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Old April 3rd, 2010, 19:27   #26
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Originally Posted by GODSPEED|seven View Post
This is a question, not an argument ( i do thank you for your insight, I am a noob and so need to be corrected on some pre-conceived wrong ideas )
..but the faster the BB's fly the less they'll be affected by wind, maybe I am jsut taking this too far.. its just my impression, not stating a fact, don't take it that way please!

thanks
To an extent you're correct... but there's a couple of other factors at play.

1: Weight of BB has FAR more impact on stability in wind than FPS.
2: Quality of BB has FAR more impact on stability in wind than FPS.
3: Quality of hop-up has FAR more impact on stability in wind than FPS.
4: Quality of barrel has FAR more impact on stability in wind than FPS.
5: A BB is a sphere.. sphere's are terrible shapes for aerodynamic stability.

Most BB's start the downward stability spiral once you get over 400 FPS. This is why you need a VERY well tuned gun to gain any meaningful advantage of high-fps setups. Most people who have nice 400+ setups that are both accurate and consistent have spent a good deal of coin on the right parts to do so.

In the 360-380 range, you can have a nice accurate gun with a T/N barrel (tightbore) shooting 0.28 BBs with a good hop-up.

If FPS was the main thing determining accuracy, than all the crappy china guns would be used as DMR's and sniper rifles.
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