Anyway, I decided to be different. I used SCH40. (The fact that I didn't have any SCH80 pvc didn't factor into my decision at all. Nosirree.)
The SCH40 was too loose to use with micro darts, and CPVC, to be long enough to fit out the front of the case, was too long, causing darts to not even leave. I considered
So I made it shoot mega stefans, which fit perfectly down the SCH40 barrel. Problem solved! I also bent the big funky black o-ring-plunger-head-thing in the EaB so that it was wider, and now I can blow down the barrel and push the plunger back. The seal is so good that it will not leak; rather, it will force my lips off the barrel with the power of the spring when I do this.
It shoots 40 feet, and is dead accurate. The front sight and the top joint of the two EaB ammo clips allow me to bullseye dish soap containers, family photos, boxes of candy, clocks, and other small objects from anywhere in my house so long as I have a line of sight.
EDIT: I added a laser pointer. It works beautifully - check it out
Question, though: I was under the impression that Expand-a-blasts were capable of much more than 40' when modified. This EaB, however,
1.) Still has the original spring
2.) Shoots megas
3.) Has no nesting in its barrel
4.) Was purchased from someone who left it outside for a couple years; I had to clean numerous spider webs, insect cocoons, rust, and dirt off of it.
5.) Has no bands/bungees.
I think those sufficiently explain the lower-than-normal modded EaB ranges, but if someone else, with just a barrel replacement, surpassed 40 feet, or if such surpassing is common, I'd like to know.
Edited by Gengar003, 03 February 2007 - 05:56 PM.