For you Nerf Fans out there, this one's for you.
I recently acquired a Longshot, and decided that it wasn't powerful enough for my liking. It was fairly old, so the spring was a little weak, and i decided to remove the air restrictor. Wasn't my brightest idea ever.
I tinkered around until it simply was too powerful to shoot anything and that left me scratching my head until I set my eyes on my Buzz Bee Berserker. I originally got that to use the bazooka portion to shoot regular darts about 120'. My friend modified his and turned it into a death-by-foam nightmare maker. 20 darts for normal shooting, and a killer sniper for those who were first to flee.
So i figured why not swap internals?
Take the bad from the Longshot and free the bazooka from the bulky Berserker. Combine the best of the best and you get a sweet sniper rifle in a sleek shell waiting for it's first victim!
I have taken the first of many to come test shots, and the results have been extremely promising. With 6 or 7 pumps and buzzbee darts, I can consistently hit 120' when fired from my shoulder. (I'm 6'4 so this is probably a little higher than your shoulder.) The farthest shot I have gotten was 7 pumps, Nerf tagger dart, which went over 200' fired from my shoulder. The wind might have carried it a little, but it WENT! Anything over 8 pumps and the darts are simply going to fast and fishtail all over the place.
When compared to my AR removed Recon, it's a night and day difference.
Please note that I am not responsible for any injuries you may inflict or incur while making or using this gun. Don't be stupid, and take appropriate safety measures at all times. You have been warned.
Step 1: Things to know
1- safely operate a dremel with the proper protective equipment like glasses, gloves and hearing protection if it's too loud for you.
2- mix epoxy. I've had lots of practice between rocketry and mixing up epoxy paints for boat bottoms. Improperly mixed epoxy in the wrong places will turn this nerf gun into a bomb sitting next to your face. It is better to go through more epoxy and get it mixed well than to have a failure.
NOTE!!! pvc and most plastics do not explode nicely. They will shatter and fragment into slivers that can easily punch through soft tissue. They are more prone to failure after lots of use or being operated in extremely cold environments. look up some facts about pvc before doing this project if you have no experience with pressurized pvc or plastic. Look into water rocketry for some good safety tips.
3- use a saw. It seems like a no brainer, but it takes practice to get it right.
4- a drill. Like with a saw it seems like it should be easy, but it is important to carefully use a drill and line up your holes when drilling.