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Old July 27th, 2007, 03:09   #1
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6mm steel bb?S

just a question.
can you buy 6mm steel bbs?
would these work or dammage the gun in some way.
and out of intrest what is the best fps you could get out of a ksc g19.
thanks
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Old July 27th, 2007, 03:16   #2
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You can buy alluminum bbs here: http://www.bbbullets.co.nz/advanced_..._id=34&pfrom=1

I just googled it. I dont know if the site is trustworthy or not.

I dont know the effects of alluminum bbs and airsoft guns. Im thinking a few minites on google will help you out though.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 03:30   #3
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Piper Precision sells 0.88g steel BBs for use in their miniguns. They're very expensive (as opposed to plastic BBs) and may be too heavy for the stock plastic parts like nozzle, tappet, hop-up, etc., to work effectively and reliably. The bras barrel may also take a beating as well.

Without a seriously upgraded gun, your performance may not be adequate to shoot those BBs with effective velocity and range.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 06:21   #4
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The site Tony pointed out sells 0.30g aluminum BB's. I suspect it would have less impact on the gun than the 0.88g steel BB's. But unless you are planning to use your airsoft as a lethal weapon, why use metal BB's? I'm sure your local airsoft field won't let you use them since they aren't that safe for game use...

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Old July 27th, 2007, 11:49   #5
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Just buy a bb gun. You'll get 10 times the performance at 1/3 the price.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 12:34   #6
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I have steel .88 6mm bb's in stock $4/100.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 12:58   #7
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just a question.
can you buy 6mm steel bbs?
would these work or dammage the gun in some way.
and out of intrest what is the best fps you could get out of a ksc g19.
thanks
I am curious: Why would you need rare, heavy and expensive BBs for an airsoft gun?

Depending on the metal used, they could and would damage your barrel eventually. So it's a waste of money for the purchase cost and the future repair costs.

FPS on gas pistols depends on the gas used, the ambient temperature, and the BB weight.

Safe shooting levels are another discussion.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 13:10   #8
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If one looks at the 0.88g BBs, it's actually over most field limits in terms of energy if you can get it to 200fps. It's barely practical at that speed, time on target's like forever even at 30'. One's really better off sticking with saner and more readily available weights.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 13:38   #9
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6mm bearings can be found in most all automatic transmitions. they weigh in at about .94grams

LUBE THE BBs first
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Old July 27th, 2007, 14:35   #10
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I am curious: Why would you need rare, heavy and expensive BBs for an airsoft gun?
I was at my buddies pool one evening and used a Floatie pool noodle to launch a Green glow stick over 60 feet, it landed on the neighbours roof and glowed all night.... and heres the point It was fun! Nice to see you again GreyLocks
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Old July 27th, 2007, 21:28   #11
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I guess for shits and giggles, but I'd rather not deal with the drawbacks. My guess is that he'd be better off with a decent pellet gun.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 22:11   #12
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My upgraded G19 puts out 0.20g BB at 340fps, and 0.43g BBs at 265fps. So I'd say a 0.88g BB would be around 200fps IF that, quite possibly lower. But in order to get any kind of distance with it over 40-60ft, you'd have to aim high.

In so far as more damage to the target, old wives tales period unless one is talking about somthing frangible such as glass. Yes, it'll hit with more impact, but not much more and only at close range. Not like a steel BB would imbed itself in the skin anymore than a plastic one would.
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Old October 26th, 2022, 17:31   #13
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For those asking, why not get a bb or pellet gun, well there's currently only one bb/pellet gun I know of that is an AEG, and the rest are either pump, break-single shot, lever, or hpa powered.

The reason I originally decided to get an airsoft gun is that I wanted something electric powered and that has full auto, easy to find that in airsoft. The fact that I can also play airsoft when I feel like it, is a plus.

If his gun is upgraded enough to handle these steel/aluminum bbs, then it could be great backyard fun, if his property is large enough, or he can go out of town somewhere to shoot.
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