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Hi All!
Proud owner of a UTG L96. Clocked between 470-500fps. Currently using .2 gram BB's for closer range shots (65 feet and down). But the issue with this I have recently discovered is if I get cornered I constantly find myself having to run out of my position being shot at (doesn't happen often as I am a pretty good hider actually). Anyways, I'm looking to reach out and touch someone between 100-120ft max. People have recommended .28, or even .30 gram bb's which is REALLY heavy for the longer shots, I know for a fact that it will slow my rifle's fps down but they also mentioned it will cause the shot to go longer and I'll be able to touch someone at the distance I may need one day. Is this true? I wouldn't mind a .28 but a .3+ is a bit heavy for me. Thoughts please? Thanks!
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Going to go on a rant, hope it helps someway :lmao:

At that FPS you can actually use .43g and still get ranges past 200ft. Most of the far range distances people achieve is due to the hop up taking affect on the BB.

The ideal BB weight for great accuracy/range is determined by user preference and wallet size. If you're willing to spend $$$ then .43g bb's can perform amazingly with the power you're running. Some people recommend to use at the VERY least .28g, but in MY experience .30g is bare minimum for that FPS.

YES. The heavier the BB the lower your FPS becomes. HOWEVER, FPS is just how fast an object is moving. In no way does FPS alone determine how far the BB will travel or how much energy there is on impact.

FPS can assist in achieving longer ranges, but in most cases the big trade-off is accuracy. The higher the FPS, the heavier the BB required to maintain trustworthy accuracy.

The reason heavier BB's USUALLY go further is because there is more energy (JOULES) retained within a heavier BB while it flies. This energy fights against wind resistance (due to momentum) and thus allows further travel than lighter BB's experiencing MORE wind resistance since they're going faster.

One of the exceptions a lighter BB might travel further is if the gun is shooting at a lower energy (i.e. spring pistols). The heavier BB will drop faster because it takes more energy to move something that's heavier. Thus, the lighter BB will travel further, but will still be more inaccurate. The heavier BB will travel closer to a 12 o'clock path (straight on) and the lighter BB will travel more between 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock (slightly left/right.)

Another very important key for range besides BB weight is hop up. A gun with finely-tuned hop up and MUCH weaker FPS than yours (i.e. 328fps using 0.3g bb's) can and have gone 200ft+ easily AND accurately.

As a rule of thumb, BB quality is more important than weight to determine accuracy, but assuming that the quality is good-- BB's gradually become more accurate the heavier they become.

IMHO, 0.20g bb's are extremely inaccurate at 470-500FPS and should only be used with that sniper for chrono'ing or anything besides skirmishing.

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To sum it up, use nothing lighter than 0.28g bb's. The heavier the BB you use, the better the accuracy and distance for the FPS you're running at. This will only work if you also fine-tune your hop-up. With all of this, your gun can shoot 200ft.
 

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.2s in a 500fps rifle!!!!????!! :lmao:


Jesus in the nude!! I dont even use .2s in my tri shot shot gun that cronos at 270fps!!!



Come to think of it I cant even remember the last time I used a .2 bb in a game :shrug:



I use .28s in all my 330 and 350fps rifles as an absalute minimum.


And I use .3 Biovals in my 500 fps BA rifle with much success, and when I'm feeling realy flush I'll dig out my .43s :tup:
 

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Is it worrying that the OP's rifle clocked the same with .2s as mine did stock with .43s?


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You got 500 FPS with .43s.. stock?
470. And essentially stock - only upgrade was the hop up chamber. I should probably find a machine screw for the PCS.

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65 ft? I wouldn't even legally be able to use that at my field due to a 100ft MED. You should really be using 0.30g's at the lightest, but 0.40g's would do you good also. I say get a few different kinds and experiment a little. This is an easy rifle to DIY upgrade and get it shooting more accurate and faster.
 
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