Saturday, 24 May 2014

True Flat Ranges to Come!

So some time ago I posted that my ranges were not true flat. But behold!
Future ranges will all be "true flat". I may go and revise past ranges, provided those blasters are still stock.

Just as an example of true flat vs perceived flat ranges, here are some numbers.
(blaster, true flat, perceived flat)
EAT, ~20m, ~25m
W/O Longstrike, 12-13m, 15m
Retal 1, 15-20m, ~20-25m
Retal 2, 18-20m, ~25-30m
Stryfe, 16-17m, ~20m
Sweet Revenge, 17m, 17m

Note that of all the blasters tested, the only one that was actually held flat before the level was the Sweet Revenge, the only blaster that was held like a pistol.
Thanks to trig, I've also determined that for clip (mag) system blasters with the Stockade stock, I naturally hold the blaster 9.65 degrees above the horizontal.

Conclusion? I'm a scumbag for giving non-flat ranges, yet asserting that they were flat. Sorry about that.
Future ranges will be true flat as they will be measured using the above device. Of the past ranges I've given, the ones for pistol type blasters are probably more accurate than the ones I've given for larger blasters, since I seem to hold pistol blasters more level than larger blasters.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Nerf N-Strike vs Elite Round 4: Nerf Elite Stockade vs Nerf N-Strike Barricade RV-10

Today's comparison will be of one of the first Elite blasters released, and one of the later N-Strike blasters.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Nerf Elite Stockade Review (15m Aus grey trigger)

Behold, my first review in ages! This review will be of one of the first Elites to be released, and like a lot of the early Elites, it is a remake of an N-Strike blaster.
The Stockade is a remake of the N-Strike Barricade. Unlike some of the other Elite remakes, the Stockade includes its own unique accessory that the Barricade didn't have, a stock. Besides that stock though, the Stockade is the same as the other Elite remakes, with a near identical shell and new internals.
Due to their similarities, consider reading my review of the Barricade.