Saturday, 30 June 2012
Nerf Longshot vs Longstrike
This is a comparison of Nerf's two sniper rifles - the Longshot and Longstrike.
The Longstrike and Longshot vary in looks, but they both look awesome. The Longshot resembles a sci-fi energy rifle, while the Longstrike resembles a conventional sniper rifle. IMO they both look awesome.
The Longstrike comes with itself, the barrel extension, the flip up sight, and a 6-clip (mags).
The Longshot comes with itself, the barrel extension, the scope, and a 6-clip (mags).
The Longshot wins this round because it is 2 blasters in one - the barrel extension is a secondary blaster.
The Longshot, stock gets 10-12m ranges.
The Longstrike only gets 8-9m.
The Longshot uses a direct plunger system (which is massive) while the Longstrike has a reverse plunger system (which is small).
Obviously the Longshot wins this round.
Both blaster get reasonably good accuracy for clip (mag) system blasters. This is achieved through the long barrels of both blasters. Like all other clip (mag) system blasters, however, their accuracy wavers.
This round is a draw.
The Longshot and Longstrike share a priming system. Both are bolt action and even have the same bolt handles. However, there are a few key differentiating details on these blasters.
The Longstrike uses a flip-up iron sight and also has built-in iron sights. The Longshot has no built in iron sight and the scope only has a single reference point (only one reticle), making it more difficult to use.
The Longshot's jam door is partially obstructed by the carry handle/tac rail, while the Longstrike's jam door is easy to access and use.
The Longshot's stock is also variable, while the Longstrike's stock is far more sturdy (non-adjustable), and thus more useful. The Longstrike's stock also holds 2 clips (mags) as opposed to the Longshot's one. However, the Longstrike can only hold 6 clips (mags), while the Longshot's stock can hold any clip (mag).
IMO the Longstrike is better in usage, so the Longstrike wins this round.
Rate of fire:
Because the Longshot and Longstrike share the same bolt action system, they share the same ROF of 1.5-2dps.
Obviously this round is a draw.
Both the Longshot and Longstrike only come with a single 6 clip (mag), thus have the same capacity.
This round is another draw.
Value for Money/Availability:
Both the Longshot and Longstrike are available for the same price, in a number of stores. However, the key factor here is that the Longshot is now discontinued, thus the Longstrike wins this round.
Overall: The Longshot has won 2 rounds, the Longstrike 2, with 3 draws. IMO the Longshot is the better blaster in general usage, but the Longstrike is more comfortable to use.