Originally Posted by Gailon
The "plastic" discussion has been made a few times in this forum by gun and bolt designers and general feeling was that it wouldn't hold up.
I've actually got a prototype plastic bolt that has about 12 cases through it. The gun is gone now though. It was the same design as the original with a bit of cushion at the tip. It did lower the kick and was a bit kinder on the brittle stuff. All in all, I liked it, but the market wasn't there so it was never produced. Not sure how it would have held up. 12 cases was a good amount of paint, but if it broke on the 13th case I would have considered it a fail.