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 Post subject: Lead vs steel BB?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:02 am 
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Those lead ones any good e.g. in a KWC 1911, for example? Do they feed through the mag okay? Any more accurate than steel BB? I imagine they will bounce around a lot less but other than that wonder if they are worth bothering with.


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 Post subject: Re: Lead vs steel BB?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:01 pm 
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Steel BB is good ~ you can reuse them ~
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Didn't try any other type of BB yet. ..

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 Post subject: Re: Lead vs steel BB?
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You can also clean up spillage with a magnet. (I have one on a flexible wand from Princess Auto that's easy on the back).
The magnetic BB retention feature in the chamber of some airguns would be useless with lead, and you need a magazine of some sort. In a break barrel, for instance, BB's can just roll out...
My experience with lead BBs is mainly with Gamo .22 cal. round balls that I can auto feed through my QB-78 Special. Feeding isn't a big issue, being gravity-fed, but lead BBs aren't going to stay as round as steel shot due to the softer material. This would likely be a bigger issue in a spring-fed magazine.
I find my accuracy drops with lead balls versus lead pellets, but it's probably partly due to lack of rifling contact.
Your mileage may vary...

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 Post subject: Re: Lead vs steel BB?
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YepYep wrote:
Steel BB is good ~ you can reuse them ~


Not recommended if you're shooting at harder surfaces, they deform pretty easily.


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 Post subject: Re: Lead vs steel BB?
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PZAM wrote:
YepYep wrote:
Steel BB is good ~ you can reuse them ~


Not recommended if you're shooting at harder surfaces, they deform pretty easily.
Not to shoot at hard surface or water is the first rule of bb gun I think ~

And every time you reuse 10 BBs, you save about 4 cents.... [emoji16]

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Four cents a day X 365 days = $146. Just saying. LOL


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Four cents a day X 365 days = $146. Just saying. LOL



You mean $14.60

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 Post subject: Re: Lead vs steel BB?
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megiddo65 wrote:
wheeliehd wrote:
Four cents a day X 365 days = $146. Just saying. LOL



You mean $14.60

That too! LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Lead vs steel BB?
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You won't just shoot 10 would you ?
One 12g CO2 usually good for 50 to 80 shots, and said don't leave it in the gun for overnight... [emoji16]

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 Post subject: Re: Lead vs steel BB?
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DDtank wrote:
Those lead ones any good e.g. in a KWC 1911, for example? Do they feed through the mag okay? Any more accurate than steel BB? I imagine they will bounce around a lot less but other than that wonder if they are worth bothering with.


I haven't tried them in a auto pistol, but be aware they are usually larger than steel bb's so they may not work in all guns.
Some people shoot them out of Makarov pistols, but some mags need to be opened up to feed them.
Since the KWC 1911 is not exactly a powerhouse, I think you would find they wont fly very far.
I've shot them out of a SAA, and Dan Wesson. They hit harder, but you need to be pretty close.

The lead balls were intended for pellet rifles, not bb guns hence the larger diameter.

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 Post subject: Re: Lead vs steel BB?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:27 pm 
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Thought I may as well add a tin to my last D&L order and try.
For future reference, the answer is they do not work, waste of time and money. I just tried 10 in the mag but didn't get a single shot in as they got chewed up, wouldn't feed and jammed it all up.
One tin of H&N 4.5mm BB looking for a good home, 10 missing... :roll:


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