Less friction. I was thinking about it last night and was curious as to if anyone had tried it. I assume it would make things go haywire. My next thought is dimpled bbs. Kind of like a golf ball design. I might get the dremel and magnifying glass out toight... j/k
Both of those I have tried. Dimpled bbs are impossible to make, it took me like an hour each bb. The wax inside the barrel was again, impossible to get perfectly smooth, and resulted in some MASSIVE jams, and a really fouled barrel that I had to actually bore out on my lathe to get clean.
Dimpled bbs have actually been talked about over on ASF. They were talking about getting them made in production vs. Actually making dimples yourself. I don't know whatever happened to it, I followed it for awhile but it seemed to go no where just like bbs with fins. I'm sure woogie knows which thread I'm taking about.
The dimples on a golf ball are placed mathmaticly and I am sure they follow a pattern that would be next to impossible to duplicate by hand. You would have to produce them and i am sure it would take a lot of time to come up with the right pattern. It would be an awesome idea if it ever comes to fruition though.
good to know someone has tried the wax though, if you could get applied evenly, since the bb never touches the barrel, it would greatly reduce air friction. You guys that tried it, did you do it to a stock barrel with a larger diameter?
In theory, dimpled bbs would have a r hop kind of effect, I mean more range and accuracy, but no-one is making them. My bet is that bbbastards will be the first one to produce them, if we don't count wal-mart bbs.