Originally Posted by SpikedGhost
I might be wrong, but I think after continuous use, they will degrade your tightbore much faster than normal BBBs. I was bummed out when I heard this since I was really looking forward to using them. Again I might be wrong about this and a lot more research on this subject should be done.
keep your barrel clean, particulates in the barrel + BB's will cause some degredation, regardless of the type of BB used.
clean BB's + Clean barrel = absolute minimum of wear. (i would almost say 'no wear' but i know the engineers of this board will point out the impossibility of that unless we've developed frictionless surfaces
bear in mind that BB's don't normally touch the barrel wall (should ride in an 'envelope' of air)