Golden Ball BB Quality Testing

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We had never heard of Golden Ball BB’s and definitely had never used or seen them in action before this test. So in an effort to make sure that we only have products we stand behind, we conducted this BB test to test the quality and consistency of the Golden Ball BB against some of its main competition. The test was conducted in an indoor and controlled environment to keep everything as even as possible at the ranges of 15, 25 and 35 meters. Below is a picture of the range set up used for the tests.

All shooting was done with 2 AEG’s, one Marui G3SG1 shooting 405fps with a 6.04 inner barrel and a Marui SR16 shooting 370fps with a 509mm 6.04 inner barrel. Each type and brand of BB was shot 10 times (semi-auto) at each range with marking of shots after each round of 10. Hop-ups and sights were set before test at 35m with Green Devil BB’s and not adjusted there after. Below you will see a picture of the BB’s used for the test.

To help with clarity we circled the groupings and have added a transparent color over lay. If one of the 10 shots was way out side the rest of the grouping it was omitted from the circle and written off as hop-up malfunction. Below is a legend for reference.

NOTE: For sizing reference the rings on the targets are 25.4mm or 1 inch apart.

 

We found at 15m all BB’s are in tight groups out of both guns. See Below.

 

Gun: Marui SR16 | Distance: 15m

Gun: Marui G3SG1 | Distance: 15m

 

At 25m we also found that most of the BB’s were in similar sized groupings. See Below.

 

Gun: Marui SR16 | Distance: 25m

Gun: Marui SR16 | Distance: 25m

Gun: Marui G3SG1 | Distance: 25m

Gun: Marui G3SG1 | Distance: 25m

 

At 35m is were the differences started to show up, unfortunately with the SG1 with the enhanced hop-up all the way off, some of the Green Devils were off of the board. See Below. Pay attention to the grouping sizes and the clustering of BB’s in side each group.

 

Gun: Marui SR16 | Distance: 35m

Gun: Marui SR16 | Distance: 35m


Gun: Marui G3SG1 | Distance: 35m

Gun: Marui G3SG1 | Distance: 35m

 

This test was in no way set-up to enhance or promote one BB over the next. We tried to keep everything as even as possible and feel free to come to your own conclusions from the results. Our conclusion was that the Golden Ball BB’s performed as well or slightly better than the other brands tested leaving them all really on the same playing field. Which in our minds was very good for the BB we never heard of given the competition it was up against.

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