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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gilbolter@live.com, Mar 10, 2012.

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  1. gilbolter@live.com

    gilbolter@live.com Member

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    is it harmfull to leave mag load long term?
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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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