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Old March 5th, 2009, 23:49   #1
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Cool stupid bb question

ok i'm sure i might get some flack for this but is reusing bb's ok and bad for the gun. the reason i ask is this i have a daughter who loves picking them up and giving them back to me and when you put about 4000 or more rounds in your back yard getting a few thousand back is kinda nice i would not reuse them in game play but for target practice. so any imput on that would be good. and no she dose not pick them up when i'm shooting my gun
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Old March 5th, 2009, 23:51   #2
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Generally bad. Shooting a BB can deform and warp it, which in turn can damage the hop-up and barrel of the gun.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 23:54   #3
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good to know hell the last thing i want to do is mess up a brand new gun
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Old March 6th, 2009, 00:00   #4
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Also dust and dirt that ends up getting on it will chew up your inner barrel or so I'm told. If you're shooting a CT gun though, whatever just reuse them it's like $30 bucks for a Crappy springer from CT, it's not like it's a PTW.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 00:15   #5
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i would reuse them when i had a really krappy gun(BE aug) but i soon realised that the cost was not worth it when i put a oval bb through my gun.... never happend but i got luckey.


on a side note i do still have a ton of reused bbs from indoor use, can i put them im my AI nade???
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Old March 6th, 2009, 00:17   #6
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with springers that go less than 200fps you can recycle bbs all day. I did that when I first got my very first canadian tire airsoft with some canadian tire .12g bbs
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Old March 6th, 2009, 00:18   #7
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on a side note i do still have a ton of reused bbs from indoor use, can i put them im my AI nade???
Yup, they shouldn't hurt the 'nade. Heck some people use frozen peas.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 00:33   #8
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Old March 6th, 2009, 00:34   #9
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Yup, they shouldn't hurt the 'nade. Heck some people use frozen peas.
No, we use dry peas in disposable grenades. AI grenades still have "barrels".

And I have reused BB no problem in the past, I just put the used ones into a bowl and inspect every one of them as I rebag them. And heavy sniper ammo from shooting and testing in my basement, never go back through my sniper rifles............. they go into my Glock 19. Yes, I'm one of the only ones in the country to use 0.36g or 0.43g BBs in my GBB............ with fucking amazing (and loud) results.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 00:35   #10
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No, we use dry peas in disposable grenades. AI grenades still have "barrels".
Fine then. Be that way.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 00:59   #11
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well i was thinking of washing them and sort threw them as i said the little girl likes to pick them up for me so i don't want to piss her off lol. but yeah it's a g&g so not a cheap crapsoft gun from craptire or wal mart
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Old March 6th, 2009, 01:48   #12
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Seems to me like it would be a good segue to doing some bonding and/or teaching her about gun safety or about airsoft.

Depends on how old she is though. I'm not a parent by any means so use your best judgement on when she's ready to learn to be responsible (I say around 11-12 would be a good time as they seem to be quite impressionable and is probably the best time to introduce "young adult responsibilities" into their life).

I'm not sure if this is true but I've heard of people putting a bunch of BB's in a bowl (maybe a pasta sieve), putting a bit of dish detergent and water in the mix, stirring it around, letting it dry and throwing out the deformed BB's.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 04:53   #13
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i like the cleaning idea that's cool but as far as teaching kids i say start very young like 4 or 5 my girl is 5 and teaching her now my son is 8 and i wish i would have started him sooner but catching up now. well a nice clean bowl of bb's coming up thanx for the in put guys helped alot
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