The Nerf N-Strike Longstrike CS-6 came on the market in 2010 and was considered the successor of the Longshot CS-6 of the same series. That the Nerf Longstrike at some time also the predecessor of the Longshot CS-6 (we mean the Repaint) would probably have thought only a few. The Lonstrike is also the predecessor of the N-Strike Elite MEGA Centurion, which was released in 2013 as the third known Nerf Sniper.
Before you read our report, we would like to tell you fairly, that the N-Strike Longstrike is no longer produced and therefore only very difficult to find. In some cases, we are asked for horrendous prices, which we strongly advise against you. Because the report will show, this Nerf is no more worth than other models. Still interested in what is behind this Nerf Sniper? Then read the rest of our review.
- Lighter than the longshot
- 4 Tactical Rails
- Stowing of 2 spare magazines possible
- Very short range
- Is no longer produced
- Shoulder rest not adjustable
Design and ergonomics of the Nerf Longstrike
Until the Centurion was released, Nerf Longstrike was the longest available blaster with a meter. Even if you can assume that there is a lot of modding potential in the Longstrike CS-6 due to the four available Tactical Rails (2 on the top of the Blaster and one on top and bottom of the front wheel), this is not the case. Sure you can attach a lot of accessories, modding possibilities like the Nerf Longshot CS-6does not offer them, however.
Like the other Nerf Sniper, this Nerf Blaster comes in several parts, which you have to put together first – but as usual, this is very fast. A target telescope is not included as standard (only a small visor) – this must be purchased additionally, or you have one in stock. However, you can also use the rear sight and the grain, which is attached to the top of the blaster. On top of the Nerf Longstrike, a small pushing device is installed to release jammed darts. The loading bolt is quite similar to the Longshot and has a much shorter loading path compared to the Centurion. This saves time in the fight and also makes a lot more fun.
The magazine is a common clip magazine, which you just have to plug in. We do not find it optimally placed because it is installed exactly where you would otherwise place your second hand on the blaster. So it feels somewhat uncomfortable. What we find very good is that two additional replacement magazines can be stored in the shoulder support. In memory of. The Longshot offers the possibility to store another magazine, the Centurion not at all. What we do not like is that the shoulder support is not adjustable. This sits firmly and cannot be adapted to the personal size. Unfortunately, there is also a second grip on the Nerf Longstrike CS-6, which would have been a good idea regarding length. Also, a tripod could be there, whereby one can live without still somewhere,
In contrast to the Longshot, the front of the Nerf Lonstrike is not a separate blaster. It seems as if it were only designed for the optics because we had to realize that the performance in the shooting without a front-runner is somewhat better than if the running extension is attached to this nerf.
The statics of the Nerf Lonstrike CS-6 is well implemented and reasonably designed.
Handling and performance of the Longstrike
We find it unfortunate that there is so little finished Nerf Sniper to buy and much more that at least one of this Blaster, the Nerf Longstrike, regarding performance yes quasi-underground. The only good thing regarding performance is that it is lighter than the longshot and therefore allows better mobility and flexibility in Nerf Battles. Perhaps one can also mention that the loading path of the loading bolt to load a new dart into the barrel is relatively short, and thus a higher fire rate than with the Elite MEGA Centurion is possible – one arrives at an average fire rate of 1 dart per second (very fast also create up to 1.5).
Now we come to the essentials. The darts are so “fast” from the run that our speedometer already wanted to indicate a minus value. It is therefore not worth mentioning. Accordingly, the range of the Nerf Longstrike does not look much better. We reached an average of 7 meters. With angled posture, we reached a peak of 12 meters. For a Nerf Sniperadvertised Blaster a great joke. We have achieved minimal better values without the front wheel. But that was immaterial. What one has to hold on Hasbro here is that they did not advertise the Nerf Longstrike with more range. If we remember correctly, 35 feet were indicated as the range – which corresponds to approximately 10.50 m and meets the reality accordingly. The low range is attributed by Nerf professionals to the Reverse Plunger system, which is compared to the Direct Plunger system is performance weaknesses. For hardcore modders, a performance improvement could certainly be possible – some videos can even be found on Youtube.
Our conclusion to the Longstrike CS-6
As already mentioned at the beginning of our review, the Nerf Longstrike CS-6 is no longer available at regular prices. In any case, you should reject these usury prizes and take a look at similar nerfs like the Longshot CS-6. If you are lucky and the Longstrike for around 60 EUR, you might still think about a purchase. But also for 60 EUR is too weak for this performance – it would be more for Nerf Gun collectors and Nerf Sniper lovers or simply for small Nerf fans, who would like to play with it. But who is looking for a powerful blaster: finding a better nerf is not very difficult.