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Player's Tip: Using High Quality BBs

Posted by WebStore on 22nd Mar 2016

Player's Tip: Using High Quality BBs

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Have you ever wondered why so many airsoft manufacturers and retailers stress the use of high quality, precision BBs? We've got a lineup of low quality BBs that are included with guns or can be purchased for very cheap from big box stores that don't specialize in airsoft. 

Starting from the left, we have this orange BB that very clearly has a seam and a spur sticking out of it. Due to loose manufacturing tolerances, these defects were able to slip by. These can easily cause your barrel to jam, especially with any high quality barrel. In addition, these defects create unusual drag and can very easily throw off the path of the BB.

Next we have a sight we're all familiar with: the fish egg BBs. These things look a lot prettier than they perform, and it's easy to see why. The giant, inconsistent, and off-center air bubble in the center of this BB can throw off your hop up and flight path very easily. Not to mention that it's common for these BBs to be plagued by the same problems as the orange one we looked at earlier.

On the surface, this BB doesn't have any immediately noticeable issues. But that's exactly where the problem lies. Rather being smooth and polished like a precision BB, it has a very rough and matte surface. There are many other BBs like this out there, including some with a powdery coating that can gum up your hop up and cause jams. Make sure the BBs you're using are smooth and shiny!

The manufacturing error on this low quality BB is another subtle one, but it's more than enough to cause a jam in your hop up, barrel, or even magazine. The leftover spur from the molding process is pronounced and can easily cause problems if it ends up in your gun.

Well this BB is smooth and shiny, has no spurs or seams, and doesn't have a visible air bubble. So what gives? The cool looking swirly pattern in this BB can actually be just as bad as an air bubble. Inconsistencies in the mass and construction of this kind of BB will throw off your hop up and make your shots surprisingly inconsistent. Not to mention that these discolorations can disguise dirt and other minor defects on the surface.

If you want to get the most range and accuracy out of your airsoft gun while avoiding troublesome jams and problems, look no further than our high quality, precision airsoft BBs. No matter what, ensure you're purchasing high quality precision BBs from a reputable airsoft dealer.

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