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May Minnesota Nerf Outting

07 April 2009 - 02:01 AM

Yoo-hoo Shitheads!

When:May 16, from 9:30 AM to ??? I want to start AT 10, so be there early.

Where: Highland Park Disc Golf Course
Juniper Lane, St. Paul, MN 55116

What:
The most bad-ass Minnesota Nerf war to date. I wanna run this thing smoothly! It will probably be only one of two Nerf wars I attend this summer, so I want it to be damn good.
-There will be a schedule of games for the day
-I would like to eat at the location to save time, unless its ungodly hot/cold/rainy/tornado/hurricane/kittens
-Try to limit the blasters you bring to a Primary, a back up primary and a pistol or two. This will limit the amount of stuff you have to bring and hopefully limit downtime between rounds
What to bring
-Primary, and a back up or two
-Sidearm(s). At least one of them has to be a spring pistol
-Stefans/darts. Around 100 is usually good. I don't like mooches, so bring your own.
-Bandanna/headband for Gunslinger rounds
-Food for lunch
-WATER, it will probably be warm and we'll be running around.
-Your A-game!

Who: Any and All Minnesota and Midwest Nerfers.
Attending:
Ryan####
Flaming Hilt
Venom
Daniel Beaver
Koree
Bustaninja
Velveeta Avenger
Atomatron
SonReeceSonJensen
Snake5188 +4

Additional Rules:Titans, plugged big blasts/blast bazookas, any other excessively powerful blasters are banned. Just don't bother bringing them. If your being a douche bag, you will be asked to leave. I want this to be fun for everyone.

This post will constantly be updated accordingly.

Alan Moore

19 November 2008 - 09:35 PM

A little something for you comic book guys, I had a friend send me this link:
The Mindscape of Alan Moore
If you've read any of his works its very interesting. Hell, its probably interesting even if you haven't read anything he's done.
He's completely bat-shit insane, and yet not at the same time.

Spano/no Spam

08 April 2008 - 05:35 PM

What:SPANO/ NO SPAM, hopefully the biggest MN war of the summer

When:June 28, from 10 AM to ??? (who knows when that will be?). Get there on time!! Especially if you want to play some tower rounds. The playground will be busy, so most Tower rounds will be early on.

Where:Highland Disc Golf and Picnic area, in St. Paul, MN

Who:I got vibes from most people in the spring break recap thread that this was a good date.
Attending:
Me +1-2
Carbon
Carrtoon
Ryan +1
Flaming Hilt and his crazy crew
Venom +2
Bustaninja
Nerfcrazy +5
goose island
Bullet Dragon +2
Kanashimi-Needs a ride
Maybe/Haven't heard from them:
Rings-Maybe
zxnam
Warx
Those Hamline guys that were suppose to show up to the last war
And I'd love to see more people travel, maybe some of those Ohio dudes...

A Snap Review

25 March 2008 - 10:45 AM

A SNAP Review

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As some of you may know Carbon recently started selling SNAPs. I first had the face to see one last summer when Carbon came up to Minnesota. The SNAP was quite formidable, and worked incredibly well for Carbon all day. So when SNAPs went on sale I thought I would get one, not only for using it, but also to having something on hand to base my future homemades off of. I first had the chance to use it at the Minnesota Spring Break Nerf War, temperatures were a little cold, causing a less than perfect fit between my darts and barrels, but other than that testing conditions were perfect.
Performance:
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Range
During MNSBW, Ryan and I were just goofing of firing some crazy angled shots (read: not war practical). He was using a Big Blast, and I was using the SNAP. Bother were firing quite far, but to my surprise, the SNAP was only a little bit behind. The SNAP is capable of hitting someone at about 80’ out, so that would put the maximum range out over 100’. I was using a 12” PETG barrel nested in some PVC it seemed to fit the SNAP perfectly. The SNAP has more than enough range, with a reasonable plunger pull, making it, at least range-wise, a worthy primary.
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Consistency
Incredibly consistent. Any lack in consistency was from cold weather affecting the dart-barrel relationship. Even then it still performed very well.
Rate of Fire
Reloading ROF- It gets the same rate of fire as any blaster with a ½” PVC coupler. I was only using a single barrel (since my staggered barrel set up broke), but with a staggered barrel set up it would be a bit faster.
Priming- the spring is a bit strong, and the key ring starts to hurt after awhile, but it’s not too bad. It’s easier to prime than my Big Bad Bow with a spring replacement. One of the best things about the SNAP is that you can change almost everything with little to no effect of performance. You could very easily add a CPVC t fitting, or something else, to make priming more comfortable.
Total Performance Rating: 4 out of 5
Comfort:
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The SNAP is very comfortable. There are two issues I found. The key ring on the charging handle was one problem. It is not much of a problem, and it is easily replaceable, it just gets a little sore after a day of use. The other issue is even less of a problem than the key ring. I found the trigger to be a little sharp on some corners so I just added a little craft foam on the trigger and it cleared up that problem immediately, you could also just sand down the edges of the angle iron.
Total Comfort Rating: 3 out of 5
Reliability/Durability:
The SNAP is very durable. It feels very solid and nothing feels weak or like it could break. The only durability problem I foresee is a need to replace the catch-face eventually, but I’m am not sure how long it will last before I need to replace it.
Legality:
Performance-wise I see no need to ban the SNAP, but there is the common rule on the coast of no homemades on the coasts, so it remains to be seen whether the SNAP would be legal in a “major” war.
Potential:
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The SNAP has tons of potential. It can be entirely held together with screws making everything replaceable and upgradeable, if needed. The only thing it can’t do is hold integrations, although I’m sure even that is possible if I, or Carbon, thought about it a little harder. Performance is something else that can’t really be upgraded, but it puts out plenty of power as is.
Total Potential Rating: 3.5 out of 5

The SNAP has one of the best combination of price, performance, and ease to obtain is a war worthy primary, the only thing that comes close is a Big Blast. If you’ve got the resources, make one, or actually just buy one ;) (That’s the wink emoticon right?)

Look for a X-Bow vs. +Bow vs. SNAP review sometime this summer.

My Arsenal

24 March 2008 - 12:08 PM

Well I did some serious modding over spring break. Here is my almost complete arsenal:
SM750-
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Nothing too special here, ½” PVC coupler, and cut down the case so it fits in my new airsoft holster and so it fits my hand better. I also plugged the pump and added hot glue to the trigger spring, basically doing a bic pen mod.
LnL-
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Got this from Ryan and actually modded it twice before I can to this version. It’s 4” of PETG with a little bit of small brass added to act as a dart stop, then just some PVC over the PETG. I also added a Chainblazer spring. I’ll probably tune this up a bit over the summer and finalized the mod and give it a new paint job.
Splitfires:
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2 SFs. Both with 6” PETG barrels, one of them has PVC nested over the barrels, the other has a holster, Probably my favorite blasters.
BBB:
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This is the mod I posted a little bit ago. 12” PETG in a staggered set up.
SNAP:
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This is my SNAP that I got from Carbon. 12” of PETG, and a bit of craft foam on the trigger to make it more comfortable. Expect a full review in the coming days. More will be done to this over the summer.

PC/SM1500
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It’s a Powerclip with a banded piston, a removed OPRV, and an extra clip. The SM1500 is attached with NerfMonkey’s mod . It has a 9” PETG barrel and a plugged pump. I plan on inner tubing the bladder and giving the clips PETG barrels.
SM1500
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SM1500 with 12” of PETG nested in PVC, and the pump plugged. It has a ¾” PVC tee for the pump handle, and it feels awesome. It also has a 6” barrel PETG’d turret and a pump that is not plugged for indoor play. I need to remove some PVC of the 12” barrel turret so it’s not so heavy and add a removable stock on the back, and a metallic purple paint job in homage to Piney.

Not pictured:
X-Bow: ½” PVC coupler, nothing special, still need to reinforce it and toss a bungee on it.
+Bow: It’s a +bow, plus it hasn’t arrived in the mail yet.
1st gen. NFs (x3): I’ll post a mod for these when I get home for the summer.