Wednesday 23rd April 2014,
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Airsoft University: BBs

We get so many questions regarding BBs, “what size should I use”, “can I reuse them”, “what is the best kind”, and so forth. There is a section of Airsoft University that is dedicated to just BBs. These small round pellets are an expensive investment for your airsoft guns, but bear in mind that buying low cost BBs can damage your gun in the long run. If you’re not using the right type of BB for your gun, it can result in costly repairs in the future.

The BBs section goes over all the improper ways to use and load BBs. Such as never loading deformed BBs, never reusing BBs, low weight BBs, etc. There are diagrams and pictures that show you what a bad BB looks like. Always exam BBs when purchasing them at a sporting good store. Sometimes the packaging can say “high quality” or “high precision”, but they are actually low quality

Using properly sized BBs is an extremely important factor. For one, it affects velocity. When using a BB of the correct diameter, it ensures that most of the air remains behind the BB. This allows the pressurized air to push the BB through the barrel using most of the air. BBs with out of spec diameters can allow air to travel past and around it. This means that the potential of the air escaping is lost. There is not as much air behind the BB, causing it to lose velocity. 
Visit our BBs section of Airsoft University for more tips on how to choose the correct BBs for your gun. Remember, it is crucial for the longevity of your gun to use the right type of BBs.

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