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Revised TR8 review Answered

Ok, so I decided to rebuild it, and I found I got some stuff wrong

Body

Stock: 8/10 Why: comfy
Handle: 8/10 Why: Comfy overall, but there is this spot where I get poked sometimes
Trigger: 9/10 Why: seems very reliable, It didnt break this time around (idk why, I built it the exact same way I did from last time), but when you remove the rubberbands, that green rod can fall out.
Barrel: 9/10 Why: works very well, but its a generic tube and stick
Turret: 10/10 Why: It works awesome with the rest of the gun.
Looks: 9/10 Why: looks tight, especially when loaded up with red rods, but the turret seems a bit out of place with the rest of the gun

Performance

Range: 10/10 Why: 90-100 feet flat (2 rubberbands)
Power: 10/10 Why: its the most powerful gun I have ever made. It can shoot through various heavy duty cardboard boxes with 2 rubberbands
Reliability: 8/10 Why: the turret is a very effective method for the repeater, however, it sometimes skips rounds, but rarely.
Innovation: 7/10 Why: nothing that new, except for the revolving mech and the trigger.

Recommendation: Yes, I would recommend it to anyone who doesnt want to use a bulky knexsayer, or a single shot in a knex war.

Final rating: 9/10

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razzlekunai (author)2009-08-27

BOOOLT SLINGAAAR have you tried the mepainratchet on this gun?

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DJ Radio (author)razzlekunai2009-09-27

How's that help? I want a closeup, not just a picture of a BR8 with that ratchet.

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razzlekunai (author)DJ Radio2009-10-01

don't have one. use your eyes.

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DJ Radio (author)razzlekunai2009-10-01

Well, I found another picture, I figured out how it works, however, I can't figure out that one connector that stops the ratchet from turning back to normal. Oh well, don't need it anyways.

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razzlekunai (author)DJ Radio2009-10-06

the part that hangs out from the main body is grey con, then part of a hinge, then 3 ycons.

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DJ Radio (author)razzlekunai2009-10-06

Ah, now I figured out how mepainratchet works.

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smilee (author)2009-08-22

Can you show me how much knex you have in a picture?

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Why did you delete your ball machine??

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Didn't you have a slideshow of a ball machine posted?? Wasn't it a crank ball machine??

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I dont' know what your speaking of! (actually typing of)

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Ok. I was sure you posted one once, but I guess I was wrong. Sorry.

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Killer~SafeCracker (author)2009-08-08

This is more like it. Just one question, What were you shooting?? I could never get the BR8 to shoot through paper let alone heavy duty cardboard.

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wow i got blunt rods no fins 2 #64s to rip heavy duty card borad it left holes everywhere i guess we have magic rbs lol

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nope i have others ill re bulid it and get a video for ya also it would make dents or hole it veried but mostly holes

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Ah. BTW: DJ are you going to get a video up??

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Yep just never seen it happen.

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Do you have a youtube account?

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Nope And I don't plan on getting one.

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OK I got the vid, I just have to upload it now.

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I do, Still not shooting through a box. (Get great range)

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Not needed. My RB's werent #64's

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With 2 rubberbands?? Sharpened?? FINS??

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2 rubberbands and the rods were not sharpened.

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oh, and I was shooting at like 5 feet away.

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lolz. did you try shooting it short range?

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Just did. Put a dent in it, but didn't go through. I guess you just have stronger RBs.

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Lol, I should get a video up.

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BTW: What do you think of this gun??

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Can I see a picture of it as you were looking straight down on it?

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I don't think I have one like that ,but I'll be posting it soon.

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SWEET! If you post before the end of the week I'll use it for my next war!

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Cool, It will be posted today. Just got all the pictures taken.

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Yet another oodammo gun. Nice, but not new.

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