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#1 PiMpDaDdY

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 11:01 AM

I was wondering if I put a BBB spring with a longshot spring do I need to put an extra o-ring? If I don't will that sacrifice range?
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 11:11 AM

Yes I do believe you need an extra o-ring. I tried not using a different o-ring and I got about 2 feet, when I

put in a new one and lubed it well I got about 100'.
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 04:12 PM

Thats interesting because I never put an extra/ different o-ring on mine (yes I did add a BBB spring) and I get over 100'.
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 04:19 PM

Are you guys getting those kinds of ranges with just a restictor mod and better spring? Also, you are using stock darts right?
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 06:02 PM

I think most people are exaggerating a bit when they say 100' flat... From what I've seen so far (unless these people have done barrel mods) an extra O-ring is not neccessary in the least bit. I've modded 4 longshots so far, and from what i've seen there are a few myths out there.

1. There is almost no need to add the bbb spring and keep the original in there. I modded a Longshot for my girlfriend and took out the stock spring to make the pull a bit easier for her. It seems to get identical ranges as the guns with both springs.

2. The large air restrictor isn't really all that important. Two of my longshots have the large air restrictors removed and two don't. One of each has the post removed as well. The ranges are identical on all of them. The only real difference seems to be that the two with air restrictors still in them are much quieter and get far less spin-outs. The range is just about identical. Of course, with a modded barrel I'm sure it makes a huge difference, but if you haven't modded the barrel yet and plan on using the stock darts from time to time, I suggest leaving the big air restrictor in there. Also, the guns with posts still in them seem to fire the stock darts more effectively (though still with some spiraling).

3. One last thing is if you can find a slightly stiffer spring to put on the catch mechanism, that seems to be an area that needs improvement. The catch is sort of touchy. My first three mods didn't have any problem, but the latter two were a bit too touchy on the trigger and occasionally fired on their own. If you can upgrade that little spring I think that would solve any problems in that area.
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 07:39 PM

Ok, thanks for clearing that up. I can't seem to find a writeup on the installation of a new barrel. I was thinking of adding a brass one, but I'm not sure how I'd got about doing it. Is there some sort of special cut or certain way you must glue it in to install the barrel? I really afraid of wasting $30 by breaking the gun in the process.
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Posted 26 August 2006 - 08:30 AM

Someone already has a step by step, I believe, or at least an outline of how to do a barrel mod on the longshot. I would personally suggest PETG rather than brass simply because brass is going to add a lot of unwanted weight to the front end of the gun.
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Posted 26 August 2006 - 08:38 AM

Someone already has a step by step, I believe, or at least an outline of how to do a barrel mod on the longshot. I would personally suggest PETG rather than brass simply because brass is going to add a lot of unwanted weight to the front end of the gun.


Could you link me? I don't mind brass, because I like a little weight to my guns. I'll probably end up putting little weights all over the back of the gun just to balance it out.
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Posted 26 August 2006 - 11:56 AM

I have a better idea, how about instead of me posting a link, you go find it your damn self.

Damn lazy kids these days...
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Posted 26 August 2006 - 12:40 PM

Well, sorrreeeeeyy. I saw the pics of carrtoon's petg modded LS, but I'm not sure I understand. I shoved some brass into my barrel, depressed that little tab that holds the dart in place, and pushed the brass towards the bottom of the barrel. The dart goes about as far as the end of the barrel before losing momentum. Does there need to be brass in the back of the breech? Am I missing something?
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