Nite Finder: Old Vs New
Posted 15 April 2005 - 12:54 AM
Posted 15 April 2005 - 03:17 AM
Edited by achensherd, 15 April 2005 - 03:18 AM.
Posted 15 April 2005 - 10:12 AM
About 2 months ago I was starting to organize a Nerf Nite for the freshman and sophomore guys in my youth group so I went to the local Wally-mart to check out their nerf selection. They had around 25 of both the original nite finders and the newer Ex-3's so I decided to buy one of each to see which one was better. My theory was that the orginal one would preform better as the handle was more difficult to pull back (the whole 2 inches you can move it while it is still in the package lol). I did however want to check out the newer version of the gun even though I have no desire to spend 40 + bucks to get the whole set up that it can hook into. When I tested the two together the original nite finder shot better than the newer one. After I read an article about modifications on this great website I decided to open them up and have a look. The newer NF (Ex-3) had a smaller and weaker spring and that is what accounts for the power difference of the two guns. So bottom line... If you are planning on doing a spring replacement and think that you might lay down 40 big ones on the trinity system then go for the newer Nite Finder Ex-3. But if you just want an awesome gun for 5 bucks that you can modify then try to find the original Nite Finder. The original also looks cooler... lol.
I drove around to 4 different Wal-marts to buy the orginal Nite Finders for my youth group. We ran around the church with the "lasers" shining until 2 in the morning haha. Everyone wanted to use the guns that I modified for the leaders. I don't know why that is, I mean they just shot 20 feet farther and had 50 homemade darts each instead of the three stock darts...
Posted 16 April 2005 - 09:26 AM
The origional (spelling?) NF has a stronger spring, and more air restriction.
The N Strike NF has a weaker spring, but less of an air restrictor.
So there. If you have the origonal (I can not spell that word), Stretch the spring and put it in the New Style NF after drilling its air restrictors. put on a barrel if you want. It'll work fine.
Posted 16 April 2005 - 10:13 AM
Posted 16 April 2005 - 02:40 PM
Posted 17 April 2005 - 12:53 AM
Captain, that's exactly how my NFs work too. The old one vibrates pretty loudly after firing, and the new one is just loud when fired then makes no extra noise.
One thing I noticed was that the old NF made a vibrating noise after it was fired--probably the spring vibrating. I think that has been remedied somehow in the new one. It may just be my NF and not something that occurs across the board.
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