Introduction: AA Sniper

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Here's a Knex sniper, it's rather good in my opinion.

Step 1: Hopper and Barrel

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I should give some credit to The_Burrito_Master for the concept (I have permission :P). I have modded it slightly.  

Step 2: Pin Guide and Handle

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Step 3: Butts

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Yeah I got lazy. The pictures are clear enough though, this is an easy step. 

You can choose between the 2 butts.

If you are building the pistol, then check the last picture for reference.

Step 4: Put the What You've Made Together

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Do it.

Step 5: Barrel

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Time for that long barrel :D 

Step 6: Other Bits

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1) Iron Sights
2) Rails (make the gun stronger)
3) Hopper cover (highly recommended)  
4) Pin

Step 7: Monopod

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Uses a ratchet system. Push the yellow bar to unlock and use, otherwise it locks and doesn't move! Great success!

You can design your own monopod base if you like, I prefer the simple option.

Step 8: Firing

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1) Load 6 red rods into the mag
2) Shut lid
3) Pull back the pin slide until the gun clicks
4) Pull the true trigger (or if you want push the block trigger)

If the shot fails (very rare), the gun is installed with an access hole so the bullet can be pushed back into the firing slot easily. The hole is located above the barrel. 

Step 9: Coming Soon...

True bolt action pistol :D 


lemonpickle (author)2011-05-02


Lowney (author)lemonpickle2011-05-03

love you too

BleSam112233 (author)Lowney2012-07-28


MiniBr1t (author)2011-06-24

im askin u cause ur cool lol, should i build the as50 sniper rifle?

Lowney (author)MiniBr1t2011-06-25

Never heard of it, but after a quick search are you talking about Beameron's? It's basically the same as any gun with a removable mag, just skinned to look like a sniper rifle. Therefore, build it if you like the looks of it really

MiniBr1t (author)Lowney2011-06-26

yes but I want to make my own gun without using anything from other peoples guns but no i do not want to build beameron's as50 because as you can see i dont have any proper ibles

Lowney (author)MiniBr1t2011-06-26

Wait, if you don't want to build it and want to make your own gun why did you ask me if you should built it? I would recommend taking a look at some removable mag mechanisms though if you're not too experienced with them

danbaha (author)2011-05-22

I built this and it is awesome, but when I shoot it a lot of the time it tries to shoot two bullets and ends up shooting of the mag wall and the iron sight. Any suggestions?

Lowney (author)danbaha2011-05-22

To stop it shooting two bullets, try using a simple mag pusher, or make sure the magazine is fully loaded. What do you mean by "shooting of the mag wall and the iron sight"? Is that supposed to be "off"? :P

Furloy (author)2010-08-08

:( i see modded part : (

Lowney (author)Furloy2010-08-08

Well you're wrong: This uses no modified pieces (unless you're referring to the AA Sniper, which does. The True bolt action pistol does not though)

Furloy (author)Lowney2010-08-08

nice fast comment thank you! thanks your right your reply made me look closer at it. i thought that the furthermost lower left hand orange connector was broken. it really is just a white rod and i thought is was the backround. ps if i make this from this pic or from KI can i post it here? its ok if you say no cuz i might not get around to it but whatever

Lowney (author)Furloy2010-08-09

FOOL! Nah I kid you, looking at it it kinda does look broken! And yeah, it would be cool if you posted it: Cool Bas3 posted a forum topic here, but of course a proper instructable would be awesome! When you build the gun from Cool Bas3's forum, read ALL the comments by me, I've pointed out all the errors in his instructions: But you gotta give him credit from building the gun from only 2 photos!
If you do post an instructable (which I hope you do!), please make me a collaborator so I can fix anything wrong with the instructions! Thanks!

Furloy (author)Lowney2010-08-09

well if i build it it WILL NOT be off of a forum topic. i am on KI so i will build it from there. i will look at the forum thought. by the way im gonna build the sniper and what rb's do you reccommend for the ram for max performance?

Lowney (author)Furloy2010-08-10

Well I never experimented with different bands: basically the more power: the more range. However, too much will cause this (and any slingshot sniper) to snap. I have to admit this sniper is fractionally more brittle, but Axiys ZX said he got 200ft with it, which in my opinion is more than enough lol

Furloy (author)Lowney2011-01-03

in my house, we have a hallway, one end is a wall, the other is a window. i approve of a guns rangewhen i have to stand at the window end and shoot at the wall so i dont break the window. example, i got dj radios xbow to shoot about 50 feet. my hall is about 35 so for that after first test it went outside

DJ Radio (author)Lowney2010-10-13

In my opinion, he was BS'ing.

Lowney (author)DJ Radio2010-10-14

Fail on my part, when I wrote that comment I thought it was on a my Slingshot sniper, so 200ft is believable

Furloy (author)Lowney2010-08-23

heh i just like it when guns shoot and hit the wall at the end of my hallway and the ammo dosnt hit the ground first

Lowney (author)Furloy2010-08-23

Well unless you live in a stadium you should have no worries XD

Furloy (author)Lowney2010-08-24

oh well, my real name is jimmy hoffa and i live under giant stadium so kinda sucks for me : (

Lowney (author)Lowney2010-08-11

Oh wait no Axyis ZX didn't get 200ft I confused this gun with my breaking sniper lol. This shoots a good distance considering it's a hopper-fed ram gun. 50ft plus is good: anyone who get's over 80ft with a hopper-fed gun with a ram is lying. It's physically impossible.

skyfaller (author)2010-12-04

You make too many guns with hinges D:

Smasher555 (author)2010-07-20

Yeah, your photo editing sure is messy.

Lowney (author)Smasher5552010-07-27

Yup, don't worry I have honed my skills a little now XD It's just the background didn't really do the picture justice lol

Smasher555 (author)Lowney2010-07-30

Lol late reply! Dude, I was just kidding around! Your photo editing isn't messy, it's very nice actually. :P

Smasher555 (author)Lowney2010-07-27


KNEXFRANTIC (author)2010-07-20

nice gun in fact epic but i just want to ask is it named after the road recover service? lol

Smasher555 (author)2010-06-30

I wanna build this gun, but I built the SR-70A1 PSRS. What to do?

TheChemiker (author)2010-06-05

You are proud of that monopod?

Lowney (author)TheChemiker2010-06-06

I thought the locking mech was quite novel

TheChemiker (author)Lowney2010-06-10

Oh, it looks quite simple to me.

Lowney (author)TheChemiker2010-06-11

Good for you.

AJBrawlLvr (author)Lowney2010-06-20


napsterpat (author)2010-04-29

just one thing on the hopper....when i shoot with more than one rod in the hopper....some others come out too...this slows it down alot...

another problem....its too powerful to hold the pin together...i think its time to hot glue some parts =]

Lowney (author)napsterpat2010-05-01

Electrical tape will hold the parts fine. I don't really know how to solve the multi-bullet thing, it only happened to me 1 in 20 shots at worst. Did you check if it was built right?

napsterpat (author)2010-04-28

hows it go into pistol modeeee???

Lowney (author)napsterpat2010-05-01

Just don't build the butt or the barrel. 

napsterpat (author)napsterpat2010-04-28

so this could be a breaking sniper too!!!

napsterpat (author)2010-04-28

for the white there any way to use white rods...idek if i have this many green...i subbed all the orange for yellows but i had enough i just might run out

Lowney (author)napsterpat2010-05-01

I would have thought that substituting all the green rods with white rods would work fine. Not sure what would happen to the reliability though...

napsterpat (author)napsterpat2010-04-28

nvm i found them....although i may have back problems cuz of it....haha mining for the green rods wasnt easy at all

napsterpat (author)2010-03-04

thats 100 white rods if im not mistaken...just in this part! does anyone obtain that much knex!

Lowney (author)napsterpat2010-03-05

Dunno lol, it just accumalated over the years

napsterpat (author)Lowney2010-03-28

well now they only sell those weird small knex and the rip-offs of legos

Lowney (author)napsterpat2010-03-29

Yup, but Ebay still sells the old stuff

napsterpat (author)2010-03-28

i might run out of orange..could i use yellow instead?

Lowney (author)napsterpat2010-03-28

Yup, just make sure the teeth face out, not in the barrel

destroyo5457 (author)2010-02-21

how many blue spacers are there?

napsterpat (author)destroyo54572010-03-28

2 can fit on the blue rod and 4 for each black rod

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