Originally Posted by DISOWNED
ok i know the bolt on the 09 slg has been breaking on alot of them and dye will take care of you but does anybody know if they replace it with a metal bolt or if they make a upgraded metal bolt for it thanks
I talked to billy Wing for a while about the new SLG's both over the phone and at cup. I brought up the plastic bolts snapping question and he mentioned they are looking into a metal alternative again that will still be a light as the composite version, but not for the bolt snapping issues, but the metal can be made thinner and just as strong, and will help with air flow restrictions that the current bolt design has. I didnt get a chance for him to elaborate on this, but i think it he may be refering to the fact that the SLG design has a narrow range of FPS adjustment ( many cant work well under 230-240 fps, and reball users need this lower velocity.)
As of now any replacement will still be composite but later replacements may be a metal variation.
I believe there was just misformed batch of them cause I know of several older slgs with this bolt that have been seen a lot of use without breaking.
those that have reported breaking seem to have had this problem within the first couple thousand shots.