Top 10 Best Nerf Guns

The Top Ten

1 N-Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 Dart Blaster

unparallelled ammo capacity, unbeatable rate of fire, sturdy and lightweight with the exception of the side heavy drum magazine. detatchable stock adds to the useability of the gun and all you need to start gaming is in the box, unlike some other guns which come only with a handful of darts and a single 6 shot magazine.

Despite it's jamming, I'd have to say that the Raider is better than the Stampede because of it's capacity and speed. The Raider was the First Nerf gun I ever wanted but instead, I got a Vulcan. Now don't get me wrong: I like the Vulcan but I was just more naturally drawn to the Raider. And that was because of the 35 Dart Drum. Now, about it's speed: when it doesn't jam, I can get about 4 darts a second. I just like it better. BUT, the gun I think that deserves the spot of #1 is the new N-Strike Elite "Rampage". A lot of the N-Strike Elite guns are just sequels to old N-Strike guns. The Rampage is the sequel to the Raider. I don't have the Rampage yet, but I've heard that it jams a whole lot less than the Raider. Other than that, the Rampage is perfect.

Best nerf gun by far. I really want it so bad and I'm looking to save up for it. IT holds so many bullets and it fires pretty fast. You have to get it. You;ll love it so much.

I really wanted sense I was 5

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2 N-Strike Longstrike CS-6 Dart Blaster

It's so far the best nerf gun ever made. Its got very awesome and stylish looks and I like the design very much for me it doesn't jam that much... I mainly like this gun because I play a lot of Call of Duty with snipers and it reminds me of that. I get the real Call of Duty feeling after using it!

Definitely a better Nerf sniper then the Longshot, this is the perfect gun for a sneak attack. It can hold three clips, that's 21 darts. - Blubbydubber1

This gun is an under powered sniper rifle that gets accuracy at the sacrifice of range and shell velocity, as well as rate of fire. At medium range however, this gun is in its prime, easily can finish the enemy in one or two well aimed shots. Good for fire support, but its slow load time makes it unsatisfactory for engaging multiple enemies up front, especially at long range.

I love snipers

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3 N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18 Blaster

N-Strike Elite RapidStrike Because its the fastest nerf gun

I just got this gun and it's amazing. When you pick it out the box you know you have something special. It's a great paint job, doesn't jam and really coll looking. Don't forget it's the fastest shooter, I got mine at 40 pounds at Argos but it's about 25 at amazon but I'm a kid and I don't have an amazon account. Overall it's a great gun but buy it cheaper online.

Replace the motors and ramp up the voltage for more range! But even stock has a great firing rate and is more accurate than the Vulcan

Stock, it’s great. Modded, it’s an unchained monster. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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4 N-Strike Elite Retaliator Blaster

One of the best blasters nerf has ever made, and I'm not exaggerating. With a long range, awesome color scheme and the right handling and specs, it tops most nerf guns out there.

I'm getting one for my birthday, and it says not he box it has 4 possible models. I enjoy it, because of its superior accuracy, power, and weight. Its light and compact, so it doesn't feel weird, runnin around with a 10 pound nerf gun.

I think it's the best gun. So many different options with the parts it comes with. I really think its amazing but there's one downside, Once you use it a lot it gets kind of hard to prime which can be a pain. It has amazing range and is easy to run around with. I love it!

Best gun ever

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5 N-Strike Longshot CS-6

It is so cool. It has a scope, it has 2 blasters-in-one, and has an refill clip for safety, and it even has a tripod

Good it has AWESOME SCOPE.

First of its kind, with a direct plunger so basically its an Elite gun

Also good if you want to do a 360 no scope

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6 N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25 Dart Blaster

The vulcan is my favorite and possibly the best nerf gun ever because it is fully automatic and has a really cool cool 25 dart ammo belt that has its own attachable ammo box that is fun to load, also the vulcan has an attachable tripod that is good for manning the vulcan as a turret but if you don't like it or you need to get on the run you can easily detach it. Whit a great handle to make steady shots will mean a lot in nerf war. Shooting 3 darts per second with a 25 dart ammo belt gives you 8 seconds of shooting and you can always buy a spare dart belt so you don't need to worry about ammo. But keep in mind the vulcan requires 6D batteries for full auto. And really you can't say the vulcan dosn't look cool.

This is the best,
Looks the best,
Shoots the best

Undeniably the best nerf gun ever. Stupidly powerful, very good fire rate, lots of ammo. There's a reason these are so rare and expensive.

Really sweet. Just buy tones of ammo belts, put in batteries and your good to go

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7 N-Strike Maverick

The Maverick has got to be overall the best nerf gun. At around 10 dollars, this thing is awesome as you can reload very fast, and it has exceptional accuracy, and it is great for indoor battles. Any dart will work in it, especially streamlines which can give it more range. Plus, it looks really cool.

This gun sucks like hell! The strongarm is way better. when I bought this thing it can only shoot 28 feet maximum, the maverick wears down after time. now my maverick can only shoot 15 feet at the max! Poor accuracy as well! Bad gun!

It's a very good gun and its range is also good

It's good for a starter right guys?

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8 Rampage

Amazing gun and I like the fact of rapid AND semi on the blaster another thing I like which is on all n strike elites is that it has a direct plunger system and that helps the range of the gun also that it is not baterie powered so you really don't have to worry about anything extra and it rarely gets jammed if you shot it properly

This will always be the best gun because of its semi-auto, light, easy to control, doesn't jam much and has 25 ammo. In my opinion it's the best because of it's EXCELLENT accuracy. I have the rampage and I honestly think it is the best out of all.

From what I can tell, of all the guns, this one HAS to be #1. I don't understand why it is that people sometimes look down on it because this gun would beat all the entire competition single-handedly. High power, high distance (in other words, it actually does have the claimed "elite distance,") unmatched accuracy, and a perfect amount of ammo. I do have the Raider, but it wears out easily, doesn't have the best distance, and the clip on the side that it comes with tilts the weight a little too far to the side. This gun is unmatched no matter what other people say about it, need I say more?

Good rate of fire plus being silent until you shoot,make it an excellent surprise attack nerf gun

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9 N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire

Shoots 65 feet and shoots really hard hurts too you can attach bi-pod from stampede and it wont feel so awkward to hold - cnashbystar

I think hail fire is better because it is big and it looks cool and even if it is big it can shoot 20m it's not about the distance it's absolute. If you will take the risk buying it and enjoying playing with it.

Not a good gun. It may carry lots of darts but it is very uncomfortable and tricky to run around with. In the packaging it says it can fire up to 2 football pitches but can't fire up to even one pitch. I wouldn't recomend it to anyone.

It’s fat

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10 N-Strike Stampede ECS

ACR 6.8 as a toy gun! Best nerf gun ever hands down... No questions asked! Look it's better than the vulcan ok! Thumbs up if you agree!

The stampede is the best gun ever made. It should be in the first place not in the fourth place. It is better than the vulcan. Ok.

Stampede is by far the best gun because of its high rate of fire without any pump action required. In battles it is much better than the new automatic guns because you don't need to hold down the charge trigger.


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The Newcomers

? Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops Evader

Quick fire, Semi auto, quiet, but get a big mag if you want lots of fire, because it dries the 12 rounder so fast. - Carl12

The Contenders

11 Strongarm (N-Strike Elite)

It's the best. It shoots hard, longer and faster. Reload is really easy. IT's easy to carry and it's not expensive. I beat a stampede in a nerf war with this thing. IT's really accurate. It's like a maverick only better.

This gun is the better version of the maverick I really really love it

Strogarm wins easily.
It aims the best, it shoots the longest, it hits the hardest, it shoots the best. It is totally the best overall

They should be first in the world

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12 Nerf N-Strike Elite Rough Cut 2x4

Slam fire means all 8 darts in 1 second, beats all of the N-Strike Elite guns for rate of fire and has more overall range than most of the others and at £18 it's well worth the price the only thing it lacks is accuracy but it's a shotgun so what do you expect? Best secondary weapon so far and it even fits in the holder on the Elite Tactical Vest.

Great range, compact, 2 for 1 shoot, easy to reload, takes stream line darts that are easy to find plus it's a shotgun which means it gets 10 awesome points

It can shoot 2 darts at a time, it is a cool color and it even has a rail! Who doesn't like it!

The shotty reminds of tac in fortnite, truely amazing gun while its great on escapes, dual rough cut is amazing when you know how to. The reload is a bit harsh though but anyway awesome gun, out of ten I'll definitely get it a 9, the other one for its accuracy but it's a shotty, so what can I say?

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13 Zombie Strike Hammershot

How is this not higher up on the list? It's sleek design makes it a perfect sidearm and it's ability to prime and shoot with one hands sets it apart from similar blasters such as the Strongarm. It front loads, so you don't have to change a clip or open a chamber to reload, and it takes almost every kind of dart (a key feature in most any Nerf War).

This gun is the future of Nerf pistols or at least a

Design that will be here to stay. Solid weight but still

Lighter than a Strongarm or Maverick one hand firing.

With big enough hands this could easily be duel wielded

Better than the maverick or the strong arm. Does have

He draw back of one less shot but shoots with accuracy and

Distance close to a Strongarm. No slam fire but you can

Fan fire the gun like An old school revolver.

I bought two of these straight up. I found them extremely fun to use, with good distance and accuracy. The reloading may be slightly slow and a bit difficult but this blaster is still the best handgun I have ever had.

amazing - Carl12

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14 Nerf Elite Mega Centurion

I buy mega centurion because it was a big nerf gun, the range 100 feet 80% on indoor, 60% outdoor, you will never miss a a mug in 50 feet range shoot with a good mega dart, the problem is when amateur use this gun like a fully automatic gun it will stuck and damage the dart, that's why the gun cannot fire 100 feet range and accurate 100%, it should be top ten

Good for sneaking mission, mega centurion metal gear. solid sniper wolf

This is the best sniper ever made by nerf. I'm an experienced nerfer and I have almost all the nerf guns. Out of all, this gun is the best sniper ever made by nerf. It shoots mega darts which go up to a hundred feet and the shooting sound is really awesome & realistic. The gun looks good and it's really comfortable to hold. The only downside of this gun is once you put on the barrel, you can't pull it off ever again. But that doesn't matter to me. The best sniper, this should be at #1

Range is amazing awesome gun should be number one

This is a great nerf gun because it is very accurate and strong. It is good for scaring jerks

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15 Titan

I don't like this gun. First of all, It only has one shot and then your done. Second, there's usually a wind current in a direction, meaning it NEVER Hits where you want it to. And third, if it does somehow hit the person, you can't really get it BACK.

The biggest rocket launcher from nerf, who you want to shot with this RPG? Tank? Building? Human? What do you think?

I used to have so Much fun with this thing. It's too bad they don't make it anymore.

Satisfying headshots

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16 N-Strike Elite Stryfe

Incredible gun, gets great ranges of 47-58 feet fired flat, gets the advertised 75 ft if fired at an angle, the aesthetics of this gun are very pleasing, with it possessing a somewhat streamlined appearance whilst retaining elements of the slightly chunky, boxy shaped semi auto pistol it's based on. Another great aspect is its fantastic accuracy (I could hit a pole from 40 ft consistently) this, paired with its impressive ranges, excellent rate of fire (4 dps) and brilliant versatility (barrel and stock attachment points with 2 tactical rails) make for an almost unbeatable blaster. I really think this deserves a place in the top ten, why it isn't I don't know.
Ps. Have not experienced any jamming problems yet, as it only jams if using an older, non elite clip or glow in the dark clip, which I don't intend to use anyway

With normal darts it rarely if ever jams. If you hook up a 9V battery and two AAs you can eliminate the problem of time needed to re-rev up after a shot.

I think this is a brilliant gun because you can hold down on the button then keep pressing the trigger to fire! It carry's a 6 bullet tank!

The stryfe is awesome though what isn't the modulus (ecs) on this list what is the titan on this list but not the modulus also the stryfe should be at least #3

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17 Vortex Pyragon

I like this gun because it come with different disks and the magazine is great as well the handle of the gun is very comestible so you can hold the gun for a long period of time it can fire 2 types of modes rapid fire, single fire
I rate this gun a easy 9 1/2 out of 10.

In our view, this is without doubt the best Disc Nerf Blaster in the world for sheer fire power, distance and rate of fire. if you get your technique right it is 6/8 discs/second, no jams, ever unless the blaster has done about 500 hrs in a Nerf Arena. It is fast, it does have that huge forty disc load capicity but it does have the downside that it takes 2 minutes to reload. Nevertheless, it will always be in our top ten of all time espically in our arena as voted by the players, all 3,000 of them over the summer of 2014.

I rate this gun 7 out of 10. I like the Praxis a lot better why is it FIVE LOWER than this?

Flawless slam fire and a perfect upgrade to the Praxis, even though I like both the same.

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18 Recon Cs-6

Fairly powerful, doesn't jam very often, my favourite gun due to its huge versatility. Stock is really useful as it holds an extra clip and this gun really should be in the top 5. I much prefer it to my stampede because the stampede weighs a ton, and is extremely badly balanced due to the 6 D batteries in the back. My favourite nerf gun, and should be at the top.

How is this not in the top 10? Detachable barrel allows many attachments! Very good range, and a nice laser.

The laser really helps and you could add the scope it's a real good sniper

Really great gun for all to use.

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19 Jolt EX-1

So small an compact it can fit in a pocket. It's incredibly powerful, very accurate and easy to reload. True, it only holds one dart, but if you carry a few more around in your pocket you'll never run out.

This gun is basically the most reliable gun you will ever use apart from the Quick 16 which has an open mag but they're very rare nowadays but rarely jams in the payoff. The Jolt has no chance of jamming, shoots hard, shoots fast, quick reload, fire 1 bullet about every 1-2 seconds, and rival much more powerful guns.

Easy, powerful, quick, AND, VERY streamline. I feel like James Bond every shot, less bulk so better than the Triad EX-1 by %100. All this for $4!


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20 N-Strike Elite Rayven CS-18 Blaster

This is clearly the best gun as you don't have to pull ANYTHING back to fire only hold a small button!

This awesome semi auto blaster is just amazing by far the best

I really like the design, and the performance is pretty good.

Has better motors than the strfye,stockade,and any other gun After the Raven and small able to duel wiede And Good accruecy

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21 Barricade RV-10

The fact that I have to completely release the trigger makes this gun extremely annoying to fire.

It has a ten bullets in its chamber, is portable and has a quick rate of fire. However, it can take a while to reload and fixing jams is horrible. In addition, it makes quite a bit of noise, but that can be easily fixed with a basic deadspace filling mod.

Jams a ton and bad range and not accurate at all

I love how it is. Rapid and. weight

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22 Vortex Praxis

One of my favorites: lightweight, moderate capacity, reliable and good-looking. This is my main arm with a 20 disk mag.

Love this gun when I use it I can get extremely accurate and precise shots from 20 feet but if I had a scope I bet it would be even better

It is AWESOME Better then any other guns! Ex. Mega Centurion

It's easy to carry and once again it is just pain AWESOME!

I like that pick

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23 Nerf N-Strike Elite HyperFire

Don't have it but really want it

Shoots very fast.

Best gun

It is good

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24 Nerf Longstrike CS-6 (Whiteout Edition)


I voted because I was the
First one to vote this is dhruv jaiman

25 N-Strike Elite Stockade Blaster

What does this do? Mows down enemies in five seconds. Sure it takes long to reload. But if I have a choice between a heavy Vulcan and a Stockade, I would choose the Stockade.

Awesome gun. Semi automatic battery powered 10 bullets

Might I note the Vulcan has more ammo AND Has a kickstand. That makes The stockade the bad batch of the two.

I must agree with the last commenter. I would take this over the Vulcan for sure.

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26 N-Strike Secret Strike

Time to agree it messes up if you try to make it shoot farther

Worst gun ever it old and mae to be a keychain but nerf made it a gun, a BAD one

Bleagh, secret strike? What kind of name is that? It doesn't even shoot well.

People really underestimate this. The Secret Strike shoots up to 20 feet, good accuracy, and pretty good weight(18 oz! ). The one bullet thing isn't a problem for me, since I reload really fast(about six seconds). This deserves to be at LEAST in the 30s.

27 Nerf Recon CS-6

I have the cs6 and it has been a great gun for boys and girls, it is yet an older model at the turn of the decade but it is definitely not the best.

28 N-Strike Recon CS-6 Dart Blaster

Lots of issues about it and people complaining for it jamming, but it looks amazing and who cares about the sight it is not supposed to be perfect is a damn toy gun! Still it is pretty versatile and you have to find the right way to use it!

I think it's the best. it can work for all missions. you just have to take care of the darts so it wont jam

Its a good gun in hands of an good player

29 Nerf Raider CS-35

I am in love with this gun much much much much much much better then the rampage it shoots 35 darts but a lot of darts means a lot of reloading overall I would give 9/10

30 Nerf Vulcan CS-25

It has helped beat raider stampede

Screem, "DIE" and watch them fall.

31 N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3

It"s super powerful, the light is really sweet, and yet it is super small. It looks great too. It's got a holder for two more bullets, and if not the best, it's the best pistol style nerf out there. You can even dual wield it by tying two gun's plunger tubes together.

Super easy to mod and shoots farther than most other modded guns! Great in a pinch, and you can carry two and go all Duke Nukem on your opponents.

So little yet so powerful an epic gun!

They might look weak, but they HURT. I shot my little brother with one and he keeled over and started crying.

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32 Demolisher 2 in 1

I like the gun the rocket in the gun is so fun to use the problem with the gun is that it jammed 99.9999999% of the time and it is annoying when it jammed overall it is a good gun

From Ronan Burgess

Beast of a Blaster. Ramp up the voltage. Remove the missile launcher for the most comfortable blaster ever.

I relay like its rocket, and its semi-automatic firing, great gun!

By far my favorite gun. Duct tape 2 18 dart mags together or get the n strike flip clip thing and go to town. Jams a bit too often though.

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33 Nerf Maverick CS-6

Decent gun doesn't cost much and easy to modify its alright

The worst nerf gun rarely gets good ranges and it only has 6 bullets in the chamber

It is cheap, it's a classic, and I overall love it.

Great gun for modding in fact it is on the 10th spot go check

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34 N-Strike Elite Firestrike

It may be a cheap gun but goes really fast

Nice bright light shoots 75 feet sometimes farther, jams rarely not heavy very very accurate cheap holds two extra bullets P.S. better than triad.



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35 Maverick CS-8

Uh, its REV-6, not CS-8. CS-8 doesn't even exist, so get your facts right.

This gun never jams. It is a very trusty side arm in a Nerf battle.

It is a super gun long range and
But to big for a pistol

36 Nerf Firefly CS-8

It's a really great rapid fire gun. It may jam a lot, but it makes up for that with it's ability to be so quickly reloaded.

The jamming is always a concern. Otherwise, a excellent primary and can fire up to 48 feet.

It's REV-8, not CS-8. - AlexTopTens

37 Nerf Rival Apollo

Awesome but not as good as the nemesis but this the best gun on this list.

Accurate and powerful. Should be at the top of the list

It shoots the hardest of any blaster.


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38 Elite Alpha Trooper

When I opened he box up, it blew my mind. It has a very nice paint job and a very consistent 55 feet flat.

The sad thing is that they almost stop selling it

Awesome blaster


39 Nerf Cam ECS-12

Stick a 35 dart drum on, two 3.7 volt rechargeable batteries in with two normal rechargeable batteries and you have a 45 metre range at 6/8 darts per second in semi auto mode, a true beast of a blaster with a camera... Take my word for it as I own 300 blasters in the Mega Blaster Arena, Kent

I have it and I shot through a tiny hole with it (you may think that is lame.). The accuracy is extreme and the power is awesome. it also has good rapid fire and does not jam too easily. FYI that the gun can hold up to 12 darts, and could possibly have a bit slow reload time. But it is still elite and powerful. It could take down almost any other nerf gun plus you don't need a good aim with this awesome gun.

This is an amazing blaster. Just stick a 35 dart drum in it and have a long lasting Nerf war you can film!

Azwome world's best gun

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40 Mega Centurion

This gun is amazing the bullets are huge a regular bullet can fit in these bullets

Totally epic! Has an awesome range. It's huge and looks like a garret 50cal.

This gun is awesome. It would be higher on the list if people actually still voted but no one does. It can shoot up to 100 ft as advertised. This will always be the best nerf gun EVER!

Awesome gun its accuracy is perfect!

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41 N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire

By far the best 50 dart capacity, semi auto, double barrels make it the boss!

It just needs batteries but other than that I think it should be #1

i just got it it is awesome!

Jams a lot and has a slow fire rate hard to move around

I would want to buy it but I don't know is it good or bad?

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42 Zombie Strike Sling Fire

The priming is a lot easier and much more comfortable then most other manual guns, and the fact it is a clip system weapon only makes it better for me and my plethora of 12 dart mags just lying about.

This thing hurts like heck and is amazing, I love the shell reload.

Best gun ever shoots like a beast! Super supper fun!

The best

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43 Nerf Triad EX-3

I got two of these as my very first Nerf guns...won 5 Nerf wars and got exactly 24 shots on people, IN MY FIRST MONTH HAVING THEM. I have them still, just I don't use them very much anymore.

Actually this is my best gun

Small but very powerful!


44 Nerf Stampede ECS-50

Good but I like demolisher better

45 Triad EX-3

Much better than the jolt in my humble opinion because it can hold 3 darts and jolt only 1

I have two. They never let me down. Also, it's impossible to jam!

Easy to carry and conceal

Love it it my favorite!

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46 Magstrike AS-20

One of the best nerf guns, shorts very fast and has ridiculous spread. The only negative to this amazing gun is that it is inaccurate. I would recommend it to someone who wants a fast firing nerf gun.

One of the best. Helps me win many of the battle I face. The only ba thing is that you have to pump it, this takes up a lot of time.

I have thirty-seven Nerf guns and I have one of these...I always use it in only one game: King of the Hill.

Ridiculously good for camping and ambushing with. Just have some clips on you, and hide in an area. If you’re less than 15 feet away, it’s a guaranteed kill. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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47 Nerf N-Strike Mega Mastodon

Best gun ever, shoots so far

Shoots 24 darts and is the best option you will choose between a rhinofire and this

Really cool

48 Nerf N-Strike Raven

Great glow darts good range

Best gun ever

49 Nerf Spectre Rev-5

Great looking stealth blaster with recon like accessories and good range and amazing accuracy

50 Dart Tag Sharp Shot

Nice shell hiding a kind of garbage blaster. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

It can fire up to 102 feet and also has an light body it's awesome!

Did you mean: 102 nanometers?


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