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#1 Starbuck

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:25 PM

After reading that some nuts on NHQ were using shields of made of cardboard and styrofoam, I began to think, "What would I do if I saw some idiot with a shield or body armor like that?" Well, I found the answer; a high powered anti-personnel rifle.

Seeing that our fine sharpshooters in Iraq were equipped with Barret Arms .50 calibers, I wanted to produce a magazine fed (removable magazine), high powered, big bore, long range rifle. What I came up with was the Artemis Arms Mk. 1 "Mountain Rifle." Here's what I did:

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I modified my Titan by removing the air restrictors and plugging the over release valve, just routine things. I then cut a piece of 1/2" PVC at a length of 1.5'. I took that piece of PVC and cut out a breech wide and long (1.5"x2.25") enough to fit a mega dart. Next I glued that barrel to my Titan. Nothing new there.

I then found a nice piece of orange plastic tubing that fit my 1/2" PVC well. I cut a 4 inch piece of this to use as my bolt. I installed the new bolt to my barrel. What I had now was essentially a big bore single shot breech loader.

I next found a piece of a black tube off an old model Blast Bazooka. I Dremeled out a bolt channel and cut my magazine port on the bottom. I then glued on this black piece (we'll call it my "shroud") to my Titan. Finally for this step, I glued on my bolt, which is made of a 4 inch piece of dowel rod, to my bolt.

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Finally, I made my magazine. I used a cassette tape case. The case's width is perfect for micros, but I had to widen it a bit to fit my mega darts. I needed a spring. I managed to make a spring from an old grandfather clock coil spring. I hammered it out flat and use a blow torch to heat it up so I could bend it in a "zig-zag" shape. I used several popsicle sticks glued together to make my magazine follower. To keep the magazine attached to the Titan, I made two small clips out of aluminum sheeting. I glued these to the bottom of the Titan. On my magazine, I Dremeled a shallow channels that the aluminum clips will slide into to hold it in place. To remove the magazine, merely lift the aluminum plate clips and pull the magazine straight down. The capacity on the magazine is 5 rounds.

To load the rifle, push the bolt forward and pull it back. This allows one round to be loaded into the chamber.

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Range

I didn't get to shoot a lot of rounds outside, but I had a chance to squeeze off 10 rounds. Here's what I got:

Ammo: 2" Mega stefans with 3/0 weight
Rifle primed to 25 pumps.

163.3'
165.8'
154.2'
150.6'
167.4'
164.7'
149.1'
158.5'
164.2'
159.9'

Long: 167.4'
Short: 149.1'
Avg: 159.77'

I also did some testing to demonstrate the power of this gun. Observe:

At 40 feet, I made Swiss cheese of this piece of .5" thick styrofoam with 20 pumps.
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At 25 feet, I hit this hefty block of 1.5" styrofoam three times blowing sizeable holes in it. I primed the rifle with 25 pumps.
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At 25 feet, I hit this piece of cardboard 3 out of 4 times. It punched through twice and penetrated enough to get one round stuck about half way through.
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Using the mega darts in this rifle allows for a heavier round. A heavier round is less likely to be disturbed by wind during its flight path. The mass of the round also gives an extra punch that a smaller micro dart lacks.

As you can see, this is one heck of a gun. To shoot an "unarmored" target under 70 feet would probably inflict abundant pain. One could also honestly drop a target out at 120-130 feet with ease. Any armored target under 70 feet would be dead meat. I'm currently working on making at least two more magazines for the rifle. So, once I can get those finished, I believe this will be a very deadly weapon. And yes... I realize that most people would ban this rifle from a war, but it's still pretty neat.

Hope you've enjoyed a Starbuck/Noid modification.

Edited by Starbuck, 11 January 2006 - 10:00 PM.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:33 PM

Dude! That is awesome. I've been trying to think of something to use for a magazine on my Maxshot, which uses the same breech as yours, basically. It would be a mini-sized version of the Mountain Rifle. I just need to find a suitable spring to use to load the darts.

Awesome mod, truly awesome. Oh, and what's the ROF, like in shots per minute? The Titan's still pretty slow, even with a breech and magazine. All that pumping takes time. I'm assuming about six to eight shots per minute, right?

Good work.
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:02 PM

Thanks. Eh... the ROF is around 5, I'd guess. Maybe 6. I'm not sure, but I'll figure it out later.
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:03 PM

Have you seen what a .50 cal round does to the body?



Anyways, my AT2k recently shot a lead weight out of a stefan and into my wall, I can't wait to get one of these :)

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:08 PM

It makes you look like you were never wearing any armpur in the first place.
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:39 PM

That is extremely cool. Artemis Arms has truly outdone themselves with this one, producing an anti-personnel armor-piercing round capable of punching through a majority of materials. My question, however, is what effect does it have on corrugated cardboard at various ranges,for cardboard is the prime material for shield making.
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:40 PM

Yeah. I'm impressed with that Mountain Rifle of yours. Keep up the exemplary work.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:48 PM

Wow, that is amazing. You just keep bringing good new mods, and ideas right after another. That is the tightest Titan I have seen, and the ranges are sick.
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:03 PM

O_O....gimmie.
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 10:00 PM

My question, however, is what effect does it have on corrugated cardboard at various ranges,for cardboard is the prime material for shield making.


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Answer your question? :)

At 25 feet with 26 pumps, I fired 4 shots. 3 rounds hit my target. 2 rounds punched completely through, whereas the other did not, but rather got stuck.

Thank you for your kind words.

Edited by Starbuck, 11 January 2006 - 10:02 PM.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 10:23 PM

That is an awsome gun I've been trying to do that to my maverick :)
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#12 Peter

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 10:27 PM

How could you do anything like this to a maverick?
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 10:34 PM

3 letters and 4 words PVC piping and renegade clip
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 10:54 PM

That's a Titan. Not a maverick.
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 01:39 AM

Excellent mod starbuck, I may have some thing similar for my homemade if I ever get off my ass. By the way, you haven't anwsered my last PM.
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 09:39 PM

Good luck getting a maverick to punch through cardboard, if that's what you meant. If not ignore this.
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:38 PM

My one question is that if you coated the cardboard with duct tape or other durable tape, would it reinforce the cardboard enough to stop the mega from punching through it?
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:07 PM

Good luck getting a maverick to punch through cardboard, if that's what you meant. If not ignore this.

That's not a maverick, it's a Titan.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:16 PM

That is an awsome gun I've been trying to do that to my maverick :)

He was referring to this I believe.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:20 PM

Ahh. sorry. I read the post wrong.
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 02:52 PM

I dunno if covering cardboard with stuff would shield the rounds. I'm guessing it'll show them down, but won't stop them completely.
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:02 PM

Some cheap fabric would probably work to stop the rounds from piercing all the way through the carboard. And it would be easy to spray glue on. At worst, the cardboard might split, but the rounds won't tear the cloth.

Or just switch to 1/4" birch plywood for the shields.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:20 PM

Um... but shields are really retarded. No one is going to lug around a wooden shield, especially to protect them from foam darts.

Anyway, back on the subject of the rifle, I forget to say that I installed a thick plastic straw instead of a BIC pen. That, as you know, allows the air to be released quicker.
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:33 PM

Nice. Just curious, what's Artemis Arms?

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 06:35 PM

Artemis Arms is my modification and consulting company. I give advice to modders and will also modify their Nerf weapons to their specifications.

The company is pretty much me, my girlfriend (when she's in the Nerfing mood), and my buddy Bill (who will be the webmaster of the new website). The website will be opening soon. It won't have forums, but rather galleries of custom guns, my modification services, and a Q&A column for advice to modders of all levels. The forums are taken care of here at NH and over on TINH.

I'm all for modifying your own guns, but some people don't have the tools to do it, so I offer my modification services at a very reasonable price. There are no limits to the mods I can perform. From routine replacement barrel installations to installing a magazine system on a gun, Artemis Arms does it all.

I hope to get this thing rolling soon.
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