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Pellet vs. BB

  1. Nov 24, 2014 #1
    At a distance of 15 meters, is a pellet more accurate than a BB, or vice versa? Is a pellet more aerodynamic than a BB, and, if so, why?
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  3. Nov 24, 2014 #2


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    What do you think, and why?
  4. Nov 24, 2014 #3


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    It depends very much on the shape, size, and material, as well as the initial velocity.
  5. Nov 24, 2014 #4

    Doug Huffman

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    A pellet is more more accurate than spherical BB, from my experience. The industry agrees as there are no spherical long range weapons. The aerodynamics are better, see Diabolo pellet.
  6. Nov 24, 2014 #5


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    Let's let the OP come back and respond before we offer any more information. We are still trying to determine if this might be a schoolwork question. Thanks.
  7. Nov 24, 2014 #6


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    Elyon, you owe me royalties for trying to infringe upon my avatar copyright. Expect to be hearing from my attorney.
    There is one overriding advantage of one projectile over the other, but it's true that you should try to figure it out yourself and share your reasoning with us rather than just expect a pat answer. I will, however, give you a hint. Consider how real firearms work.
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