|Centurion (Sonic ICE)|
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The Centurion (Sonic ICE) is a 2014 Nerf Sonic ICE blaster that can hold up to 6 Elite Mega Darts. It is designed to be a sniper rifle blaster. It was originally part of the new N-Strike 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 USD. 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 in order to load the clip. 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 fire Edit
Step 1 - Load six mega darts into the included clip.
Step 2 - Place the clip into the blaster. Make sure the bolt is all the way forward.
Step 3 - Pull the bolt back all the way, then push the bolt all the way forward.
Step 4 - Pull the trigger to fire a dart.
- Unlike most reverse-plungered blasters, the Centurion has a much more complicated reverse plunger system with a gear train. This gives it a unique firing report.