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Old March 24th, 2009, 19:35   #1
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Picking BB'S?

Ok im sure this has been brought up a ton of times but I can't seem to find any threads on it.

I just got myself a VSR-10 g-spec and now I need to find some BB's for it. There are a tons of different weighted BBS and I have no idea what to buy.

So im wondering what is the best and what are the pros and cons of useing different weights.

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Old March 24th, 2009, 19:37   #2
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Essentially the heavier the BB, the lower the FPS (impact force is roughly the same though AFAIK), but you gain accuracy and distance.

Buy a bunch of different weights and try them for yourself. Too bad they dont have "tester" packs with a bunch of different weights. *hint hint Scarecrow*
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Old March 24th, 2009, 19:40   #3
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From my experiences, I've found BBBastard to be the best BB's (And I'm not just saying that because I'm selling them... I'm selling them because THEY are the best)

Outdoors: .25 will work for any FPS... .2 is really only good for chronoing, indoors and CQB.

0 to 250 FPS: .20
250 to 350: .25
350 to 420-450ish: .28
450 to 500ish: .3

Past 400 it's basically personal preference.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 19:40   #4
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heavier BBs will also carry more energy over a greater distance, so where a 0.20g will lose impact power and velocity over a short distance, a heavier BB can carry much more energy to further distances.

Which is why a 0.25g BB would feel like it "hurts" more at long range versus a 0.20g BB.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 19:42   #5
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From my experiences, I've found BBBastard to be the best BB's (And I'm not just saying that because I'm selling them... I'm selling them because THEY are the best)

Outdoors: .25 will work for any FPS... .2 is really only good for chronoing, indoors and CQB.

0 to 250 FPS: .20
250 to 350: .25
350 to 420-450ish: .28
450 to 500ish: .3

Past 400 it's basically personal preference.
hmm so I was told it should be running close to 500FPS. so i guess i'll have to get some .28's and .3's
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Old March 24th, 2009, 19:46   #6
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hmm so I was told it should be running close to 500FPS. so i guess i'll have to get some .28's and .3's
Honestly, it's not good for a new sniper to start out super high FPS... it makes you reliant on your gun rather than your own skill.

For the first 6 months of using a VSR I used it absolutely stock firing about 280 fps... a year and a half later, I'm firing a comfortable 430 FPS
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Honestly, it's not good for a new sniper to start out super high FPS... it makes you reliant on your gun rather than your own skill.

For the first 6 months of using a VSR I used it absolutely stock firing about 280 fps... a year and a half later, I'm firing a comfortable 430 FPS

things that make you go hmmm. Never even thought about that. Thankfully im friends with jughead(seller) so maybe i'll down grade it a bit to work on my skill.

thanks for the input guys.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 20:39   #8
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You know who you should talk to?

Jeff at Capital Airsoft.

http://capitalairsoft.ca/store/index...=index&cPath=2

Doesn't seem like he carries Bastards though.

For the record I use Metal Tech BB, Bastard, and I'm in the process of trying out "BB King".
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If you're wondering, I carry BB Bastards and I'm one province over
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Old March 24th, 2009, 21:18   #10
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practice shots at a mode distance with different weights of bbs. I prefer heavier because sometimes one has to arch a shot which is great fun.
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For the fps your gun *should* be running at, no less than 0.30g, and get a bag of 0.36g BBs too, both Bastards from Scarecrow. Send him a PM and buy a bag of each, they will last you a while, even if only 1000rds per bag.
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things that make you go hmmm. Never even thought about that. Thankfully im friends with jughead(seller) so maybe i'll down grade it a bit to work on my skill.

thanks for the input guys.
So you bought Jarheads Gspec. I would talk to him about what BBs he liked for the gun.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 19:47   #13
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Jarhead never really had it long. I think maybe a week or so. I have the VSR as well and I prefer KSC's or BB Bastard myself. I recommend the higher weights of .30+ as that gives you the best bang for your buck for snipers.
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Jarhead never really had it long. I think maybe a week or so.
I was about to post that. Wes bought it a little while ago and upgraded/painted it. I'm pretty sure the only use it has seen was him and I shooting it at the edm swap/greet.
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