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Posted: 12/27/2005 9:02:36 PM EDT
I was just loading one of my factory SA mags that is only 'sposed to hold 12 rounds and found out that I could fit 13 in it. Am I just lucky or is this common with SA factory mags? Will loading an extra round hurt the spring? Any help would be much appreciated thanks.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 10:39:37 PM EDT
Mine only hold 12 and it one helluva work out to get #11 and #12 in there. If it goes in easily, feeds normally then I guess you got lucky. Overloaded mags tend to hang up though.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:02:04 AM EDT
It's probably not a good idea to do it on a regluar basis. The mag spring is designed for a certain load (12) and to put a higher load on there will weaken the spring significantly faster than if you use the reccomended load. This could lead to FTF for your last 2-3 rounds, which is a bad thing, and far outweighs any benefit of carrying one more round in the mag.
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