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    Best mods for Streamlines?

    Whitt
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    Post  Whitt Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:32 pm

    I'm wanting to keep my guns able to fire streamlines
    due to regular battling with people who don't mod their guns (kids and idiots)

    So I'm looking into modding Nerf's standard Streamlines
    and just wanted some feedback from you guys
    as to which methods you find work best.

    Online, modding Streamlines is like curing hiccups
    Everyone's got their own way of doing it
    and for each way there's a horde of supporters
    and nay sayers who claim it ruined their darts/guns.

    After a lot of searching, the 2 methods which seem easiest and most effective to me are
    1. Filling the tip with hot glue
    2. inserting a drinking straw into the dart

    Anyone have any experience with these mods
    or would recommend any other mods?

    (in b4 "Streamlines are shit, Stefans rule!" yadda yadda)

    Cheers
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    Post  Sicnut Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:38 pm

    Just chamber your guns in 16mm electrical conduit and it will fit stream lines and blue and red foam darts I've found. tried those miss want impressed with the results but they definitely do improve the range and hitting power with the cost of accuracy sometimes. Also if you want the ability to fire standard streamlines effectively still some of the higher powered mods make them spiral out of control


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    Post  camo1010 Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:44 pm

    Yea the Easiest thing to do is hot glue the domes
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    Post  Whitt Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:52 pm

    Thanks for the help so far,

    Sicnut,
    I'm not sure what chambering is
    or what electrical conduit is..

    or what blue and red foam darts are.
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    Post  WH1PLA5H Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:58 pm

    I have hot glue tipped about 40 of my standard darts for use in my modded stamp, it helps!

    I put some straws in my darts and that just made them more mid/back heavy (go figure) and fly even worse! I tried a mix of both and still no joy. I am thinking of some good hard domed stefans for wars, coz i am sick of the kids saying "na, that didnt hit me" - i want to hear em scream when i hit em

    Can i be bothered glue tipping 200+ darts... that is the question!!!
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    Post  |Shadow| Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:11 pm

    WH1PLA5H wrote:I am thinking of some good hard domed stefans for wars, coz i am sick of the kids saying "na, that didnt hit me" - i want to hear em scream when i hit em

    Snap caps will make them scream : D


    Here is an image of the blue foam

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    Dart Heads (Left to right): Small Snap Cap, Large Snap Cap, Light SilTip, Heavy SilTip
    Image was taken from here ...
    http://cplnerf.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/foam-sports-sample-pack.html


    Foam can be bought from here ...

    http://www.oznerf.com/t2991-inf0rm3r-s-ordering-system-blue-pink-foam-silicone-snap-tips-petg-springs-o-rings

    Currently (as far as i know) the new stock of foam isn't in yet (the old is out of stock).
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    Post  Whitt Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:23 pm

    Hey yeah, what is a "Snap Cap"?
    I've heard that term quite a bit.

    I'm assuming its the material the tip of the dart is made from..
    Can anyone elaborate?
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    Post  Whitt Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:27 pm

    ...and just to clarify,
    it's standard practice at a nerf war for everyone to bring and only use their own darts yeah?
    so if your darts are better than everyone else's, you get the upper hand?
    And you don't have you make you gun/darts compatible with anyone else's darts/gun?
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    Post  Acerised Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:38 pm

    I recommend using snap caps.

    They are easy, cheap and efficient to make. Also performance is great.
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    Post  |Shadow| Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:48 pm

    Whitt wrote:Hey yeah, what is a "Snap Cap"?
    I've heard that term quite a bit.

    I'm assuming its the material the tip of the dart is made from..
    Can anyone elaborate?

    This will explain what a snap cap is ...

    http://www.pro-dec.com/snap-caps

    They are used as a dart tip with optional weight put in them.
    Another 'stefan' version of this consists of washers and felt tips but snap caps are much easier like Acerised said.

    For other dart related buying check here ...
    http://www.oznerf.com/t3503-the-sales-threads-directory-do-you-have-something-to-sell-post-it-here

    And I Kingcam makes stream line snap cap stefans still?!?
    http://www.oznerf.com/t2969-kingcam-s-stefan-darts-making-service



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    Post  KingCam Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:00 pm

    |Shadow| wrote:

    And Is Kingcam makes stream line snap cap stefans still?!?
    http://www.oznerf.com/t2969-kingcam-s-stefan-darts-making-service


    Yes I am still making stream line snap cap stefans but when I run out of snap caps I will not be restock them any more so put your orders in fast.
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    Post  broshkin Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:05 am

    My modding advice would be just to throw them away and make stefans LOOL. But seriously, you should do the straw in the middle mod, and then rip the dome off and then apply a glue dome or some sort. Therefore, you have stability, weight, toughness, reliability, and you are still keeping the basic size, shape, and material of the stock streamline dart.
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    Post  Nitefinder49 Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:09 am

    I agree with broshkin, make stefans. Just like me, I make my own stefans and have developed it into a small selling service.
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    Post  Whitt Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:35 am

    Ah, I get what a snap cap is.
    Thanks Shadow.

    Currently, I've cut open and hot glue filled a bunch of streamlines.
    You can already feel the overall weight and front weighting difference.

    I've also put a straw down the middle of 1 (only had time to make 1)
    and it's improved the dart quite drastically again.

    I settled on using a Subway straw due to their nice size and weight
    (slightly thinner than a Hungry Jacks straw and a lot lighter, so it wouldn't unbalance the dart)

    I pulled the dart tip off and then inserted the straw the entire length of the dart, then slid the stalk of the cap down inside the dart applying glue to the end of the straw both inside and out.


    Currently the thought of making Stefans scares me as it seems that it's impossible to create Stefans the same size as Streamlines so modifications of both guns and clips is necessary. Plus I don't know where to purchase materials etc. etc.
    Just seems to hard.
    Am I just scared and lazy?
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    Post  Nitefinder49 Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:47 am

    Whitt wrote:Ah, I get what a snap cap is.
    Thanks Shadow.

    Currently, I've cut open and hot glue filled a bunch of streamlines.
    You can already feel the overall weight and front weighting difference.

    I've also put a straw down the middle of 1 (only had time to make 1)
    and it's improved the dart quite drastically again.

    I settled on using a Subway straw due to their nice size and weight
    (slightly thinner than a Hungry Jacks straw and a lot lighter, so it wouldn't unbalance the dart)

    I pulled the dart tip off and then inserted the straw the entire length of the dart, then slid the stalk of the cap down inside the dart applying glue to the end of the straw both inside and out.


    Currently the thought of making Stefans scares me as it seems that it's impossible to create Stefans the same size as Streamlines so modifications of both guns and clips is necessary. Plus I don't know where to purchase materials etc. etc.
    Just seems to hard.
    Am I just scared and lazy?

    You can purchase stefans from dart services online or on oznerf and also you can easily modify some of the smaller guns to work with your stefans.

    Nitefinder49
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    Post  |Shadow| Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:04 pm

    No problem Whitt, but read my post again.
    You will find links for getting that kind of stuff.
    Just search the forum too, there is heaps of dart related information on here.
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    Post  Whitt Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:03 pm

    On a second inspection of your post:
    touche Shadow

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