About Our Airsoft Bushings and Bearings
Offering a range of mm sizes, our Airsoft AEG bushings and bearings keep your Airsoft gun running smooth. Bushings and bearings are responsible for the smooth operation of your gears, and are essentially the 'socket' that the gears sit inside to spin freely - the smoother the operation, the better your game is.
Both Airsoft bushings and ball bearings are rated by their exterior diameter and will need to match the rating for your gearbox (i.e. 8mm bearings only for an 8mm gearbox). An 8mm gearbox does not mean it takes bigger than 6mm BBs, this is just the size of the recess for the bearings to sit inside.
But what is the difference between bushings and bearings? Airsoft bushings are more simple in design, tough and last a long time, especially under the use of higher-rated springs, whereas bearings offer less friction when turning, for a slicker operation.
When using airsoft bushings, be sure to keep them well lubricated with a thicker gearbox grease, as they're not as free-spinning as bearings. You can explore our selection of gun grease as part of our range of Airsoft maintenance. Avoid the use of grease or lubricant on actual bearings as this can attract grit and dirt, potentially harming the operation of your AEG.
Shop Airsoft AEG bushings and bearings now with Patrol Base and enjoy a smooth online process with next day delivery and easy returns.