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    ASTM F2679 - 15(2019)

    Standard Specification for 6 mm Projectiles Used with Airsoft Guns

    Active Standard ASTM F2679 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.27

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07

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    This specification establishes the general requirements and characteristics, minimum warning information, and package labeling details for 6 mm projectiles used with low energy air guns to help define whether such projectile is suitable for use in the sport commonly called airsoft, air soft, or soft air.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes requirements and characteristics of airsoft gun projectiles which help define whether an airsoft gun is suitable for use in the sport commonly called airsoft, air soft, or soft air. Furthermore, the specification establishes minimum warning and package labeling to help ensure that the low energy airgun projectiles are used in a safe manner and that the risk of injury is reduced.

    1.2 Limitations—This specification does not cover the following categories of projectiles: Projectiles covered by Consumer Safety Specification F590 (non-powder guns projectiles), Specification F1979 (paintballs), Specification F2573, and Specification F2574; liquid filled or metallic projectiles, toy products, and non-recreational projectiles such as those used by law enforcement, scientific, or military agencies.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F590 Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Powder Gun Projectiles and Propellants

    F1979 Specification for Projectiles Used in the Sport of Paintball

    F2573 Specification for Low Velocity Resilient Material Projectile

    F2574 Specification for Low Velocity Projectile Marker

    F2654 Specification for Airsoft Gun Warnings

    F2748 Specification for Airsoft Guns

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 95.060 (Weapons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F2679-15R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2679-15(2019), Standard Specification for 6 mm Projectiles Used with Airsoft Guns, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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