This is nothing revolutionary I'm sure but I just thought I would share since I haven't seen anything on these lately. If you use them I'd like to hear what you like or dislike about using them...
So I bought some AE Black .25g BBs because ASGI was out of White AE's and my thoughts are this.
Pros: Adds more realism Impossible for someone else to trace the bb to your position.
Cons: Can't really zero sights in without at least some white bbs or a target Must know your effective range and BB trajectory very well Must have sights zeroed Refs won't see them hit players Hard to tell at a glance if there's a BB in the mag or if it's the follower.
At this point I don't think I'll purchase black BBs in the future. I can't imagine that there are that many times in a game where people trace my BBs. I think I did this once last game.
I personally like them but what I do is take a 2000 round bottle fill it about 3/4th of the way with blacks and then 1/4th with whites shake it up and load. Every few shots you'll have a white to help you guide shots and the rest is black death flying at your enemy.
I have the same sentiments as you, X. When using a long range rifle it's especially as hard to use darker colored BBs, as you can't trace your shot to your target. Although, if you do have your rifle tuned well enough, and zeroed, it won't be an issue, and the reward of a potential target not seeing your round is well worth it in the end.
Post by fuzzywolly on Mar 26, 2012 21:18:14 GMT -5
I never was fond of them mainly because I run a BASR, and half the time, the weather is pretty crappy, and wind is a major factor. I like to be able to see where the bb goes and compensate on the next shot.
Yeah I can't stand using black bb's. Tried it once and immediately proceeded to unload all 20 magazines and reload them with white bb's. WE's sells match grade .28's in pink and they've been the easiest rounds to be able to sight in especially at longer ranges. But now I gotta use .30s or heavier for the P* and am hoping to find some other bright colored bb's to use.
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I use a mixture of about 75% black BBs and 25% white BBs in my support weapon for a few reasons.
First, in the volume that I am firing, a "tracer" white BB every once in a while is perfectly adequate for lining up my shots.
Second, and more importantly, is that when I lay down suppressive fire from a larger distance, there isn't a doge-able "cloud" of white, but rather the sound of BBs hitting everything around the target. I find that this keeps peoples heads down better when they cant tell how close they are to being shot.
X I share your pain in running black bb's. I put together a quick REC game last weekend of about 20 people and realized I had no bb's, so I had to run to walmart, downgrade myself from matrix and buy some crossman .25s. It worked good for surpressing fire and keeping peoples heads down, like ishkaboom mentioned above but my accuracy was lacking. Not a good way to test out my new M4. I would have ran white .20s but even with my hop turned all the way down those bb's rise quite a bit.
The trip wasn't completly worthless though, I got myself a nice USP .45 Co2 pistol as a sidearm. It's not the best to buy Airsoft guns from walmart, but it's just a side arm, and I depise gas blowback pistols anyways. I'm not about to spend as much on a sidearm as I would a cheep CYMA.
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