Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mega Centurion - Going the Distance?

Mega whistler darts that can go "up to" 100 feet when launched from the Centurion? You know that's likely going to mean 100 feet on an arc. Still, that also means it will go farther firing it straight than current stock blasters. After a years-long quest, will this be the first true sniper blaster?
Yes, there are already those in the mod community that out-range this stock blaster. Several people have mentioned to My Last Dart and on the NERF facebook that they are happy with their BBLS and blow guns. I assume that BBLS means brass-breached long shot in this case. But I'd say this will be a game changer for the weekend warriors who don't have the time to spend on mods!

From Wikipedia:
centurion [...] was a professional officer of the Roman army after the Marian reforms of 107 B.C. Most centurions commanded 80 men but senior centurions commanded cohorts, or took senior staff roles in their legion. Centurions were also found in the Roman navy.
Centuries, or Centuriae, means tribe or company.[2] Theoretically, this word traces its roots to centum which is Latin for one hundred,[2] but that connection is widely disputed or disregarded.[3][4][5]
I'm not sure the name communicates the range/snipe abilities of this blaster, but MAYBE they are using that one-hundred foot range for the inspiration? 

You've got to be looking forward to finding out how this performs. Have you seen the review for the Power 48 blaster from Air Zone? You can hear the NERF whistlers in the Range test as they hit an average of 97 feet. I imagine the mega whistlers will sound even better. Whistlers aren't an addition to shootouts like Popular Science says, but satisfying indeed!
 Since before we had confirmation on the Centurion in late May, folks have been lookign for every scrap of information. I can tell you we'll have a lot more later this month. Keep checking back! ~Chris

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