Most BB guns can shoot faster than 200 feet per second, although some can shoot 550 feet per second or more. The shooting speed depends on what type of BB gun being shot. On average, most BB guns shoot within the 200 to 300 feet-per-second range.
While the majority of BB guns shoot at a speed of 200 to 300 feet per second, some high powered BB guns that are less common can shoot much faster. The most common pellet that is used for BB guns is the 4.5 mm pellet. They are usually made of steel and plated with zinc or copper for effectiveness.