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Posted: 9/15/2005 3:59:24 PM EDT
keep ammo loaded in a magazine before your asking for problems? Just curious, I've asked a few people and I get different answers every time.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:01:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:07:46 PM EDT
This is deffinately a highly discussed topic on the AR side. From a general concensus of machinists and fabricators, its the actual compression and rebound of the spring that cause wear, so keeping them loaded doesnt mean much. The only damage you could probably do is to overload them and compress the spring beyond its normal load, resetting the "memory" of the metal.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:18:23 PM EDT
I've seen AK mags that had been loaded for years (maybe 10-20 years) in Afghanistan, they worked fine.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:34:44 PM EDT
I've never had any issues with AK mags that have been loaded for an extended period,its a different story with my 1911!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:53:35 PM EDT
Thanks guys, thats pretty much what I thought, time to load em up!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:10:16 PM EDT
forever; its loading and reloading that kills the springs

keeping em compressed or not, and they should stay fine
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:39:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:48:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:54:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:03:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mbsk01:
If the consensus is that it's OK to keep em loaded (being that repeated loading/unloading wears springs), which I agree with, why is it that attitudes change when it comes to Romanian 75rd drums?

Because romanian drums are special.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 8:40:47 PM EDT
I agree on the real AK mags but I have my doubts about those US waffles, I had one in a gun loaded for a couple months and when I pulled it out I had noticed it swelled and was hard to remove.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 8:48:58 PM EDT
anyone know about keeping a shotgun loaded?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 9:01:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Soljah46:
anyone know about keeping a shotgun loaded?

shotguns are made to be kept loaded.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 9:12:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 9:59:35 PM EDT
A friend of mine once found a .45 auto mag in his grandfafther's house which was loaded with ammunition dated 1918. We unloaded the mag, put fresh ammo in it and testeed it. The mag worked perfectly in all the pistols we tried it in. As far as I know he's still using the magazine. I think the AK mags will I have will be working long after I'm gone.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:20:32 AM EDT
So I Could keep my 870 loaded for a year or 30 and it'd still load reliably? Just wondering cause as of now, i have my shotty close to my bed and the shells on the headboard. It would be much easier to just have these shells in the shotgun 24/7 though. Then i don't need to worry in a reflex situation.
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