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Posted: 4/21/2007 7:13:54 AM EDT
Is it ok to keep a magazine loaded over a long period of time? I've head that it could wear out the spring. I've had my ak, ar15, and handgun clips loaded for about 5 months now.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 7:21:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 7:25:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 7:28:06 AM EDT
i leave mine loaded the majority of the time. as long as i have ammo


i believe unloading and loading is what kills them
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 7:30:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
i leave mine loaded the majority of the time. as long as i have ammo


i believe unloading and loading is what kills them
+1
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 7:43:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
i leave mine loaded the majority of the time. as long as i have ammo


i believe unloading and loading is what kills them


Every mag I own is loaded.

+1

HH
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 7:48:50 AM EDT



AB
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 7:53:52 AM EDT
I was told a long time ago that its okay to leave them fully loaded or completely empty, but to leave a magazine partially loaded could damage the spring over time. That's the assumption I've been operating under for 20+ years and it hasn't bitten me yet.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 8:43:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2007 8:45:13 AM EDT by calicuttc]
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Originally Posted By 2A373:
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oops I just read what I wrote.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 9:00:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By calicuttc:

Originally Posted By 2A373:
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oops I just read what I wrote.


Haha, it's ok, you'll get the hang of it. Welcome to the board! Leave em loaded, they're no use to you otherwise. As the others have said, it's the constant loading/unloading that will wear them out.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 7:54:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RckClimber:

Originally Posted By calicuttc:

Originally Posted By 2A373:
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oops I just read what I wrote.


Haha, it's ok, you'll get the hang of it. Welcome to the board! Leave em loaded, they're no use to you otherwise. As the others have said, it's the constant loading/unloading that will wear them out.




I concur. Welcome new guy!

AB
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 7:56:49 PM EDT
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