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Question Plastic Bbs Through An Air Rifle?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pietro Beretta, May 31, 2020.

  1. Pietro Beretta

    Pietro Beretta Posting Addict

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    Just curious, has anyone tried shooting 6mm plastic BBs through a .25 calibre air rifle?

    If so, what kind of velocity and energy did you get out of them?
     
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    Im not sure.
    But i would suspect the plastic might foul up the barrels rifling, which will be a nightmare to remove without damage.
     
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    I don't think they would foul up the rifling, because they'd be a rather loose fit, as they're only about .234".
     
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    You may as well throw them. I'd say you'll get shotgun level accuracy, but a rifled barrel throws round shot all over the place.

    If it's a Springer, I'd be slightly worried about damaging the gun, because with ultra-light plastic ammo that doesn't seal the breach you're practically dry-firing it.
     
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    .25cal, 6.35mm ?...
     
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    Light.. Plastic & 1 caliber under... Can you say piston slam & spring break?... Don't do it !!! Accuracy akin to a boomerang in a hurricane. In PCP. ...bounce around like a BB in a boxcar.

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    Possibly the worst idea I've heard all year... :facepalm:
     
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    You need a Brocock ar14rb mate, all the 6mm airgun fun you could ever want. :thumb:
     
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    My mate fires Mr Porky Pork Scratchings little bits through his SMK rifle when he's p****d up.

    I reckon firing these BB's would be about as accurate & do the barrel about the same good.
     
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    ... So , lipstick on a pig???



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    Nice and salty - that'll do the bore a world of good... :thumb:
     
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    It's those bits that still have bristles in that would worry me :D
     
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    Get some .25 lead balls, (Gamo)

    Great fun!
     
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    Wouldn't bother me as they'd give the rifling a damn good scrub on the way through. Also, if you used a little vegetable oil the resulting dieseling would smell of frying bacon. Yum ;):D
     
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    6.38mm to be exact, and the plastic BBs are 6.0mm +/- a couple of hundredths.
     
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    If you do this, make sure you use someone else's gun...

    And I'm not volunteering mine for the experiment!
     
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    Wouldn't it just smash the plastic? Get a glock or 911remington & save your .25
     
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    My thoughts also. You would get plastic fouling in the barrrel and could quite easy damage the internals as there would not be a good enough seal around the BB
     
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    I've just fired 2 out of a .25 CP1 CO2 pistol. like rattling peas down a drainpipe. tilt the gun down and they just fall out the muzzle so I didn't bother with any more. The only gun that I THINK they would work in is an American Apache rifle but they are quite rare over here and I haven't got one to try.
    I also have a .25 Supersport springer and wouldn't attempt to put any through that.
     
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    I loved my old mk2 supersport .25 it was a brilliant gun.
     

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