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    Replica

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    Spectre REV-5 Review - pic heavy

    Post  Replica on Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:33 am

    G'day,
    In my limited experience the Spectre REV-5 seems to live up to its namesake being one of the more difficult blasters to find. I found it at Target Doncaster (Victoria) for just $19, it was the last on the shelf with no price tag.

    The box-art is much the same as any other N-Strike blaster with the same intense looking bloke staring down the barrel. At a glance I almost mistook it for an Alpha Trooper (which is what i was looking for).



    I thought it looked cool and at just $19 I figured id pick it up. Out of the box it is relatively cool looking, with its "barrel extension" that everyone calls a "silencer" and its folding stock. When its fully extended it measures 74cm, making it slightly longer than a Recon.





    This blaster is often considered a 5 shot Maverick but this will out perform the dated (but still awesome) Maverick in reliability, distance, and accuracy when used as a pistol. Compared to some of the other N-Strike pistols its quite small and therefore more concealable for hardcore stealth missions.



    My stock Spectre fires a solid 9 - 10m when used as a pistol, and shot for shot is about as powerful as a nite finder. It has been fairly reliable so far due to the revolver's rotation being part of the cocking mechanism and not the trigger.
    Being a non-clip system blaster it is able to fire whistlers, streamlines and suction darts, all of which work really well. Because of this the barrel extension has a larger circumference than the recons, so it will cause the dart to "bounce" inside the barrel causing a significant drop in range and accuracy if added to a Recon.




    Personally I went a different rout with my Spectre and use it as a rifle with the Barricade stock and Recon barrel (because of the Recon barrel i can only use streamlines). With this configuration it will outperform a recon in everything but ammo capacity.



    The Spectre is extremely quite, around as quiet as a nite finder, which is also very good for stealth missions. I should point out that it has nothing to do with the silencer which is utterly useless.
    The folding stock is definitely the worst part of the blaster. I absolutely hate it. I tend to have a fairly strong grip on a blaster and in stealth missions i like to hold it tight to my shoulder to allow me quick movements. holding it in this way causes the stock to bow out and after a while it may even break. Lucky for me it folds away...but then it becomes more of a nuisance...



    In conclusion, this blaster is well worth the $19 i found it for, and in my opinion is as good an addition to an arsenal as a Recon or Maverick and i give it the following scores:

    [STOCK]

    Distance - 8/10

    Reliability - 8/10

    Accuracy - 7/10

    Stealth (conceal-ability and quietness) - 9/10

    Accessories - 3/10

    Looks - 7/10


    Thanks for reading,
    Replica

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    Post  mister_elliott on Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:29 am

    With a BT spring upgrade in it this is my favourite reverse plunger gun after the AT. It fits very nicely in pockets and for someone that can't be arsed taking a NF to 'overhauled' it makes a very nice pistol.
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    Post  melbnerf619 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:41 am

    mister_elliott wrote:With a BT spring upgrade in it this is my favourite reverse plunger gun after the AT. It fits very nicely in pockets and for someone that can't be arsed taking a NF to 'overhauled' it makes a very nice pistol.
    Overhauled NF's take me 15 minutes to do.

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    Post  Unknown on Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:45 am

    It is a simple mod but let's be honest, I've done it four times now and it takes me around an hour, so I doubt you could do it in 15min. I could believe a half hour if you rushed it but that's probably not the best idea. : )

    Remember you have to open it, close it, play with the seal, ect.
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    Post  melbnerf619 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:52 am

    Unknown wrote:It is a simple mod but let's be honest, I've done it four times now and it takes me around an hour, so I doubt you could do it in 15min. I could believe a half hour if you rushed it but that's probably not the best idea. : )

    Remember you have to open it, close it, play with the seal, ect.
    A bit of an exaggeration but with all the equipment on hand, it is pretty simple and i've also donw it four times.

    -James
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    Post  Unknown on Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:56 am

    Yeah, that's exactly what I was saying : )

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    Post  mister_elliott on Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:08 pm

    Oh also i don't really do the whole single shot thing, so effort is irrelevant. Backontopic?
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    Post  RL on Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:43 pm

    Modded my friend's Spectre. This gun's amazing, range-wise. Compared to my Furyfire with a stock spring + kool zums spring underneath, it's getting around about the same ranges (40-45 feet) but it seemed to get more velocity after further tests. That was with a BT spring.

    Though to be honest I don't really use 'sidearms' in wars, but that could be due to the nature of the wars I attend.
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    Post  mister_elliott on Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:45 pm

    In QLD we often do pistol rounds, they're pretty necessary for that.
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    Post  redcricket077 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:03 am

    This is a really nice gun ergonomically as well. Fits into most holsters as well, with a BT spring, it kicks ass.
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    Post  RL on Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:06 am

    mister_elliott wrote:In QLD we often do pistol rounds, they're pretty necessary for that.

    I stand corrected. yet I was looking at lil'bro's ruleset, and if a Furyfire is modded to the max, I think the slight difference in range and velocity of the Spectre is nothing compared to the double capacity a FF may have.

    As such.. that previous post remains personal opinion
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    Post  WV17 on Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:36 pm

    I've read that the barrel extension on this hardly effects performance due to its wider diameter. Is this the case? if so it sounds like a great aesthetic addition to my new rayven.
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    Post  clunk07 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:18 am

    WV17 wrote:I've read that the barrel extension on this hardly effects performance due to its wider diameter. Is this the case? if so it sounds like a great aesthetic addition to my new rayven.

    2 necro's in a row - consider this your last warning.

    We have a questions thread specifically designed for this....

    Seriously, go and re-read the forum rules, before you start accumulating strikes.

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    Post  WV17 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:42 am

    Shaz I entirely forgot to read post dates :/ Is the forum active much these days or did everyone move? no more necros.
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    Post  clunk07 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:47 am

    Yeh, Still reasonably active.... Lots of new member's, predominantly lurker's...

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