Date: 27/6/2022 20:34
0

Marksman Premium Grade Reviews

Marksman Premium Grade Steel BBs, 5.1 Grains, Speedloader, 1,000ct

Marksman Premium Grade Review

4.0 (75 reviews)
Add to Cart

In-stock

Create an online review   and share your thoughts with other customers

The most helpful favorable review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

By Frank from USA on 2008-05-31 08:44:31

Things I liked:

BEST BUY for BB Air Gunners, he Shouted!!!! Excellent value for price.!! Absolutely speeds up horizontal mag loading.

Things I would have changed:

Would like to see an additional LARGER unit.

What others should know:

A little tricky to learn how to properly ''squeeze'' it 'open' while balancing mag BUT once mastered, I can load 18 bb's in my CP99 in less than 1 sec.

The most helpful critical review

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

1.0 1.0

1.0 1.0

1.0 1.0

By Skruffy from USA on 2021-09-07 08:48:39

Things I liked:

The color?

Things I would have changed:

A total revamp of the manufacturing process.

What others should know:

These have jammed every single gun i put them into. Be aware!

Sort by:
Filer by:
  • 1234 Next
  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The color?

    Things I would have changed:

    A total revamp of the manufacturing process.

    What others should know:

    These have jammed every single gun i put them into. Be aware!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I bought a lot of these a couple years ago and have never had a problem. When speedloader is empty, put any kind of BBs back in you want. Honestly once you get the hang of the loader, it Really speeds things up.

    Things I would have changed:

    You could sell the speedloader by itself. I have several, just use a label maker or marker.

    What others should know:

    Each Magazine will have its own technique for filling. Be patient.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    BB's are OK to size & fit.

    Things I would have changed:

    The Speedloader is Horrible to use.

    What others should know:

    I've found that the BB's are Inconsistent in size, buy a little higher price BB's.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    the dispenser is a novel idea

    Things I would have changed:

    the B-Bs should not be sold! .....see below

    What others should know:

    BUYER BEWARE...Unfortunately these B-Bs are too large for most air pistols. They seriously jam in the barrel. I measured the diameter using a micrometer and found them to be exactly 0.177" However I also measured the diameter of premium DAISY & UMAREX B-Bs and they are 0.173" and they NEVER jam.

  • 2.0 2.0

    1.0 1.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The speed loader.

    Things I would have changed:

    These BB's are oversized and will get stuck in most barrels. Marksman should reduce the size of the BB's to industry standard or put a label on the packaging stating that they're ovwrsized.

    What others should know:

    I bought these several years ago and loved them. They shot great in everything and the speedloader was very handy. I recently lost my speedloader so I bought another and these current BB's are oversized. They jammed my DPMS which resulted in me having to disassemble it to repair. I tried dropping BB's down my other guns' barrels and they only fit in pellet guns. Pellets are typically .177 while BB's are .172-.174 even though the packaging may say .177. These marksman BB's are .177 and will get stuck in BB barrels but fit fine in pellet barrels. I whis they fit my DPMS and 1911 because these BB's do seem to be very high quality and consistent.

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    bbs ok

    Things I would have changed:

    loader dosent work

    What others should know:

    loader stinks

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    The speed loader, although the quality control on this tube of altered plastic is horrendous- I now have two of them, and one I had to remove a nub at the working end so BBs would get through

    Things I would have changed:

    the size of these BBs - I've given up trying to find one of my airguns they don't jam.

    What others should know:

    Avoid these like the plague. They will jam just about every barrel out there. Why? As others report, they're just too damn big. I don't have the calipers to test that, but I do know I've now had to ramrod them out of five of my airguns, all different makers, so I've given up trying to find a barrel these work in.

  • 4.0 4.0

    2.0 2.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Clean and the rubber loader is cool.

    Things I would have changed:

    More for your money and a little more consistent sizing.

    What others should know:

    These work great out of 760 pump master. But they are bigger than normal and some may even be too big, but they serve a purpose in some guns with looser tolerances. I will buy more when I run out.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    The dispenser is great.

    Things I would have changed:

    They will not function in my Beretta A1.

    What others should know:

    Don't try to use them in the full auto Beretta air pistol.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    I like the loader.

    Things I would have changed:

    These are clearly a larger diameter, than advertised. Will not function at all in Sig P365. They are worthless to me. Does PyramydAir want to refund the purchase price to me ?

    What others should know:

    Do not buy for use in a Sig P365.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    Not a single thing

    Things I would have changed:

    Everything

    What others should know:

    The Umarex Beretta M92a1 will not shoot the golden or bronze colored BBs, only the all silver zinc coated BBs dont waste your time with buying these...now I have 1k bbs I cant use!!!

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    the dispenser is super

    Things I would have changed:

    the bbs are a little large, as they get stuck in some gun barrels,so they should be reduced in size

    What others should know:

    try rolling one down the barrel before shooting them

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    BBs are properly sized to fit Daisy barrels. The larger diameter allows better accuracy and improved velocity. Diameter and concentricity is very consistent.

    Things I would have changed:

    Offer these in a bulk package. The included plastic loaders are nice, but I dont need one in every package. Waste of material and $$$

    What others should know:

    These bbs are several thousands larger than other companies product. Im sure they will cause problems in many guns. Check your bore diameter before firing.

  • 4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Increases velocity (about 10% on average) and potentially helps accuracy in barrels/guns that they fit.

    Things I would have changed:

    Make them 0.001" smaller. Make them more affordable- these cost as much as the Daisy Match Grade Avanti Ground Shot! Sell them in larger quantities and without the loader.

    What others should know:

    Before using these BBs, be sure to check that they will freely roll through the shot tube! I have used them in: several Daisy model 1938B Red Ryders, Daisy model 105B Buck, Daisy model 880 smoothbore and several other modified Daisy BB guns that all use current production Daisy model 25 shot tubes (the type that uses a magnet), I also found they work in a Crosman model 766 I have that has a rifled barrel. NOTE- This is not a blanket endorsement that the Marksman BBs will fit ALL guns of the types I just listed!!! Check each and every gun first.

  • 1.0 1.0

    4.0 4.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    I purchased these along with the Umarex 40 xp bb gun and although they fit into the gun's magazine, they jammed. I had to breakdown the gun and it took about two hours to ramrod 4 bbs stuck in the barrel. They say .177 but they also didn't fit into a Walther bb gun that I purchased. Overall a very bad experience with this brand of bbs. Will never buy again.

  • 2.0 2.0

    3.0 3.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    The loader, it is why I bought them.

    Things I would have changed:

    The size is too big, they JAM in many guns. They would be a great choice for a worn or worn out gun or one that has loose tolerances.

    What others should know:

    They Jammed both of my Legends M712's and I would exercise cation trying them in any gun you can't disassemble to clear.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    These BBs are larger than regular BBs I measured them to be a very consistent .176 compared to a sample of 4 other regular BBs that are less consistent and very from about .173 to .175. The tighter fit to the barrel produced the smallest grouping from my Daisy Mod 74 to about 1/2 the size of the others. I did not chrony them but the sound seemed to perhaps get a little more velocity from the tighter fit as well.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would not change anything these will be the only BBs I purchase from now on.

    What others should know:

    They may not be for everyone because they are larger than the industry standard, some guns may not like them or on semi autos they may have feeding issues but that is a try and see thing buying one bag to try them wont break the bank.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    Nothing

    Things I would have changed:

    Size

    What others should know:

    These bbs jammed up 3 of my guns

  • 3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    The speed-loader is great and I reload them with other brands of BB's that do not have a good dispenser. Other than that, this product presents a giant "IF". IF your gun can use these "steel ball pellets" as I will label them due to their over-sized diameter as addressed in the last section of this review, they may serve you well. But you should be aware that they may also create a situation that may disable one of your prized BB pistols or rifles and cost you money to remedy the situation. This makes giving these a rating very "IFFY".

    Things I would have changed:

    That the manufacturer reveals the nominal diameter of the product and alerts the user that they are larger than the industry standard and may jam in some barrels. (Not only do they jam, they are nearly impossible to remove from some designs unless the gun is disassembled to prevent damage to the mechanism.) Until this is done, my rating for size, shape, distribution will have to be 1-star, "bad"

    What others should know:

    I know what makes it jam in some barrels. I measured ten randomly selected BB's from some with a micrometer and they run .1765" nominally. They are exceptionally uniform in diameter ranging from a low of .176" to a large of .177" with the bulk of them measuring .1765". However most production BB's measure from .173" to .1745" as the industry standard, so these are most definitely over-sized. These BB's can be some of the most accurate types you may find for your gun and they have shown excellent accuracy from several of mine. I no longer will even attempt to use them in a pistol with a spring loaded stacked magazine with a blow-back action (as the UMAREX Legends P.08 blow-back). If one of these type guns jam within the barrel, they must be disassembled or returned to the factory and may not be warranted due to the projectile recommendation usually given. I now limit my use of these to non blow-back designs or revolvers using "cartridges" or rotating loaders.

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    Speed loader is somewhat useful though it's very hard to control the flow of BB's. Also, I noticed that some BB's flowed out of the tip easily while others did not (more on this below.) I will use the speed loader as a smaller, transportable-in-your-pocket BB holder.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would add a disclaimer - Do NOT use in a Swiss Arms .357. My first attempt to use these in my Swiss Arms .357 (6" barrel) caused a jam. I dislodged the BB and tried again. Same problem on the first shot. After the third attempt (and third jam), I gave up and went back to using the cheap BB's which came with the .357 as well as the free H&N Smart Shots, both of which worked just fine. I noticed that when loading the faux bullets with the Marksman BB's, the fit was tighter than the other BB's I had used. Should have been a warning sign... oh well.

    What others should know:

    Since I didn't want to just throw these in the trash, I tried a few in my trusty old Marksman 1010 and low and behold, they worked great and shot very accurately. Go figure... Marksman BB's in a 25 year old Marksman pistol yielded a 1" grouping from about 12 feet (never thought that would be possible with my 1010.) Not sure if this is related, but I loaded up a brand new Umarex 9XP with these Marksman BB's and it failed to fire on the first shot. I had to return the 9XP as it would not fire a BB after this first attempt. Coincidence... maybe.

  • 1234 Next

Buy with confidence

Get FREE shipping on qualifying orders! Any order $150+ with a shipping address in the contiguous US will receive the option for free ground shipping during checkout. Certain restrictions apply.

Free shipping may not be combined with a coupon unless stated otherwise.

View Shipping Info

Text JOIN to 91256 and get $10 Off Your Next $50+ Order.

* By providing your number above, you agree to receive recurring autodialed marketing text msgs (e.g. cart reminders) to the mobile number used at opt-in from Pyramyd Air on 91256. Reply with birthday MM/DD/YYYY to verify legal age of 18+ in order to receive texts. Consent is not a condition of purchase. Msg frequency may vary. Msg & data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help and STOP to cancel. See Terms and Conditions & Privacy Policy.