This thing isn't really a good gun. The catch isn't good. The spring is WEAK.
I don't know how you get 100' by singling it.
One thing I noticed is that without that elastic it loses a lot of power.
There is also a remake of this gun that is blue.
I like what you did to make it have a grip and make the trigger normal. That's pretty cool. I will open mine up again to double check and see if I messed my mod up somehow.
The trigger is finicky, but alot of guns have picky triggers. (BBB, both ERTL shotguns, and even some Longshots) This thing outranges my BBB's, my Longshot, and even some of my AT3K's, and with the long barrel, it's almost silent when firing. Don't say it's not a good gun. It can't compare to a real Nerf Crossbow, but it is still impressive.
stick a 10" 17/32 brass barrel on it, load a stefan or longshot dart into it, and fire a slightly angled shot. 100'
Without the elastic, it wouldn't have ANY POWER AT ALL. The elastic on the inside of the plunger is the only thing propelling the dart. The elastic on the outside does nothing besides keep the bolt in the forward postion.
Yes, the Pistol grip and Stock I added are what make this thing so functional in the first place. Without those, it was pretty awkward to hold and fire.
Well, if the catch is strong, you could buy two and but both elastics on one. Then you could probably be getting Crossbow ranges...
That's just amazing, though. If I ever get one (I will get two), I'm going to try putting both elastics on one, and increasing the seal on the plunger.
The catch is fairly strong, but it is also very finicky. You may have to do something to reinforce it.
Also, the plunger tube is completely enclosed, and I don't know if there is a way to get it open without breaking it.
Bungee cords. Of course. I think Davidbowie did something with those once...
I'd be impressed if it was a springer, but bungee cords having the history that they do I'm not surprised. May have to finish that crossbow I set in the back of my workshop now...
Haha, yes, Bungee Cords. though I doubt that they are really Bungee cords. They are about as thick as shoe-laces, and they are the same cords used on the outside of the gun.
Thanks for all the responses!