How to do the accuracy test of your airsoft gun
On this page, I would like to explain how to do the accuracy test of your gun. Remember, this is not a competition. This is accuracy test of your airsoft gun (not yours or your scope, red dot precision etc.).
What will you need for this accuracy test?
- Airsoft gun
- Safety goggles
- 25 BB
- 5 shooting targets (you can use your own or download from this site)
- Ruler or measure tape
- 5, 10, 20 or 30 m distance from target (without wind!)
- comfortable weapon support (or fix the position, but don't shoot from standing position, from your hand)
Ready? OK, let's start:
• Safety first!
There is no fun which is worth to risk health of your eyes! Even when target shooting, wear safety goggles. BB can bounce back from the target and hit your eye (or any persons' eye near you)
Do not forget, that BB may fly behind the target too, be aware what will hit in that case.
• Measure the distance
Primary distance is 10 meters. I chose this distance as this is also common distance in shooting sports. Optional you can upload test with 5 meter distance (recommended for airsoft pistols). Airsoft sniper users can use 20 meter distance too. You can upload for example test from 5 and 10 meter shooting distance or 10 and 20 meter distances. New: Visitors request, 30 meter distance is added too, as optional distance for test.
Recommended is indoor test (or outdoor, but please wait for days without any wind). Optimal temperature is: 15-25°C (=59-77°F). Especially gas airsoft guns are sensitive on working temperature, but temperature has effect on spring power too (spring can be found in AEG too).
Conversion table (approximate values):
5 meters = 5.5 yards = 16.5 feet
10 meters = 11 yards = 33 feet
20 meters = 22 yards = 66 feet
30 meters = 33 yards = 99 feet (new)
These are rounded numbers, for exact conversion between length units, I recommend conversion.org site.
The shooting distance measure from trigger to target*.
(*note: shooting distances in sport competitions are usually measured from standing position, not from trigger)
Use targets, where you will see holes made by BB. I have prepared few shooting targets in PDF for download and print.
• Fix the position of airsoft gun or be accurate as much as possible
We would like to find out accuracy of your airsoft gun (not yours). This means that you must reduce human error in shooting as much as possible. For example, fix the position of gun or use scope or red dot. Aim always to same point. Don't worry if your shoots are not in center, we are curious of your gun accuracy (not of your scope or red dot).
On FAQ page, you can find few idea, how to fix the gun during accuracy test
Tip: In this test, never shoot from standing position, from your hand, that's very inaccurate position. If you can't fix the position of your airsoft gun, shoot from some very comfortable position supporting your gun.
• Shoot 5x and measure the spread
Shoot 5 times (target always to same point) and measure the horizontal and vertical spread (you can use cm or inch, both are supported in upload form). Example:
Change the target paper and repeat this five times. This means you will need 5x5=25 BBs and 5 shooting targets (papers or similar).
• Upload the results
When you finished the shooting, take a photo of your airsoft gun and upload the result of the accuracy test. On upload form, you will find fields like BB weight, FPS of your airsoft gun etc. Mandatory fields are marked with (**).
Uploading a photo of tested airsoft gun is optional, but visitors would be happy to see the image too, not only the results.
Thank you for your help and time for doing the test. Have fun and be precise!