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Sorry if this should be in the lounge, feel free to move it there.

But anyways, I was thinking. Do you think it's possible to make a airsoft gun that shoots pellets, http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.gunmart.net/guns_for_sale/user_images/4896521.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.gunmart.net/guns_for_sale/c/383/Pellets.html&usg=__llla_BaM9nxHlUMIz8xBoOMDcLk=&h=250&w=250&sz=9&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=bLAZf87l0ZprsM:&tbnh=123&tbnw=122&ei=yTCyTYL5O9PbiAL7nqGwBg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Drounded%2Btip%2Bpellet%2Bgun%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1281%26bih%3D680%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=130&vpy=84&dur=3672&hovh=200&hovw=200&tx=121&ty=103&page=1&ndsp=28&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0 like those, but in plastic.
You could use a rifled barrel, like the tanikoba twist (not sure of the name, but something like that). The only problems I see is that could the spinning of the bb (pellet, really) wouldn't outrange the hop up on a normal airsoft gun, making this idea useless. However, the gyroscopic stability of the pellet seems like it would give you better wind resistance and accuracy, and combined with a pretty heavy pellet would make this gun very accurate.

Of course, this may be the stupidest idea ever seen, so feel free to tell me.
 

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this idea comes up continuously in various forums, the main problem would be safety/playability, the benefits of the spherical shape of a bb are that it produces a good amount of drag, and when it hits something it distributes the force over a large area (no puncture wounds in airsoft) moving to a heavier rifled round would make the impact area much smaller contributing to an increased injury rate, as well as raise inertia to inane rates (in order to see a significant increase in range and accuracy one would need to use a much heavier round at roughly the same velocities, hence raising kinetic energy)
 

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And, perhaps an even greater benefit of spheres, is despite their less than stellar aerodynamics, with hop-up they can be floated out quite far, where other shapes will begin dropping as soon as they leave the barrel.
 

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Yeah that's exactly what I was thinking. Sphere's are super stable when rotated, so can be hopped out further.
And overkill, I was comparing the same joules from a pellet vs. a BB, and see what could go furthest with the most accuracy.
 

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Asahi made ''Blade'' bb's for their M24. Or which ever one is super rare now. Maybe it was the M40...

I would find the video, but Youtube won't load for me. It's a video by Scaar.
 

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It is the M40, those were made in the day of proprietary ammunition, there was no real "standard" for ammo, so each company made ammo based on what they figured would be the best. Just looking at the blade bullets I wouldn't want to have one of them shot at me, they just don't look like they'd spread the impact out enough.
 
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This would actually be really cool to see. Why don't you try and get some dimensions of a regular sized pellet and maybe try and mod a gun to shoot them, (after you maybe mod a rifle/gun to see if it will even take the pellet
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