T9 Efficiency with First Strike
Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:38 AM
You will have diminished efficiency: The First Strike kit comes with a stiffer spring and a different bolt. The bolt requires more pressure to power the round, which required the stiffer spring to return it without damaging the body. This consumes more gas.
I have a T9 with the longbow kit and the FS kit, and was surprised that I could only get about 17-19 shots out of a 12-ie.
Per Tiberius Arms this is normal, and you should plan accordingly when out on the field.
I ran into this issue on my last game, I had 4 shots left in my longbow mag, but no gas to run it.
If you want the higher efficiency you will need to change back to the regular bolt and spring.
Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:21 PM
From what I've heard the effiency doesn't drop THAT much and the bolt is EXACTLY the same as the pre ST versions.
This post has been edited by Wh0pp3r: 09 April 2010 - 04:21 PM