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Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Piston

  Item Number: 63647
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2007 / 2008
  Patents:
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 230.00 g (8.13 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 230.00 mL (7.67 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: 21 mL (0.7 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: N/A

Range: N/A

Encumbrance: 30

Ergonomics: 75

Capacity: 70

Overall: 60


Blaster Dimensions :: 42.5 cm (16.73 ") x 5.5 cm (2.17 ") x 12.0 cm (4.72 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

1 ::

Blue
Blue
N/A
Green / Orange
None

Nozzle Information: 1 .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

Main ::

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A


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  • Most statistics are from models tested by iSoaker.com; individual performance may vary; some models exhibit greater variability than others (i.e. output, range, colours, etc.)
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The Super Soaker Bottle Shot is a pump-action blaster released in 2008 by Hasbro Inc. While a small bottle is supplied with the Bottle Shot, its reservoir can be extended or swapped with commonly found plastic bottles up to 2L in size.

The Blaster ::

supersoaker_bottleshot_16_100Nozzle ::

The Bottle Shot features a single, average-sized nozzle. Streams produced by the bottle shot feel relatively smooth and solid, though being piston-based, stream performance is dependant on the user. Some would consider the Bottle Shot particularly minimalistic as the nozzle is mounted at the end of the pump shaft, greatly simplifying the mechanism behind the blaster.

supersoaker_bottleshot_15_100Pump ::

As noted above, the nozzle is mounted at the end of the pump shaft. The grip region on the pump has some light texturing as well as the Super Soaker logo, but does feel a little smoother than optimal. It would have been nice had there been some definitive ridges for one's fingers to gain a better grasp of the pump handle. The pump on the unit tested also did not become completely flush with the body of the blaster when retracted, thus leaving open a potential weak point. Nevertheless, movement of the pump is simple and smooth. Due to the shape of the pump rod, the pump is not freely rotatable, but this also increases stability of the blaster when pumping.

supersoaker_bottleshot_17_100Grip ::

As with the Quick Blast, there is no manual trigger on the Bottle Shot. The grip, however, has a good size and shape, accomodating most sizes of hands comfortably. The grip features has only very light additional texturing, but it is nevertheless fairly comfortable to hold securely.

supersoaker_bottleshot_03_100The Reservoir ::

The reservoir for the Bottle Shot is what gives this water blaster its name. Akin to the first generation of Super Soakers, the Bottle Shot uses a screw-on reservoir. This time, however, the size and type of threading used for the reservoir allows many other commonly used plastic bottles also be be swapped as a reservoir instead, most notably two (2) litre soda/pop bottles. Though not specifically noted on the packaging, only bottles used for hold non-toxic liquids should be used with the Bottle Shot. As well, any bottle used should have had its original contents thoroughly flushed out with water before being used as a reservoir (unless, of course, the original contents were simply water). The intake tube is weighted such that its opening should be near to the base of the reservoir. As well, there is an air inlet hole on the blaster-side of the seal to allow air into the reservoir as water is drawn into the pump, thus preventing build up of a vaccuum that could lead to a reservoir implosion or collapse.

supersoaker_bottleshot_18_100One thing to note is that the reservoir intake tube is of a short, fixed length. Thus, if one attaches a large reservoir onto the Bottle Shot, as water levels get lower, one will need to tilt the blaster forward (as opposed to towards the rear) in order to keep the intake tube submerged when pumping. This is not problem, per se, but just something to be wary of when using. Despite the shortness of the intake tube, it still should be able to make use of the majority of water in any bottle the Bottle Shot can accomodate.

It should also be noted, though, that due to the positioning and shape of the grip, the Bottle Shot gets noticable rear-heavy as larger water bottles are used. Care should be taken to use one's forearm to help balance a full reservoir, otherwise the Bottle Shot ends up putting more stress onto one's wrist as well as onto the reservoir connection joint.

Overall ::

As a whole, the Super Soaker Bottle Shot is a minimalistic, light, piston-based blaster that allows for swappable, variable-sized reservoirs. While the easily-swappable reservoir is nice, its performance ends up limited due to being a relatively small piston-based blaster. As well, larger bottles means more weight distributed to the rear of the blaster when the reservoir is full, thus potentially putting more strain on one's hands when carrying and to the reservoir connection joint. That said, the Super Soaker Bottle Shot has acceptable performance for a blaster of its size. Of course, being a smaller, piston-based blaster, one must remain wary of pretty much any larger air-pressure or elastic/CPS-based blaster.

Pros

Simple styling, clean lines, and good solid feel to the soaker. Decent pump volume and expandable reservoir capacity (assuming one has access to compatible bottles).

Cons

Piston-based; continuous streams not possible. Screw-on bottle-type reservoir slows refilling. Back-heavy when reservoir filled; more problematic as bottle size is increased. No strap.


Submitted Reviews:

By: Oncoming Storm | Posted: 20130403

Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc.

Review:

I got this blaster in 2008 with the hopes of totally destroying my brother and sister in combat and it would have destroyed them the only guns we had were a squirt gun and Helix. One thing I didn't count on was that a friend gave my sister a CPS 1200 and the battle proved disasterous for me. This gun does have some good things about it, pumping is easy, empty tanks can be swapped for soda bottles filled with water, pumping is easy, and running with it is easy, range is decent, but compared to the 1200 it's not great. Just don't drop it with a full bottle I broke mine doing just that.

Review By: Bednesti | Posted 20111117

Review:

The newer "Bottle Blitz" blaster is a much better blaster than this one is because the handle on this is just awful. It's too small even for little kids, and it's very uncomfortable. Other than that, this is a good blaster, but the Bottle Blitz is much better because of the improved handle.

Review By: Twinkie Warrior | Posted 20080801

Manufacturer:Hasbro Inc.
Soaker Name:Bottle Shot

Number of Nozzles:1

Review:This gun is my favorite gun I have seen so far. I wanted a Flash Flood, but I won't have enough to buy it 'till thursday. With a 2-liter bottle attached to it, I think it is a fairly great gun, as the 2-liters somehow make the gun more powerful. It makes a good primary if you can get enough 2-liter bottles(at least 2), along with a Max-D 2000 as a sidearm, with 2 half-liter  bottle for filling it. Then again, I'm a hefty guy, so you may not be able to hold all that, as the gun gets EXTREMELY back-heavy with 2-liter bottles. Over-all, it's a great gun to have for a small skirmish, but against pressurized chamber or CPS guns with bigger streams, you better pump fast and run faster.

Review By: Stephen

Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc.

The BottleShot is a very interesting SuperSoaker. It doesn't have a trigger like other Soakers, but instead has a pump to fire. The green area is the pump and to shoot you pull it out and push it back in. This gun is interesting because you can change the tank by putting in a new water bottle. The one it comes with is small, but you can put in other bottles up to a 2 liter one. It feels light and sturdy, but water gets trapped inside sometimes. It has a decent shot range of about 20 feet. It is a great buy though because it is cheap, about under $10.


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