Introduction: Knex Rifle: Epidemic 5.56

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Epidemic is a powerful, removable magazine rifle with a pin guide and slick looks. The best part: A charging handle! It happened when KnexGuy15 (Go and subscribe him) suggested I should build a bolt action rifle. I was about to do a range test when I received the message, so I hastily replied and did the test. Well, the bolt action rifle rifle stuck in my mind, so about 10 minutes later, I came up with the charging handle idea. 10 more minutes and I had one built and installed. The action is incredibly smooth, better then the Zkar. It is more accurate then the Zkar too. The range is about 60 feet with two #64 bands. I had already started to write the into for this ible, and so when I found how good the range was, I was super exited to update this. It turned out very painful. The snow at my house has mostly melted, and as I ran, I slipped and fell full force on my hip. The good news: only four pieces snapped out of place. The bad: there is at least a 70% chance of ending up with a bruise the size of my fist. Anyway, it is technically a version two of this gun. The new version is better in several ways, and a list of differences is as follows.

Slightly longer barrel.

Simpler sights.

Trigger guard.

14 round 5.56 banana magazine.

Only 8 blue rods sticking out.

Better pin guide to body set up.

Handle has black wheels on it.

Bottom rail for attachments. (Like these)

Different stock internals.

More accurate.

Charging handle.

Great ROF

There is a decent chance of instructions being made, especially if someone asks. Please comment and subscribe.



Lucas The Boss (author)2015-03-11

Have I really not commented on this, well looks very good. If I had not seen the instructions first, I really thought this was bolt action. Anyways great job!!!!!

CorgiCritter (author)2015-03-06

Thank you very much!

-453 minutes ago

2700th comment :p

Nice, better update your bio. ;)

I will immediately :)

CorgiCritter (author)2015-03-11

Thanks a lot, man! Those charging handles can be deceptive, huh?

CorgiCritter (author)2015-03-08

Thank you! I really like replicas too.

Zombiekiller-93 (author)2015-03-08

Looks more improved than aggression but I think the charging handle is just abit too big. If I was you, I would have used yellow rods instead of red ones

It does look too big, but yellow rods would make the handle too short to pull easily. :D

I guess so but it was a just thought I came up with but ok

You are right, but this is a semi performance gun, so I did not try for great looks. Charging handles like this don't belong on looks guns, but it doesn't matter to me, since this is not for looks. I see that you have subscribed. :D

Yep, since you did the same for me, I'm giving something to you

JM1999 (author)2015-03-07

Wow, a neat build!

CorgiCritter (author)JM19992015-03-08


Knextremely stupid (author)2015-03-07

Post instructions though

Knextremely stupid (author)2015-03-07

Nice I would like to see a bigger round possibly then it would be very op at knex wars

I'll try to get some out within a week.

This is basically a second version of Aggression, so if you want you can always add the charging handle to that if you want bigger rounds. I like the smaller rounds since they are more accurate, but the bigger rounds do hit harder.

sandroknexmaster (author)2015-03-06

What a beast!

myOmy (author)2015-03-06

Bandanna Magazine lolz. Looks real smooth. I like the looks of it. From the sound of it, it works well too. Might want some instructions because I might want to see if I have better luck with this than the ZKAR. Never shot once for me. Anyways, good job on a good gun.

didexo (author)2015-03-06

Love to see internals.

CorgiCritter (author)didexo2015-03-06

Internals are just like aggression, except for a few bits. In the name of a better pin guide connection I compromised the trigger and it is not quite as strong, but it still shoots better then aggression with less bands.

didexo (author)CorgiCritter2015-03-06

Ah ok.

JM1999 (author)2015-03-06

I can just see the news headlines:

"Kid loves K'Nex so much he puts blood - sweat - and tears into his latest and most accurate rifle"...

CorgiCritter (author)JM19992015-03-06

Well THAT made me chuckle.

CorgiCritter (author)myOmy2015-03-06

LOL, your comment says that it was made -390 minutes ago.

CorgiCritter (author)myOmy2015-03-06

Whoops. Thank you, I may try to post instructions. ZKAR never shot for you? I have built it five different times and put hundreds of rounds through it each time.

sonic broom (author)2015-03-05

Nice! what does this shoot and how many cut parts does it use? i want instructions if it shoots my kind of ammo and has a small amount of cut parts. oh and the pictures are better i like the pegboard one!

CorgiCritter (author)sonic broom2015-03-06

Thanks, I have had the pegboard for years, but just started using it a few days ago. Cut pieces? Seven of 'em, one more then aggression. Sorry, it shoots a grey connector and green rod. I tried to use white rods, but it didn't work with this. The ammo I am using has the advantage of accuracy and smoothness. Works way better then what I used in agression.

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Bio: I enjoy archery, knives, and building weapons. I used to build with K'nex.
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