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Posted: 9/8/2005 1:35:03 PM EDT
How long can you leave USGI 30 rnd Magazines loaded with 28 rnds before the springs get messed up?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:36:45 PM EDT
I don't know about 28, but I keep mine loaded with 30 and I think they'll be fine for decades.

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:25:08 PM EDT
Forever....and that's a fact!

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:25:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tack:
Forever....and that's a fact!


This is true!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:43:02 PM EDT
you can leave em loaded w/ 30 or less rounds INDEFINITLY

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:19:46 PM EDT
I agree with the 30rds being kept loaded,but Im keeping 28rds loaded in mine.

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:32:11 PM EDT
Repeated compression and relaxation cycles on a spring will wear it out. Constant compression will not.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:20:09 PM EDT
Thanks for the help
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:24:33 PM EDT
No more than 75 years.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 10:28:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 10:29:41 AM EDT by HRoark]
26,280,000 minutes, no longer.

At minute 26,280,001, the springs break, and all the ammo cooks off simultaneously.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:36:43 AM EDT
The only reason to load 28 in your 30 round magazine would be to facilitate relaoding, it will have no effect on the spring life of your magazine. Springs wear out by compression and decompression, so loading a magazine and then unloading it because you don't want to wear it out actually causes more damage than just leaving it alone. Don't worry about it.
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