Airsoft FPS

FPS stands for feet per second. It is the speed at which a BB travels once you fire the gun. The quintessential BBs in Airsoft guns have diameters of 6mm. FPS is, therefore, a classic term that measures your gun’s ability to drive its ammo toward a particular target. It is the commonest way of determining an Airsoft gun’s velocity.

FPS decreases the moment your BBs leave the gun’s muzzle. The more the FPS, the more the energy your BB carries. This makes it travel faster and farther through the air. Evidently, there’s a direct relationship between FPS and the performance of your BBs. 

Most low-end Airsoft guns fire at about 200 FPS while the more fancy options clock at around 350. To give an idea of how fast a BB travels after leaving the muzzle, shooting it at 145 FPS means its traveling speed is equivalent to a car that’s moving at about 100mph. 

FPS depends on the Airsoft gun’s power and the BB’s weight. The commonest weights of BBs that players use are 0.20, 0.23, and 0.25 grams. However, the standard is 0.20. Chronographs use 0.20 this to determine the FPS of the majority of Airsoft guns. 

Note that although 0.12g BBs are great for expensive spring Airsoft guns, serious players don’t use them. This is mostly because they’re typical of lower quality. The light BB can also break inside your rifle and damage it. It’s wise to always use standard BBS as not only because of legal limits but also for their high performance.

Heavier BBs reduce the FPS. Similarly, lighter ones increase FPS. Heavier BBs are better since they can add accuracy and range and are less vulnerable to the wind (which may affect the trajectory). For the best results, increase your BB’s weight as the FPS increases. Using weightier BBs doesn’t change the amount of energy they carry.

 

FPS stands for feet per second. It is the speed at which a BB travels once you fire the gun. The quintessential BBs in Airsoft guns have diameters of 6mm. FPS is, therefore, a classic term that measures your gun’s ability to drive its ammo toward a particular target. It is the commonest way of determining an Airsoft gun’s velocity.

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