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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:13 pm 
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Anyone know why lead BB's are not supposed to be used in my Walther PPK ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:05 pm 
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Because the PPK is weak enough as it is...
If you use lead bbs I’m afraid they won’t even make it to the target :shock:

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[emoji38] not that bad, right?!

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Of course not THAT bad :?
But still, it shoots around 295fps with 5.1gr steel bbs
I can only guess that with 7.4 or 8gr lead ones it will be in the 250fps range...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:04 am 
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Why would you want to use lead BB's? If ricochet is the problem, maybe try dust devils. But might want to check if they work in PPK.

I have a PPK & am very happy with it. Just used it yesterday. I got approx. 11 mags (@15 shots each) before velocity really dropped off.

Don't have a chrony but it feel like it has more velocity than 295.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:33 am 
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BB1Shooter wrote:
Why would you want to use lead BB's? If ricochet is the problem, maybe try dust devils. But might want to check if they work in PPK.

I have a PPK & am very happy with it. Just used it yesterday. I got approx. 11 mags (@15 shots each) before velocity really dropped off.

Don't have a chrony but it feel like it has more velocity than 295.



Someone gave me a couple of thousand, and it seems a shame not to use them.


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I agreed this is a very good reason ~ [emoji38]

Want a new gun for those BBs? One that a little more powered.... :wink: another good reason to increase your collection....

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It's probably more that lead is softer and may deform being chambers. Causing it to jam up.


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Might be time to buy a .177 break barrel. I suspect a lead BB would work in a springer. But might effect accuracy. Try Princess Auto, they have entry level break barrels at a fair price, and may be clearing out some in the "surplus" section. Also check other retailers. They occasionally have real good sales on .177 break barrels.

As others said, lead BB's may jam in the chamber as the PPK, and similar BB guns are made for hard steel BB's not soft lead.

Another option is a shell loading CO2 revolver. Since BBs are put in a shell, may not jam up the system. So long as they fit in the shell, you should be OK.

It all depends upon how much you want to spend to use the "free" BB's.


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BB1Shooter wrote:
Might be time to buy a .177 break barrel. I suspect a lead BB would work in a springer. But might effect accuracy. Try Princess Auto, they have entry level break barrels at a fair price, and may be clearing out some in the "surplus" section. Also check other retailers. They occasionally have real good sales on .177 break barrels.

As others said, lead BB's may jam in the chamber as the PPK, and similar BB guns are made for hard steel BB's not soft lead.

Another option is a shell loading CO2 revolver. Since BBs are put in a shell, may not jam up the system. So long as they fit in the shell, you should be OK.

It all depends upon how much you want to spend to use the "free" BB's.


I have a shell loading revolver (Schofield) and I use the lead BB's in that, it's just that I'd like to use the lead ones in the Walther too.


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Lead bb's are often larger than steel. I doubt they will work in the PPK.

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paddyfritz wrote:
Lead bb's are often larger than steel. I doubt they will work in the PPK.



I've tried dropping them down the barrel and they drop down easily.


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Dennyboy wrote:
paddyfritz wrote:
Lead bb's are often larger than steel. I doubt they will work in the PPK.



I've tried dropping them down the barrel and they drop down easily.


Then try it and see if you like it.

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paddyfritz wrote:
Dennyboy wrote:
paddyfritz wrote:
Lead bb's are often larger than steel. I doubt they will work in the PPK.



I've tried dropping them down the barrel and they drop down easily.


Then try it and see if you like it.


Yes, I've decided to give it a go and see what happens, but I'll only put 10 BB's in the mag to reduce the pressure just in case they distort.


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Thanks all, for the suggestions and ideas. :-D


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