Question,For the marauder ssg design with bolt through the hammer, should the hole in hammer be a close fit on the bolt or very loose is ok for better sliding forward when hammer released?
Yup, a friend has this type of ssg and I find the es ain’t all that.The mass of the heavy hammer has to hit and carry forward the bolt.Has an extra frictional bolt issue to deal with along with the collision and mass moving forward,
So now that the SSG has been around for nearly seven years(!) are there any thoughts on what would be the best design? I built one back then (Super easy, barely an inconvenience!) with a challenger RVA and a bolt, basically Bob's original design. Quoting Bob, the "guide absorbs energy but does contribute to strike." While my brain tells me this would mean the design theoretically requires a slightly heavier spring or more preload, I would think the difference would be negligible, compared to designs where the guide does contribute its energy to the strike. Is this assumption correct? I have been out of the hobby for some years but am about to rebuild my frankengun and am wanting to see if there are any developments in this arena, I should be aware of ...
What I don't like about the TSS (at least the one I have) is that there is no adjustment to the outer spring. The one I got was meant for a P-Rod it looks like. My guess is that with the Marauder having a larger diameter tube, it allows for adjustment of both springs. Also, since I am doing this on essentially a Disco platform, I would also have to drill and tap holes in it to mount it into the tube. That said, I have never tried my TSS, as the gun has been apart for years. I will likely tinker with that as well.