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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:53 pm

Try and get .20g seamless BB's.

I find .12g to be too light and .25g are more expensive.

Seams on the BB's can cause misfires and such, most BB's will say they are seamless in the description.

Apart from that, just search Google for airsoft sites, not too hard. You should be able to handle things from here by yourself.
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Unread postAuthor: nosebleedXD » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:55 pm

ok ty ty ty ty =] but just wondering if you know any cheap ones

i think bb's are over priced
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Unread postAuthor: Wombat » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:46 am

Dude, quit complaining. Any place that offers a good deal on bbs will be selling them in bulk only. That means expensive shipping costs. Quite frankly, bbs when ordered in bulk are freakin heavy.

PS- If you order 100 bucks worth of .2 gram bbs off the website that I linked to, you would get 60 thousand bbs, but that would only weigh a little over 20 lbs, so shipping would be more reasonable.
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Unread postAuthor: nosebleedXD » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:58 pm

hmmm i just got my .12 gram bbs

is it pretty good that my gun was able to make a hole in the can with it
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Unread postAuthor: Coodude26 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:05 pm

~95% of the BBs power relies on the gun.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:15 pm

~95% of the BBs power relies on the gun.


At close range, yes. At longer range, higher density really does help. After travelling 100 yards, a 0.12g BB that started at 3000fps is going to have less energy than a 0.48g BB that started at 1500fps, if they're both the same size.
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Unread postAuthor: Darkside 6ix » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:55 pm

Well sounds like you got yourself a good deal. Here in Illinois, its about ~$20 for 4000 .12g bbs.

Care to show us your gun? :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:05 pm

Any good suggestions on ...steel substitutes?


Or better yet...lead?
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:55 pm

aluminum bbs arent heavy but they are pretty hard
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Unread postAuthor: Coodude26 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:01 pm

I have heard of .83 gram aluminum coated BBs but I think they'd be very hard to find not to mention cost a fortune.
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Unread postAuthor: Wombat » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:11 pm

Heavy bbs aren't coated with aluminum, they are coated with graphite. Aluminum isn't much heavier than plastic; it wouldn't make much sense to coat a bb with it.
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Unread postAuthor: Coodude26 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:23 pm

Most airsoft guns fire spherical plastic pellets ranging from 0.12 to 0.88 grams in weight, though the most popular weights for AEGs are between .20 and .28 grams, depending on the range that the gun is typically used at. Heavier rounds are typically used for sniping, as they are more stable in flight and thus, more accurate at long range. While BBs may be heavier, it is not necessary to have the gun upgraded to a very high FPS level.


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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:57 pm

You do realise that a 0.88g "airsoft round" is a six millimetre steel ball bearing, right? I can't imagine that many fields would take the most welcoming attitude toward you using those as ammo. Hell, while you're at it, you might as well use 6mm tungsten balls that weigh about 2.5 grams.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:10 pm

they have .38 gram aluminum bbs at pyramydair.com for 5.00 for 250
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Unread postAuthor: Coodude26 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:49 pm

DYI wrote:You do realise that a 0.88g "airsoft round" is a six millimetre steel ball bearing, right? I can't imagine that many fields would take the most welcoming attitude toward you using those as ammo. Hell, while you're at it, you might as well use 6mm tungsten balls that weigh about 2.5 grams.


Jesus dude, I was just telling him. No need to be snippy.
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