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#1 mad mike

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 06:53 PM

I have recently modded a nf, and the darn thing only shoots like 35-40 ft. I have taken out the air restricters, added rubber bands(industrial strength rubber bands), taken out the laser, added a flashlight where the laser used to be ,and added two mini led black lights to the top. I even lubricated the plunger, any suggestions??

;) ps: ill try and add a pic later.
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#2 ompa

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:07 PM

What kind of barrel material are you using, and what kind of darts?

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#3 mad mike

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:08 PM

im using the stock barrel and stock darts.
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:22 PM

Then unfortunately you've reached probably near the average distance (flat) that you are going to be able to with a NF.

You need to install a new barrel, and/or change your darts, to get the maximum amount of effectiveness out of your NF.

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#5 mad mike

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:26 PM

thanks for the info.
:)

oh, and i forgot that i moved one of the ammo holders to where the batteries used to go. ;)
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#6 PiMpDaDdY

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:03 PM

You could also wrap the plunger head in three layers of e-tape and replace the stock spring with something stronger.
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:12 PM

I added a mavrick spring to my stock NF spring and it gets maybe 55 feet leavel. AR removed no bands.

edit: Sorry I didn't mention I also added a EX-3 o-ring along with the orginal NF o-ring.

Edited by Black Blade, 27 August 2006 - 08:13 PM.

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#8 mad mike

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:32 PM

ill try the e-tape if I can find some.
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#9 chip tortellini

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 08:46 AM

Also if you don't want to replace the spring you could just strech it out.
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:09 PM

That works, but stretching eventually makes the spring weaker. Take it out and go to Ace hardware, they usually have a large selection of springs. Find one that's roughly the same size but harder to compress.
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#11 Hamsterdam

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 05:30 PM

I stretched my spring to about 2.5 times its normal length and it got about 65 feet.
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 04:09 PM

or u can put spacers in there

example: take apart the plunger and put washers behind the spring...
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:13 PM

If you want to use household materials for a barrel give it a crayola barrel.
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#14 mad mike

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 11:47 PM

thanks for the tips. I will try to get to ace hardware soon so i can find a stronger spring, any more suggestions would be great. ^_^
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#15 Nerfnewbie

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:27 AM

If your bord and wanna do somthing before you go to Ace, you could cut it down to a smaller size if you don't mind taking the flashllight out. This doesn't add any range, but it will fit in your pocket easier.
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#16 mad mike

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:16 PM

thanks for the tip, ill keep it in mind.
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Edited by mad mike, 03 September 2006 - 07:17 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 11:57 PM

My nf is plenty powerfull but i still want more. It has cpvc barrel, no air restrictors, and i use 2 bands. any suggestions?
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 05:02 PM

New spring, more bands.
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#19 mad mike

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 08:08 PM

Well I decided just to go with the crayola marker barrel, since i have way to many dried out markers at home. I aslo took out the flashlight and put in a laser that was for my automatic airsoft gun(it works great). I took off the origional barrel and put it over the laser so it fits in with the rest of the gun better.

i have pics now but i cant seem to put them in. can somebody tell me how please

Edited by mad mike, 04 October 2006 - 08:20 PM.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 04:54 AM

yea just go to imageshack.us and you can upload them, then just copy and past the link iit gives you.
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