compressed or fully stressed maximum). The springs in Nerf magazines are compound-leg torsion springs and are not going anywhere near their elastic limit when the follower is bottomed out.
 
It's only bad for your darts.


Exactly what Slug said as far as nerf mags go, there is also the mod linked above, and a new dart zone blaster with a swappable turret (even comes with the second one) and those are nerf compatible far as I know.
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 05:04 PM

Not very well, it's heavily advised to store your magazines unloaded. It also deforms the darts.

Learned that the hard way. Half my darts are a year old, and deformed.

 

Also... Hi slug!

 

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Edited by Montymarks, 22 August 2016 - 05:05 PM.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:18 PM

Keeping darts in revolver type cylinders isn't great, since it slightly deforms the darts over time.This leads the darts sliding out of the cylinder and reduced power. At least this was the case with older blasters, like the Spectre and Maverick. I assume the same still applies with more modern cylinder Nerf blasters, but I could be wrong.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:18 PM

Keeping darts in revolver type cylinders isn't great, since it slightly deforms the darts over time.This leads the darts sliding out of the cylinder and reduced power. At least this was the case with older blasters, like the Spectre and Maverick. I assume the same still applies with more modern cylinder Nerf blasters, but I could be wrong.

No it would, the foam is supposed to be a bit thick so it gives a seal and barrel. leaving the dart in the turret would thin down the foam a bit. Not drastic but definitely noticable in performance. However they still work,


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#10 DjOnslaught

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 04:51 AM

Keeping darts in revolver type cylinders isn't great, since it slightly deforms the darts over time.This leads the darts sliding out of the cylinder and reduced power. At least this was the case with older blasters, like the Spectre and Maverick. I assume the same still applies with more modern cylinder Nerf blasters, but I could be wrong.


Also you could jack up the AR springs, if you left them in that is.
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Posted 27 August 2016 - 08:55 AM

I am actually "out of darts" because of it
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