Which BB brand will make my airsoft sniper rifle shoot more consistant and which weight should I use?
Everybody who is into airsoft sniping came across the ammonition issue at least once.
Which BB brand will make my airsoft sniper rifle shoot more consistantly and what weight should I use?
It's very important to ask yourself this question since the BBs used is probably the most important factor to get your sniper rifle to shoot accurately.
You can have the best gun out there, but if you are using the wrong BBs your sniper rifle will not shoot consistantly.
So I made it my mission to find the best BB
...and I literally tried every single brand out there.
BBs with airbubbles, big craters, dirty surfaces and irregular shapes - I've seen it all.
But I also found great white heavyweight sniper BBs which gave me nice groupings in my VSR-10 back when I didn't use the SSG24 yet
However my biggest issue was that, no matter how good the BBs were - every brand was very unconsistant. Sometimes I got a good batch - sometimes I got a bad batch.
I was curious why that is and I knew the only way to find out is to fly out to one of those BB factories. Now guess where those are..
Off to Asia
I wrote a bunch of e-mails with the subject - Promoting your BB factory with the biggest social media in the airsoft industry.
Even though it wasn't my intention to promote any factory - I knew this was the only way to get into one of those mysterious facilities.
3 days later I had 6 responses in my inbox - all of them were in broken Asian English - even worse than mine. But all of them contained an address - so I took the next plane and made a roundtrip through Japan, Taiwan and China.
After 5 days of hopping between airports and factories, eating weird food and hitting on asian women, I realized that all BB brands I've ever tried come from only a few factories. Thousands of boxes with a ton of familiar brand names were in the factories warehouses.
The BB factories processes were surprisingly clean and organized - so I didn't really understand why the differences between the batches were so big - until I talked to the sales people of the factories.
The brands were pushing the prices of the BBs down by cutting cost on raw material, polishing time and quality control.
In this very moment I realized that the only way for me to get my hands on the perfect BBs - was to work with the best factory. By investing as much time and money necessary to get the best raw material, polishing and QC possible, I should achieve the quality I want.
I canceled my flight back and extended my stay at the hotel right next to the factory. My mission was clear - I will not leave before I get the first samples of the perfect sniper BB.
After month of testing different materials, finding the perfect polishing time, purchasing QC machines and constant trial and error...