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Samurai kidd

Member Since 02 Dec 2012
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In Topic: Measuring Accuracy

04 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

The main problem I see with trying to do something like this is that there's currently no way to distinguish poor accuracy of a blaster from poor accuracy of the user. You could construct some kind of structure that would keep the blasters level and aimed in the exact same way for every test, but that would take effort and resources and you would need a new one for every blaster since every blaster is shaped differently. How exactly would you measure groupings, anyway? You would either have to make holes in your target or create some kind of marking system for normal darts. Making holes isn't a terrible idea as it can be achieved by most NIC worthy blasters, but you're using stock blasters. Is there actually a purpose to testing the accuracy of stock blasters? Accuracy problems traditionally arise from darts, which is why we make them now, and stock blasters can ONLY use stock darts. Even at lower stock velocity these things can fly anywhere. What's the point of knowing if your blaster is more/less accurate if the darts are still going to fly along a 30 degree curve? If the darts themselves weren't problematic, there's still the fact that most blasters are going to have the exact same accuracy because most blasters are manufactured with the exact same internals. It's not something like a mod that's prone to lopsided couplers; these things are made by machines to exact specifications.

As far as homemades/mods go, unless you really screw up and your barrel is bent or your couplings are lopsided, you are probably able to hit stuff with your blaster. If you can;t hit stuff you wouldn't be using it, and since you can it's "accurate enough". Even testing with homemades has a ton of issues because now there's not just room for human error in testing, but in construction. Unless you can guarantee testing with a perfect rendition of X mod/homemade and a dart standard then would you even get usable results from a test like this?

Obviously accuracy is important and this endeavor isn't an unworthy cause but like many mods go, is the effort input really worth the results? Are our blasters really so inaccurate that there's significant room for improvement? I think a dart-type accuracy test would be much more beneficial than a blaster accuracy test.

In Topic: Engineering Nerf guns

28 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

Do I see statistics in there? I do!

Great read.

Something I was surprised not to find was a discussion on faux barrels. You touched on extra length and dart stability, but not necessarily faux barrels like the ones on the recon, retaliator, etc. Hopefully, anyone on this forum understands the physics behind extra plastic on the front of your blaster, but elsewhere I have seen several people claim that faux barrels improve accuracy, and in some cases even claims of increased velocity. I'd like to hear your thoughts.

In Topic: Bullpup Stampede

18 March 2013 - 09:28 PM

Good god that stock looks uncomfortable. How does it feel? To me it seems like the weird angle would kill your shoulder.

In Topic: Multiple Orgasm - A Guide

13 March 2013 - 08:59 PM

I can't speak as to whether it would slide or not, but it would not affect the reliability of the trigger since the trigger actuates in the opposite direction of any possible motion.

I meant the trigger not firing anything upon pull.
e.g. you push the handle not quite far enough forward and the blaster doesn't fire because the g-spot is misaligned

In Topic: Multiple Orgasm - A Guide

13 March 2013 - 09:01 AM

If you prime the blaster, let go of the grip, and hold it vertically, does it slide down towards your shoulder?
Would sliding like this affect the reliability of the trigger system?