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#1 ambushbug

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 12:07 PM

This write up is not as much of a mod as it is one to let people see the internals of this blaster. I figure the blaster has some potential but most people have stayed away from it because itís non-nerf gun and its overpriced ($34 Canadian). So Iím hoping that by showing the internals, anyone considering this blaster will know in advance what theyíre getting themselves into (I personally, try to research in advance -via mod pages- the internals of a blaster before I buy one).

I originally picked up this gun from a Bass Pro Shop (in Vaughan, Ontario) for my nephew. Itís a ball gun and (stock) shoots only about 10 feet. However, the blaster has a realistic look and feel, plus I was optimistic of its potential for having a pretty large plunger (judging by the cylindrical shape of the front portion). So I bought one for myself.

Turns out the blaster does have a decent sized plunger and is very easy to barrel mod (the orange barrel for the balls easily removed by unscrewing two plainly visible screws) . Unfortunately, the pics Iíve attached are only the Ďafterí pics as I did a barrel mod (shoots micros) a few weeks ago. The barrel is actually one of those orange 'shotgun' shells Posted Image that come with the Buzz Bee rifles (the double shot and rapid fire). Not as tight as CPVC (which was my other alternative) which means a little less range but better accuracy and reloading times. With stock micros (yeah Ė I use stock because: 1) I play indoors with my nephews, and 2) I make the WORST stefans ever), I get about 50 feet and very good accuracy (obviously depending on how straight the dart is) - a little less range than my Lanard Max Shot (with the same barrel) but Iíd bet a spring stretch/replacement would do wonders. In the future, I may try to brass mod this baby. What I like about this blaster is its feel. Aiming it is pretty intuitive (i.e. unlike my Max Shot, which I had to ďlearnĒ to aim). Well, you can decide for yourself if this is a potentially good primary weapon. Some of you mod geniuses out there could probably turn this into a nerfer favourite.

Anyway, I hope this helps anyone who has been considering this blaster (I did a search and recall seeing another member mention, but not necessarily buy, the blaster). If this was at all helpful, please let me know, because I can also show you pics of the guts of other, less familiar guns (e.g. the Buzz Bee Rapid Fire Rifle). pics below.....



the blaster (post-mod). The big orange thing was for holding up to three balls

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opening 'er up is easy. Just remember to remove the screws in the pump first (to reveal more screws)

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immediately below the plunger tube is the thingy (white silicon/nylon rod) that allows the pump to cock the spring

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the catch and trigger are pretty simple

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here are the plunger and spring. Hopefully, ths scale will give you an idea of their size

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I tend to fill up dead space (here, the stock) with packing foam when modding my blasters

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#2 Davis

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 12:19 PM

Ahh, I hope Jlego comments. I believe he bought this gun in hopes of making it shoot darts, and was very optimistic about what he thought it could do.
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 12:20 PM

Ranges? Looks nice and I like the look of the shotgun-esque stock. Good job.
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 01:18 PM

That plunger looks massive- definately bigger than the plungers of almost all the guns I own. I'll definately try to pick one up; although I might actually put the plunger in the case of a different gun, as the catch mechanism and trigger look really weak in the pictures.

Thanks for the writeup, and the pictures.

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#5 flamebo388

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 02:18 PM

Judging by the tape measure I think it has a bigger plunger than a crossbow :lol: . Where could us americans get one of these? If possible I think we may have to buy through you. This was definatly helpfull, I would like to see the rapid fire rifle guts.
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#6 Davis

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 03:18 PM

Where could us americans get one of these?

Erm, some website. I can't quite remember. It was very similar (or the very same) of that one that sells realisistic looking guns that shoot rubber bullets.

EDIT: Google got me this.

Edited by Davis, 17 September 2005 - 03:19 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 03:57 PM

I can get those at my hunring store, or at an Academy. In the toy sections. I always thought they were pump guns and didn't see much potential. Hmm I might have to pick one up. That spring looks weak though.
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 04:09 PM

try http://www.cabelas.c...0666&hasJS=true
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#9 PissBacon

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 05:11 PM

For $25 I definitely can't justify the purchase; the thing looks poorly made too.
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#10 BloodMoon

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 07:30 PM

Well, it seems like you're paying an aweful lot of money for a nice looking case and a big spring. But if someone can get some good ranges, I'll shut up and go sit in the corner.
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 07:42 PM

Nice job...

HEY...I am 5 minutes away from the Bass Pro Shop ambushbug. In Vaughan Mills right? Well if youíre interested, I and a bunch of other Canadian nerfers have our own little clan, CFM. We would love for you to stop by and join us for one of our wars...what do you think?
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#12 ambushbug

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 12:13 AM

Nice job...

HEY...I am 5 minutes away from the Bass Pro Shop ambushbug. In Vaughan Mills right? Well if youíre interested, I and a bunch of other Canadian nerfers have our own little clan, CFM. We would love for you to stop by and join us for one of our wars...what do you think?




cool. I'm new to this, but it sounds like fun. I'll PM you.
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#13 mrfishy

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:08 PM

You can also get them hereI have an acount there and they dont rip you off or information scam you , heck i bought something online there and i still have it.

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