BB’s are small plastic balls that are used as projectiles in the sport airsoft.
Most are biodegradable. These small BB’s are often 6 or 8 millimeters in size and have different weights. The weight ranges from 0.12 grams to 0.43 grams. When playing airsoft, a lot of use is made of 0.20 grams to 0.25 grams of 6 mm BB’s and for “sniper rifles” the BBs are often around 0.35 grams to 0.40 grams.
There is some uncertainty about the origin of the name “BB”. It is said that the name used is derived from the English term “ball bearing” or ball bearing, but also that the name, although incorrect, comes from the American militia world. That is because BB’s is a measure for a bullet of 0.180 “, or 4.57 mm. The name would then have been inaccurate derived from this because BB balls of 6-8 mm are larger.
It is more likely that the name BB (BB Pellet) is derived from Bulleted Breech Cap (BB Cap), a percussion or central fire percussion hat with a round lead ball.
In addition to BBs, we also have a range of Magazines