Nerf Longstrike Cs-6 Review:
Let me start this review off by saying this: I made a mistake 7 months ago. Want to know why? Because I wasted $40 on a blue, plastic, piece of garbage A.K.A my Longstrike. I'll tell you why. I'm going to break this review up into 4 major parts. These are: Cosmetics, Performance, Modding Capabilities, and Price per dart, distance(feet), etc.
In my opinion, the Longstrike is one of the best looking nerf guns EVER made. Probably the best.It ranks up there with the Longshot's tank-like looks and the vulcan's straight-out of Rambo looks. No doubt it looks good. Measuring over 3 feet, with a nice bolt action (reverse plunger) system, it looks pure awesome, but does it perform?
If only looks alone could win you a nerf war. But, unfortunately, they don't. And that's why I would never use the Longstrike in a war. Although the Longstrike looks like it could pack a serious punch, it barely reaches "Meh" level. The things to blame? The reverse-plunger system, and the useless barrel. Now, before you guys get your testes in a twist saying "You can take off the barrel", I hope you realize it's meant to resemble a SNIPER RIFLE. The last time I saw a sniper rifle without a barrel, was, well, NEVER! Alright, now that I've let off some steam, lets get back to the review. In short terms: The Longstrike performs terribly. These are my measured ranges (with the front barrel on, and un-modded):
Flat: After 6 shots, the average distance was 17 feet.
Angled 45 degrees: After 6 shots, the average distance was 28 feet.
28ft? Not too bad stock.
But then again, we want a sniper rifle, not a mortar.
Not many. Aside from the general AR removal, clip lock removal, and the (terrible idea) spring stretch, there isn't much left to mod. The only Longstrike-exclusive mod is the detachable stock mod. I'll agree that the fixed stock is the closest accessory to a real sniper, but when I'm chasing down a bud through a forest, the only thing I want hitting my shoulder, is nothing.
Since you might not know what I mean by this, I'll explain. I'll explain how much the Longstrike costs per thing it does. For example, if it gets 17ft. stock, and it costs (at the least) $30, that means each foot in distance it reaches costs $1.76. So lets get started:
Price for the gun: (At the least) $30
Price per dart included: $30 divided by 6 darts included= $5 per dart.
Price per foot reached stock: $30 divided by 17ft. stock= $1.76 per foot in distance reached.
I don't know about you, but $1.76 per foot. My stock barricade costs $20 and hits 30+ feet.
Total rating: 25/40 or 6.5/10.
All in all, it's not too shabby, but it's not the best. (That's what she said):D
Last edited by tdudey123 on Sat May 07, 2011 9:40 pm; edited 2 times in total