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The Centurion (codenamed the Javelin) is a N-Strike Elite Mega series weapon that can hold up to 6 Elite Mega Darts. It is designed to be a long-range sniping blaster. It is part of the new Elite Mega series, has an overall length of 42", and fires up to 100 feet, although most of the time shots will drop significantly below the maximum distance. It uses Elite Mega Darts, which are held in new MCS 6-Dart Clips. Its average retail is $49.99. It is the spiritual successor to the Longshot CS-6, but also has some resemblance to the Stampede ECS, especially the handle of the blaster.
The barrel for this blaster cannot be removed once it is installed without dismantling the blaster. The Centurion also requires the barrel to fire. This is because there is a catch in the blaster that stops the blaster from firing. When the barrel is installed, the catch gets pushed up, allowing the blaster to fire. This problem can be overcome by jamming the catch up into the blaster and keeping it there with tape, glue and/or other materials. Not having the barrel increases the reliability and range of the blaster, as well as accuracy. Unlike other clip system blasters which to be loaded halfway through priming, this does not apply to the Centurion. The clip can be easily loaded simply by just sliding it into the blaster. There is no danger of the blaster being damaged, unless caused by tremendous overuse or mishandling by the user. After its release, there were reports by some people of the bolt of the Centurion getting stuck halfway through priming after a short use period. Hasbro has yet to address these complaints.
How to Load
Step 1 - Load the 6 Elite Mega Darts into the clip.
Step 2 - Push the cocking bolt all the way forward.
Step 3 - Place the clip into the clip loading slot.
Step 4 - Pull the bolt all the way back, then forward.
Step 5 - Pull the trigger to fire the dart.
- It was mentioned on the Nerf Facebook websites on the poster for the Centurion that Not All Centurions Fire Up To 100 Feet because of safety issues in countries such as Australia.
- The Centurion is widely considered to be the spiritual successor to the Longshot CS-6, having a cocking bolt, removable bipod, and intgrated barrel similar in design to those of the Longshot. However, like the Rayven CS-18 and Elite Rayven CS-18, the Centurion's stock and handle running from the bottom of the trigger grip to the bottom of the stock are both very similar to those of the Stampede ECS.
- A special pack can be purchased at Costco in the US which includes two clips, the blaster and 12 Elite Mega Darts, all for 39.99 USD.
- The Centurion may have been based on the 1982 M82, as both use a large round have similar a similar pistol-grip, both are long and slim in design, and both have similarly shaped magazines.