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Thread: Bearing selection for a BW drum spinner

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    Hello Everyone!
    Looking at bearings for a drum spinner, any suggestions for high speed bearings? Wondering if i need to worry about end thrust on the bearing in a situation where I hit a different-axis spinner. Maybe a taper bearing would suffice? Unsure what is suitable and I don't want the bearing to become the point of failure in the weapon.
    Recommendations of bearings much appreciated - any other input appreciated also!

    Happy fighting!

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    I am not sure about BW but pretty much every drum I know of uses taper roller bearings.

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    Thank you! That's really helpful.

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    Probably too late now, but needle roller bearings and deep groove ball bearings are the typical choices for BW drums. The smallest standard tapered roller bearings tend to be too large / heavy.

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    Cheers

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