Monday, 1 April 2013

Nerf Retaliator Review/Tatics

Nerf Retaliator Review!

My Nerf Retaliator in all of it's glory.

The Nerf Retaliator is Hasbro's attempt to make something that looks more like a real assault rifle (Long clip, assault handle and even a badass iron sight!). That is heading in the right direction due to the fact that the Nerf retaliator is shooting at more that 30 ft (More than the lengh of my garden!) and it would easily qualify a designated marksman's rifle (as I am complying to nerfhaven's #1 rule, there are no snipers in nerf!) for nerf wars. It is a elite version of the recon even doesn't have the same feel to an good old Nerf Recon Too bad it doesn't come with a scope. On to the features!
  • Slide Priming (Remind me with bolt action mods later!)
  • 12 dart Magazine, a balance in between a under-achieving 6 dart magazine that is only good for that "Awesome sniper" feel and a 18 dart magazine which is too large, especially when in pistol mode or when prone.)
  • Sturdier Stock compared to the Recon. Now you can go on your sniping misadventures without breaking your 60th replacement recon stock!
  • Assault grip, now you can break into a room FBI style!
  • 12 elite darts to fit your badass 12 dart magazine the correct way (not using those low quality normal clip system darts)
  • Backwards compatibility of all components! Now you can use those retarded clip system darts in your retaliator if you run out of elite ammo and you can use elite ammo & mags with older blasters so you can give it a last "kick" with more power before you trade it out into nerfhaven or somewhere else if you want to.
Range: 10/10: Hitting 60 feet parallel to ground (PTG) and 75 ft angled (ATG).
Rate Of Fire: 6/10 Pistol slide is not exactly really great for rate of fire. Attaching a PVC pipe, wood piece  etc. to make a bolt would be nice.
Reliability: 9/10 This gun almost never jams. Human error may cause some jams (inserting dart backwards)
Accuracy: 10/10 Hit a target the size of a 6 dart clip within 1-2 shots at 15 ft.
Capacity: 10/10 Accepts 35 dart drums. If you want to know the stock capacity: it is 12 darts. Slightly more than the stockade's 10. (2 darts)
Overall: 9/10 A good choice to get. Great for beginners.


  • Stay as far as possible from enemies. Use the 60 ft ranges (PTG) to your advantage.
  • Due to the fact you can remove the barrel, keep the barrel on for sniping (use right hand for reloading. Hold the assault grip using the left). Remove the barrel for SMG mode with a faster ROF (use left hand to prime)
  • It is suggested to use the iron sights as the element ex-6 scope is rather inaccurate (even it looks cool).
  • This with a flywheel pistol would be a good idea as you can use the flywheel's ROF in CQC and the retaliator range in long range combat.

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