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gilbolter@live.com
March 10, 2012, 02:54 PM
is it harmfull to leave mag load long term?

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rcmodel
March 10, 2012, 03:13 PM
No.

Some hi-cap mags, Glocks come to mind, should be down-loaded a round or two to prevent spring over-compression.

Others like the 1911 or Browning High-Power for instance and be left fully loaded for generations without harm.

Repeated cycling is what weakens springs.
Not being left compressed, unless the mag design allows over-compressing them.

BTW: I have M-16 mags that have been loaded since I stole them from the Army in 1970.
I also have WWI 1911 & Colt Woodsman mags that were loaded with 1917 dated GI ammo & old pre-war copper case .22 RF when I bought the guns at estate sales.

They all still work perfectly.

rc

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