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Posted: 4/8/2006 6:59:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 7:24:51 PM EDT by azhammer]
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:00:55 PM EDT
yep, loaded mags don't kill springs
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:01:45 PM EDT
Yep
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:01:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
yep, loaded mags don't kill springs



does that include rotary-type mags, like for a 10/22?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:02:39 PM EDT
if i have ammo on hand. i keep 2 SHTF mags loaded with the good stuff at all times, and then my 10 plinking mags are dependent on my ammo supply. right now i only have 90rds of ammo, all loaded in mags
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:04:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:

Originally Posted By twonami:
yep, loaded mags don't kill springs



does that include rotary-type mags, like for a 10/22?


believe so since they are also always loaded and no problems with mine.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:04:29 PM EDT
How long should mags be loaded?

I've had mine loaded for a week, and I'm worried.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:06:10 PM EDT
A few guys had loaded surplus mags from vietnam and no problems reported
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:07:13 PM EDT
I have all the mags for my SL8-1 (home defense rifle), 1 - 30 round AR mag and 1 - 20 round AR mag loaded with XM193. I have 2 mags for my Sig P220 loaded with Speer Gold Dots.

I also have a bunch of AR mags loaded with practice ammo, and the rest are unloaded. I just bought a case of Q3131 today so I think I'm going to load some more defense mags in a little bit here.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:11:49 PM EDT
If you can answer this question "Yes" you don't have enough mags.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:14:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 7:15:15 PM EDT by azhammer]

Originally Posted By DavidC:
If you can answer this question "Yes" you don't have enough mags.



Or too little ammo
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:14:58 PM EDT
I Keep 10 loaded at ALL times in Bando's. The rest are on my safe or in my range can/bag ready to go shootin'
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:18:08 PM EDT
Nah.

Not that worried about it.

If I can't kill what's coming after me with 56 rounds of .223 and, 18 rounds of 12 gauge,
I'm probabably screwed.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:34:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:
Nah.

Not that worried about it.

If I can't kill what's coming after me with 56 rounds of .223 and, 18 rounds of 12 gauge,
I'm probabably screwed.



A shame you didn't have a .45 isn't it?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:43:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DavidC:
If you can answer this question "Yes" you don't have enough mags.



+1
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:44:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burkey:

Originally Posted By Goonboss:
Nah.

Not that worried about it.

If I can't kill what's coming after me with 56 rounds of .223 and, 18 rounds of 12 gauge,
I'm probabably screwed.



A shame you didn't have a .45 isn't it?



No .223 but if I can't kill it with 18 12 gauge, then I have 52 40s&w, 32 .45's, 5 .308, and 300 .22's and if it makes it through that I have a problem.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:47:28 PM EDT
Yes...

...and I like Pie.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:52:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Goonboss:
Nah.

Not that worried about it.

If I can't kill what's coming after me with 56 rounds of .223 and, 18 rounds of 12 gauge,
I'm probabably screwed.[/quote

Coupled 30 round mags, downloaded to 28?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:52:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By DavidC:
If you can answer this question "Yes" you don't have enough mags.



+1


I keep 6 loaded 30's(28) in the safe but I have more mags in different spots than I really know. Im not even sure how many I have.
I keep 4 30 rounders in my 3 gun stuff along with a 40 rounder that get most of the use. I know I have a few, maybe 5 to 8 20 rounder somewhere as well.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:54:15 PM EDT
ding!

a math genius...
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:54:54 PM EDT
WIll someone please explain to me how usefull a unloaded magazine is? Kind of like a

car with no gasoline.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:43:25 PM EDT
2 mags loaded with the good stuff. Hopefully 24 rounds of .45 is enough until I can get more mags/ammo
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:44:31 PM EDT
Yup
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:25:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
yep, loaded mags don't kill springs



What does? Any metallurgists on the board who could give us a scientific reason for this?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:28:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By twonami:
yep, loaded mags don't kill springs



What does? Any metallurgists on the board who could give us a scientific reason for this?




Explanation
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:46:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By twonami:
yep, loaded mags don't kill springs



What does? Any metallurgists on the board who could give us a scientific reason for this?




Explanation



MAGic
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:00:09 PM EDT
Three mags for my Glock 22C

Three mags for my Glock 23

Three mags for my Glock 21
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:03:47 PM EDT
Are you not supposed to keep them loaded? Seriously.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:08:30 PM EDT
No, I'm in Alaska not back in Afghanistan... Why have loaded mags laying around the house?

~Dg84
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:23:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By doorgunner84:
No, I'm in Alaska not back in Afghanistan... Why have loaded mags laying around the house?

~Dg84



Why have unloaded mags laying around the house?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:31:06 PM EDT
I keep all of the clips for my AR loaded at all times.
James
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:41:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Are you not supposed to keep them loaded? Seriously.



It's my understanding that it's not the compression on the springs that's bad, but rather the use of them; ie the compression CYCLES that matters. Therefore, it's okay to leave them loaded.

At least that's my bullshit theory......
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:45:22 PM EDT
1 30 round mag of Q3131A

2 mags loaded with Golden Saber HPJ +P's for the G36



Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:03:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 12:06:31 AM EDT by SgtSwat]
Well, I gotta confess guys, when I saw this poll, I thought " yea, I wanta know, because I think I might be impressed by some of the mag/round counts "


I have realized that it has been a year or so since I have shopped for or bought any mags

A N D

That about two years ago I went SLAM O.C.D. on buying mags/ammo


I'm talkin 4 beta C's (2 loaded with T.A.P. 40grn. @ $25.00 per 25 - 2 loaded with T.A.P. 75grn @ $32.00 per 25)

USGI 30's = 100

Then I looked over at all the empty ones and said wow..............never realized I had that problem till now.

Now that I got all this shit, recon it's gonna be any good when I need it ?

Swat................passin out fer tnoigt
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:22:21 AM EDT
7 rds in a shotgun, 7 rounds in a .22 mag rifle for dogs and misc critters , a Beretta with 2 mags for work which doubles as a house gun when I'm home.

I guess i'm just not as prepared for Russian paratrooper zombies as you guys are.

Unloaded mags are kept in a Homak safe in square tupperware bins.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:46:11 AM EDT
got 5 new from tapco 2 weeks ago, and loaded 'em up the moment i signed for the delivery.

i even keep the 9rd range mag loaded.

at the mo, i have exactly 6 loose rounds of 5.56

when is southern ammo going off back order?
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:15:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By doorgunner84:
No, I'm in Alaska not back in Afghanistan... Why have loaded mags laying around the house?

~Dg84



Why have unloaded mags laying around the house?



Well, I'd have to open sealed bags of ammo... take the time to plug 28 rounds in a few mags. Find someplace to put the left-ever rounds that didn't fit in the mags.

I just don't see much point in keeping loaded AR mags sitting around. I mean, why? Home defense? I've got an 870 for that, what human on the face of this Earth isn't intimidated by the sound of a racking shotgun? For a SHTF, Red Dawn scenario? C'mon, if it comes to that I'll probably get called to work anyway. There will be enough notice for me to think... "It’s time to start loading those mags."

I've been to war, and I'll be going back. I don't feel the need to play war while I'm home. I'm not knocking anybody who feels the need to keep 87 mags loaded to the gill "just in case." I just chose not to.

That is all,
~Dg84
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:23:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 8:23:52 AM EDT by Krazny13]
In order to have loaded mags, one must first have decent ammo to put IN the mags, which can be a problem for college students like me.

As a result I have exactly 1 loaded AR mag, and all my plinking ammo is sealed up in ammocans.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:33:22 AM EDT
I have a 20 round AR-15 mag partially loaded, with 10 rounds, and a .44 Magnum speedloader in the top tray of my safe. Oh, yeah, a loaded Garand clip sits in there, too. I can't see any reason to load up ALL the magazines I own; spring tension issues don't even enter into it.

I feel "safe" enough sitting here with a loaded .45.

Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:34:38 AM EDT
I have plenty of ready to go mags loaded.

But I also have a bunch of range mags I leave unloaded until range time.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:41:00 AM EDT
Not even close.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:37:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Not even close.



+1

I don't see how anyone can have ALL their mags loaded all the time. You either have to own a very small gun collection/small number of mags. Or be an ammo whore.

I have a few loaded mags 3 AR 30 round mags 3 HK91 20 round mags and 2 HK USP 45 mags.

I don't even know how many mags I own, maybe 200+ and all different types the ammo bill would be too much to have kept loaded.

Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:59:36 PM EDT
It only takes 33 30 rounders to load up 990 rounds of ammo. I can do this and still have several empty 30 rounders and 20 rounders and drums for my ak rifles.

I also have a decent number of new in wrapper mags and drums as well. Since they are well packed I am leaving them alone and I won't be using them anytime soon.

I decided during the mag ban that I wanted a footlocker full of magazines for each type of rifle I owned. I have reached that point with my ak rifles.

I am still working on it with my fal rifles.

I don't know where I will stop with my handgun magazines but I am working on that as well.

Everyone can decide for themselves what is enough. I decided during the ban I would never overpay for a magazine again and with the ak rifles I never will have to do so again.

As far as keeping them loaded, I like to grab a pile of magazines and go shooting. I don't load them the night before and I don't like to load magazines at the range. So being able to take that many loaded magazines to the range is a luxury and I enjoy it.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:01:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Are you not supposed to keep them loaded? Seriously.



It's my understanding that it's not the compression on the springs that's bad, but rather the use of them; ie the compression CYCLES that matters. Therefore, it's okay to leave them loaded.



That is correct.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:46:56 PM EDT
When the zombies come, do you really want to be saying, "I really should have loaded some mags yesterday."
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