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Old April 29th, 2008, 00:58   #1
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Airsoft accuracy and range

Hi, ive been reading on asc almost everyday since 13 years old, i just turned 15 a couple weeks ago and only 3 more years to go! I registered to ask a couple questions about accuracy and range. Ive been reading around and most people say about 100 feet for an AEG is max range and also some people have said they have made hits at 300 feet. A couple days ago i measured 100 feet with a tape measure and it dident seem very far at all to be a max range. If about 100 feet is the max range what is the accuracy, like a pop can every time or a body sized target most of the time? and if people have made hits at 300 what is the % of the time you would hit? I hope this isent posted somewhere else, sorry if it is. Thanks
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Old April 29th, 2008, 01:32   #2
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Hi, ive been reading on asc almost everyday since 13 years old, i just turned 15 a couple weeks ago and only 3 more years to go! I registered to ask a couple questions about accuracy and range. Ive been reading around and most people say about 100 feet for an AEG is max range and also some people have said they have made hits at 300 feet. A couple days ago i measured 100 feet with a tape measure and it dident seem very far at all to be a max range. If about 100 feet is the max range what is the accuracy, like a pop can every time or a body sized target most of the time? and if people have made hits at 300 what is the % of the time you would hit? I hope this isent posted somewhere else, sorry if it is. Thanks
Most airsoft guns can hit a man-sized target at 100 feet more often than not in ideal conditions. In wind, your maximum effective range gets cut down significantly. There are times when "fluke" shots will hit someone 300 feet out, but I don't think there are any airsoft guns out there that can do it normally. An upgraded long-barrel (M16 length or longer) gun with tightbore shooting heavy rounds (.28+) can probably hit a man-sized target reliably up to 150, and possibly up to 200 or more with acceptable odds (again, in ideal conditions).
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Old April 29th, 2008, 01:43   #3
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There are many variables to the accuracy and range of airsoft guns. It depends on type (springer, GBB, AEG, ect.) and upgrades. It also depends on barrel length, weight of bb, conditions, as well as how good of a shooter you are.

You must remember that a shot will drop and thus account for it in your aiming. Also because we are using plastic bb's wind plays a huge roll.


For my stock CA M15A4 I can make a shot probably close to 50 yards with no wind using .20 bb's

Rules of thumb are simple:

-More weight BB's = More drop, less wind movement, harder hit, less range,
-Lower weight BB's = Less drop, more wind movement, lighter hit, further range
-Tightbore Barrel = Better accuracy
-Longer Barrel = Better accuracy, tighter grouping
-Shorter Barrel = Spread grouping, lower accuracy


It also depends on your playing style and position.

Sniper - Upgraded Bolt Action or longer upgraded AEG (M14 ect.) For longer range. Usually between 400-450 FPS (semi only for AEG depending on club)

Rifle Man - Medium Distance Weapons such as M16, M4, Aug, L85, ect. Can be upgraded. Usually 325 - 400 FPS (depending on club)

SAW Gunner - LMG style gun such as M249, MG36, M60, ect. Usually between 325-370 FPS (depending on club)

CQB - Shorter, close range weapons such as MP5, P90, UMG, MP7, M4, ect. Usually 325 - 350 FPS (depending on club)

My best suggestion to you is find a club in your area. then pick a position for gaming/team. Do you like to shoot lots, advance maneuver, supressing fire, sneak and stalk, call targets, ect. I started out with a MP5 and decided I didn't like the close quarters stuff so I bought a M15. Point being find out what you want to do first.

Then examine what your budget is. More money = better gun. Also keep in mind cost of kit and upgrades

Next pick out a gun that is comfortable and can do what you want it to do for your desired position.

Next step is research who makes better guns, which last better and hold up for what you will use it for, whats out there for parts, ect.

Then buy the gun you pick out, buy the kit, find a game, and go shoot people.


Also once your 18 get age verified buy your local rep. There are lot's of good guns for sale in the classifieds. Your in a good position right now because you have lots of time to research kit and guns, as well as ask around.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 02:07   #4
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^^^^ would i be allowed playing at 15?
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Old April 29th, 2008, 02:16   #5
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If you are allowed or not would be up to the field owner and host or organiser of the game.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 02:20   #6
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Ok thanks
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Old April 29th, 2008, 08:24   #7
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If the event you're looking to attend is being run by someone you know and they know you to be responsible, they may let you play. From what I've seen most events are 18+, the odd 1 or 2/10 will be 16+ with parental consent.

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Old April 29th, 2008, 11:10   #8
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^^^^ would i be allowed playing at 15?
Highly unlikely. 16 would be a slight possibility. 18 would be yes.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 11:35   #9
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Heavier BBs up to a certain point have a farther effective range than lighter BBs (0.28G > .25g > 0.20g), Lighter ones will get blown off course much sooner. Go past .30g BBs in most airsoft gun s then the effective ranges drops fast.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 11:49   #10
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thanks for the info guys
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Old April 29th, 2008, 20:39   #11
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You should consider taking Physics 11 or 12, and as a science project you could do something on paintball and effective range, based on tests and stuff you could probably come up with a formula (if there isn't already one).

Otherwise it would be a good project for an IB science fair (apparently it has to be original and never done before at least in one of the IB schools in Vancouver).
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Old April 29th, 2008, 20:44   #12
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You should consider taking Physics 11 or 12, and as a science project you could do something on paintball and effective range, based on tests and stuff you could probably come up with a formula (if there isn't already one).

Otherwise it would be a good project for an IB science fair (apparently it has to be original and never done before at least in one of the IB schools in Vancouver).
Ya that would be cool but the formula would probably be different from airsoft as the paintballs are way heavier.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 02:01   #13
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Old April 30th, 2008, 11:55   #14
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Ya that would be cool but the formula would probably be different from airsoft as the paintballs are way heavier.
At SATP in vacuum

Distance = 0.5 * Mass * Velocity^2

Force = Mass * Acceleration

It's all i can remember from high school physics right now. mind you it's been 15 years.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 15:13   #15
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