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    The Questions Thread.

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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  ascendant on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:16 pm

    Hey guys, just a couple of quick questions:
    - I see a lot of posts referring to C-386 and C-836 springs for use in Longshot plungers. Which one is the right one?
    - What is the best lubricant to use to lubricate a LS plunger and tube? All I have available is WD40, and something tells me that that might not be entirely safe

    Thanks!
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  RL on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:24 pm

    Don't go near WD40. I forgot it's actual name, but it's the silicone type spray that when you spray it, it's liquid then some kind of grease kinda forms.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  M@lew on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:31 pm

    ascendant wrote:Hey guys, just a couple of quick questions:
    - I see a lot of posts referring to C-386 and C-836 springs for use in Longshot plungers. Which one is the right one?
    - What is the best lubricant to use to lubricate a LS plunger and tube? All I have available is WD40, and something tells me that that might not be entirely safe

    Thanks!

    Neither spring is really that good. If you're on the cheap, go grab a Nite Finder and use the spring in that.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Luke on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:46 pm



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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Xoenz on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:46 pm

    M@lew wrote:
    ascendant wrote:Hey guys, just a couple of quick questions:
    - I see a lot of posts referring to C-386 and C-836 springs for use in Longshot plungers. Which one is the right one?
    - What is the best lubricant to use to lubricate a LS plunger and tube? All I have available is WD40, and something tells me that that might not be entirely safe

    Thanks!

    Neither spring is really that good. If you're on the cheap, go grab a Nite Finder and use the spring in that.

    The stock and NF spring that does.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  TheBradl3s on Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:37 pm

    ascendant wrote:Hey guys, just a couple of quick questions:
    - I see a lot of posts referring to C-386 and C-836 springs for use in Longshot plungers. Which one is the right one?
    - What is the best lubricant to use to lubricate a LS plunger and tube? All I have available is WD40, and something tells me that that might not be entirely safe

    Thanks!

    Never seen a C-386 spring, I believe it was confused with the C-836... BUT DONT USE THEM FOR LONGSHOTS!!!!!11shiftoneone11!!!11208 (over exaduration) Buy a V2 Longshot spring from blacktactical.com and reinforce your boltsled.

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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  JayDesu on Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:47 pm

    Is v2 better than v1 + stock?
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  RL on Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:57 pm

    TheBradl3s wrote:
    ascendant wrote:Hey guys, just a couple of quick questions:
    - I see a lot of posts referring to C-386 and C-836 springs for use in Longshot plungers. Which one is the right one?
    - What is the best lubricant to use to lubricate a LS plunger and tube? All I have available is WD40, and something tells me that that might not be entirely safe

    Thanks!

    Never seen a C-386 spring, I believe it was confused with the C-836... BUT DONT USE THEM FOR LONGSHOTS!!!!!11shiftoneone11!!!11208 (over exaduration) Buy a V2 Longshot spring from blacktactical.com and reinforce your boltsled.

    - Brad

    While we're in the topic of the C836, I'm gonna ask - where is it useful then? I saw your write-up on the NF, but that required cutting down a few loops.

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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Echoes on Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:00 pm

    It's most commonly used in the NF from what I've seen.

    You could probably use it in the Big Bad Bow as well, but I think I read somewhere that the catches need to be reinforced before you can use it.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  clunk07 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:03 pm

    2120 wrote:
    Try it out yourself. You didn't mention which gun you're using it on.

    You gotta test it if it'll cause too much friction or whether the seal is perfect.

    And yeah - an o ring for more than 5 bucks is a complete rip off. Even if you're just going to use 2-3 out of a set of 30, those $2 ones you get from the reject shop are better value.

    Don't expect cheap o-rings to perform well. They will rapidly deteriorate, are highly susceptible to pinching, and don't always return to their original size after being stretched over a plunger etc.
    As with anything in life, you only get what you pay for.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Bacara on Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:22 am

    Ok can someone retype the intructions from their araldite 72 hour packet on here, or post a pic of it? I slightly forgot what the correct procedure for using it was and threw out the packet before reading it. :/

    Oh yeah, does anyone know of a good replacement pump for a magstrike? I'm sick of having to pump it up so much and dont have enough clips to warrant an air compressor.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  mull on Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:44 am

    Bacara wrote:Ok can someone retype the intructions from their araldite 72 hour packet on here, or post a pic of it? I slightly forgot what the correct procedure for using it was and threw out the packet before reading it. :/
    http://www.selleys.com.au/adhesives/household-adhesive/araldite/super-strength
    Click on the "Information" tab.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  LostBoy on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:18 pm

    What's the best way to store your darts?
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Dietzie on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:23 pm

    LostBoy wrote:What's the best way to store your darts?
    I don't know if would be the "best" way but I keep my Stream Lines in Home Brand cotton tip boxes. Hard plastic, clip shut lid and holds 25 darts. Absolute bargain at $2 and comes with 200 cotton tips


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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  LostBoy on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:40 pm

    Thanks man. Currently i have them in a cardboard box, but the darts look bad inside it.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Echoes on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:44 pm

    Dietzie wrote:I don't know if would be the "best" way but I keep my Stream Lines in Home Brand cotton tip boxes. Hard plastic, clip shut lid and holds 25 darts. Absolute bargain at $2 and comes with 200 cotton tips

    I love the 200 cotton tips remark. Cracked me up. I use takeaway boxes to hold my darts. Also I use the actual Nerf Ammo crate things. They're pretty good actually. Just need to take the time to line up your darts to actually fit 300
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  clunk07 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:48 pm

    I use big clip-seal bags. They hold around 150 darts. I then store the bags in a clear storage bin. Cost-effective, pretty simple, air-tight, crush-proof and waterproof.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  RL on Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:10 pm

    Shoeboxes. That's why I was able to sell my ammo box to clunk - I got myself 2 shoes over the holidays, and grabbed a few more from my sisters' rooms.

    A decent shoe box should be able to handle aroud 150 darts.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  killerbunny on Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:23 pm

    Really depends on how many darts you have. I use a big cardboard box.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Darth Lai on Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:47 pm

    I use a Weet Bix Limited edition tin. I was cleaning my rooms this one time and I saw it there and it's perfect for me. I don't know how many darts it can hold but it would be quite alot.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  clunk07 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:49 pm

    I failed to mention that I put my every-day use darts in a couple of ammo boxes. Also in clip-seal bags. But with over 1500 darts of different styles/weights, it would cost a fortune to store them all in Nerf Ammo Boxes.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  RL on Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:01 am

    What would be a good spring replacement for the Furyfire?

    I checked out littlebro's write up but the BT spring he mentioned isn't being displayed anymore.

    Cheers.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  ElementGuy on Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:10 am

    I'm looking for a BT dtg spring too. I think we will have to wait until they arive back in stock. Might be anything from a week to a few months
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Echoes on Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:24 am

    When I went to Singapore early in the year, they said they were no longer going to sell them. Something to do with "No one buys those Dart Tag blasters anymore". WELL I DID! (Granted they were on clearance in TRU SG).

    At the moment I'm using a BT spectre spring. It's okay... but I'm thinking the BT Dart tag spring is a tonne better... like how the BT maverick spring dumps all over the BT Spectre spring when used in the Mav.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Synergie on Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:09 pm

    Guys, buying batteries to voltmod my Stampede, I'm thinking of buying THESE from DX, I know they must be unprotected and the Item description states: TrustFire 14500 3.7V 900mAh without overcharge and overdischarge circuitry, however the photo shows text on the battery itself says Rechargeable battery with PCB.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  ElementGuy on Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:40 pm

    Echoes wrote:
    At the moment I'm using a BT spectre spring. It's okay... but I'm thinking the BT Dart tag spring is a tonne better... like how the BT maverick spring dumps all over the BT Spectre spring when used in the Mav.

    Are you using the furyfire or another dart tag?

    Also is it a huge improvement from the stock spring, and what are it's ranges?
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Xoenz on Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:47 pm

    Synergie wrote:Guys, buying batteries to voltmod my Stampede, I'm thinking of buying THESE from DX, I know they must be unprotected and the Item description states: TrustFire 14500 3.7V 900mAh without overcharge and overdischarge circuitry, however the photo shows text on the battery itself says Rechargeable battery with PCB.

    Read the Dealextreme comments for that item...

    Dealsexteme wrote: Excellent deal
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    Involvement: Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
    Price: *****
    Ease of Use: *****
    Build Quality: *****
    Usefulness: *****
    Overall Rating: *****
    Pros:
    -Price. For the same price as an average rechargable NiMh AA cell you have a Li-Ion cell. So come on, even if they would have less capacity than advertised, it is still an excellent deal.
    -They work as advertised, unprotected cheap cells for any 3.7V AA size application.
    Cons:
    None so far. Even if there were some small ones, the proce would make up for them.
    Other Thoughts:
    Great for AA cell size flashlight mods.
    I use them for my E-sig. Unprotected cells are ok here, as you will notified by the deminished smoke that it is tome to re-charge. Make sure the charger is well controlled.
    Bottomline:
    Get these cells if you intend to buy unprotected 14500's, use a good charger.

    And with evidence of the other comments, you can come to the conclusion that these are unprotected.

    And after 1 month of bitching about unprotected batteries i just went a bought these a while back.

    >THESE MULLA FALLAS<

    WIth this charger..

    CLICK ME

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    Depends..

    IF you are good @ modding or want to mod your gun go for the Longshot.

    If you suck/ don't want to mod go for the stampede. It's funner, more efficient and easier to use. But more expensive..
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Xoenz on Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:41 am

    Legit double post?



    Is it Normal that my Singles TS is shooting 43 meters like a 25 degree angle with blue-foam snapcaps & PETG nested in 20mm conduit? OR is my tape measure BSing me?

    And my plugged, singles with same breech and dart BBUMB shoots 51m.. I'm concerned wether i did the tape measure wrong or my guns are frigging ownage..

    I'm really baffled..
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    Post  RL on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:00 pm

    Considering the fact you told us what your spring setup was, no. With stock LS+ TS springs I got about 26m at a "normal shooting angle" [0-10 degrees]

    The yard I shoot it only goes up to 30m so I can't really see if a similar setup with my BBUMB can get 50m. Is it the same deal - blue foam snap caps going into PETG nested in 20mm conduit on a 25 degree angle?

    I got 30m just with a 20mm conduit where a whistler dart was nested. My TS (recon + stock TS springs) vacuum loaded the bullet then off it went. But enough dick wagging...

    EDIT:

    dang I forgot to ask... 16mm conduit is supposed to be super tight with blue foam and streamlines right? I'd just like to ask what uses you guys have put this barrel material into?
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Silent Scope on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:22 pm

    2120 wrote:dang I forgot to ask... 16mm conduit is supposed to be super tight with blue foam and streamlines right? I'd just like to ask what uses you guys have put this barrel material into?
    Proper 16mm conduit is not meant to be tight. The genereal rule of thumb is that if it can sleeve in 21/32" brass, it's too tight.

    Proper 16mm conduit for our nerf purposes will be wider in OD in tolerances at around the 16.2mm which should give you a perfect dart/barrel fit at around 12.9mm ID suitable for streamlines.


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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  RL on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:33 pm

    Mine's just at 16mm. Maybe even 15.9 (or my eyes are bad).

    I didn't know 16mm conduit could have variations. Mine's grey, I had been looking for orange conduit, but in the Home Timber and Hardware that I went to they had 16mm grey, and then the 20mm, 25mm and 32mm were orange
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  littlebro05 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:37 pm

    I have found a good way to spot the right 16mm conduit.

    If you look carefully internally of the pipes there are two types of conduit.

    1. One will have very smooth insides
    2. Will have bumpy and yucky barrels

    The first one is the right one. Bring a streamline or blue foam if you want to also check the size. That's what I do. The conduit I use shoot blue foam and streamlines perfectly.
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    Post  RL on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:46 pm

    Well with my blue foam I have to 'twist load' it into the conduit for it to fit. Ramming it down will just deform it. I suppose I can only really find out through tests.

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    Post  littlebro05 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:54 pm

    My one needs to 'twist load' too with blue foam, but it's not a struggle like 17/32" brass. With streamlines I can push load in them.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  clunk07 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:06 pm

    2120 wrote:Mine's just at 16mm. Maybe even 15.9 (or my eyes are bad).

    I didn't know 16mm conduit could have variations. Mine's grey, I had been looking for orange conduit, but in the Home Timber and Hardware that I went to they had 16mm grey, and then the 20mm, 25mm and 32mm were orange


    You'll probably struggle to find easy access to 16mm orange conduit. Orange conduit is designed to run elect. cabling underground, and that generally means the use of larger diameter cable. I'm not saying you won't find any, but if you really wanted it, I'd suggest an electrical supplier, rather than a hardware store.

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