It comes packaged with thirty High-Impact Rounds and instructions.
The Artemis features three integrated magazines that hold ten High-Impact Rounds each, and a front turret system that rotates on the prime. It also has the ability to be slam fired for a higher rate of fire. It has a single tactical rail and a two strap points; one on the rear of the blaster and one built into the blaster's handle. A safety mechanism is located just next to the trigger.
The ultimate purpose of the front turret is meant to deliver High-Impact Rounds to the bottom muzzle and fire it. It does this because of how the internal magazine works, as three High-Impact Rounds are delivered into three muzzles; when being primed, one High-Impact Round is chambered, and fires out of the bottom muzzle. However, because of how this works, it has to be primed and fired two to three times if the High-Impact Rounds are in the right and middle internal magazine.
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Experience head-to-head competition with the precision and power of the Nerf Rival Artemis XVII-3000 blaster! Choose a blaster color and go into battle as the Red Team or the Blue Team. The high-capacity Artemis XVII-3000 blaster holds 30 high-impact rounds and fires them at a velocity of 100 feet per second (30 meters per second). Get ready for battle fast with the easy-load integrated magazine. Launch each round with calculated targeting, or inundate opponents by unleashing all 30 rounds rapidly with slam-fire action. The Artemis XVII-3000 blaster has a rotating barrel, trigger lock, and tactical rail. Experience the intensity of the Nerf Rival Artemis XVII-3000 blaster!
The Artemis XVII-3000 has been released in the following colors:
- Team Red (red, black, and orange)
- Team Blue (blue, black, and orange)
- The Artemis XVII-3000 is named after Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, forests and hills, the moon, and archery. Artemis is also the twin sister of Apollo, which the Apollo XV-700 was named after.
- The Artemis XVII-3000 is similar in some respects to the older Nerf Action Ballzooka, as it is a pump-action, ball-firing blaster with rotating barrels. The only difference is that the Artemis has a trigger while the Ballzooka didn't, as the latter fired when the user worked the pump.
- Unlike other blasters that use a revolving cylinder, the Artemis XVII-3000 does not use a rotation mechanism to turn the cylinder, instead, it uses a slide that goes through channels in the revolving cylinder.
- Interestingly, the blaster's packaging shows the blaster partally primed.
- Red Artemis XVII-3000 on the Nerf website (archived link)
- Blue Artemis XVII-3000 on the Nerf website (archived link)