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Aiming With Nerf Guns

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#26 Techno-Dann



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Posted 07 December 2004 - 09:59 PM

The best way to aim better is practice.

Exactly. All the sights, scopes, pointers, and whatnot aren't going to make you any better if you don't use them.

To add my lucky shot story to the pile...

I made it with a blowpipe. No scope or sight, semi-auto feed, or anything. Just a 30" chunk of 1/2 in. PVC and a micro dart. My friends and I were nerfing indoors, (Seattle in fall. Rain city) and my friend's little brother was hiding behind two folding metal chairs with a blanket draped over them. There was a little tiny notch in the blanket between two of them: It can't have been more than two inches wide and three tall. I was twenty-some feet away, and I could just barely see the top of his head through the gap. I made the hit. (Didn't win the game, though. ^_^ )

The only way I could have made that shot was by tremendous amounts of practice. I've been playing with that particular blowpipe for several years. If I had just started using it that morning, would I have been able to make that shot? Probably not.
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#27 taita cakes

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 10:05 PM

I made it with a blowpipe. No scope or sight, semi-auto feed, or anything. Just a 30" chunk of 1/2 in. PVC and a micro dart.

Granted, practice is the only [and recurring] answer in this thread, but its also a blowpipe, you should have line-of-sight and not need and scope or sight. It would be pretty stupid. Nice shot anyway.

Looks like the answer, as predictable as it is, seems to be to practice.
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#28 Ash



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Posted 07 December 2004 - 11:16 PM

Yeah... this is the main reason that I have used the same damn gun for so many years in nerfing... I just got a feel for it. I never "aim"... I just shoot from the hip mostly (or the chest) and I am very accurate when doing so (unless I have "ass" darts that fly all over the damn place).
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#29 Nerfnewbie



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Posted 10 December 2004 - 04:55 PM

Find a spot on the gun that alines with where you dart gose after multiple tryls and aim from there.
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#30 Tlp baps

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 08:59 AM

Just to add my 2 cents....

I cut a notch in the rear bump of my ttg and by dumb luck, it lines up perfectly with the front post. So I can aim it just like a real handgun. And to pour sprinkles on the icecream,, I let my step-father try using it a few day ago. He was able to nail a cola can dead-center from 30ft on his first shot.

(Note: This is Katachi's gun, I'm just using it to show what 'rear bump' talking about.)

It was a simple idea and it actually worked. If anyones interested, I thought of a way to make a notch in the right spot, luck notwithstanding. I'll post the instructions if you wish.

Edited by Tlp_baps, 23 December 2004 - 07:36 AM.

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#31 Falcon


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Posted 22 December 2004 - 09:30 PM

When you ask about aiming an AT 2000, I think of the large round hump on the back, and I agree with you. It is in the way. There's no way to line up with a single-barreled one without tipping it up, and by that time, the angle on the gun is far too drastic to know where it's going to begin to arc back down again. So...

CUT THE FREAKING BUMP OFF. I cut a good 1/3 of the top of the shell ofone of my AT 2k's shells, and that thing is really easy to aim with. I can sight straight down the barrel from the top, and it is deadly accurate.

Another two cents of mine:
I heard some complaints about self-added barrels not lining up with the centerline crack where the two halves of the shell meet. I spent a good thirty to forty-five minutes doing it, but I got the PVC barrel on my crossbow (it's in a breech, so its prone to rotating) to face the correct direction int he PVC coupler. Once I had it turned the right way, so that the slight bend in the PVC was pointed up, so the "straight" barrel curved upward slightly (I don't need to compensate for arcing at all up to shots of about 85' and over) and didn't point to either side at all. I then took a Sharpie Marker, and made a dark, thick line on the dnd of the barrel to line up witht he centerline of the shell when I put the barrel back on after reloading. Haven't missed a calculated shot since.
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#32 Whiplord



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Posted 25 December 2004 - 05:30 PM

No matter how powerful you mod your guns, you will never have dead-on accuracy with a Nerf gun.

Unless you have a blowgun. :P But that's sorta different I guess...
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