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Question BB ammo?

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by 9zap, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. 9zap

    9zap Engaging Member

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    Hi there,

    New user been out of the scene for a while but the bug has hit me again:)... can someone advise me on top quality steel bb,s I just bought some copper coated H&N lead 4.4 BB just measured them there coming out at 4.28 to 4.33 which I think is not good for a quality make... also bought some Umarex steel bb they seem consistant at 4.39 any one know of any other good brands?....... cant seem to source any RWS steel bb unless someone can help me out on that one.

    cheers
     
  2. Samon

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    If I were you mate I'd steer clear of those nasty copper coated ones. The quality of the ones I've seen and used over the years has been appalling, go for the steel ones... http://www.jsramsbottom.com/product...-bb-[.177--4.4mm][1500]-[plastic-bottle].html << I use these and they are good, no horrible pitting or nastiness like the copper ones.

    Not really sure why you're measuring them though, BB guns aren't majorly accurate anyway. Go for a pellet firing gun if you want better consistancy with your shots.
     
  3. Magicniner

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    Are you familiar with H&N?
    Their copper coated bb are designed for specific uses, not smooth bore bb pistols, if you have Hop-Up then you'll probably still get decent results though.
    Remember to never use steel bb in rifled barrels ;-)

    - Nick
     
  4. mattyts

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    i have a friend who just uses the smk ones in either the quickload pots or the red pots in his red ryder which seem to give decent results!
     
  5. 9zap

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    im useing the dan wesson smoothbore c02 pistol
     
  6. mattyts

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    probably any .177 copper coated bb will do :)
     
  7. 9zap

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    im just suprised that h&N advertise thers bb at 4.4 when it way out of tolerance wont be buying those again
     
  8. Oilysean

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    Copperheads sorted me fine, bb's are for sodding around plinkers, as said if you want decent accuracy get yourself a pellet shooter.
     
  9. 9zap

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    am not to bothered about accuracy my point is the h&n are way out of tolerance im asking about the quality of steel bb,s
     
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    am not to bothered about accuracy my point is the h&n are way out of tolerance im asking about the quality of steel bb,s which ones do people find best to shoot overall
     
  11. BigRedJ

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    I'm surprised the H&N were not good enough, where did you get them? I've got them in stock and I've not had one single miss fire or jam. Great to use because you get less rebounds. If you dont like those I've got the SMK coated steel BB's and a few others too, all good quality. www.simpletargets.co.uk
     
  12. keeprightontilltheendoftheroad

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    the hn copper coated *** are for rifled barrells like baikal Makarov and other rifled pistols. You are best to join UBC and speak to guys on there.
     
  13. 9zap

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    Hi,
    I got h&n from solware they shoot well the extra weight seem to hit harder and just got some of the smk ones they seem really good
     
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    I switched from steel *** to Gamo lead *** in my Tanfoglio Witness, made a world of difference!

    Certainly for bounce backs - I shoot into pellet traps and silhouettes mainly; those steel balls scare the hell out of me.
     

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