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Posted: 2/25/2006 2:41:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 2:43:47 AM EDT by KNIGHTENFORCER]
Ok, stupid question, I know a lot of you guys keep your mags loaded for when SHTF, I do too, but are any of you worried that it might weaken the spring or internal components of the mag if kept filled with ammo for a long period of time?...I keep my 30rd mags loaded with ammo all the time, also my pistol mags etc... Question is- does anyone have any experience w/ their mags failing due to long term( like for more than a year or so) storage filled with ammo?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:32:35 AM EDT
Keeping a mag loaded will not weaken the spring. Actually loading and unloading will do more "harm". Some people will download one round when keeping their mags loaded.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:16:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MisterC:
Keeping a mag loaded will not weaken the spring. Actually loading and unloading will do more "harm". Some people will download one round when keeping their mags loaded.



I agree, but I only load to 28
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:24:54 PM EDT
cool, thanks for the replies....
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:01:16 PM EDT
springs weaken from use not from remaining compressed
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:33:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 4:37:52 PM EDT by Hotgun]
To clarify..... The only need to download a 30 to lesser amount is to make them easier to insert on a weapon with a closed bolt.
Haven't seen / heard valid report of a spring failing on a 30 rd mag either. Seen mags thate worn grooves through the front face from the bullet tips sliding up, but the springs were still fine.

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