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Old February 17th, 2009, 08:57 AM   #1
 
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Is there a problem keeping ammo in the magazine for long periods of time. Does this weaken the magazine spring?



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Old February 17th, 2009, 09:28 AM   #2
 
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No, wont harm them a bit. The only things that will damage springs is the repeated tensioning and release of the spring. Over time and heavy use your great grandson might have to replace a few when he gets older.
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Hope I live long enough to see that. Thanks for the info....
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Leaving a magazine loaded for a period of time will eventually compress the springs to failure. My brother has seen this in the Navy to the point that new springs were needed. One SEAL left his Sig mag loaded for a month and only two rounds would come out. The rest just sat in the bottom of the mag. He stretched out many mag springs in his time in the Navy. He destroyed a bunch, too.
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I've had problems with jamming when leaving mags, loaded for long periods of time. But I still keep my savage .222 mag full and on the shelf just in case.
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I have used M1 carbine magazines that were fully loaded for over 30 years with no problem what so ever.
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