Bb Guns Daisy
BB guns are a kind of air gun formed to shoot spherical projectiles called BB's after the Birdshot pellet of approx. same size. They can be made sharp, but they are most of the times used for bird hunting. Today's BB guns have a barrel with a bore diameter of 4.5 mm. They are manufactured usually from steel with copper or zinc coating for corrosion prevention and are usually 4.34-4.39 mm in diameter. Some manufacturers also make lead BB's of a little large diameter to be used in rifled gun barrels. Some Asian companies produce plastic BB's for fun purpose.
Airsoft guns are also considered as BB guns or pellet guns, as they can also fire spherical projectiles. Yet, airsoft BB's are 6 mm in diameter and are produced from plastic or other non-metallic materials.
Various manufacturers all over the World produce BB guns. The Daisy is a leading company in manufacturing BB guns. Now, we will see some BB guns from the Daisy brand.
Grizzly Kit: This kit includes everything needed for secure and fun shooting. It consists of 840B Grizzly rifle, shooting glasses, 2 ShatterBlast stakes, 4x15 riflescope, 8 ShatterBlast targets, PrecisionMax pellets and BB's.
Model 105 Buck: It is said that it is America's favorite starter BB gun.
It is light in weight and has easy to use lever action. It is made as an introduction to the air gunning. Its length is 29.8".
Model 840 Grizzly: When young shooters are prepared to improve their shooting skills, the single-pump Model 840 is the great choice. It can be used as a single-shot rifle or a 350 shot BB repeater. Its length is 36.6".
Model 840 Grizzly Camo: This is a true hunting manner rifle so that young shooters can improve their skills by using this. The length is 36.8".
Red Ryder - Remanufactured: These remanufactured BB guns are as good as new, but are few in quantity. You can take benefit of this. Its features are a solid wood stock and forearm. The length is 35.4". BB gun belongs to the category of air guns. They are specifically designed to fire at spherical projectiles. They are called as BBs named after the birdshot pellet which of the same size approximately. These guns are generally used for bird hunting but they can also be pointed. The modern BB guns have a smoothbore barrel. Its caliber and bore diameter are 4.5mm. These guns are made up of steel and plated with copper and zinc to resist corrosion. It measures 0.171 to 0.173 inches in diameter. Lead BB guns of larger diameter are also manufactured. These are used in rifled bb gun barrels. The plastic recreation of bb guns is also manufactured by some Asian companies.
Safety measures wile using BB guns
Extreme care must be taken while handling the BB gun and it should not be fired at other people. Cheap and simple BB guns are available for sale at Wal-Mart. These guns have a capacity to fire over 1000 fps. BB guns are different than airsoft guns. The airsoft guns are not harmful to humans. A lead .177 fired at or above 600 fps can pierce skin and possibly fatal if fired in an improper manner. Steel BBs are also prone to ricochet off the hard surfaces such as concrete or brick. Protecting eyes while firing from a BB gun is not essential but a safety precaution is recommended. While shooting lead pellets safety measures should be taken as a bouncing BB retains a large portion of its initial energy. This can cause damage to the eyes very easily and can lead to blindness.
The initials BB stand for ball bearing. The BB sized lead shotgun shot is originally used in the BB guns. It is an intermediate between B and BBB size. BB shots vary considerably in its size due to high tolerance levels allowed for the use of shotgun shell.
Any operating mechanisms used for air guns can be used by BB guns also. The accuracy and the range of the BB gun are limited therefore less expensive and simple mechanisms are used.
It is commonly observed nowadays that the BB guns make use of magnets for their loading mechanisms. The bore size of the BB can be hardly swaged. Thus the magnets are often used to hold BB at the rear of the barrel. If the BB is held at a downward angle then the BB will simply roll out. The spring piston type of BB guns is still the most common and traditional powerplant. They are usually patterned after a pump action shotgun or a lever action rifle.