Lowney's Tempest Review Answered
Well this is Lowney's Rifle that he posted yesterday, and I built it and with his permission I have reviewed it!
So, here it goes:
Normally, if you wanted an excellent oodammo single shot, you were left with a choice of two: The original KillerK pistol and Oodalumps' rectangle.
Now however, there is the tempest. It boasts something that only it has ever had in the world of k'nex: a rifled barrel attachment.
So let's get on with the specs:
Firing Interval 8/10 this is based on the fact it is a single shot though. Five seconds is what I average.
Bullet Lock 9/10 The bullet has never fallen out for me, but it doesn't feel quite the same as a ball joint
Rifle Attachment 9/10 Works very well, but it's not a 10 because it can only do oodammo and velcrammo
Smoothbore mode 6/10 Brilliant for any ammo that is shorter than a yellow rod but otherwise not so good
Handle 8/10 It's a very very nice handle, second only to the ZKAR and MEZAK
Trigger 9/10 Has yet to fail for me, but the movement is quite slight
Reliability 10/10 Never failed: single shots rarely do
Robustness 10/10 I test robustness by standing on a garden chair and drop in on concrete. It didn't break
Aesthetics 4/10 the rifled barrel is ugly, but smoothbore mode this gun would be a 9/10
Innovation 9/10 the concept is so simple, yet it works like an absolute charm! Very innovative
Range/accuracy 10/10 it shoots 160ft approx. and 80ft with cannon ammo without the rifle
Power 10/10 again, this gun is mighty powerful, more powerful than the KillerK gun
Pain factor 10/10 don't shoot yourself with cannon ammo, it will draw blood.
Metallic or Old? I think comparing mine and Lowney's, old colors look better
Weight Balance 7/10 The whole gun is so light there is no need to worry about the balance
an impressive average score of 8/10 (1dp) which means I rated this gun 4* and would recommend it to anyone.
-Jesse Barns AKA The One And Only