Review of the Nerf Rival Edge Jupiter XIX-1000

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It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the Nerf Rival series. And if you know me, you will also know that I like Nerf sniper rifle-style 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 excitement levels are high.

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. It makes you feel like you’re being rewarded when you hit the target.

3 Reasons to Buy the Nerf Jupiter

Here’s my take on the mighty Nerf Rival Edge Jupiter.

1. Brilliant Design

The design of the Jupiter is fantastic, from an ergonomics perspective as well as from a look-and-feel perspective.

Not everyone will agree with me here, but I like the lime-green color scheme, although I’m also a fan of the usual red and blue color schemes of many other 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 precisely 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.

Nerf Rival Edge Jupiter
Nerf Rival Edge Jupiter

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 a clear see-through window of the Nerf Rival Jupiter. You can see the magazine’s inside 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 needed. 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.

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Conclusion

The Nerf Rival Edge Jupiter has earned a spot on my list of best Nerf sniper rifles. The Jupiter is a fantastic blaster that not only looks solid but also feels very robust.

But keep in mind 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 other Rival blasters.

But if you’re looking for a cool, well-performing sniper rifle-style Nerf blaster, the Edge Jupiter XIX-1000 will not 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 for target shooting. It comes packaged with a custom-made target to practice your accuracy.
Author: Thomas Dunnett
Rating: 4.6 (out of 5)
 

Review of the Nerf Rival Jupiter XIX-1000

 

Published: May 27, 2020
Updated: June 28, 2024

Author:

Thomas Dunnett

I am a big fan of Nerf blasters, home laser tag, and other real-life action games that keep us active, social, and young at heart. With Blaster Central, I am hoping to share that passion with you.

2 Comments
  1. I have this exact gun, and I would agree with almost everything said here.

    The looks first off, that’s the main reason I bought it, at the store it just jumped out at me and said take me home! Next is definitely quality level! it is super solid, does not feel like it would break if dropped kinda thing. and the bolt action seems borderline realistic.

    My only negative is the accuracy. The foam balls don’t spin, it’s a ball so no nose or tail, it’s literally like throwing a knuckleball every shot! you can see its flight after it leaves the muzzle and it’s not at all easy to hit the cool target they give you (which does “DING” loudly, satisfying! lol) but you can hit a person fairly easily. Not a huge issue in my opinion.

    Overall I give it two thumbs up and recommend you buy if you’re thinking about one.

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