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Longevity of BB's

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Chaps

 

After a 6-7 yr absence from airsoft, I still have a shed load of gear stashed away. So new lipo's have been ordered, new silicon oil, green gas and a few other bit's and pieces.  

 

Now my question refers mostly to the shed load of BB's which I have. I have a box of Excel 0.2g (3700 bb's per bag 6 bags) and 0.25 match grade Madbull bb's (5 bags). They have been kept in storage, in a dark, damp free place (lol) for the last few years. I looked at the Excels last weekend and test fired a few mags they seemed fine. So the question I'm asking is, even though they are 7 years old I assume they should still be ok to use? They don't seem to have degraded from what I can see and still look nice shiny except the Madbull ones which look a tad off-white!

 

Any school on thought on the longevity of storing BB's?

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Steveocee said:

A bag of BBS is only £5-£10, wouldn't chance using unknown quality ammo. Easy way to ruin your day.

Agreed. I wouldn't trust it running through my guns, I'd bin it and get some fresh. 

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Personally, I would inspect each BB, wash and dry them and then re-bag the good ones ;)

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14 hours ago, Jedi_Master said:

Personally, I would inspect each BB, wash and dry them and then re-bag the good ones ;)

 

Agreed, you need to remember to measure them for diameter and sphericity

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 They definitely ain't bio that's for sure.... pure 100% Japanese bbs. Back in the day they were some of the better brand of BB's you could buy from what I can recall ... so what's considered a decent brand nowadays? 

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14 hours ago, Jedi_Master said:

Personally, I would inspect each BB, wash and dry them and then re-bag the good ones ;)

 

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22 hours ago, Jedi_Master said:

Personally, I would inspect each BB, wash and dry them and then re-bag the good ones ;)


and a quick wipe with a cloth soaked in virgins tears. 
 

It’s said to make them shoot straighter 

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40 minutes ago, Albiscuit said:

a quick wipe with a cloth soaked in virgins tears

 

Finally, a use for Milsim Operators who've been informed that their PTW is still just a toy gun.

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46 minutes ago, Rogerborg said:

 

Finally, a use for Milsim Operators who've been informed that their PTW is still just a toy gun.

Mines no toy. It’s an M&S toy! 😂

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23 hours ago, AlphaBear said:

Mines no toy. It’s an M&S toy! 😂

Shoots the same ammo as my Lidl branded one though :P  

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