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Item Code: Crosman-0737 [PY-P-106]
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Things I liked: Really, not too much... see below. The ONLY reason I have given three stars is because they do, pretty much, serve the good purpose of being used in my BULK magazine fed rifles, like the 'Red Ryder' and others where you can put 50 to 600 into the reservoir. The rifles that have a spring loaded magazine for the BBs you shake, rattle & roll from the reservoir into the magazine area seem to do okay, with no jamming. The jamming is reserved for my pistols, as mentioned below. So, for the above mentioned rifles AND pistols that you place a BB into the tip or rear of a 'cartridge' or that use a cylindrical magazine, all is good... except for the copper flaking off and ruining things over time. Again, see below.
Things I would have changed: Not so much a CHANGE, but rather the decision to purchase. Soon as I use the ones I still have, no more for me.
What others should know: I like very little about ANY copper-coated BB. Firstly, THIS particular brand jams ELEVEN of my pistols that use a magazine that pushes the BBs by way of a spring. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN WITH ZINC (non-coated) types; ONLY any of the copper-coated. Looking under magnification, you see a LOT of pitting. Secondly, using a caliper, size consistency is too much for me to accept. I will NEVER use these in my Daisy Avanti Champion 499, especially if I am shooting in a contest. The measurements showed me that some of the BBs are too large for the rifle's barrel; just by a HAIR. You know the guns that use a cylindrical magazine, where you push the BB into the holes? Well, you will find quite often the BBs falling out, the ones that are just THAT MUCH,,, teeny-tiny... too small. Finally, the coating flakes off and builds-up in the gun mechanism. Later it can be a TRUE bother to clean. AND this coating can rust, leading to other metal parts in contact with the 'flaking' to rust.
Things I liked: Cheaper than other commonly available brands. Readily available.
Things I would have changed: Change process so no more holes/pits in plating. Make size slightly larger diameter and more uniform. Do away with the useless dispenser cap- all it needs is a sturdy screw-on cap.
What others should know: I mic'd 50 Crossman Copperhead BBs. 30 were between 0.171" and 0.1715" 12 were between 0.170" and 0.1705" 5 were between 0.169" and 0.1695" 1 was 0.168" 2 were 0.167" Some BBs measured >/= 0.001" different depending on where it was measured. Variation of 0.0005" or more was the norm. Average weight of 50 BBs was 5.09268 gr
Things I liked: Wildly inaccurate compared to Marksman, and Pyramyd offers Marksman BBs with a speed loader that actually works!
Things I would have changed: Accuracy.
What others should know: The funnel lid doesn't work well in any gun I've tried it with.