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Old May 6th, 2009, 04:05   #1
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A .177 air rifle?

I was looking through some Canadian Tire catalogs and noticed they sell .177 and .22 air rifles. Now, I know that a .177 air rifle fires 4.5mm pellets, and supposedly they can fire plastic BBs.

My question is; is it safe to be firing a .177 air rifle, loaded with plastic BBs, in an air soft match? The one rifle I was looking at claimed to fire at around 495 fps.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 04:07   #2
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No. Absolutely not. Airguns/BB guns are not airsoft.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 04:09   #3
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Alrighty, thanks.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:47   #4
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keep in mind that it fires pellets, which are significantly heavier than your standard bb; the velocity will be a lot higher on your standard .20g.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:59   #5
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LOL that's assuming that he can get his 6mm airsoft bb's to fit in the 4.5mm inner barrels
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Old May 6th, 2009, 06:11   #6
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haha true that! Completely missed that factor
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Old May 6th, 2009, 08:18   #7
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There are 4.5mm plastic BBs, which will still mess up your day.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 10:30   #8
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Not to mention the 4.5mm plastic BBs and pellets are lighter than the lead pellets used to clock 495fps: they will produce substantially faster muzzle velocities.
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