i was wondering how long i could leave a mag loaded before i need to worry about the spring wearing out
I do this with my shotguns. Keep two of them loaded with 3 rounds each, mag cap is 8.Adler said:they say if you must leave them loaded only load to half capacity to prevent spring fatigue.
I think it should be fine. What wears out a spring is it being cycled. So if it is being constantly compressed and uncompressed it will wear out faster. So storing it like that shouldn't be a problem.brucelee said:I'm a little concerned about my shotguns however. You think loading three into the pipe and keeping them like that is a bad idea? The tube capacity is 8, so I figure 3 wont wear out the spring too much.
Damn Yankee said:I asked this question of the Vermont State Police's head armorer. He said with today's mettalurgy you needn't worry about springs wearing out. Leave em loaded.