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#1 Powersniper

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 10:03 PM

OK so, I was just fideling with my maverick and broke the turret thing. The next morning I just hacked off the top and bottom uhh... Strut things that held the front of the gun which, in tern, held the turret. Then I cut off the from of the inverted air tank thing and put in a crayola marker for a barrel (also I sanded the crap out of it so it would fit). I was careful not to glue it too much but enough so it was functional. I did a quick range test flat and got this-

Flat-
1). 61'
2). 73'
3). 65'

I forgot to do angled. I'll have pics up at some point.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 08:02 AM

Well even though that really defeats the purpose of a magnum, that is really interesting that you got such high ranges. With a brass barrel you could get even higher ranges, so it just gets better and better. Well all I can say other than that, is thank you for trying that out, because I love it when people try new stuff contrary to other's beliefs.

Anyone else smell a new replacement for the old nightfinder, or is it just me. :P
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 09:00 AM

Anyone else smell a new replacement for the old nightfinder, or is it just me. :P


I smell some bs ranges or some innacurate measuring.

Use a 100' tape measure and hold the gun parallel to the ground.

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#4 funkyjake

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 11:21 AM

I don't necessarilly smell anything. Those ranges sound believable enough, but paying extra for a gun that you have to modify more to get less impressive results from makes little sense to me. As far as I'm concerned, for ease of modification and solid results the nightfinder remains king, and it'd take one hell of a pistol to knock it off its pedestal.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 05:04 PM

What do you mean by "inverted airtank thing"?

And is it possible to make a new turret and lose little ranges? That would really bring the Maverick up.

and it'd take one hell of a pistol to knock it off its pedestal.


I think my LnL beats my NF. But I haven't tested my NF's ranges since the brass barrel and spring replacement.
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#6 funkyjake

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 02:55 PM

Well, I guess the LnL is pretty snazzy (though I haven't played with mine since it broke years ago), but you can't exactly go out and buy them anymore.
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:10 PM

I did this also with about 4.5 inches of brass. Crappy darts got crappy ranes, but with a moderate dart I got a hefty 70 feet with the mav.
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 04:59 PM

Flat-
1). 61'
2). 73'
3). 65'


At first I thought that the 73 said 63 and I would believe it. Unfortunately i dont think a mav is really capible of 73. Maybe it's just me but I say bs.
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 05:10 PM

Flat-
1). 61'
2). 73'
3). 65'


At first I thought that the 73 said 63 and I would believe it. Unfortunately i dont think a mav is really capible of 73. Maybe it's just me but I say bs.





It's not just you. Perhaps some pics would help.
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 10:45 PM

A single barrel might be a major contributor to the ranges, instead of the rotating barrel, its permanent, so theres a far better seal. (maybe dart fit?)
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 11:37 PM

Regardless of how real the ranges he's posting are, I don't think it's anything close to being a replacement for the Nite Finder. It'd HUGE compared to the Nite Finder. You can't holster a maverick comfortably. Sure, you can holster them, but they're just too unwieldy. This snub-nosed version of the Mav is still really tall (top to bottom of gun) and is a bit unwieldy compared to a Nite Finder.

The Nite Finder isn't being replaced. Sorry to burst your bubble.

As for powersniper's mod:

Props. People have mentioned single-barreling a Mav off and on for quite some time, but nobody ever did it for fear of being called stupid. Good job. Sounds like you've got yourself a decent pistol now!
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 12:01 AM

I would be suprised if it replaced anyhting, but it is useful to know if you somehow mess up/ brake something in your mav and cna't fix it so you can single it.

range thing- tested again (this time no wind, but there wasn't too much wind in the first place), I used different darts this time and now I got more like a consistant 50'-65' range. I'm taking the measurement of the fall and land of hte dart, not just about how many feet it went before starts to drift.
Sorry for the upset.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:18 PM

Regardless of how real the ranges he's posting are, I don't think it's anything close to being a replacement for the Nite Finder. It'd HUGE compared to the Nite Finder. You can't holster a maverick comfortably. Sure, you can holster them, but they're just too unwieldy. This snub-nosed version of the Mav is still really tall (top to bottom of gun) and is a bit unwieldy compared to a Nite Finder.

The Nite Finder isn't being replaced. Sorry to burst your bubble.

As for powersniper's mod:

Props. People have mentioned single-barreling a Mav off and on for quite some time, but nobody ever did it for fear of being called stupid. Good job. Sounds like you've got yourself a decent pistol now!



It, and by "it", I mean the maverick, wasnt built to be a one shot pistol like the night finder, its supposed to be able to get 6 shots out before having to reload, whereas the Nf only got one. So it makes sense that it dosnt fit as snug as a gun that only shoots once.


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#14 funkyjake

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:47 PM

And about the "stupid" maverick mod, it dosn't sound anywhere as dumb as a rocket launcheer shooting a single dart.


But the point of that mod is that the "rocket launcher" has a ludicrously large air reservoir, so the single dart will go quite a ways. However, the maverick's internals are no better, and I would say even worse, than the nitefinder's, making the point of this mod... ?

Don't get me wrong, I've thought about doing just this. I like the mav's looks a lot more than the nitefinder's, and I'm sure it's a slick little gun, it just lacks conventional purpose.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:24 PM

I like the weight distribution in the Maverick so much I've already killed four of them. The main problem, as I see it, is the seal between the plunger assembly and the dart chambers. I've noted that the Maverick's range decreases dramatically with time, I think because the spring that pushes the chamber back against the plunger assembly weakens. If that can be solved the Maverick will be a great gun again.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:39 PM

I also love the feel of the mav. I screwed up on a mod of one though and I was left with a broken shell. I also had a night finder that worked just fine, but I hate the feel of it (I have sorta large hands) so what I basically ended up making was a single barreled nightmav. It will still have the pull back function, but with the range of a nightfinder.
The thing is all ready to be put together but almost all my modding stuff (bondo, brass, epoxy) is at Flaming Hilt's house and I have not had the time to go over there.

Oh yea and Cmdrmack: Flaming Hilt was for awhile was like obsesive about trying to improve the mav (so much so that he went through like 8 of them)
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#17 Powersniper

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 09:52 PM

Ok, I didn't do this mod to my mav. for more capability or to somehow improve it. I did this so that if you're modding one and break/make the turret unusable, you could still use the frickn' thing.
Also, I have found that by adding a barrel out side the plunger system, it sucks.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 03:39 PM

Ok, I didn't do this mod to my mav. for more capability or to somehow improve it. I did this so that if you're modding one and break/make the turret unusable, you could still use the frickn' thing.
Also, I have found that by adding a barrel out side the plunger system, it sucks.

Wait, so you didn't do this mod and you lied about the ranges? So, the mav doesn't really get 60ft... Why didn't you say so at the beginning? So... if you can't put the barrel outside the plunger system are you supposed to put it inside? You don't make sense.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 03:46 PM

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 05:07 PM

Ok, I didn't do this mod to my mav. for more capability or to somehow improve it. I did this so that if you're modding one and break/make the turret unusable, you could still use the frickn' thing.
Also, I have found that by adding a barrel out side the plunger system, it sucks.

Wait, so you didn't do this mod and you lied about the ranges? So, the mav doesn't really get 60ft... Why didn't you say so at the beginning? So... if you can't put the barrel outside the plunger system are you supposed to put it inside? You don't make sense.




This is an example of why proper grammar is so very important.

Powersniper abbreviated the word "maverick" by typing "mav."

NiteWalker, understandably so, mistook the sentence as "Ok, I didn't do this mod to my mav. For more capability or to somehow improve it." As in, Powersniper didn't do the mod, but was posting it. As in stupid.

But in actuality, the abbreviated word "maverick" makes Powersniper out to say, "Ok, I didn't do this mod to my maverick for more capability or to somehow improve it". Which is sensible, since he basically was trying to rehab a broken Maverick.


I hate to sound like a grammar Nazi, but it's things like these that make the forum begin to descend to a middle-school playground chat box.

And saying "we can figure it out", won't do, since NiteWalker had aptly misread into Powersniper's post to begin with. We shouldn't have to read every poster's minds as to what they were trying to communicate.


BACK ON TOPIC...

About the mod...I don't know precisely, but I think that Crossfires have similar, if not the same, air delivery as the Maverick. And my son's Crossfire got 40-50 feet STOCK with Tagger darts, a bit angled up (6-8 feet trajectory). I'd tend to believe more around 50-60 feet modded, hence the redeeming post a bit afterward.



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#21 six-five-two

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:52 PM

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#22 Powersniper

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 09:14 PM

And yet, I correct my friend on grammer like every day... Ya, sorry for the mix, I did do this mod, but I didn't do it for the reasons I had said before... I think that makes sence...
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 11:04 PM

If anything the reverse plunger system is a more efficient use of space. My Crossfire gets ranges that while not equal are certainly comparable to my NiteFinder, and comes in a significantly smaller package. I have a few idea for helping the Maverick but it's never going to have NiteFinder Ranges. Then again, with five more shots and less accuracy than the NiteFinder, one is not likely to use a Maverick for the same purpose as one would a NiteFinder. It's the difference between a revolver and a target pistol.

In other news, the grammer on this site is refreshing to an English Major such as myself. In spite of the occasional misinterpretation like we've had here, everything is very clear and easy to read, then again, I'm not up on all the chat lingo you kids use.
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