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Posted: 10/11/2001 1:14:28 PM EST
Am wondering about storing loaded mags? Do they become weak? Should I rotate them? weekly or otherwize, anyone have any input on this one? Thank's, dumb,but learning fast! Norm.
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 1:22:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2001 1:17:34 PM EST by raf]
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 1:22:58 PM EST
It is my understanding that keeping mags loaded doesn't weaken the springs, it's when mags are continuosly loaded and unloaded.
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 1:23:19 PM EST
No need to rotate those mags! You will just weaken the springs by doing so.
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 1:24:24 PM EST
Load them up and leave them ready for action.
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 3:03:51 PM EST
Keeping them loaded or loading and unloading them shouldn't affect the spring strength at all. Metals aren't affected that way (short of multi-million cycle fatigue failures, which usually only happen in rotating shafts and the like.) I'd worry more about corrosion of the ammo or dirt.
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 3:07:21 PM EST
As an old acquaintance formerly an armorer in the USMC told me once about M16s, and anything involved with them, "Just shoot the f&*#ers- they always work!"
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 4:44:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2001 4:42:13 PM EST by waltere]
This Norm guy, if that's his real name, must be a REAL [newbie]. From his question, I also suspect that he's probably of Norwegian heritage as well! [whacko] [peep]
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 5:56:41 PM EST
Yes, I have a bit of the old norski in me, I think I got that from our mom, you butt head. Thanks to all of you guys for the input! I'll take you advice. As for you, waltere, you should rotate you mags several times a day as I know you work for the goverment and have'nt got anything else to do, and what the hell, you'll get paid for it. ha. ha. Norm.
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