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.2g or .25g??

Hi, im looking to but a TSD l69 sniper rifle.
and with it i am looking to buy 5000 bbs which should last me the problem is i'm not sure whether to get .2g or .25g? they are the same price too.
http://www.kastwayairsoft.com/Produc...f-d084402420f0
there is the link to the gun details thanks for your help!!
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:17 AM
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buy the lightest BBs you can so they move faster and get to the target quicker
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:22 AM
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That's what i thought but people have told me that heavier=more accurate/force?
true or false??
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It tends to be yes the heavier the round the more accurate it is. Yes the round will move slower but because of the larger weight will not be pushed off track by the wind as easy. Now these are all light weights at low speeds so they will all be messed up by wind but speed isn't everything. But then again depends on the range you plan on engaging the target. If you will be close to the target then it will not be as important. The greater the distance the more it will play into your decision.

Best thing is to try them out. I have used .2s all the way up to .3s. I tend to like .28s myself; they tend to give me the best range/accuracy for my weapon. But as I said before best thing to do honestly is try them out and see what will work best for you, your weapon and the types of engagements you will find yourself in.
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The lightest BB you should be shooting is a .20g BB. Obviously there are lighter BB's, but believe me when I say .12g BB's are going to SUCK for sniping. Most people use .25's ore heavier for sniping, but for the TSD, I'd go with a .25 or .28 if it were me.

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ok thanks so .25 and check out.28s
and does anyone know the ranges for these? on most reviews it says that .2s shoot around 230? but accuratly? (chest shots)
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:32 AM
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The BB doesn't determine the range, what you are shooting them out of does.
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but using heavier bbs will lower the range? (the range for TSD L96 which this is post is about)
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i just got the TSD .25 for WHFO 2 and i loved them ( i have the UTG L96) and they were very accurate and the distance was a good 175 feet. no 100% sure on that. but chronoing it with the .25 was a little over 400FPS
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ok thanks and any other advice/opinions would be lovely
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but using heavier bbs will lower the range? (the range for TSD L96 which this is post is about)
Actually heavier bb deffinently flies farther.
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.25 would be the best for sniping because they have more accuracy because they are heavier. you could also try .23 bb's and just see what you like best
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Back in the day a friend and I tested our guns. In the intervening 6 years we've found the findings to hold true for every gun we have ever fielded ever.

http://www.airsoftohio.com/forums/sh...+accuracy+test

.25s give you greater range and greater accuracy at longer ranges than .2s; the same should hold true for .28s.
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wow that forum/test helped shed much needed light on this for me! thanks alot and i am 80% sure i am going to buy the .25s now!
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The BB doesn't determine the range, what you are shooting them out of does.
The BB won't determine the range but it will have an affect on accuracy at longer ranges. This is the exact reason why we airsofters try to find the 'perfect' BB. The closer it is to being perfectly round the more consistent your shots will be. When you are applying thousands of RPMs of backspin and it is an out-of-round BB it will worsen your consistency. For this reason I always tell 'snipers' to only use very high quality BB's.
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That gun shoots around 480 out of the box, you should definitely be using .28g's or higher. I would suggest the New Madbull 0.30g's though. Sniping is all about accuracy, and the heavier BB the more accurate it will be.

I own the same gun (UTG Version), which I'm working on upgrading. I've been using 0.28g's, though I'll be switching over Madbull 0.40g's after upgrading.
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so i need to know whats a better buy? 5000 .25gs (TSD) or 3000 .28g (G&G) the 300o is like $2 less? also note i will be using this with a bolt action sniper rifle so will i need 5000 bbs??
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I would personally recommend the .28s.
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Well personally I use an upgraded Maruzen L96. I don't think anything is stock on it anymore, but I'm looking to get a new spring for it soon. I would recommend the .28g personally. I use the Maruzen BBs, which I'm fairly certain are .29g and they're made for sniping and I find them to work well. So I'd go with the heavier BB, especially if your rifle is shooting around 480 FPS stock. You could even consider heavier BBs, but like many have said its all about finding what works for you. 5000 BBs would last you quite a long time for a bolt action, 2500 lasted me a while for my P90. Hope that helps.
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If the price is only 2$ difference, then get the bigger amount you get more for your money.
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If the price is only 2$ difference, then get the bigger amount you get more for your money.
but if i get the bigger amount (5000) and it turns out .25 aren't heavy enogh or the bbs themselves aren't good then im stuck using em for a long while
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It is a personal preference. Buy a bag of each, or borrow some of different weights at an event, see which one you like better.
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Get the heavier G&G's, I have personal experience with both G&G's and TSD's, both are great, but since you are sniping get the heavier ones. Not to mention, 3000 rounds will last you quite a while with a bolt action gun.
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