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  • I'm not sure if this will be relevant to the Alphahawk's page or not, but I think there are two variants. The difference is in the front sight.

    So, this is a picture from Blasterhub. It shows a three-part sight - a short vertical post at the absolute front, a ring just behind, and a much larger vertical post a few inches behind the ring. 

    Nerf-Accustrike-Alphahawk-Sight1

    And this is the one in my house. It is completely missing the the large rear vertical post.

    Nerf-Accustrike-Alphahawk-Sight2




    At first I thought mine could have simply been broken. But it is very clearly molded with a smooth surface in that location. So then I thought maybe the Blasterhub version was just a prototype, but then I saw another one on eBay that looks identical (all three sight components). 

    I thought this might be useful information for the blaster's official page, whenever those get updated. 

    Personally, I wish mine had that third component. The ring and front post are too close together, and too far forward on the blaster to be useful on their own. I ended up slapping my Deluxe Stormtrooper Blaster's sight onto the Alphahawk's tactical rail - a major improvement. Now I'm consistently grouping five Alphastrike rounds onto a letter-sized piece of paper at a range of about 16'. 

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    • Good catch CLK. I think it looks better with the third sight too. IMHO.

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    • Good catch! To be honest not sure I would've picked up on that.

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    • There's no harm in putting that info in the trivia section of the Alphahawk.

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    • I think the Alphahawk with the missing sight is actually a newer version... the one with 3 sights might look cooler, but it's pretty weird to try to aim down sights. The third sight is so big that you have to tip the blaster back quite a bit to even hope to line anything up... 

      Mine is the one with 3 sights, but I think I wouldn't mine exchanging it for the newer model.

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    • Nerfgunattachments wrote:
      I think the Alphahawk with the missing sight is actually a newer version... the one with 3 sights might look cooler, but it's pretty weird to try to aim down sights. The third sight is so big that you have to tip the blaster back quite a bit to even hope to line anything up... 

      Mine is the one with 3 sights, but I think I wouldn't mine exchanging it for the newer model.

      Thanks - that confirms that there are two production/retail variants, not just a preproduction change in the tooling.

      I could see how a three-part sight that far forward on the blaster wouldn't be usable. I'm tempted to remove the ring completely from mine, and have nothing but the single front sight post. I've found the Alphahawk to be more accurate when lining up the post of a modular sight mounted on the tactical rail with the sight post on the very front of the blaster. The ring/post combination on its own, that far forward, doesn't help the firer determine elevation. 

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    • I Love the design of the alphahawk i have always LOVED ring sights and a little bit of rubber on the grip as well as an comfortable stock?? SOLD!!!!!

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    • if i get an alphahawk im slapping a modulus long range scope on

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    • the colors match RIGHT??? THEY MATCH RIGHT???

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    • Bigshock1134 wrote:
      the colors match RIGHT??? THEY MATCH RIGHT???

      That Modulus lime green color isn't anywhere on the Alphahawk, but who cares? The white, gray, and orange are either the same shades or close enough. I'm going to do exactly what you're doing, because I'm planning to sell my Star Wars blasters and nobody is going to want the Stormtrooper one without its scope.

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    • My guess is that since the Accustrike line is meant for accuracy (duh!) the original sights are designed so to be used at an angle since Nerf Blasters have a longer range when angled. Then too many people complained that "the sights don't line up" so Hasbro just removed them altogether since reshaping them would be expensive because it requires a new mold. Blame incompetence.

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    • Dash Justice wrote:
      My guess is that since the Accustrike line is meant for accuracy (duh!) the original sights are designed so to be used at an angle since Nerf Blasters have a longer range when angled. Then too many people complained that "the sights don't line up" so Hasbro just removed them altogether since reshaping them would be expensive because it requires a new mold. Blame incompetence.

      Nah, the angle was extreme. That'd mean you couldn't engage enemies at short distances at all without looking crazy. It was just a bad design choice. I think they goofed and realized it a bit too late. Definite incompetence. But that's their new thing... look at what happened with the Modulus Recon MKII.

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    • Not to pick on you in particular, NGA, but there's really no such thing as long range/long distance with nerf guns, sadly. 

      They're all so gorram weak and inaccurate!

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    • the best they can reach is 100 feet or more without modification 

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    • Are those Canadian feet BS, or American feet ? Because I think I can count on one hand the number of unmodded Nerf blasters that can actually reach 100 metric feet, angled or no 😉

      Spud is right. And at that range, it doesn't matter anyway. Darts are travelling so slowly you can easily dodge them. My daughter swats them down with her hand and smiles, just to piss me off. Argggg.

      Sure, there's those among us who retort "Well, what about the sneak attack ???". But at 100 feet with an unmodded blaster, you've got a full second and a half to react (before you swat my darts down with your bare hands). I might as well yell "Fore!" before pulling the trigger.

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    • To me, for Nerf blasters, long range would be around 75 - 100 feet. But I meant as far as aiming is concerned, if you're engaging another play at 15 feet and have to tilt the blaster at a 45 degree angle -- it's going to look odd. And that's what you'd have to do if you were trying to aim down the sights. 

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    • your daughter can swat nerf darts out of the air??? Thats some timing stuff right there question is... can she swat RIVAL rounds out of the air

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    • I totally agree NGA, I've got a FalconFire with essentially the same sight arrangement, and it's virtually unusable. The ring obscures the target, and the gauge of the iron sight is too high to make it usable. For all intents and purposes, it's ornamental.

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    • Bigshock1134 wrote:
      your daughter can swat nerf darts out of the air??? Thats some timing stuff right there question is... can she swat RIVAL rounds out of the air

      I don't know for sure. We'll practice once the weather turns. It's 15 friggin' degrees around here. Rival balls shatter at that temperature !

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    • Shatter??? why???

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    • I'd love to see frozen Rival rounds shatter after being fired into something... that'd make for a great video! lol

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    • is it because foam stuff doesnt do well in cold weather? 

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    • Next time it gets really cold here, I'm going to leave some wet Rival rounds outside overnight and see what happens... I feel like I could turn this into a pretty funny YouTube video haha

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    • Nerfgunattachments wrote:
      I'd love to see frozen Rival rounds shatter after being fired into something... that'd make for a great video! lol

      You'd have to use a Zeus because the spring of the Apollo impacting the ball would shatter it...

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    • Bigshock1134 wrote:
      Shatter??? why???

      Lookit, that was a joke. But my good friend Nathan and I have been playing with liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen recently. Turns out there's a bunch of REALLY cool experiments you can do with supercooled solids.

      Next time I'm down at the refrigerant plant I'll supercool a Rival ball for you guys and video tape shooting it out of my Zeus. I'll bet the results are explosive. Figuratively AND literally.

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    • I need to try my titan with Accustrikes... 

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    • The Thing about accustrike darts is they are PRECISE and ACCURATE  so they will get consistent Groupings and hit your target 

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    • Elliottw wrote:
      Bigshock1134 wrote:
      Shatter??? why???
      Lookit, that was a joke. But my good friend Nathan and I have been playing with liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen recently. Turns out there's a bunch of REALLY cool experiments you can do with supercooled solids.

      Next time I'm down at the refrigerant plant I'll supercool a Rival ball for you guys and video tape shooting it out of my Zeus. I'll bet the results are explosive. Figuratively AND literally.

      Don't forget the filming part! This is something I want to see!

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    • Do you know what would be Awesome to see? a shotgun spread of 6 Frozen darts 

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    • MenacePotatoe wrote:
      Elliottw wrote:
      Bigshock1134 wrote:
      Shatter??? why???
      Lookit, that was a joke. But my good friend Nathan and I have been playing with liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen recently. Turns out there's a bunch of REALLY cool experiments you can do with supercooled solids.

      Next time I'm down at the refrigerant plant I'll supercool a Rival ball for you guys and video tape shooting it out of my Zeus. I'll bet the results are explosive. Figuratively AND literally.

      Don't forget the filming part! This is something I want to see!

      I'm on it Spud,  I'm on it.

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