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Bubba Longshot

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Longshot Sleeper Breech build questions

14 January 2018 - 12:15 PM

So I was thinking of ways to improve my Longshot, and decided that I'd like to build a sleeper breech one day (probably during the summer). I only want around 100 fps, so I was wondering if it was possible to use a 5kg spring with roughly 6 inches of 17/32 brass as the barrel.


Different modified blaster firing sounds

02 January 2018 - 10:38 PM

Hey all

I was tinkering with a new Longshot mod the other day (basic A.R removal, 10kg spring, rubber padding, etc) and noticed the odd variances that the blaster made when fired. Sometimes it would be a short crashing sound, and other times it would be a low thud with a long vibration afterwards. So, I was wondering what is a normal noise for a modified blaster with its plunger padded (rubber washer) and somewhat heavy spring (10kg) would make, or is it just random? Anyways, I'm curious since I'm wondering if the short crashing noise is caused when the dart has a looser fit in the breech so the plunger can move forwards quicker with less resistance, and the low thud with long vibrations happens when the dart is tighter in th breech. Also, I'm a little worried if my plunger tube assembly (which is stock) is suffering damage (polycarbonate plunger head and plunger rod though).

Have a happy New Year

Nerf blaster materials

17 August 2017 - 12:07 PM

Hey guys, somewhat off-topic question but I was really curious about it. For a long time I've always though Nerf blasters were made out of ABS plastic. I was looking around other Nerf forums, and discovered this: some stock parts in Nerf blasters are made up of DELRIN. The hammershot priming handle is actually made up of delrin, not ABS. There's a small part of the Rapidstrike's mag release that is also delrin. Finally, I read somewhere that all stock Nerf catches are delrin. Can anyone confirm this?

PSA Nerf Rayvenfire is out

09 August 2017 - 05:33 PM

I was at my local toysrus at saw the brand new Rayvenfire. Unfortunately I don't own a phone and didn't bring a camera, so no photos. You can probably go to your local TRU, and find one there (Please note that the TRU that I found the Rayvenfire at was in Canada, so the U.S or other countries may not have it in stock).
Price: $69.99 CAD or $54.34 USD
The price is very expensive. To put that in comparison the Rapidstrike is the same price, and it's full auto.
Despite the hefty price, the paint job and build quality seem to be good.

All in all, I don't think that the Rayvenfire is worth it at this price. Instead of spending $70 on this, I'd much rather get 2 stryfes or one Rapidstrike.

Spring question

31 July 2017 - 12:38 PM

Hi nerfers of the NIC. After researching all over the Internet, I can't seem to find the answer to this question: How do you figure out the kg force of a cut down spring?
My situation is this: I cut down the stock Magnus spring to put in my longshot. The Magnus spring is 6 1/2 inches long, and has a total of 4.5 kg in force (I know force is measured in Newtons, but the NIC does it in kg). If I were to cut down that spring to 4 1/2 inches, the total kg would change right? I don't know if this is correct, but a spring that's 6 1/2 in would have roughly 0.69 kg per inch (4.5/6.5). That means at 4 1/2 inches, it would be 3.1 kg (0.69x4.5). Along with the stock LS spring which is 4.5 kg, that would be a 7.6 kg spring load in my longshot correct? I want to know since I don't want to be putting too much stress on the internals.
By the way, I did in fact try to find out the spring constant myself [constant=force/(free length-compressed)] but I only had lifting weights not Dumbbells, so the results were really wild.


Bubba Longshot

EDIT: If anyone is wondering how I knew the stock springs were 4.5 kg, it's because Captain Xavier of YouTube measured it in his "Can it take a [k26] episodes" and Magnus "shotgun" build.