As a co-host on the Discovery Channel’s show Mythbusters, engineer Adam Savage has been building weird and hyper-specific contraptions for years. Most of what he makes on the show, however, takes days, sometimes weeks, to construct. On his Youtube channel Tested, Savage likes to build fast, as in elaborate one-day projects. And his most recent quick build? It’s a ridiculous 1,000 shot magazine for his Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K blaster.
What’s interesting isn’t just his ability to build the magazine, but his commitment to getting it right. The first version of the magazine, made of foam board and tape, was fitted to the rifle and actually looked like it would work. The second draft was made of acrylic, and while it fit into the rifle well enough, Savage called it sloppy. The third and final clip was decidedly cleaner. Not to mention, he went out of his way to build a custom mount that would stop it from wobbling all over the place.
Surprising even himself, Savage pretty much got the massive magazine to work correctly on the first test. After that, he couldn’t help but deck out the whole gun with a new paint job and scope before laughing maniacally as he unloaded the entire magazine on a few interns forced to run around in inflatable T-rex costumes.