GUN Rifle question from a beginner v.magazine

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  1. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning AWD Member

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    I was curious if leaving a magazine full would ruin the spring inside over the period of say, weeks-months. Yeah I'm gun stupid, be gentile :hs:
     
  2. Generally, leaving a spring compressed is ok, it's repetitive compression and extension that will wear it out. It also depends on how good the spring metal is.
     
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    thanks guys :wavey:
     
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    If we are talking the aluminum AR mags there is some concern of the feed lips getting tweaked from the constant pressure of leaving the mag full. I have not noticed this to be that much of an issue. I have noticed that the feed lips are more affected by the pounding of firing the rifle and the next round slamming in place.

    I ran some bushmaster mags pretty hard and had to bend and reform the lips a few times over the years.
     
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    Well at least you didn't call it a clip. :bigthumb:
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    pmags ftw.

    Of course I'm not allowed to have any of them :hsugh:
     
  8. The pmags are supposed to be stored with the covers on them if they're loaded, I believe. That keeps the lips from spreading.
     
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    :rofl: so whats the def of a "clip"
     
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    thanks for the patience guys, probably more q's to come
     
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    I think this explains clip v. magazine rather well.
     
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    :bowdown::rofl:

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    4chan's /k/ board is a pretty good weapons board for being on 4chan..
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I've got 2 browning hi-power, 1 1911, 2 luger and 1 760BDL magazine that stayed loaded for 18 years in a closet (long enough for a green patina to develop on the bullets, pretty darn thick in some places)

    I have yet to have a failure of any of the magazines.
     
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    my dads m1 carbine mags stayed fully loaded for at least 30 years, still work fine.
     

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