Disclaimer, I don’t personally own the Full Thrust System *all comments have been passed to me for many external owners.
The Math: Does it checkout?
TLDR: Yes, the math does checkout but it is not nearly as straight forward as one might assume.
Although Novritsch has finally recognised the importance of running a TDC, the TDC provided with the SSG24 Full Thrust Kit is just straight up useless and overly complicated. A simple turret system like the community has been using for years would have been a significant improvement at little to no extra cost, just sloppy design work in my opinion. That being said It’s a nice improvement over the traditional side hopup lever.
If you’re using the MARS rail you’ll need to drill another hole & you can’t access the hopup screw with your scope attached (Novritch scope) as it’s too large and covers the grub screw. That being said if you do a turret TDC mod you’ll still be able to adjust hop on the fly & won’t need the grub screw.
I think the cost for the entire kit is fairly reasonable, I am personally holding off purely because it’s an entirely new concept & I am waiting on some testers outside of YouTubers to review the product further.
Imagine, breaks almost over you’ve left filling your mags until the last second and you fill your brand new pistol accidentally with a bunch of 6.44’s go to shoot and… yeah not a pretty sight.
With the new Novritsch kit if you plan on using the TDC you will have to drill into your outer barrel, a scary prospect for those that may not have done it once or twice before. That being said Novritsch has thought this through relatively well and included not only a drill template but also the drill bit, a nice touch if you ask me.
Cheating the Chrono
With people already taking massive advantage of Joule creep I can only imagine what an addition .1 gram will be able to achieve, that being said it will force sites to chronograph on the weight that the rifle will be shooting instead of on .2’s ideally removing joule creep. This would be a nice touch but I can see the whole system being abused, for example, by running a 5.95 bb through the rifle you’ll see a significant drop in the guns joules due to the wide bore then swapping back to the correct size you’ll see a significant increase 2J+ maybe.
Having to buy your BB’s directly from Novritsch is the main off-put for me personally paying €15.85 + shipping (€8.00) would become fairly pricey considering you’re only getting 444pcs per bottle, as opposed to BLS £19.95 + shipping for 1000pcs