Friday, February 8, 2013

Review: Nerf Elite Rough Cut 2x4 & Internals



The Rough Cut 2x4 is a Nerf shotgun-like blaster in the N-Strike Elite series. It shoots 2 darts at once, like the Barrel Break, but there's also a single-fire mode: When the trigger is halfway pulled, only one dart shoots out. The barrel in front holds up to 8 darts. What's a really cool feature, too, is the dart detector. It detects 2 darts, whatever the barrel location, and shoots them. So you can put in the darts wherever you want, it'll always shoot 2.  To cock the gun, a pump handle is located on the bottom. Slamfire is also included in this, with which you can shoot all 8 darts rapidly. But if slamfired too fast, the gun totally jams up and it can take up to minutes to clear the jam. On the tactical rail you'll rather use the Barrel Break dart holder than a scope, because it's hard to aim with a spreadshot gun. Also featuring a direct plunger system, the Rough Cut can fire up to 60ft/18m flat. There is no range difference between single- and doubleshot. In my opinion the Rough Cut 2x4 is the first really good Nerf shotgun with spreadshot and a pump handle, it actually is my favorite gun right now. At only 20$, anyone seeking a very cool-looking Nerf gun with great ranges should really get a Rough Cut. If you have any questions, just drop a comment!

8 comments:

  1. I recently got a Nerf Roughcut myself and noticed that the 2-step trigger seems to jam fairly often. Not sure if this is the same jam that you were seeing, but when my gun jams, the first step of the 2 step trigger will fire flawlessly, but the second set will feel "blocked" and I will have to pump the trigger a few times to get the second step to fire.

    is this the same jam you were seeing, but if it was, have you figured out a quick way of clearing up the jam and / or avoiding it? Seriously considering returning this to Nerf to exchange for a new roughcut.

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    1. This doesn't seem like the jam I had, my gun jammed on the handle. However, I've seen this problem with my friend's Rough Cut, and fixed it by shaking the gun a lttle. To avoid it, you could try to pull the trigger on an upper spot, as this is the more 'sensitive' point. If this didn't help you, you can tell me and I'll look into it again.

      -Snipercreep

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    2. for me the shaking doesn't seem to work. I have a feeling that my jam may be similar to yours. When it's in its "jam state", and i try to slowly slam fire it, i can wiggle it a little to get it into a state where the handle is locked. M jam also seems to clear over time. If i leave my rough cut alone for long enough, it will just start to work normally again.

      Is there anything that you specifically do to clear your handle jam?

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    3. Ok. I've heard and experienced that the Rough Cut "heals" over time. To clear the handle jam, I simply pull the handle back hardly, and then it's able to be pushed forward again. This shouldn't take too much time and is ok if you're not in the middle of an open Nerf battlefield.

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  2. I was able to find a fix for my jam. What was happening was when you fired the first of the two darts, the remaining cocked barrel twisted the latching post, and the pressure jammed the fire. By putting on little bit of Vaseline on the latching post, this lets the post slip out and allows the second barrel to fire.

    Luckily there is a hole really close to the second latching post and should be accessible with a q-tip I ever need to add more vaseline.

    Not really sure why the gun would work well one day and then jam another, but it seems to work fine now.

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    1. where is the latching post

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  3. My rough cut's trigger and slam fire pump jammed! I just bought it yesterday.
    I can't pull the trigger because it's pulled and stuck like that and the pump is halfway cocked.
    Any help please?

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    1. It seems that the Roughcut jams up alot. I've experienced the exact same jam on my Roughcut quite often, and I fix it by pulling the slam-fire handle as hard back as I can, and then release. That fixes it for me. I'm still trying to find out a permanent anti-jam solution for the blaster.

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