Not all bullets are suitable for every BB gun. Its quality depends on its type, so it is essential to understand each of them before making a decision. Though the accuracy and performance of shooting rely on the shooter and the weapon used, the type of bullet loaded in the gun is also equally important.
For many years BB bullets are constructed of lead, and they are commonly called lead “rounds.” They are still used for many types of guns nowadays. Another material used is steel widely used in many types of air rifles. Since iron is susceptible to corrosion, they are coated by another metal called copper. This type of BB tend to ricochet and has a round shape.
Although BBs used in low-powered airguns, they are still far from harmless. An airsoft bullet made of steel does not deform when it hits the target. However, when the steel ball hits a hard object, there is a possibility that it will compress slightly due to the elasticity of this metal. A high risk of resiliency can cause the BB to propel backward toward the shooter with high velocity.
If you are a new airsoft gun enthusiast and you want to look for a bullet that has excellent performance, we’ve compiled a list of ammunition for BB gun along with its quality and performance.
BAW Tube - 3K BB 3,000 0.20G BBs
Also referred to as Ballistic Airsoft Ware, BAW Tube is a newly improved high-precision BBs which measure 5.95 mm +/-0.01%. The 5.95 mm is essential to obtain accuracy consistently. On the other hand, lower grade BBs like 5.93 mm down to 5.91 mm or lesser have more air escapes downsides of the BB. They increase the clearance between the BB and inner barrel walls, and it efficiently rattles down the barrel because of the larger gap.
This BB bullet is one of the best products of BAW due to its exceptional quality and an affordable price. It weighs 0.6200 kg. Also comes with the package is a reusable and recyclable BB pouring bottle for an eco-friendly BB accessory. These BBs are made of ABS plastic, so they are harmless to the environment. It differs from other types of BB bullets because it is unique from other ammunition. Though they are considered safe for the environment because they are inert and do not release toxins, they are still non-biodegradable.
Valken Airsoft 0.36G Precision 6MM BB
Valken Airsoft 0.36G Precision 6MM BB is a high precision and heavyweight type f BB made for increased accuracy, giving you the ability to hit the target with power. Due to its quality and weight, it retains more consistent velocity and can shoot at longer distances. When it comes to its exceptional accuracy, it can hold tighter grouping for an extended time. Its weight allows it not to be affected by the wind when used for shooting.
It can hit the target harder which makes it stand out among other Valken BB bullets products. It is ideally used for higher FPS airsoft guns. It has a diameter of 5.95 mm +/-.01. It looked like a ball bearing with quality design and polished to resist corrosion. It has a quantity of 2,500 and weighs 0.9500 kg.
Crossman 0.12G ‘Invisible’ Camouflage Precision BB’s (2000)
This interesting Crossman -0.12 Camo BB weighs 0.2750 and is the commonly used weight for BB gun ammunition. However, it is not compatible in airsoft guns or any pistol or rifle which has a velocity higher than 250 FPS. Although if you are unsure about the speed of your weapon, check if it curves up into the air when you fire it with the hop adjustment off. If so, then, you need a heavier BB.
These well-polished Camo BBs are free of seams, wherein you cannot see any mold imperfections or misshapes. They are perfect for the those who use airsoft and want to remain concealed. They are also suitable for backyard plinking and target shooting without even leaving any bright yellow or litter in any place. It is considered invisible because of its dark color, making it impossible for your target to see it while being fired.
Biodegradable 0.20g Upgrade - Precision BB’s
As another eco-friendly type of BB, this type of bullet is certified by TUV Labs in Germany, giving you a peace of mind that this product has a high standard. Its weight, which is 0.20g is the commonly used weight for BB gun ammunition. This weight is not suitable for pistols, rifles, or airsoft guns that have a velocity higher than 250 FPS. Its weight is too light to fly straight at a higher velocity.
What makes it an excellent choice is the upgrade that provides higher accuracy and higher impact on your target. It may only be 0.03 g heavier than the standard weight which is 0.20 g, but its increased weight also means increased accuracy. This improved BB can even penetrate through various targets made of paper, tin can, and cardboard. It is also perfectly polished because you cannot see any imperfection or misshape.
Always remember that when choosing a bullet for your weapon, it is imperative to consider not just its specifications, but also your purpose for using it. Through it, you can identify the accuracy of the bullet as well as the other aspects you are looking for that will satisfy your needs. Aside from the lead and steel metals used in manufacturing BBs, we already have eco-friendly materials that are perfect for target shooting and backyard plinking.
Aside from considering the price of the product, make sure you also purchase BB bullets with an accurate measurement, size, and weight that are suitable for your BB gun. It is essential to check these requirements since a purchasing decision always involves money, and nobody wants to spend his time and money for nothing.