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#1 owentheobiwan

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 05:10 PM

I've been trying to find Nerf guns for cheap, when I came across the Cyclotron. Should I buy it? Can it be modded?
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#2 Half Newb Half Nerfer

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 05:12 PM

Let me say these two words to you. Fuck no.
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#3 owentheobiwan

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 05:13 PM

Useful opinion. Thanks.
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#4 ItalionStallion

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 06:02 PM

Well i wouldnt say no right off the bat.

The cyclotron is actually a pretty cool gun. Its range is actually pretty decent for a ball gun.

If your just going for the cheap deal, then go for it.
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Posted 02 November 2004 - 06:08 PM

Key: What do you want it for? Indoor or outdoor. Are you playing with modded guns or unmodded?
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#6 owentheobiwan

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 06:27 PM

Indoor and outdoor. Modded guns and unmodded. I just like messing around with nerf.
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Posted 02 November 2004 - 07:20 PM

I wouldn't, because I'd like duel Nite Finders better, but it's your desition.
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#8 owentheobiwan

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 07:24 PM

I've got two Nitefinders, a Tech Target, and a disassembled Airtech 1000.
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Posted 02 November 2004 - 07:26 PM

If u just like messing around with nerf, it is fun to shoot that thing around.


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#10 ItalionStallion

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 08:07 PM

Like i said, if its really cheap than you myswell buy it.
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Posted 28 November 2004 - 03:53 PM

I saw one in the mall's toy store for like $10. It looks like fun just to set up behind a door or something and blast the first person who comes in.
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Posted 28 November 2004 - 04:06 PM

For screwing around: sure, it is pretty fun
For wars: usually no
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#13 ompa

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 04:18 PM

$10? That's not half-bad. I guess that could be contributed as putting something useful in an old topic... Anyways, I'd suggest indoor use ONLY. I mean, it gets enough to shoot across a small room, and fires fast, so it's not bad. Kind of like an un-modded RF20. Quite possibly stupid to use outdoors, great indoors.

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#14 3nerfiteers

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 04:37 PM

Well i guess in my opinion, you could be doing alot better for $10. Like others said the cyclotron deal would be a good add on to a collection. But lets not forget, sometimes garage sales and thrift stores have the best stuff at a low, almost stealing price. Or you could buy two nite finders for $12


Save your money for the big stuff... B)

Edited by 3nerfiteers, 28 November 2004 - 04:41 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 07:41 PM

Its range is actually pretty decent for a ball gun.

Define 'decent.' Unless you think 6-7 feet is a decent range for a $15 Nerf gun, -- scratch that, more like USELESS HUNK OF PLASTIC -- then no, the range on the Cyclotron is NOT decent. Falcon over at Nerf HQ modded his Cyclotron so somehow it shoots 40-50 feet, and it shoots faster too, but he didn't say exactly where he put his rubber bands. So until somebody tells us of a useful mod and how to do the mod, (I'm not trying to be rude to you, Falcon, I know that you said a write-up was coming soon.) Cyclotrons just plain old suck IMO. The spring in the magazine sucks and puts barely any, pressure on the balls, meaning they load slow, which leads to misfires, and misfires=JAMS; not as in the tasty treat that goes on bread, but as in foam balls wedged in the breech/firing mechanism, stopping you from shooting. So that basically stops you from firing fast. Alright, the main thing this gun was made for (rapid fire) aside, let's look at the rest of this gun. I'm a small dude, the Cyclotron is a big hunk of plastic. It's size is comparable to the N-Strike Unity System. Even though the N-Strike is bigger, it is more comfortable than the Cyclotron. It's also pretty heavy compared to other blasters because of all the plastic. So that renders it pretty useless for raiding, because you can't run fast with it. Also because it's big, you are a bigger target. It's hard to hide with a Cyclotron, not to mention you can barely crouch and you can't crawl without being noticed. Okay, so far that means 1. No shooting fast, 2. No running, 3. No hiding, 4. No crawling. Also, it takes two hands to shoot, and it's pretty hard to carry around a sidearm when using the Cyclotron. Reloading is harsh, it takes quite a while. To get the clip, you have to rip it out of the gun (quite annoying, sometimes it gets stuck) and DROP YOUR GUN! You have to just leave it there and let it sit while you grab the balls! Then you have to round up the balls, and you have to shove them in the the clip, which provides JUST enough force to unload itself and shoot each ball about 4 inches. That means you have to hold the balls inside the clip while you grab the other ones. You would hope that because this gun is so big, clunky, and slow, that it would be accurate, but no, it's not accurate AT ALL. Just the slightest bit of wind will make the balls fly in every direction, maybe even towards the shooter! Not to mention that even with absolutely no wind, the balls will never follow a specific pattern. But most of you would suspect that because that's how ball guns usually are (I am NOT in ANY WAY saying that all ball guns suck! Some of them are quite good!) If you shoot one ball, just don't expect the next one to go right where the previous one went. So far this means that if you use the Cyclotron, you can NOT 1. Shoot fast, 2. Reload fast, 3. Run, 4. Crawl, 5. Shoot accurately, 6. Use a sidearm. Isn't that bad enough? Cuz that's not the end. I am going to restate what I said at the beginning of this post. The Cyclotron can only shoot 6-7 feet! So basically this is what you cannot do if you use the Cyclotron:

1. Shoot fast
2. Reload fast
3. Run
4. Crawl
5. Shoot accurately
6. Use a sidearm
7. Shoot from a distance

I will say that some of those things are POSSIBLE, but they are not PRACTICAL with the Cyclotron. For instance, you CAN crawl, but it is hard, slow, and really doesn't benefit you. You can crouch, but you're still a huge target. You might be able to get used to the inaccuracy and be able to sort of predict where your shots will land, but that doesn't make the gun any more accurate. You can use a sidearm, but you have to drop your Cyclotron to do so. To tell you the truth, I would rather use my sidearm as my primary than my use Cyclotron. It is actually possible to shoot your Cyclotron semi-fast, and pretty fast with a spring upgrade and Falcon's mod, but without those mods, your gun will jam, I can almost garuntee it. Also Falcon's mod will give you ranges comparable to a stock NiteFinder.
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Posted 28 November 2004 - 07:44 PM

With some work, you could modify the clip, and the gun isn't enormous. It's big, but managable. And there aren't many rooms inside a house more than 20ft. long, so 15 ft. flat will work fine. That's why you can easily play with all stock nerf guns in a house (most houses anyways).

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#17 ItalionStallion

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 07:48 PM

Shit mattpaintballer, you need to calm down.

And yes the range is good for a ballgun. I never said it was practical in a war, i just said that it was a fun little gun.
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#18 owentheobiwan

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 08:26 PM

I decided not to get it, anyway. I'm quite happy with my N-Strike. B)
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