Tuesday, 22 October 2013

HFBCE: Nerf Vortex Praxis

The Praxis was part of the first wave of Vortex blasters released late 2011. It was considered by many to be the best of the original Vortex, as it used Vortex mags, had good ranges and was pump action. However, the Praxis lacks the slam fire that makes the Pyragon so much more spammable. It was found though that holding the trigger down after priming back resulted in a psuedo-slam-fire style firing, which allowed drastically increased ROF at the cost of greatly increased jamming chance. So just how fast can the Praxis be emptied, both with and without psuedo slam fire?

Two test were completed: traditional pump action and psuedo slam fire.

Traditional Pump Action
Time: 3.13
No. discs: 10
ROF: 2.875dps or 172.5dpm

Psuedo Slam Fire
Time: 1.56
No. discs: 10
ROF: 5.769dps or 346.2dpm


  1. Wow, you took 6 takes for the psuedo slam-fire test. I mean, wow.

    1. It's hard to get maximum ROF and not jam it, since it's a Praxis and not a Pyragon.
      3dps is easy with psuedo slam fire. Anything beyond that gets into jam risking territory.