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Posted: 8/31/2002 1:15:44 PM EDT
How long can I keep my Bulgie Polymer and East German Bakelite magazines loaded with 30 rounds of 5.45x39? Should I unload the mags? I ended up with 6 full mags left that I didn't shoot.


Got ice picks?
Link Posted: 8/31/2002 7:17:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2002 7:18:38 PM EDT by Templar]
It's actually better to leave a mad fully loaded than partially loaded, the springs only get weak when not fully compressed or fully relaxed. It's constand loading/unloading which weakens them.

Realistically, you should be able to leave the magazines loaded for several years without any serious problems.

Link Posted: 8/31/2002 10:11:39 PM EDT
I'll take your word for it Templar. Campy wouldn't have made your name a topic for nothing you know


Got ice picks?
Link Posted: 9/1/2002 8:12:48 AM EDT
This will help a little with my ammo can shortage problems!

Link Posted: 9/1/2002 8:41:52 AM EDT
dump the ammo when it really starts to bother you no big deal
Link Posted: 9/1/2002 3:13:02 PM EDT
I wouldn't even worry about it. I am sure you are an "enthusiast" that will go shooting again long before there would be any isse of spring fatigue in those mags.
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