Hey guys, got another question!
I've been playing around with lead and steel BBs for my co2 pistol.
I've heard someone say that lead BBs give more power because the rifling cuts into the lead BBs better and provents gas blow pass. However, from my experience, steel still pack more punch then lead. I did find the lead BBs to be more accurate...for the first few shots of a mag at least.
What are your views on both?
Also, when I use lead BBs, the feeder in the magazine always squash the last few BBs out of shape, any fix to this? should I just load fewer BBs?
...about the Drozd bb machine gun (?). Mine will jam lead bb's. I don't see any way to fix it other than to maybe find harder lead bb's. The lead bb's get hammered and deformed as they feed up the magazine. Steel bb's give higher velocity but will wear out a rifled bbl.
Actually, the lead BB's would probably pack more punch.
June 16 2004, 9:28 PM
The slightly heavier lead BB's have a higher mass and would therefore retain energy better. In rifled barrels, lead is better. Try loading a few less lead ones into the magazine and see if they don't squash. Fully loading it may increase the spring tension inside the magazine. RB
How frequent should I clean my co2 pistol?
I stripe it after every session and lude it with military grade CLP gun oil(dad's in the army). Also I clean the barrel as well.(I can get lot's of pink steel BB shaving out of it.
Am I cleaning it too much.
The pistol is all metal construction and the black steel mag gets a little pink/red rust on it after a while.
Lube is a different matter. I'd say oil it (since it's not a springer) to your...
June 16 2004, 9:55 PM
...heart's content. But the residue you're seeing from the BBs probably isn't rust - at least not from the gun. If they were Daisy's or Copperheads, I'd suspect copper from the surface flash they're given. I've never used Gamos and don't know what surface treatment they're given. But I'd be willing to bet it's harmless.
Steel BBs will bounce off a hard surface at something like 95% of the speed they hit at. And they come back right at you, or anybody else around.
I am generally not in favor of using steel BBs for any purpose and don't allow them in my house at all nor around my kids.
It is possible to use them safely but it requires extraordinary effort, and a level of care not possible for young people. Better to spend a little more and shoot lead. The only advantage I can see to steel is price. Lead will bounce too under some conditions but is much easier to contain, and the bounce usually isn't hard enough to cause injury.
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