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Old March 14th, 2009, 16:12   #1
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The Last Four BB's & Your Mags

Well first I am not sure were to post this, so I put it here

Tired of wasting those 4 last BBs in your magazine when play? and some can get quite expensive for plastic spheres.

Well I was wondering if any of you guys out on the field ever tought of using those crappy Wal-mart green BB's to put as the last 3-4 (depending on magazines) inside at the end so you dont waste more money on those .28g witch is perfect for outdoors but they get costly after a while if your the kind of trigger happy

Has anyone done this before? anyone tought about? (that im sure)

See there might be a purpose for those craptastic BB's lol

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Old March 14th, 2009, 16:23   #2
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Yes, people do that.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 16:27   #3
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does alot of people do that? or just a handful out of a hundred? lol
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Old March 14th, 2009, 16:53   #4
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Decent BBs are about half a cent each, so you're "wasting" roughly 2¢/mag

Cheapo BBs come out to about $0.002/ea ( 1/5th of a cent) so you're wasting just under 1¢/mag, resulting in a savings of 1.2¢/mag

The hassle of loading four different BBs at the start of a mag isn't worth 1.2¢ savings -- or roughly $0.17 for 14 mags, or $12 after 1000 mags which would afford me a bag of BBs.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 17:11   #5
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Havent thought of that, it is a good idea.... but I still wouldent even want to risk having a cheap bb passing through the internals and possibly doing a lot of wear on the rubber inside the hop-up unit... being how cheap bb's are cheap for a reason (low quality)
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Old March 14th, 2009, 17:55   #6
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BBs are so cheap, I don't bother.

I try not to waist them when I load my mags, as in, not letting a handfull fall to the ground. But I'm not botthering with the last 3 of the mag. It make reloading a tedious task IMO.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 18:10   #7
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Old March 14th, 2009, 18:11   #8
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+1!. Upside down-gangsta shooting, Put a front and rear sight on the side of your gun, flip upside down, and you're good to go :P.
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+1!. Upside down-gangsta shooting, Put a front and rear sight on the side of your gun, flip upside down, and you're good to go :P.
just imagine how that would look... haha!

Yeah i did think about shooting it upside down or sideways, but i was just wondering if an of you guys do what i mentionned, and anyways i never done it i just tought about that, but still bbs are cheap.... who cares
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Old March 14th, 2009, 19:29   #10
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Well first I am not sure were to post this, so I put it here

Tired of wasting those 4 last BBs in your magazine when play? and some can get quite expensive for plastic spheres.

Well I was wondering if any of you guys out on the field ever tought of using those crappy Wal-mart green BB's to put as the last 3-4 (depending on magazines) inside at the end so you dont waste more money on those .28g witch is perfect for outdoors but they get costly after a while if your the kind of trigger happy

Has anyone done this before? anyone tought about? (that im sure)

See there might be a purpose for those craptastic BB's lol
I've done it for years, load up 4 to 20 red 0.12g BBs in my mags to let me know when I'm really low on ammo, saves me from dry firing with the visual and sound changes, and have actually gotten a couple kills with them (try getting a kill by dry firing).

Hehe, read the above posts, I guess this is one reason I stand out among others, never had a problem with cheap ammo, and another benefit is some of my mags will hold the last BB when totally empty, so when you do tactical reloads (partially spent mag swapped for a full one), I KNOW which mags in my dump pouch are empty and which ones still have a dozen or two rounds left in it when ammo gets down to pucker factor levels............ of course, I still have my G19 and 8 mags loaded with heavy BBs.............

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Old March 14th, 2009, 19:46   #11
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One of my teamate has some AR mags that has a little tip in it to push in the last bb's...

I don't remember the brand... I will get back to you on that.

But I would not bother whit that. It's cheap and the last bb's always stay in there so it's not like you really lose them.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 23:23   #12
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One of my teamate has some AR mags that has a little tip in it to push in the last bb's...

I don't remember the brand... I will get back to you on that.

But I would not bother whit that. It's cheap and the last bb's always stay in there so it's not like you really lose them.
It's G&G magazines that can be found on AirsoftGI. Awesome long follower you will never waste a BB again!
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Old March 15th, 2009, 00:13   #13
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+1!. Upside down-gangsta shooting, Put a front and rear sight on the side of your gun, flip upside down, and you're good to go :P.


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Old March 15th, 2009, 00:14   #14
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Doesnt upside down shooting makes the hopup umm....decreasing the range even more?
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Old March 15th, 2009, 00:38   #15
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.... They are just 4 bbs.
I can't even imagine how you guys would drop a BB while loading your mags. Pick them up with dirt? lol
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