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#1 Pineapple

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 09:12 PM

A topic thread by Nerf929 (I think) went a little off topic but brought up something interesting...How do you aim your NERF weapons? Most of them have no real aimers, of sort (except the Expand-a-Blast and some others), and when you PVC or brass them, it just makes things a bit more, shall we say, "hit or miss"?

When I had my new-school 1500's I just sighted down the PVC in relation to a scratch mark I made on the endcap, and compensated a bit from there. The many "ow! Damn!" screams that resulted indicated that I had something going good. Then my co-workers promptly blew them all out (5 of them), and I started using AT 3000s. Those I never got quite right, even when I single barreled them.

Well those are all sold and gone, and with my SM5000 I took all the missle and barrel holder stuff off, so making room for a small peep sight made with small diameter tubing. It worked pretty well, and now that I'm rebarreling, when (and if) I ever finish it I'll probably re install (and re-calibrate) it.

What are your aiming techniques for your foam shooters of choice? Just curious.

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#2 Evil

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 09:18 PM

I just line up the barrel with the target and cross my fingers.
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Posted 11 August 2003 - 10:04 PM

I straped a laser pointer to the brass of one of my max shots. It works great.
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#4 LiKnSmAkScOmIn

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 11:43 PM

If you could get a good stock on your max shot to have a better brace, and redo the cocking handle a bit to make room for a scope and your face, it would be a reality to put a peep sight, open sight, or even a scope, although that cost a lot of money for a working right one ($50).Im planning to put a peep shot on my max shot, just trying to get the materials. I hold my guns to aim lke you would hold a rifle, butt pressed against my shoulderand chin squashed against the plastic to peer down the top of the gun to the barrel.
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Posted 11 August 2003 - 11:57 PM

I agree with Evil, I have never had anything set up on my guns to line shots up with. Even if there was, it wouldnt calculate for the distance, dart retardedness, wind, gradient of the slope (if any) and all that other rot.
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Posted 12 August 2003 - 12:05 AM

You just gotta get acustomed to the gun untill you know where the darts gonna go. I fire most of my guns from just above hip level, so I never really line up my target.
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Posted 12 August 2003 - 12:25 AM

And as a result, Langley never killed me ;)
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Posted 12 August 2003 - 12:26 AM

I sight right between the two little ridges and down the tip of the barell at the end of my maxx shot. works great!
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Posted 12 August 2003 - 03:49 AM

Dude, my aim is average, and the only way I learned was to shoot. I can hit when I really need to, but for the most part the only way you get better is to do it. And honestly, a pvc theard scope and a laser key chain, yeah, thats accurate. Good luck, aim that barrel baby.

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 11:19 AM

For most of APOC I was using my triple shot and the barrels arent to straight on that but I got used to it and I hit a couple of people. You just have to get a feel to your gun.
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#11 Evil

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 11:52 AM

If you could get a good stock on your max shot to have a better brace

Yea I have one, it works really really well and helps me lineup shots more easily than just going out and using it as if it were a pistol.
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Posted 12 August 2003 - 01:34 PM

I also have a stock on my Maxx Shot. If you have the means... I highly recamend picking one up.
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Posted 12 August 2003 - 01:43 PM

My dad and I collect firearms, and currently one of the most popular forms of reticles on all firearms is the colored fiber optics sights. We've got some left over reticles around here, and I'm thinking of putting one on the main barrel of my Crossbow. It's better than nothing, and it sure as hell stands out even in the bright sun. At Armageddon I had a skinny piece of yellow adhesive felt on the tip of my barrel - some people scoffed at me for having it on my barrel, but it does honestly help to line up your shots.
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Posted 12 August 2003 - 06:14 PM

Man back when I used my Crossbow I was a freaking incredible shot. I had this whole sighting system down, I could just hit anything. I was surgical. Then I used a Powerclip, where there IS no aiming. Now I use a AT3K and while I love the gun, I just can NOT seem to get a feel for it's aiming. The gun shoots great, but I'm just a crappy shot with it. It's REALLY annoying missing shots at 20 feet. Not quite sure what I'm going to do about that yet.
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Posted 13 August 2003 - 09:56 AM

Evil, how the fuck do you pull the trigger with crossed fingers...

Oh wait... you use like different fingers on your guns... ^_^
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Posted 13 August 2003 - 12:14 PM

Meh, with my New Version SUPERMAXX 1500 I tape between the edge of the two ammo holders. I just line the tape up with the blue part and...
Meh, it's hard to explain, but it works for me.
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Posted 14 August 2003 - 12:06 AM

i just try to get a feel by shooting at soda cans and then when i talk my friends who have never nerfed before into having a war you show them the nerf war and they freak.
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Posted 23 August 2003 - 12:19 PM

with my sspb (mine is better than others) i put the button on there forehead and shoot... im thinking about adding more airtanks to a sspb and make it into a rifle but... my dad says he will help me and he still hasnt
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#19 NerfManiac

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Posted 23 August 2003 - 06:25 PM

Aiming a nerf gun accurately all the time is almost impossible. This is because we have yet to make a barrel perfectly straight. We need to incorporate machines into modification.
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Posted 23 August 2003 - 07:48 PM

Funny how the rf20 has the closest aiming sensation to a rifle, yet the worst accruacy ^_^
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Posted 23 August 2003 - 10:36 PM

I just aim down the thin crack in the gun's casing seperating both sides and hope the thing is level....... Thusly, I tend to miss a lot.
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Posted 24 August 2003 - 09:29 PM

I practice shattering CD's at ranges of 10', 15', 20', and 25'.
Directions:
A. Load gun and pump.
B. Hold correctly in hands, stock up against shoulder, on hand on the handle thingy, and finger on trigger.
C. Point barrel at target and angle however much needed.
D. Pull trigger!
It's quite simple. All you need to do is know your gun's range, accuracy, wind factor, etc.

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 11:52 AM

If you cut off the front sight of the BBB then you can look through the back one and line up with the top of the black plastic rod thing on the top of the gun. I can hit a 3 inch target from 30 feet aiming like that.
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Posted 31 August 2003 - 10:42 PM

I focus on my target with a pistol held out in front of me. The pistol appears in double vision, so I then I aim between the seeming pair of pistols, and hit the target every time, unless i'm movin, then it's a 50-50 thing.
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Posted 02 September 2003 - 05:52 PM

I haven't been posting anywhere for a while, with school and such.
I agree with Evil too. I did make a stock for one of my SM1500's though.
It's cool and stealthy :) .
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