What are the Best Airsoft BBs.? This is a question we will help you answer depending on how you play. Instead of going through BB weights, we will go through playstyles & talk about the BBs you should consider.
These days, most BBs are already pretty good quality. If you can’t see any line on the surface, a white BB will do just about fine. This doesn’t work for snipers though.
If you want to get into more detail, make sure to check our guide on choosing BB weight.
BBs for Beginners
If you’re renting, or have your first electric airsoft gun, get either 0.20 or 0.25 gram BBs that are BIO degradable. With BIOs, you can play anywhere these days.
0.20 Gram BBs are great for getting lots of shots for as little money as possible. 0.25 Gram BBs are a little bit more expensive but deliver overall better performance with guns that are rather new.
Indoor Players/Speed QB
Long story short, many indoor places only let you use lighter weight BBs. You should use 0.25 Gram BBs. For most places, BIOs are not needed as indoor places dispose of BBs regularly.
For Indoors, we definitely recommend considering a Tracer Unit. This thing is extremely fun & actually helps to see where your BBs are going in the dark. See for yourself:
You can find quality Tracer BBs within our shop.
If you’re a sniper, go to the SNIPER SECTION. If you use AEGs, Pistols, shotguns and Light Machine Guns. You should generally stick with 0.28, 0.3 or 0.32 gram BBs – depending on your gun’s performance.
In general, these BB weights are interchangeable. Based on your replica’s performance, it is mostly better to choose heavier BBs. They will penetrate bushes more easily and provide better accuracy. If your gun can shoot these with muzzle velocity high enough (at least 330 fps or 100 m/s), go heavy.
There is a bit more science to it so if you feel like it, check our other guide.
Whenever playing outside, we always recommend using Bio BBs. For those practising in their backyard, the use of Normal BBs on your own property depends on your preference.
With sniper BBs, you should really pay attention to quality as you have just 1 shot to hit the target. Long story short, if you look for top-quality BBs, seek these signs:
- Manufacturer uses multiple quality control steps.
- Manufacturer polishes the BBs properly.
- The BBs come in a decent packaging.
- The BBs are a bit more expensive due to increased quality control.
- The BB weight is 0.36 or above.
If you want some interesting details about the manufacturing process, check out this video:
Having found quality Airsoft BBs, consider the optimal weight:
0.36 is best for low-powered snipers. If you have a low-cost sniper, or you bought for instance an SSG10 with the lowest power, the 0.36 is best for you.
0.4 and 0.43 are best for mid-powered snipers. These aren’t for the most powerful airsoft snipers, but they’re still really good & very accurate.
0.46 and 0.48 are for the most powerful airsoft snipers. If you are at the legal limits of airsoft, then these BBs will be the best in terms of accuracy & distance for your gun. These will be virtually unaffected by wind compared to anything else.
BBs are a very important and mostly underlooked aspect of airsoft. Seek the same quality you look for with a replica. The more closer you get to your enemies, the lighter BBs we recommend. Stay safe!