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You can use red however they are usually harder to eject after use, IMHO go too far, and I have also had them split the bumpers due the increase load.
I find green adequate in most situations.

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I agree with Tim. Reds are way to hot of a load and will quickly deteriorate your bumpers.

You will find that the green is more than sufficient. It’s comparable to the distance that you would throw.

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Go to your local home improvement center. They have blanks for around 5 bucks. brown, green, and yellow work fine. The brown I think are a bit light when using them with wet bumpers you get a lot of miss fires. Green works well and yellow are a little hot but not bad.

That reminds me, I need to go to Lowe's regards.
 

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The hardware store blanks say they are not for launchers, I think.

I don't heed all warnings, but does anyone know a drawback to the ones at Lowe's/homedepot?

Aren't those used for some kind of nail or bolt guns or something?

And Dale, how many come in a box for five bucks?

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MRGD said:
The hardware store blanks say they are not for launchers, I think.

I don't heed all warnings, but does anyone know a drawback to the ones at Lowe's/homedepot?

Aren't those used for some kind of nail or bolt guns or something?

And Dale, how many come in a box for five bucks?

tt
100/box and I haven't seen in drawbacks in 4+ years that I've used BBs.

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I have not seen the ones at home depot, will they work with hand held launchers? I would not have to stock up on them every time I go to Anchorage.
 

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Thanks, that is a lot cheaper than the ones from Academy.
 

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I used them too - never had a problem. They do say they're not for use in launchers however. Probably a liability thing.
 

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The BB loads from Lowes and Home Depot work fine in BB launchers. I would though, remove the from their box and put into a small medicine bottle to help keep moisture out. Being crimped loads, some believe moisture gets in them. Maybe, maybe not.
I don't use the red as I believe them to be too powerful and put a "load" on the equipment. BB ships with yellow loads, normally. 95% of my BB launches are with green loads and they do fine for us.
 

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You can get them w/out crimps also from the commercial guys.
 

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lablover said:
The BB loads from Lowes and Home Depot work fine in BB launchers. I would though, remove the from their box and put into a small medicine bottle to help keep moisture out. Being crimped loads, some believe moisture gets in them. Maybe, maybe not.
I don't use the red as I believe them to be too powerful and put a "load" on the equipment. BB ships with yellow loads, normally. 95% of my BB launches are with green loads and they do fine for us.
Best thing I found for storing blanks are plastic storage contaners found at Lowe's and Home Depot. One end is solid and the other has a slot that you squeeze to open.
 

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I have used the yellow box loads from both Home Depot and Lowes on my BB and the only problem I have seen is that I pay $3.49 a box of 100 loads compared to $ 9.00 elsewhere.. They have worked fine for me, no problems.
 
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