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P-Force 0.30g 6mm BB's 3 years 4 weeks ago #9700

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So after reading many 'glowing' reviews about the P-Force brand precision 6mm BB's, I decided to purchase a bag. I went with the 0.30g type with the express intention of using these out of my Real Sword Dragunov SVD as it seems to prefer 0.30g BB's to most other weights.

These BB's are billeted as "High Precision" and reputedly have a diameter of 5.94mm +/-. The bag also unequivocally states:
"P-Force Airsoft BB is manufactured to the highest specification to be perfectly spherical, seamless, and shatter resistant. Strict quality control is applied to ensure P-Force BB is the right size for use with today's mid- to high-end Airsoft products."

"You cannot make a better choice than to choose P-Force for optimal performance!"

Sadly, I wish these statements were true (at least for me - results may vary).

The main problem I was having with these BB's was the fact that they were jamming in my SVD magazines and hop-up chamber and even the barrel itself. I tried all of my magazines and found this to be an issue with all of them.

For the record, the only things I have changed internally on the SVD are the inclusion of a Dee's 6.01mm TBB and a Systema M140 spring. Everything else is stock.

I was also having an issue getting a good zero. The trajectory of many of the rounds that did go downrange was erratic or zinging off to left-field somewhere. I attempted to re-adjust my hop-up from zero and graduate it up until I figured it was giving me the 'optimal' trajectory, but was still dismayed to see that at least 3 out of 5 shots the BB's were behaving abnormally.

To rule out the possibility of operator or weapon error, I loaded up 3 magazines of KSC. brand 0.30g Perfect's and re-adjusted my hop-up. All 3 magazines fed and fired flawlessly and my point of aim was exactly where I wanted it to be. I also did not experience any random fliers.

I decided on a whim to try these out of my Real Sword Type 56-2 and had somewhat more reliable feeding, although a few jams were evidenced. The accuracy was noticeably worse then with the KSC. Perfect 0.30's or 0.25's which perform great in my RS's otherwise.

Again, for the record the only things I have changed internally on this weapon is the inclusion of a Dee's 6.01mm TBB, everything else is stock.

So while others may have had "fantastic! (followed by 5,000,000,000 stars)" luck with these BB's, they have performed nothing less than abysmally for me. At the very least I can only conclude that they do not like Real Swords :P
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Re: P-Force 0.30g 6mm BB's 3 years 4 weeks ago #9702

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Thanks for the tip Dan, probably saved me some grief B)
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Re: P-Force 0.30g 6mm BB's 3 years 4 weeks ago #9703

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At least $20 worth of grief haha.
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Re: P-Force 0.30g 6mm BB's 3 years 4 weeks ago #9707

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In all fairness, your rig is a absolute precision instrument compared to the usual loadout. The KFCs are the best BB out there in my limited experience and are all I shoot.
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Re: P-Force 0.30g 6mm BB's 3 years 4 weeks ago #9708

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its possible you just got a bad batch based on all the reviews you read showing them as steller. id recommend just staying with brands you recognize that are tried and true. its really hard to beat the bioval .27 or .30 bb's for accuracy, consistancy and quality control. grant was saying precision will have them at the end of next week. some .40's too.
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Re: P-Force 0.30g 6mm BB's 3 years 4 weeks ago #9710

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That's pretty sad, as once upon a time I used the P-Force .20 and .25 as a generic shop brand when I had my own shop, and those worked great in my barrels, but that was like 5 years ago, and we all know how things change in the airsoft industry!
As Ti-Ti said, you really can't go wrong with Bival or KSC BBs, and I have never experienced a jam in them with my barrels, when they are properly cleaned and maintained. I did experience jamming with them once though, but I had not cleaned that barrel in over a year and it was being used as a skirmishing gun in a desert environment, basically a torture test to see what it would take to make the barrel jam. Even after 2 jams, it was shooting itself clear and still getting great range, but their was a noticeable increase in velocity after I finally cleaned it, LOL!
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Re: P-Force 0.30g 6mm BB's 3 years 3 weeks ago #9725

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Actually I'm somewhat curious about something - most airsoft gun barrels are made of brass, and brass tarnishes over time. Does this affect accuracy or performance in the long term?

For example: In paintball I was a big fan of the Palmers Brass barrels. But after a year in the elements and so forth they get pretty tarnished, turn green instead of bright and shiny, and no longer have a 'slick' feel to them like they do when they come straight out of the box. I was never able to determine if it affected accuracy (paintball ballistics are somewhat different from airsoft ballistics), but I think it may have affected velocity because I noted an FPS drop (only about 10 - 15 FPS or so). They can of course be cleaned up with any off the shelf brass polish. So after I cleaned mine, the FPS came back up to normal standards. Would this same problem apply to airsoft barrels or is it a non-issue?
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