This is a simple mod, but it could mess up your gun if "your doin it wrong". It is basically a cut down Stampede, which increases range and decreases weight. Side view: http://yfrog.com/jwd...ized1201001843j
Instructions: Take a hacksaw, and follow this picture. Green dots indicate when to start cutting, and blue dots show where to stop. Ignore the blue line, I forgot to switch back to black. http://yfrog.com/5bstmpdp
So what did I do? I took a real life bow, attatched PVC piping, and fabricating a plunger attached to the string. It's insane. Ranges go around 180+ feet. Not lying. In fact, the bow string broke on me, and as soon as I replace it I'll get pictures up. Don't lock this Talio, just wait.
The new Stampede magazines are great, but can be a pain to carry. I thought of a way to have all three carried at once, and helps to reload. I'm not sure if this has been done before, but here it is.
First, take your three magazines and place them a little more than one inch apart, and put a one inch block of wood in between them, as shown in the picture. (I used normal clips in this pic, but its the same as extended clips) Place the blocks where the white and red rectangles are. You may want to double sided tape them in place, but this is optional. Then wrap tape (I used electrical, because it looks best) around the clip starting from the ridge near the top and traveling about 3-4 inches down. You can also wrap tape between the clips to close everything in. When finished, it should look like this: When put in the gun, it looks like this: An easy, yet effective, mod. Questions or comments?
You may know some people have gotten Stampedes early, me being one of them. After toying around with it, I opened it up, and found out the best way to mod it. Because it is completely powered by a motor, the Stampede can only pull so much force, so there is a fine margin between it not firing, and being underpowered. I've found that the best spring to use is a stretched out Nightfinder spring. I know it is extremely erotic to stretch out springs, but by torching them and dunking them in water, they retain their shape. The AR is quite familiar, but alot smaller in comparison to other blasters, even to a Nightfinder. I chose to drill out mine, as it is pretty risk-free. Also, be aware that adding a more powerful spring will cause to gun to shoot significantly slower, but a 9v battery and aligator clips should fix that. Just replace one of the D batteries with the 9v, and RoF is almost normal. This slower shooting speed can be helpful, though, as it gives the magazine more time to chamber a new dart, reducing jams. With these mods, you can expect to get around 70 feet flat, and 100 angled. I'm not sure if an Angel Breech is possible, but I'm not really into barrel or breech replacements.
How the gun works:
It's been unknown to many people of how the Stampede works, but it's actually a pretty ingenious design. The plunger is stationary, and already on the catch. When the trigger is suppressed, the bolt assembly and plunger tube move forward, compressing the spring. When the bolt reaches the closed point, the catch releases, causing the plunger to go forward, firing the dart. Another spring pushes the entire assembly back into the default position.