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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:05 PM

I'm new to the use of nerf weaponry in paintball.
So a friend of mine read that you can use nerf rockets to shoot down simulated helicopters (you know, where some guys are just walking along in a line and the guy in the front has a helicopter sign or something).
Anyway he ran to the Wal store and bought a nerf rocket launcher. It's basically a foam arrow that shoots off the tube when you shove the other end.
So I'm wondering, is this an acceptable rocket? Or are you supposed to use the ones that look like footballs with fins???
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:06 PM

The rocket launchers used in paintball are powered by C02 and they use those footballs with fins or regular Nerf basketballs.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:14 PM

View PostTheWeepingWillow, on Jul 9 2008, 10:06 PM, said:

The rocket launchers used in paintball are powered by C02 and they use those footballs with fins or regular Nerf basketballs.

Right, I've seen those. So you're saying that a "hand powered" one is not acceptable?
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:16 PM

No, I'm sure it would be perfectly acceptable. Just not practical, you would be shot before you could get in Nerf range, unless your a real ;) .

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:10 PM

Most fields have outlawed the use of Nerf rockets due to insurance policy changes after someone used a wooden rocket at a scenario.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 12:36 AM

View PostTheWeepingWillow, on Jul 9 2008, 09:06 PM, said:

The rocket launchers used in paintball are powered by C02 and they use those footballs with fins or regular Nerf basketballs.


do NOT use nerf basket balls.

2" nerf pocket footballs and JCS nerf rockets are really the only acceptable ammo for a gas powered nerf launcher.

Your hand launcher will work I suppose.... but good luck getting anywhere near the target ;)
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 12:41 AM

Around here they let us use the basketballs, I guess it depends on where you are.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:34 AM

Here ya go Clumsy http://www.bp-usa.com/FoamRocket.htm

And with the above, you would need THIS or similar or make your own.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:06 AM

For a hand powered one you can take a 15 X anything over 1/2" inch dowel rod, stick a nail in the top with a small head, and then stick the nerf football on top of it. The stem of a nerf football is a tube, so a small cylinder can go right through it . I have gotten about 100 feet doing this with pocket rockets. Thank you mechanical advantage.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 08:47 AM

Scavies, what you just described is exactly the setup that allowed a nerf to penetrate two layers of plexiglass, nearly killing the tank driver, and beginning the whole fiasco. If I ever see a nerf modified like that, I will tackle the user if necessary, and they will not be coming back to the field.

DO NOT modify Nerf rockets. Period.

Clumsy, to answer the question. You'll have to ask the game producer, but I have heard of them being allowed and used, and playing Anti-tank often relies on the short range ambush anyhow.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:13 AM

View PostLomarandil, on Jul 10 2008, 08:47 AM, said:

Clumsy, to answer the question. You'll have to ask the game producer, but I have heard of them being allowed and used, and playing Anti-tank often relies on the short range ambush anyhow.

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In relying on Short Range Ambushes...constructing Make Shift IED's is actually more useful than a Launcher, Stuntman made a couple during a game awhile back.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:15 PM

View PostEvil Fingers, on Jul 10 2008, 02:34 AM, said:

Here ya go Clumsy http://www.bp-usa.com/FoamRocket.htm

And with the above, you would need THIS or similar or make your own.

Ya know...I was on board with these...till I saw the price of the launchers. I'm just a rent-a-cop!!! I can't afford that!!
Pretty friggin' cool tho....

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View PostLomarandil, on Jul 10 2008, 08:47 AM, said:

Clumsy, to answer the question. You'll have to ask the game producer, but I have heard of them being allowed and used, and playing Anti-tank often relies on the short range ambush anyhow.
The scenario description says that simulated helicopters can be shot with nerf rockets, that's all.
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In relying on Short Range Ambushes...constructing Make Shift IED's is actually more useful than a Launcher, Stuntman made a couple during a game awhile back.

Interesting....got pics or a thread linky or instructions or something????
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 03:42 AM

I'm thinking an IED would contain a stretch and cling wrap cylinder filled with those little poppers (the ones with gunpowder in them that pop when they hit the ground) and a tank would drive over them (they would be under a thin layer of dirt) and when they pop, that signals the tank is now dead.

You would have to talk to your field owner of course if you can use them.
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 03:45 PM

View PostClumsyNinja, on Jul 10 2008, 11:15 PM, said:

Interesting....got pics or a thread linky or instructions or something????

Give Stuntman a PM, he can give you instructions on his wacky ideas...gotta Love that Fool to come with an ingenius Gaming Prop in taking out the same tank twice in one day.
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 03:50 PM

View Postleft handed, on Jul 11 2008, 03:42 AM, said:

I'm thinking an IED would contain a stretch and cling wrap cylinder filled with those little poppers (the ones with gunpowder in them that pop when they hit the ground) and a tank would drive over them (they would be under a thin layer of dirt) and when they pop, that signals the tank is now dead.

You would have to talk to your field owner of course if you can use them.

If you were going to use that idea, I would use those roll up caps for cap guns. They are much louder. Those little "poppers" wouldn't even be heard in the noise of the game.
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