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#1 Jatodude

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:40 PM

Well recently I found out that my local paintball range is hosting a large airsoft game, and requires Bio BB's for non snipers.  Are they safe to use? Do they work? Or get chopped up? Pretty straight forward question.

#2 Nitemare

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:15 PM

As long as you buy a good name brand quality BB, you shouldn't have issues. I've used a bag of bios two times (not much, but better than nothing) in my years of airsofting and noticed no differences. I've never seen a notice not to use them for a GBB either, so I wouldn't say a gas gun handles them any differently than an AEG.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

View PostNitemare, on 26 July 2012 - 09:15 PM, said:

As long as you buy a good name brand quality BB, you shouldn't have issues. I've used a bag of bios two times (not much, but better than nothing) in my years of airsofting and noticed no differences. I've never seen a notice not to use them for a GBB either, so I wouldn't say a gas gun handles them any differently than an AEG.

I just figured that they would be more susceptible to breaking or dimpling because of the metal extractor violently picking them up.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:31 PM

So ive been shooting goldenball. 30s and havent noticed any unusual marks or breaking :-)  so far so good

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

View Postjonsun81, on 26 July 2012 - 09:31 PM, said:

So ive been shooting goldenball. 30s and havent noticed any unusual marks or breaking :-)  so far so good
Thanks for the reassurance. I've also heard things about them not feeding well in midcaps or lowcaps, so I guess that's not a problem in the LM4.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:46 PM

Just make sure the bb doesnt exceed a diameter of 5.95mm, bigger bbs have caused problems.  g&g i know is 5.95 as is goldenballs :-)

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

I've used the Matrix brand Bio-BBs in my LM4 with no issues...
http://tinyurl.com/bld4ywv

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:56 AM

Just get a quality brand...Or make your LM4 into a sniper rifle heh. I dont know if I would recommend Matrix though..
No issues at all?

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:58 AM

I have run about 1000 rounds of Elite Force .25 gram bio bbs in my LM4 and have not experienced a problem whatsoever.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:31 AM

Ive ran 20,000+ rounds of bioval. 30g bbs and only had two jams..due to me topping off the mags to full capacity.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:24 AM

Bioval is good too. I usually stay away from matrix bbs and I usually buy Hailstorm (Michigan made), but I ran out and my friend only had matrix bios on hand. I ran maybe 1-1.5K through with zero issues. Madbull is good as well.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:51 AM

View PostTHEDEISEL, on 27 July 2012 - 10:24 AM, said:

Bioval is good too. I usually stay away from matrix bbs and I usually buy Hailstorm (Michigan made), but I ran out and my friend only had matrix bios on hand. I ran maybe 1-1.5K through with zero issues. Madbull is good as well.
Hailstorm bios are U.S.A. made in Michigan? How can this be verified? Id really like to know because our new team sponsor carries this brand as well as bioval.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:00 PM

Check this out, looks like NH made.  Not far from where I used to live in Nashua, NH:

http://www.hailstorm...t.com/info.html

https://www.facebook...4874947?sk=info

https://www.facebook...184770504874947

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:18 PM

Hmm, then I was lied to...

One of the distributers for hailstorm mentioned it was made in Michigan, so to support our state brands I bought two bags.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

Thanks for the help guys. I went with Bioval .30g. Hopefully they work good at my first official game!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:46 PM

I've had great performance out of Biovals. I wouldn't run anything lighter than 0.25g BBs (regardless of BB brand) through KWA guns. I generally run 0.27g to 0.3g BBs. Using good quality 0.3g BBs you'll see far less fliers and your shot to shot accuracy will increase substantially. When you have 30-40 rounds per mag, you want every round to count.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:42 PM

Airsoft-unlimited.com is having a sale on. 30 biovals, 40% off your order.  seems alot of people use biovals :-)

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:04 AM

View Postjonsun81, on 30 July 2012 - 07:42 PM, said:

Airsoft-unlimited.com is having a sale on. 30 biovals, 40% off your order.  seems alot of people use biovals :-)
Links are nice :)

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:27 AM

I have used almost only elite force .25 bios. The only problems I have had is chopping on full auto. But I get that with regular elite force bbs. Also with elite force bbs when they get warm they tend to warp. And this can cause feed issues. Should I be useing heavier bbs?  Elite force has the new .32g MilSim Max bbs. I wasn't sure if that much would matter.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:59 AM

http://www.airsoft-unlimited.net/osc/

So thats how you do it!!

Edited by jonsun81, 31 July 2012 - 08:00 AM.





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