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    Oct 30, 2009, 2:58 AM - Trooping a MR blaster #1

    Having just bought one and realizing how heavy it is, how many of you guys troop with the Master Replicas EE-3?
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    Oct 30, 2009, 6:01 PM - Re: Trooping a MR blaster #2

    opened the box and picked it up and first thought was "no freakin way".
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    Oct 30, 2009, 7:45 PM - Re: Trooping a MR blaster #3

    I'm using my MR, but I can't imagine going for hours with that thing. It must weight 15-25 lbs. If you are doing serious trooping for long periods of time, you probably want to invest in one of the foam replicas.
    Last edited by Astro Builder; Nov 6, 2009 at 10:23 AM.
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    Oct 31, 2009, 3:52 AM - Re: Trooping a MR blaster #4

    Have none of you guys been in the military?!! Running around with a heavy weapon all day should be a breeze.
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    Oct 31, 2009, 6:10 AM - Re: Trooping a MR blaster #5

    Does this count? Because a sling really helps

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    Oct 31, 2009, 6:31 AM - Re: Trooping a MR blaster #6

    Astro Builder said: View Post
    I'm using my MR, but I can't imagine going for hours with that thing. It must weight 25 lbs. If you are doing serious trooping for long periods of time, you probably want to invest in one of the foam replicas.
    I would strongly recommend you don't, it is just too freakin heavy. You will have to take breaks all the time. I trooped one once for a couple of hours, but had to keep putting it down and I don't consider myself to be any kind of weakling

    In addition to the weight it is pretty awkward to hold and it is not balanced in any way. Also, try it with the gauntlets on .

    If I had to troop an MR again I would crew and leave it at home

    Just my 2 cents.
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    Oct 31, 2009, 7:22 AM - Re: Trooping a MR blaster #7

    berkal said: View Post
    Does this count? Because a sling really helps

    Yeah, a sling helps a little, but still

    I thought the British army used the L85A1 exclusively?

    EDIT: Oh..airsoft... Hehe.
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    Oct 31, 2009, 7:55 PM - Re: Trooping a MR blaster #8

    Did 20 carrying a M-16, the MR is heavier and unbalanced, gauntlets don't let you cradle the weapon so its all bicep and wrist, great for isometric exercises but not for hours at a time.
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    Oct 31, 2009, 9:48 PM - Re: Trooping a MR blaster #9

    Yeah I couldn't believe the weight. I thought the Stormtrooper blaster was heavy but this has got it beat hands down.
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    Nov 1, 2009, 1:18 AM - Re: Trooping a MR blaster #10

    I used it tonight for about 20 minutes. One lap, no house stopping, around the block and I had to put it away. It's retardedly unbalanced and wonky feeling, plus heavy as all hell, so my first new investment will be a foam one o' them jammies as soon as I see one pop up in the Cargo Hold or a run gets going.
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    Nov 1, 2009, 3:21 AM - Re: Trooping a MR blaster #11

    I did a three hour troop with it...never again. I have a foam one that I use all the time now.

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