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OldNoob
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Post Zombie Strike Slingfire  Reply with quote
I have had a bit of messing about time with mine, here are the findings, expect a proper chrono test and analysis shortly.
Pros-
Swing cocking is fun, but not very practical, General feel is very sturdy, bigger and with more heft than expected. Very nice shell overall, stock is good length.
Handle feels fine, I wouldn't put a metal one on there, and it have all the kit needed to make one. It flexes, as you would want to avoid twisted fingers, but doesn't feel breakable.
Gears feel like RC ones, not super slick, but not like they are going to break already. If you are a twat with it you might break one I suppose.
Love the firing position, you can hold your aim much better with it than with other pump springers.
WILL BE EPIC FOR LARP! Though ranges are a bit meh.
Cons-
The 6 clip it came with won't actually hold darts, as the top is too wide!
Shoots about the same as a stock RC in a lame back yard test environment.
The mag release is a pain, too far away from the grip IMO although it is double sided for lefty weirdos.
You have to have the handle all the way down/forward to drop your mag.

Conclusion-
I believe my assessment that it's a fun blaster that has cool features, not a primary, is about right.
Buy it, love it for it's clever design, enjoy it at fun or CQB wars.
I suspect the 5kg Elite spring will fit in although a bit pre compressed, and you will get similar to 5kg EAT numbers with it. I wouldn't go higher than a 5 and would avoid too rapid or swingy shooting if you mod it. Time will tell how breaky it is.
EDIT- 5kg fits fine, about 20fps gain. Not too crunchy on gears. No pre compression as the SF spring has longer free length and is bizarrely a bit pre compressed itself! ("Help! Help! I'm being compressed" "Come and see the compression inherent in the system" 10 internet points if you know which Python film that is a parody of..)

Perfect to put up behind the bar in case of Zombie invasion.

Here it is fresh from the box, ready to be let loose.




How to remove your stock, note screw port underneath.


Internals- nothing new.


Close up of the spring and PT gears, looks weedy.


Springs, left stock Elite Rampage, centre, Stock Slingfire, right OMW 5kg Elite spring.


5kg fitted, easy as. Only time will tell if it kills it. Maybe I can be first to strip the gears too?


Done, put it back together. Catch feels like it will hold it, test firing and video on my YouTube.

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Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.


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tbr
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Post Just noticed... Reply with quote
I've just noticed that it can be fired with the orange hatch open on the top, I don't believe any of my other blasters allow this.
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tbr
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Post I can't put it down Reply with quote
I find my Slingfire to be really tactile, I've found myself just idly holding it for no reason. The position you hold it is quite comfortable and unlike any Nerf blaster I've held before.

The grip position (I'm holding it with a straight arm) really feels like your pointing the blaster at things not aiming. And I keep picturing ash from Army of Darkness with his Boomstick when I'm holding it.

Also the blaster-flip-one-handed reload really does feel badass, and really that's half the reason you want one of these Smile

One thing of note, the lever on mine seems to bend a little to the right, I'm not sure if that's intended or just the way mine is, it's not by much though.
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OldNoob
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Tested it with a few kids at work, all liked it very much, especially the flip reload. Finally a jam dour you can use to clear jams!
Had to pry it out my sons hands first!

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Big_Poppa_Nerf wrote:

Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.
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OldNoob
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Just to get in there- first spring modded Slingfire!

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Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.
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OldNoob wrote:
Tested it with a few kids at work, all liked it very much, especially the flip reload. Finally a jam dour you can use to clear jams!
Had to pry it out my sons hands first!


I may have missed this, but where do you work? I need a job that lets my have Nerf guns all year round, not just 2 weeks over christmas.

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The Flymo is half price too because nobody loves it.
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OldNoob
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I am a youth worker, plus I have my own workshop for various things. Most of my work is evenings. Thus I can Nerf all day about 3 days per week if I ignore the jobs at my shop.

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Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.
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Big_Poppa_Nerf.
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OldNoob wrote:
I am a youth worker, plus I have my own workshop for various things. Most of my work is evenings. Thus I can Nerf all day about 3 days per week if I ignore the jobs at my shop.


Cool, makes sense. (On topicness inbound....) Good review. Makes me want to buy one. I keep picturing a buzzbee doubleshot over-under barrel on this thing. Winchester style.

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OldNoob wrote:

The Flymo is half price too because nobody loves it.
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I've pinched your review for the UK Nerf blog. I was going to ask but it looks like you beat me to it!

Added your video aswell.

Thanks fella.

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how is the blaster holding up?

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