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Posted: 11/13/2003 4:17:02 AM EDT
Are there any negative effects to leaving AK mags fully loaded for extended periods of time - like the spring being weakened??? I know that a 1911 mag can be left fully loaded for many years, and still function 100%, so...

- georgestrings
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 4:26:16 AM EDT
I have kept new mags fully loaded for up to six months with no hiccups.... I keep a set of four in the bug out bag fully loaded at all times. One of those sets century had on sale a while back in new condition in a mag pouch for 29.00

Maybe after years of storage,, the spring might become week...that spring steel used is some pretty tough material..
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 4:50:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 5:36:52 AM EDT
Thanks, guys - that's what I thought as well, I just wanted to verify it...

- georgestrings
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 6:23:11 PM EDT
The example of the 1911 springs is the rule rather than the exception. Springs don't die from being constantly compressed (or stretched). They die from being cycled.
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 2:38:23 AM EDT
I left 8 fully loaded mags in my truck for over a year. They all fired with no problems.
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