Nerf Super Soaker Barrage

Released: 2014
Retail Value: $20

Reservoir: 88 oz

Gun: 22.5″ x 3″ x 8.5″

Weight Full: TBM
Weight Empty: TBM

Pump Volume: 1.3 oz
Pump Stroke: 3.5″

cps 1-3-5 ratings

Range
50%
Soakage
20%
Field Life
47%
RateOfFire
38%
Durability
85%
Manuvrability
45%

Review

The Nerf Super Soaker Barrage is the second largest blaster in Nerf’s 2014 lineup. Only the Super Soaker Tri-Strike Crossbow is larger. With that being said, the Barrage brings a lot more ammo to the table, 88 oz to be exact. Overall capacity is only one example of how Nerf’s engineers did an excellent job packing as much into the Barrage as possible. The entire gun is basically 3 nozzles, a pump, and a reservoir.

Simplicity is usually a trait advocated by old school watergun enthusiasts, but the Barrage may go too far. The Barrage is a piston pumper, meaning that it shoots every time you pump it. Other guns its size, such as the Super Soaker CPS 1000, can fire streams of water for multiple seconds, something the Barrage is incapable of doing. The piston pumper technology also means that each nozzle fires out the exact same amount, the water is just more concentrated or more spread out with each specific nozzle – labeled “distance,” “flood,” and “scatter” on the box.

Output Range Shots/Tank
2.4mm 1.3oz/pump 35 ft 67
4.2mm 1.3 25 ft 67
Fan 1.3 8 ft 67

There are other attributes of the Barrage which I dislike. When fully loaded it is amazingly front heavy, making it quite unwieldy. The reservoir cap is also a point of concern. The air intake hole has no rubber flap to prevent water from pouring all over you when held anyway other than parallel to the ground (if you have ever worn an Super Soaker 300 backpack you know what I’m talking about). This is extremely annoying.

For $20 you’d be better off purchasing a Water Warriors Gorgon, Water Warriors Colossus 2, or an old Super Soaker CPS off ebay.

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2 thoughts on “Nerf Super Soaker Barrage

  1. If only they’d put a separate pressure chamber where the front 1/3rd of the reservoir is. There’s plenty of space, it could have been a good blaster if they had. They also should have put the pistol grip more underneath for better weight handling.

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