When it comes to exciting, adrenaline-filled sports, BB gun shooting is a great example. It is an engaging activity which is currently being enjoyed by many across the UK, with target practice events particularly popular. Part of enjoying using a bb gun to its best extent – whether you are shooting sports targets or having a go at skirmishing – is through ensuring that you have the right ammunition.
An aspect of importance
Ammunition and its quality can significantly impact your BB gun experience. If ammo is poor or not of good suitability to your gun, then this can even begin to affect aspects such as your accuracy.
Fortunately, there are some key factors to keep in mind when selecting ammunition, allowing you to make a quality choice.
Things to think about
- Picking pellets – BB guns tend to use pellets, not cartridges, and these are typically spherical and can be loaded easily into your model
- Weight matters – generally, the lower the weight of the bb pellet, the lower its quality. 12 grams is one of the lower commercially available weights, and although may be suitable for casual target practice, perhaps does not have the emphasis required for more long-term use of the gun. A typical standard selection for airsoft is 20 gram pellets, and knowing the weight of ammo is important as allows you to calculate ratios for accuracy and speed too
- Colour for your convenience – most bb guns fire plastic BB pellets, often white in colour, though there are other colour options available. Black pellets (often known as ‘invisible’) can add an extra layer of interest and there are also brighter colours such as yellow and red
- A quality provider – fortunately there are a number of suppliers of ammunition out there ready to offer you a wealth of experience and products.