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    CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

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    clunk07
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    CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  clunk07 on Wed May 04, 2011 5:34 pm

    Hi again,

    In addition to my Q16 review, I present:

    The Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire.



    Once again, the packaging was quite flashy:



    The swarmfire is a motorised direct-plunger blaster, with a 20-round turret. Power is provided by 6 x C cell batteries. Weight is approximately 1.3 kilograms.

    Similar to the Q16, the ergonomic's are quite nice, albeit with the majority of the weight being at the front of the blaster. The butt stock is similar to that of the Longstrike, minus the clip storage. And as an added bonus, it is easily removed without the need for any modifications. It is too short for myself, but once again, you have to remember the target audience. And, it wouldn't be a major issue to fabricate spacer's to lengthen the stock, which would also help with the weight distribution.

    The 20-round turret is quite functional, allowing re-loading on the run. And here's the business end:



    ROF is really good. I didn't have any C cell batteries, so I upgraded the blaster to 16.8 volts. I unloaded a full turret in approximately 4 seconds, which is pretty much on a par with the Stampede.

    Stock range is:

    40 feet flat
    55 feet angled

    I used blue foam snap caps, weighted to 1g each, for the test. I experienced no spiralling of darts, which leads me to think this is a perfect weight for the stock blaster.

    In comparison to a stock Stampede, this machine is a hell of a lot quieter, lighter, and easier to manoeuvre. It will be interesting to see the comparative results after I've modded the Swarmfire.

    Accuracy is quite good when fired flat, but a little ordinary when even slightly angled.

    To Summarise:

    • Motorised direct-plunger blaster.

    • 20-round rotating turret, able to be reloaded on the run.

    • Nice ROF and modding potential, similar to a Stampede.

    • Good ergonomic feel and easily wielded, although a little short for older Nerfer's.
    • Decent range from stock.

    • Reasonably priced - I paid $43 AUD for mine from Amazon.com


    Cheers,



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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  Psykka on Wed May 04, 2011 8:27 pm

    I'd be interested to know how the plunger size compares with a stampede.


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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  oxymoron on Wed May 04, 2011 11:12 pm

    Judging by SG Nerfs mod guide on mod works I'd say the plunger tube is slightly smaller than a stampede. He was able to get the same range as his modded Stampede though using a 10kg spring. He sells the 10kg spring kits on Nerf SG for $10 or so for anyone interested.

    I was very surprised at how front heavy the Swarmfire is. Even without any batteries in it.


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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  RL on Thu May 05, 2011 12:37 am

    Wouldn't it balance with the batteries on? Until last Saturday I'd never laid hands on a stampede, and boy that was back heavy
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  Mozart on Thu May 05, 2011 1:20 am

    Stampede is a chunk of crap, hahaa. I don't really like it at all. Might go better with a battery upgrade, but I have a budget..

    I would have thought this will have a plunger tube of about a NF, I'm pretty sure that's a pretty standard size. Could be wrong, but.
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  clunk07 on Thu May 05, 2011 2:54 am

    2120 wrote:Wouldn't it balance with the batteries on? Until last Saturday I'd never laid hands on a stampede, and boy that was back heavy

    The batteries sit in the front of the blaster. Mine is fairly front-heavy, and that's with 4 x 14500's and not 6 x C cells.

    Swarmfire vs Stampede:

    Really, they're both quite good. I still have preference with the Stampede, but it's going to boil down to personal preference. They both have alot of pro's and con's, but I am impressed by the quietness of the SF.
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  Mozart on Thu May 05, 2011 3:13 am

    I'll swap my Stampede for a Swarmfire? (:
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  RL on Thu May 05, 2011 10:07 am

    If someone can come up with the idea of how to reload this thing quicker, it'd be amazing

    But thanks for the review clunk, I'll be sure to get one like this in the coming months.
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  Unknown on Thu May 05, 2011 10:18 am

    Psykka wrote:I'd be interested to know how the plunger size compares with a stampede.

    I can confirm that it is indeed smaller.

    A bit of a downside is that the soldering in these things suck... Now I need a soldering iron.
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  Psykka on Thu May 05, 2011 2:00 pm

    God damnit! I was hoping for larger. Atleast you could have done some cool mods to an auto plunger that was bigger than a stampede.


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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  clunk07 on Thu May 05, 2011 8:46 pm

    Unknown wrote:
    Psykka wrote:I'd be interested to know how the plunger size compares with a stampede.

    I can confirm that it is indeed smaller.

    A bit of a downside is that the soldering in these things suck... Now I need a soldering iron.

    You must have a dodgy one then - mine's perfect.
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  SNIPER-X on Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:12 pm

    Nice writeup mate. Im pretty keen on getting a swarmfire after i thin out my collection a bit.

    it would be great to see some alternate colours on the DT series... whiteout swarmfire anyone?

    What do you think about dual wielding swarmfires, it would be an awesome sight but i'd imagine reloading would be a pain.

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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  clunk07 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:39 pm

    You'd be much better off dual-wielding Stampede's. The Swarmfire's are very front-heavy, which would make it rather uncomfortable.

    Cheers,
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  melbnerf619 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:59 am

    cant pick between the 2?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C7dwjyJx3g

    my choice would be the stampede because at a war, i'd carry a crap-load of 18 dart clips and load all out. My stampede gets around 75ft range with AR removed, Serulus's 13kg spring for $10 and 16.8v upgrade.

    the only reason i'd pick the SF over the Stampede is the looks and design.

    @anyone that has opened it up before, was it a b*tch to open up?

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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  Unknown on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:11 am

    No, it's easy actually.
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  Luke on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:25 am

    Very easy to Open and Modify but its a b*tch to remove the ar's out of.
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  Unknown on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:27 am

    Be very careful not to damage the seal, been there done that.

    I've replaced it with an identical rubber version.
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  redcricket077 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:31 am

    Really like the looks of this blaster, it's just that the cylindrical front is a bit weird.
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  Luke on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:33 am

    Yeah you can't drill out the AR you MUST pry the head off!
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  Unknown on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:39 am

    Actually I drilled mine out, prying it off would have been easier though.

    Yep, that's why I had to replace the seal.
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    Re: CWC - Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

    Post  redcricket077 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:42 am

    Reloading is also a small problem, "reloading on the run" didn't work for me with this blaster. I doubt anything can be done about it though.

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