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lookers and shooters. when will we get two in one?? Answered

all knex guns on instructables tend to fall into 3 groups:
built for realism
built for power/ accuracy
and the generally s***

so, when will we get a gun that looks and feels like the real thing, that can alos hit a coke can at 50+feet?
if you have any, post pics/links here

=D

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

10 years ago

Because K'nex and real guns almost completely contradict eachother's requirements for max performance.
Barrel length is important for real guns, horrible for K'nex.
Keeping the firing mechanism compact is also important for real guns. K'nex wants to maximize pin use/ rubber band stretch.
Typical box fed magazines work great for real fire arms. They have too much friction in K'nex unless in the form of a bolt action.

It's just hard to make something super realistic and functions great. I'd like to make a repeating slingshot based on a real sniper rifle but I don't have the pieces.

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timhaz1
timhaz1

Reply 10 years ago

yeh i suppose so. i mean im crap at making things from scratch so count me out, but what is someone could make a powerful, basic gun that can be built up and 'realisticized' if thats a word? :)

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knexguy
knexguy

Reply 10 years ago

Well said, although it must be said, you do need some barrel in K'nex, the barrel used to end straight after the bullet lock in my F2000, but then I added 2 inches of barrel and now it is much more accurate.

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~KGB~
~KGB~

10 years ago

knex guns f2000

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

10 years ago

Hardly ever because people care only for one or the other.  I'm gonna try building a Halo battle rifle that looks real and is powerful later.  Second attempt is better planned.