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Friday, July 27, 2012

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage - Internals Guide!

This guide will serve as a reference for the internals of the Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage.

For a detailed review of the Nerf Elite Rampage, click Here.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage - Disassembled



Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage - System Internals



Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage - Direct Plunger Internals



Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage - Direct Plunger Parts


46 comments:

  1. Just out of curiosity, are the locking systems the same as the Rampage/Retaliator's Raider/Recon counterparts?

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    1. TheWiredDJ,

      They seem quite similar.

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  2. SgNerf! Are you going to do a mod guide? :D

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    1. Reneiver,

      Yes, a mod guide for the Retaliator will be posted up very soon (same modding process as the Rampage). :)

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  3. So in conclusion does this mean than the original n strike line is over?

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    1. Anonymous,

      Quite possibly, the Elite blaster models are designed to supersede the older versions eventually.

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    2. I guess your right because who would want to buy a blaster that has been upgraded for the same price as the regular one in places like range,clip size,looks,etc.this also explains the clearances in the Nerf sections. well to bad I liked the original n strike paint job a lot though.

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  4. How many cubic inches/cm of air are in the direct plunger of the retaliator and rampage

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    1. Anonymous,

      Here are the measurements of the Retaliator and Rampage direct plungers:

      Inner diameter (ID) = 2.5cm
      Plunger draw = 6.0cm
      Total effective air volume = 29.46 cubic cm

      You can also read more analysis and comparisons of plunger dimensions that i posted at the NerfHaven forum:

      http://nerfhaven.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=22923&view=findpost&p=319682

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  5. Hey SgNerf, can you give me some recommended spring measurements that fit the catch of the rampage? I stretched mine while modding it without realizing the after effects. Please get back to me, my rampage's performance depends on YOU!! -KYR SP33DY :)

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    1. Kay-Why-Are Spuh-thirty-three-Dee,

      You can try getting the small springs from auto-retractable ballpoint pens and test, those can usually fit too.

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  6. NOOO! I'm sorry, I meant plunger rod. sorry, don't know what I was thinking...

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  7. If I replace the spring with the stronger one, will the spring broke the internal or the blaster?

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    1. Anonymous,

      Stronger springs increase the stress load on the blaster parts, so they will naturally wear out faster.

      When or how they fail or break depends on your usage... and luck.

      As a modder, you have to accept this when modding your blasters. As i mention at the beginning of my mod guides... "mod at your own risk!".

      If any parts break, just be prepared to repair it or buy a new unit.

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    2. So that means:

      1. Unmodified blasters can wear out, but slower than the modified one.

      2. The blaster is designed to hold the original spring's stress.

      Are these correct?

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  8. do you have any tips or links to a more permanent jam fix? This thing jams constantly on me. Either a dart gets jammed in the tooth and locked or it will load 2 darts in the breach if not primed steadily and deliberately. Is my experience typical or did i get a bad model (I bought the first unit to show up at my local TRU)? Thanks

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    1. Anonymous,

      If you pull the priming handle back and push it forward completely during the priming action, and you are using foam darts that are in good condition (not worn out or damaged), then there should not be any jams at all.

      The main cause for jams are usually due wrong priming technique, damaged foam darts, or perhaps damaged parts in the blaster. Faulty clips or drum magazines are also one of the causes of jams too, as the foam darts may get stuck and not feed properly.

      Just check everything and see if you can find the issue to solve it. If the problem persists, then most likely you have a really faulty unit, then its easier to just get another new working set instead.

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  9. What is the o-ring made of and what type of lubricants I should use? I found that old blasters need to be regreased. And can we make the new Rampage shoot farther if we put more grease to the o-ring?

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    1. Anonymous,

      The o-ring is made of rubber, so you should use lubricants that are safe for rubber (and safe for plastic too as the plunger casing is made of plastic).

      Note that some lubricants that are advertised as safe for rubber might still end up causing damage to the o-rings or make them out-of-shape them over time, so you have to test to find out.

      For my blaster mods, i use Super-Lube Synthetic Grease, here is the info link to it:

      http://www.super-lube.com/synthetic-multipurpose-grease-ezp-49.html

      So far, Super-Lube Synthetic Grease has worked well in all my blaster mods as it has the right viscosity and properties to create a good seal yet still allowing for smooth plunger movement.

      A good layer of suitable grease can help enhance the plunger seal and result in improved ranges... but too much grease can also sometimes create extra resistance or blockages, so its best to just moderate the amount applied.

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    2. olive oil is not bad, actually. we vintage-car-modifiers use it on old doorstraps and stuff, and it works quite well even in the fuel system.

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  10. What type of aftermarket spring do you use for mods? I can't find it anywhere in Indonesia. (I really want to mod my nerf blaster)

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    1. Anonymous,

      The aftermarket springs i use are custom made... if you are keen, i currently have spare sets available for sale at my Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator Mod Guide:

      http://modworks.blogspot.com/2012/07/nerf-n-strike-elite-retaliator-mod-guide.html

      Just click the "Add to Cart" PayPal button at the bottom of my Mod Guide and then place your order (the shipping cost will be automatically added in the order cart).

      The aftermarket spring can be used in both the Elite Retaliator and Rampage.

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  11. Is it possible to use the Rampage's internals in the Raider?

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    1. Anonymous,

      It should be possible, you'll just have to mod the casing internals to fit and position the transplanted parts.

      For reference, you can check the Retaliator to Recon internals transplant mod done by Solscud007 at the NerfHaven forum:

      http://nerfhaven.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=22849

      Some of the transplant steps could be similar, so you can get some ideas from there.

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  12. will you be reviewing the stockade?

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    1. af,

      Maybe... depends on whether there is a sale on, or perhaps some good promo deals on it. :)

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  13. How did you remove the plunger rod?

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    1. Anonymous,

      Just pull it out at an angle with some force.

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    2. thats what she said

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  14. Details on batteries?

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    1. Anonymous,

      The Elite Rampage does not require batteries to operate.

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  15. Isaac the orphan at DARJanuary 15, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    i downloaded a mod guide from you guys on my re con and want to download the one on rampage and retaliator cant find the pdf file to dl and save. can you give me a link on where they are posted

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    1. Isaac the orphan at DAR,

      You must be mistaken... this site is the original "Mod Works" blog by SgNerf (started back in 2009).

      I believe you are referring to "Orange Mod Works" in the USA which started in 2011, they use a similar name... but we are NOT the same.

      Please direct your queries to "Orange Mod Works" instead.

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  16. I just painted the shell of my Raider. Do you know if the new Rampage parts will fit in a Raider shell because I'd like to not have to paint a new one just to get better ranges.

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    1. G. Mess,

      The parts fit and mounts are different... but it's probably possible to do some modding to convert them to fit. You'll just have to open them up to compare and mod.

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  17. Sg nerf.......will the rampage internals fit inside the raider

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    1. ryan14,

      Its possible, but you'll need to do a fair bit of cutting and modifying of the casing and parts to get everything fitted and working properly... seems like alot of unnecessary work though, easier to just use the Rampage as is.

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  18. Sg Nerf, I modded my rampage with a 5kg spring from OrangeMod and remove the AR. Now i notice that about 25% of the time, my gun will fire like slam fire , but the trigger is not pressed. Any help will be appreciated.

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    1. Anonymous,

      Most likely the catch and catch plate in your blaster might be worn out or the catch spring is somehow too light, so it doesn't catch securely. You'll need to either change/modify the catch and catch plate or install a stronger catch spring.

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    2. Great, thanks for the advice. The gun is fairly new and should not be worn out yet. My first thought was the catch plate and spring since i seen a friend with a retaliator which came with the plate and spring in the mod kit. Thanks

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  19. Hi. My sons gun had jammed and he took it upon himself to take it apart to get them out. No idea why he didn't come to me but it what kids do :( And now the whole mechanism has fell apart and going off your pictures I still cant get it to work as i cant see where the last little white plastic thing goes and another little spring.. Any help? thanks..

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  20. Does this blaster jams and shred darts like the recon? thanks.

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    1. Anonymous,

      If used properly with good quality foam darts, both blasters don't have jamming issues.

      Jams only occur when the loading mechanism is faulty, or the priming action is too quick/not complete, or the foam darts used are damaged or worn out.

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  21. Does anyone know if the OrangeModWorks kits for the raider will work with the rampage?

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    1. Anonymous,

      The Rampage and Raider internal design and plunger mechanism are different, so the parts are not interchangeable.

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