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Member Since 28 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 09 2012 01:17 PM

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In Topic: Eraser Dart heads

09 October 2012 - 12:20 PM

Great write up, I love the pictures! This seems like an excellent and easy replacement for #6 washers.

The eraser provides weight while being safe and looks pretty sharp. I'm diggin' the various colors available. Pretty ingenious dart heads, I think.

In Topic: HAMNO 2

07 October 2012 - 07:14 AM

Man, I really hope that I can make the next HAMNO. Well, now I've actually got a bunch of great homemades (instead of going with bows...).
R3L's were popular a while ago. I made one thinking that they were superior to snaps, but they tend to jam frequently.
Plusbows look great, but perform on par with pumpsnaps or rainbowpumps.

Mine has never jammed. Maybe the catch wasn't opening up all the way? Just a thought..

Anyway, so how did HAMNO go yesterday guys? I'm eager to hear about the turnout and such.

In Topic: HAMNO 2

02 October 2012 - 05:44 PM

I believe that what my esteemed colleague meant was that he was no longer using his version, for any of a number of reasons, by the time I started poking my nose around the local wars. Now, as far as what is "cutting edge," that's going to be a bit of a debate based largely on personal perception, particularly since there are a lot of blasters that have hit the plateau of slug performance.

For what it's worth, I have a shoebox full of slugs that I can loan out during HAMNO and a pillowcase full of blanks to make more with. Locally, we have some great modders who can always give you some help if you find yourself at a bit of a sticking point as well.

Oh, I see. Strong reading comprehension on my part haha. Well anyways, I would say the most cutting edge blasters I have seen so far are the polycarb +bows. I would really like to obtain one of those. I don't have access to the machines required to make one myself, so I will be on the lookout for sales threads.

On the subject of your slugs, I appreciate your generosity and will gladly use some if for some reason I don't have my own ready. I'm currently working on a batch of a hundred, just need put some tips on them.

In Topic: HAMNO 2

02 October 2012 - 03:18 AM

In fairness, I hadn't seen the design before, but after some research, it looks pretty darned neat. By all means, bring it over here and shoot us with it.

I actually did not use Facebook much if at all prior to messing around with Nerf stuff. I find it useful for that, if nothing else, but I understand your reticence. In that case, keep an eye over here and we'll get things up ASAP. The primary reason for having the FB group is for somewhat more individualized information to get up there and for me to post pictures of pigs (HAMno, get it?).

I agree the design is quite neat. SGnerf's original R3L is pretty awesome.

I will be sure to check this thread often for HAMNO updates. Nice pun by the way haha.

I know you haven't seen it because its been out of commission for a while, but I had an R3l in a longstrike shell that I used in 2011. Snakerbot has seen it. It looks like this one has more draw than mine did, so I can't say for sure, but I'm thinking the pumpsnap will outrange it, though the R3l will still be plenty competitive.

Out of commission how? As in, made obsolete by a more advanced trigger/catch system? If so then please do enlighten me. My skills at blaster construction are basic but I would like to stay on the cutting edge.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to reproduce the 140' ranges that SGnerf's R3L gets. It has 9" of draw while my adaptation only has around 5.5" and is hitting just past 60' with regular streamlines. I haven't finished this new batch of slugs yet, so I can't do a real distance test. I am looking forward to having the day off work tomorrow and finishing up though. I will post the results.

In Topic: HAMNO 2

01 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

It'll probably be fine. I use a my shortened pumpsnap, JPRoth has a NoM pumpsnap he'll be using, and ilikefish has used overhauled 3k's, so I doubt there will be any problem with it.

As for a HAMNO in November, I can't say for sure, but I'm going to say we most likely will, and we'd love to see you there!

Ok, nice. Sounds like you guys have some pretty good gear.

Regarding the blaster in question, I see absolutely no problem with it on initial look, and as long as it isn't doing anything insanely dangerous, I will likely continue to see no problem with it. As Snakerbot mentioned, a few of us have some pretty high-powered stuff, and I'll be bringing a lot more to loan out.

We will likely have a HAMNO every month. This one is meant to be September's, but was pushed back due to HvZ in College Station (amongst other things). If everyone is amenable, we'll have one towards the end of October and another in November.

If you are interested, I highly recommend you join the Houston Area Nerfers FB group: http://www.facebook....37580603054643/ for more information. We're small at the moment, but with plans to continue to grow and grow. After all, wars are fun.

Haha, no it doesn't do anything dangerous at all and probably isn't even in the same class (rangewise) as some of the blasters you guys are using. I'm not sure of the ranges that a NoM pumpsnap gets but if NoM built it, I'm already outclassed.

I could definately attend a late October HAMNO, possibly bringing another guy with me. He is mostly into paintball on the weekends but I showed him my homemade and he seemed to like the idea.

Although I am interested, I actually dont use Facebook. That must sound pretty strange huh.