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Posted: 4/13/2006 9:50:52 AM EST
if i leave my 30 mags fully loaded for a month or two will it reduce the spring life?
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:51:34 AM EST
No.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:08:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:13:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 10:15:21 AM EST by scuba_ed]
No, it will not. However, there are some issues with having 30-rds. in a 30-rd. mag.

Ironic, but typically true. Apart from other topics in AR-15 forums to address this, my experience would lend me to believe that the best practical wisdom is to load only 28 rds. in your 30-rd. mag.

This has no relevevance to spring compression over time, though it has important funtional implications during firing.

Best,

ed
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:23:58 AM EST
Nope- Leave it loaded for as long as you want. It will NOT hurt the mags or cause reliabilty issues

IE- I had some mags loaded with WWB for several YEARS. I used one recently and had NO reliabilty issues
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 3:32:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By scuba_ed:
No, it will not. However, there are some issues with having 30-rds. in a 30-rd. mag.



Load 30 rounds in a 30 rounder. There should be no issues.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:52:24 PM EST
No.

Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:54:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:57:02 PM EST
Gee, seems like I'm being redundant here, but No, no issues, load 30 in a 30 rounder
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:24:23 PM EST
They are not going to do you anygood unlaoded
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:54:07 PM EST
If you load them to 30rds per mag and leave them that way for a year or more and try to insert them with the bolt closed they will bounce back out. I just went through this. These were preban Colt, Center, Parsons and Okay mags. I down load to 28rds per mag now.


TS
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:53:36 PM EST
Dumb question. Why 28? Why not 29?

-X
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 3:30:13 AM EST
Oh shit, not the "only 28 in a 30" crap again.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 3:39:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By recoiljunky:
No.





+1
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 3:53:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By TigerStripe:
If you load them to 30rds per mag and leave them that way for a year or more and try to insert them with the bolt closed they will bounce back out. I just went through this. These were preban Colt, Center, Parsons and Okay mags. I down load to 28rds per mag now.
TS



You need to practice and train to insert the magazine with enough force to seat the magazine with 30 rounds loaded. You should use the same force every time regardless of the number of rounds loaded or the condition of the bolt.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 4:08:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By Black-X:
Dumb question. Why 28? Why not 29?

-X



I think the latest rumor is that the mag feeds better off of the right side.

But that's with Tier 1 ammo, and you can't get it. Only the military can!
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:01:39 AM EST
This thread needs more cowbell.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:42:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By TigerStripe:
If you load them to 30rds per mag and leave them that way for a year or more and try to insert them with the bolt closed they will bounce back out. I just went through this. These were preban Colt, Center, Parsons and Okay mags. I down load to 28rds per mag now.
TS



You need to practice and train to insert the magazine with enough force to seat the magazine with 30 rounds loaded. You should use the same force every time regardless of the number of rounds loaded or the condition of the bolt.



I slammed them home as hard as I possibly could and the bounced back into my hand. After doing this about five times per mag I down loaded them to 28.


TS
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:45:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:46:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By TigerStripe:
I slammed them home as hard as I possibly could and the bounced back into my hand. After doing this about five times per mag I down loaded them to 28.


TS



I'd be looking at your mag catch. No doubt - seating full mags on a closed bolt is harder... and downloading to 28 still has arguable merits.... but I have yet to have a weapon I *couldnt* seat a mag in as you describe. What kind of lower/LPK is it?
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:56:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By TigerStripe:
I slammed them home as hard as I possibly could and the bounced back into my hand. After doing this about five times per mag I down loaded them to 28.


TS



I'd be looking at your mag catch. No doubt - seating full mags on a closed bolt is harder... and downloading to 28 still has arguable merits.... but I have yet to have a weapon I *couldnt* seat a mag in as you describe. What kind of lower/LPK is it?



DPMS. These mags had been loaded for about three years. Freshly loaded new mags will seat with 30 rounds every time.


TS
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:21:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By TigerStripe:
DPMS. These mags had been loaded for about three years. Freshly loaded new mags will seat with 30 rounds every time.

TS



Interesting. That's the first I have heard that left sitting - mags wont seat. So, it sounds like left sitting, the bullets are freezing up in the mag, and not allowing any downward movement at all? Can you replicate this - by simply pushing down on the top cartridge? It should give, albeit just a little.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:29:18 AM EST
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