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(Popular Science)   NERF has developed a gun than can fire soft projectiles over 100 feet. Behold the might and glory that is the N-Strike Elite Centurion   (popsci.com ) divider line
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2013-05-29 10:15:03 AM  
Sweet. The NERF Vortex series that use the discs have pretty damn good range too.
 
2013-05-29 10:22:21 AM  
Finally, the NERF sniper rifle I've always wanted!
 
2013-05-29 10:23:43 AM  
Worst.360gif.ever.

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2013-05-29 10:24:00 AM  
THIS...MEANS...WAR...my 5yr old doesn't stand a chance:) I make it rain, I make it rain...
 
2013-05-29 10:24:22 AM  
Can't wait to see mods to this one. I've always liked plenty of the Maverick mods
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2013-05-29 10:24:33 AM  
Well it's no self-propelled positron cannon/sniper rifle... but it's a good start.
 
2013-05-29 10:27:20 AM  
I'm sure many nerf weapons had that range in the past.

(with modifications, of course)
 
2013-05-29 10:27:44 AM  

Headso: Worst.360gif.ever.

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Tell me about it, you can't even stop it to see what the f*cking gun looks like.
 
2013-05-29 10:28:26 AM  
Waiting for the next kid to get arrested running around the neighborhood with one of these...

Some kid got detention for bringing in a 2" plastic gun from a doll and pointing it at another student.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/29/6-year-old-given-detention - forced-to-apologize-after-bringing-this-seriously-tiny-plastic-gun-on- school-bus/1

Pretty soon my neighbors will have me arrested for pointing a garden rake in their direction.
 
2013-05-29 10:28:37 AM  
so. . . . what are the estimates for the modded range?
 
2013-05-29 10:29:29 AM  
The Barrett .50 Cal of Nerf guns! I bet it'll take somebody's arm completely off too!
 
2013-05-29 10:30:11 AM  

The Green Intern: Well it's no self-propelled positron cannon/sniper rifle... but it's a good start.


WHat about a Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range?
 
2013-05-29 10:30:37 AM  
WANT.

Although I guess sniping the cat would eventually get old. That's a risk I'm willing to take.
 
2013-05-29 10:30:50 AM  

fireclown: so. . . . what are the estimates for the modded range?


250, 300 easy.
 
2013-05-29 10:31:09 AM  
will it break after one or two shots like so many others that i've had in my house (three kids, i think we have a nerf army).
 
2013-05-29 10:32:49 AM  
www.popsci.com

So... it fires tampons?
 
2013-05-29 10:33:03 AM  
Not to be a pedant, but:

As with any gun, the longer the barrel, the straighter - and hopefully the farther - shots will soar.

That's not true.  There is nothing more inherently mechanically accurate about a longer barrel versus a shorter one.

The reason why longer barrels are assumed to be more accurate is two-fold:

1. The sight radius (distance between rear and front sight) is generally longer with a longer barrel, which allows for more fine sighting when using iron sights. It's irrelevant when using a scope, however.

2. For firearms, a longer barrel generally means a higher muzzle velocity, which means there is less time for things like the wind, and movement of the shooter, to affect where the shot hits.

I should point out that #2 *DOESN'T* necessarily apply in this case:  Because it's spring powered, after the initial few inches of velocity gain, it will start losing velocity.  This also happens in firearms, like in a .22 Short fired in a long-barreled rifle:  You start losing the extra velocity you've gained because friction with the barrel starts to overcome the expansion of the gases behind the bullet.
 
2013-05-29 10:35:19 AM  

PizzaJedi81: fireclown: so. . . . what are the estimates for the modded range?

250, 300 easy.


o_O.  NOW it's a party.  I might have to start modding some cheaper guns before I risk $50.  My godson is never going to know what hit him.
 
2013-05-29 10:35:20 AM  
I have a toy from years ago that fired rings that would probably do 100 feet if I had that much clear space. I have no idea what it's called or where it is.
 
2013-05-29 10:36:04 AM  

dittybopper: Not to be a pedant, but:

As with any gun, the longer the barrel, the straighter - and hopefully the farther - shots will soar.

That's not true.  There is nothing more inherently mechanically accurate about a longer barrel versus a shorter one.

The reason why longer barrels are assumed to be more accurate is two-fold:

1. The sight radius (distance between rear and front sight) is generally longer with a longer barrel, which allows for more fine sighting when using iron sights. It's irrelevant when using a scope, however.

2. For firearms, a longer barrel generally means a higher muzzle velocity, which means there is less time for things like the wind, and movement of the shooter, to affect where the shot hits.

I should point out that #2 *DOESN'T* necessarily apply in this case:  Because it's spring powered, after the initial few inches of velocity gain, it will start losing velocity.  This also happens in firearms, like in a .22 Short fired in a long-barreled rifle:  You start losing the extra velocity you've gained because friction with the barrel starts to overcome the expansion of the gases behind the bullet.


Look, if you keep posting rational informative comments in fark threads, I just might have to favorite you.  Nerd boy.
 
2013-05-29 10:37:13 AM  
kukukupo: I'm sure many nerf weapons had that range in the past.

(with modifications, of course)


the rocket launcher one you set on the ground and stomp a pedal went real far, even when I was a kid that didnt have the leg strength or weight I have nowadays.
 
2013-05-29 10:37:36 AM  
Was this printed on a 3D printer? You know it's only 1 mod away from firing real bullets and having someone sneak it through airport security. These things need to be regulated and require a background check.
 
2013-05-29 10:40:25 AM  
Want.
 
2013-05-29 10:40:29 AM  
phhh the old bow and arrow nerf gun could give you a black eye at 100 feet.
 
2013-05-29 10:40:37 AM  
Nice, but I'll still hold out for a Nerf rail gun (a la Quake II).
 
2013-05-29 10:42:27 AM  
Can't wait to gunzerk with two of those bad boys.
 
2013-05-29 10:43:13 AM  

dittybopper: Not to be a pedant, but:

As with any gun, the longer the barrel, the straighter - and hopefully the farther - shots will soar.

That's not true.  There is nothing more inherently mechanically accurate about a longer barrel versus a shorter one.

The reason why longer barrels are assumed to be more accurate is two-fold:

1. The sight radius (distance between rear and front sight) is generally longer with a longer barrel, which allows for more fine sighting when using iron sights. It's irrelevant when using a scope, however.

2. For firearms, a longer barrel generally means a higher muzzle velocity, which means there is less time for things like the wind, and movement of the shooter, to affect where the shot hits.

I should point out that #2 *DOESN'T* necessarily apply in this case:  Because it's spring powered, after the initial few inches of velocity gain, it will start losing velocity.  This also happens in firearms, like in a .22 Short fired in a long-barreled rifle:  You start losing the extra velocity you've gained because friction with the barrel starts to overcome the expansion of the gases behind the bullet.


The older sniper rifle used to shoot farther in pistol mode. The barrel just slowed it down.
 
2013-05-29 10:43:55 AM  
I've never been entirely happy with the range on my current Nerf Longstrike... but the bigger darts are a serious turn-off as I'd have to buy another 200 darts or so, then collect them after the office wars.  As it is now, I send down more darts from the second floor than are returned back towards me from the first floor.  :(
 
2013-05-29 10:43:57 AM  
dittybopper: Not to be a pedant, but:

As with any gun, the longer the barrel, the straighter - and hopefully the farther - shots will soar.

That's not true.  There is nothing more inherently mechanically accurate about a longer barrel versus a shorter one.

The reason why longer barrels are assumed to be more accurate is two-fold:

1. The sight radius (distance between rear and front sight) is generally longer with a longer barrel, which allows for more fine sighting when using iron sights. It's irrelevant when using a scope, however.

2. For firearms, a longer barrel generally means a higher muzzle velocity, which means there is less time for things like the wind, and movement of the shooter, to affect where the shot hits.

I should point out that #2 *DOESN'T* necessarily apply in this case:  Because it's spring powered, after the initial few inches of velocity gain, it will start losing velocity.  This also happens in firearms, like in a .22 Short fired in a long-barreled rifle:  You start losing the extra velocity you've gained because friction with the barrel starts to overcome the expansion of the gases behind the bullet.


Yeah but I cant think of anything other than a .22 short that runs out of powder before the bullet leaves the barrel.
 
2013-05-29 10:45:31 AM  

fireclown: PizzaJedi81: fireclown: so. . . . what are the estimates for the modded range?

250, 300 easy.

o_O.  NOW it's a party.  I might have to start modding some cheaper guns before I risk $50.  My godson is never going to know what hit him.


Start with the Maverick.  It's cheap and easy to mod and you'll learn most of what you need to know about modding.  You can do a barrel replacement, spring and catch spring replacements, AR removal, which is all the pretty basic NERF modding.

If the official ranges are about 100ft, with modding I'd expect 150-175, assuming you can replace the spring, remove ARs and seal the plunger tube, and replace the barrel with brass or better plastic (PETG).  With the larger darts, it might have good mass, but otherwise the darts might need modded slightly too.
 
2013-05-29 10:46:01 AM  
 
2013-05-29 10:46:02 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Headso: Worst.360gif.ever.

[www.popsci.com image 525x257]

Tell me about it, you can't even stop it to see what the f*cking gun looks like.


Found it, but the camo'd it instead of that stupid red/orange color.
www.fourwinds10.net
 
2013-05-29 10:47:07 AM  

dittybopper: Not to be a pedant, but:

As with any gun, the longer the barrel, the straighter - and hopefully the farther - shots will soar.

That's not true.  There is nothing more inherently mechanically accurate about a longer barrel versus a shorter one.

The reason why longer barrels are assumed to be more accurate is two-fold:

1. The sight radius (distance between rear and front sight) is generally longer with a longer barrel, which allows for more fine sighting when using iron sights. It's irrelevant when using a scope, however.

2. For firearms, a longer barrel generally means a higher muzzle velocity, which means there is less time for things like the wind, and movement of the shooter, to affect where the shot hits.

I should point out that #2 *DOESN'T* necessarily apply in this case:  Because it's spring powered, after the initial few inches of velocity gain, it will start losing velocity.  This also happens in firearms, like in a .22 Short fired in a long-barreled rifle:  You start losing the extra velocity you've gained because friction with the barrel starts to overcome the expansion of the gases behind the bullet.


I'm not sure if this adjusts your assessment of #2, but these aren't fired directly by spring, they generally have a spring mechanism pushing air into the chamber, so there is a longer point of contact with compressed air, unless you were meaning the fall-off from the air push is too fast. It's why people can supercharge them by getting rid of the air vents that act as limiters on them.
 
2013-05-29 10:47:16 AM  
You'll shoot your friend's eye out.
 
2013-05-29 10:47:30 AM  

spentshells: phhh the old bow and arrow nerf gun could give you a black eye at 100 feet.


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2013-05-29 10:47:31 AM  

spentshells: phhh the old bow and arrow nerf gun could give you a black eye at 100 feet.


That thing was awesome!

I may have to get these for my nephews hmmmmmmm.
 
2013-05-29 10:48:59 AM  

Oldiron_79: Yeah but I cant think of anything other than a .22 short that runs out of powder before the bullet leaves the barrel.


I've got a sub-caliber insert that allows me to shoot .32 ACP in my .30-06.  I suspect, but don't actually *KNOW*, that is happening there with that one also.  The report when I shoot it sounds like an air rifle.
 
2013-05-29 10:49:17 AM  
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2013-05-29 10:49:19 AM  
I liked the little discs you could shoot into black guys afro.
 
2013-05-29 10:51:29 AM  

Nurglitch: Finally, the NERF sniper rifle I've always wanted!


Duck, Lenny, duck!
 
2013-05-29 10:52:50 AM  
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2013-05-29 10:55:11 AM  
Well, I see my Christmas shopping is done
 
2013-05-29 10:57:08 AM  
Not news: Toys.  News: Toys.  Fark: Toys
 
2013-05-29 10:58:04 AM  

PizzaJedi81: The Green Intern: Well it's no self-propelled positron cannon/sniper rifle... but it's a good start.

WHat about a Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range?


Just what you see here pal.
 
2013-05-29 10:59:40 AM  
dittybopper: Oldiron_79: Yeah but I cant think of anything other than a .22 short that runs out of powder before the bullet leaves the barrel.

I've got a sub-caliber insert that allows me to shoot .32 ACP in my .30-06.  I suspect, but don't actually *KNOW*, that is happening there with that one also.  The report when I shoot it sounds like an air rifle.


Might happen there(although in all fairness to me its not like they make .32 ACP rifles so I didn't think of it) I suppose it MIGHT theoretically be possible if you was using an ultra short pistol round in a pistol cal rifle for a longer version (like if you was firing a .38 Short colt out of a .357 magnum rifle or a .455 Webly out of a .45 Long colt rifle)
 
2013-05-29 11:02:15 AM  

bigbadideasinaction: I'm not sure if this adjusts your assessment of #2, but these aren't fired directly by spring, they generally have a spring mechanism pushing air into the chamber, so there is a longer point of contact with compressed air, unless you were meaning the fall-off from the air push is too fast. It's why people can supercharge them by getting rid of the air vents that act as limiters on them.


Yep.
 
2013-05-29 11:02:59 AM  

wildcardjack: I have a toy from years ago that fired rings that would probably do 100 feet if I had that much clear space. I have no idea what it's called or where it is.


This?
 
2013-05-29 11:03:37 AM  
Now we will never be able to get into our accounting department.
 
2013-05-29 11:05:03 AM  
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/with picture this time.
 
2013-05-29 11:07:57 AM  
Well, this will be an interesting year for zombies vs humans.
 
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