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Last updated: October 25, 2020
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the Nerf Rival series. And if you know me, then you will also know that I like Nerf sniper rifle type blasters.
So if I can get my hands on a Nerf blaster in the Rival series that is also a sniper rifle, you can imagine that my expectations are as high as they can get.
In this review of the Nerf Rival Jupiter I am walking you through the top features of this robust blaster, and I will share with you my honest thoughts.
What Is the Nerf Rival Edge Jupiter?
As mentioned, the Nerf Jupiter is a blaster in the popular Rival series, and this particular model is part of the Edge sub series. Blasters in the Edge series use a lime-green color scheme, and are focused on target shooting rather than on fast-paced war play.
First released in 2019, the Jupiter is a bolt-action, spring-powered blaster with an internal magazine (with clear window) that holds 10 rounds. It also has an integrated shoulder stock, a detachable bipod, and a rear monopod.
Performance wise, the Jupiter doesn’t disappoint. It has an advertised velocity of 90 feet per second (27 meters per second), with a very decent accuracy of firing.
Also note that this blaster comes packaged with a super cool custom-made target. When you strike this target, a little bell rings, and that’s just a lot of fun. Makes you feel like you’re being rewarded when you hit the target.
3 Top Features of the Nerf Jupiter
Here’s my take on the powerful Nerf Rival Edge Jupiter.
1. Brilliant Design
The design of the Jupiter is awesome, from an ergonomics perspective as well as from a look-and-feel perspective.
Not everyone will agree with me here, but I personally really like the lime-green color scheme, although I’m also a fan of the usual red and blue color schemes of regular Rival blasters.
The ergonomics are spot on too. The shoulder stock is made with a material that doesn’t make the shoulder feel tired or achy when holding it against the shoulder for a long time during a battle.
The Nerf Jupiter comes with a Rival rail at the front bottom, and one at the top. Note that these rails only accommodate Rival attachments, not N-Strike attachments, and vice versa.
Also worth mentioning is that both the bipod at the front and the monopod at the back feel very robust, and can turn the Jupiter into a solid sniper rifle weapon.
2. Solid Bolt-Action Priming Mechanism
Priming the Jupiter with that typical and proper bolt-action movement is exactly how a sniper rifle should work. To prepare the blaster for firing, you need to lift the handle up, then pull it back, push it forward, and push it down again.
This additional step of lifting and pushing the handle down sounds counterproductive, but it isn’t. That’s really how the mechanism of a real sniper rifle should be, and it sets the Rival Jupiter apart from other Nerf sniper rifles.
Overall it’s a very intuitive and smooth priming mechanism with a very comfortable grip.
3. Easy to Load Magazine With Clear Window
Not a huge feature perhaps, but I really like the integrated magazine with clear see-through window of the Nerf Rival Jupiter. You can see the inside of the magazine from both sides of the blaster.
The magazine sits at the front of the blaster just above the rail. Loading the magazine with new or extra rounds is done through an opening at the top of the blaster.
Note that there is no flap to open the magazine. Instead, when priming back, the magazine opens up so you can add rounds if you need to. I like that mechanism, as there is no additional step of manually opening the magazine.
For a sniper rifle style Nerf blaster, a capacity of 10 rounds is pretty adequate. But of course, with mods and attachments you can increase that if you’d want to.
It’s official, the Nerf Rival Edge Jupiter now tops my list of Nerf sniper rifles. The Jupiter is a fantastic blaster that not only looks solid, but also feels very robust.
Keep in mind though that the Jupiter is designed for target shooting, which is what the Edge series is all about. What this means is, for example, if you’re going to a Nerf battle with this blaster, you’re going to be outperformed by players with normal Rival blasters.
But if you’re looking for a cool, well-performing sniper rifle style Nerf blaster, the Edge Jupiter XIX-1000 is definitely not going to disappoint.
|Review||Nerf Rival Edge Jupiter XIX-1000|
|Summary||The Nerf Rival Edge Jupiter is a robust sniper rifle style blaster with an excellent design and great performance metrics. Unlike regular Rival blasters, the Jupiter is designed to use for target shooting. It comes packaged with a custom-made target to practice your accuracy.|
|Rating||4.6 (out of 5)|