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The Longstrike We Deserved
November 16, 2018
The Longstrike. A fan favorite based on looks, but an average performer...but that all changes today! The Modulus version releases the Longstrike CS-6 with a few new updates, and most importantly, improved performance!
Let's get this out of the way. This is an updated version of a Nerf Blaster that is nearly a decade old. That said, it feels just as it did way back then and comes with some accessories that bring out that sniper look! When you get everything out of the box, the bolt and stock are detached. The stock, once inserted, cannot be removed! You would have to take apart the entire blaster to remove it, so keep that in mind. Otherwise, the stock is the same as the old one, providing magazine storage for 2 extra magazines (Clips if you prefer the Nerf term). However, the included magazines do not click into place, and simply friction fit. It is meant for the older 6 dart box-style magazines. The other thing is the bolt is now threaded, meaning it's easy to remove for storage or when you need to take apart the blaster, you just unscrew it instead of trying to pop an end off. Major improvement but the bolt doesn't fit flush with the blaster, leaving a little wiggle room, but has no impact on performance.
The Magazines are the ones from the Raptorstrike, half white and half clear, with a upward slant. It holds only 6 darts, which is pretty much required for any "sniper-esque" rifle. Moving on to the scope, it's the same scope from the Long Distance Modulus kit. The old Longstrike came with a flip up sight, which is available through the Ultimate Customizer Pack in the proper modulus colors, though for a hefty price. The Bi-pod is also from the Raptorstrike, providing 3 levels of height adjustments. You can use the button on the back to extend the bi-pod legs as you see fit. The front end barrel is about as long as the old one, only in the spiffy Modulus line colors. As usual, the inner diameter of the barrel is wider than the diameter of the blaster, which, in theory, reduces the barrel drag.
Now comes the important stuff, the Main Blaster body. It is virtually identical at a glance. However it is slightly longer due to additional reinforcement at a sling point where a screw as been added. On the old one, it is not present. There's also further adjustments such as the back end where the priming indicator is located. On the old one, it is a slit. On the one, it is a hole. The new Modulus Longstrike is now Direct Plunger, meaning it shoots harder and faster. It now has Elite performance (70 FPS average) and out of the box, works amazing. There is also 2 notches that must be depressed to unprime, which is actually quite difficult to depress and reprime. Once either one is depressed all the way down with toothpicks or something narrow, Pull the priming bolt back all the way and pull forward. The last updated change is the locking mechanism for the accessories, which is now the newer style ramps instead of a spring loaded notch.
Overall opinions? It's pricey but makes for a good holiday gift or maybe an item to treat yourself with. It's a great throwback and being updated for Elite performance means we truly have the sniper rifle we wanted all those years ago, without the hassle of modding.