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Old 03-02-2021, 08:46 PM
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Empty except the SD CF 15 rd ones which are 1 or 2 rds less than full.
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Do tell .. I am a Boomer .. ya gotta problem?
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I think springs wear out from use. I don't worry about leaving mags loaded. Springs are replaceable if they ever fail but I've only seen them get weak in old guns that saw a lot of use. I think the long coiled springs in a tubular 15 round magazine are a bit more likely to get soft than box mags.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:51 PM
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Spring Steel...as long as you don't go past it's load rating, which is theoretically impossible in a magazine, will last 1000's, upon 1000's of cycles and will withstand years, if not decades of being loaded.

About 7 years ago, I shot Vietnam Era M16 magazines, that were loaded in 1972. We loaded 100's of additional rounds into those magazines and they fired flawlessly. To my knowledge, those magazines are still in that gentleman's rotation, along with the early 60's Slab Side AR's.

PERSONALLY, I keep a minimum of 6 magazines per firearm and I rotate one full magazine per month and leave the rest empty.
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I do both.

Sometimes, I will rotate some magazines being full or empty when I remember to do so.
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Have ya seen this poll?

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Is an 85 year old Kentuckian a "Boomer"? Listening to what he says out of respect.

What's been said so far has me thinking when the month is over and I put the rifle up for 3 months, I'll just clean and leave those mags empty. Also good to hear that very few have had mags fail. And since I have 3-4 mags per firearm, I'd rather not have buy more.

The article that was offered early in this thread was good information too over a 5 year period.
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I like to leave my Cooper & Anschutz mags charged hoping the
Springs will fatigue .
My CZ mags are okay .
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I like to leave my Cooper & Anschutz mags charged hoping the Springs will fatigue .
If they are quality mags, which from the price of those rifles, they darned well better be, I wouldn't count on it.

When my dad came back from Korea after the NKs were pushed back above the 38th parallel, He threw a handful of loaded 1911 mags in his footlocker and put the footlocker in the attic. Forty-five years later, after he died, I went through the footlocker and found the mags. I shot the ammo, and the mags are still working to this day, and I cannot imagine the springs ever being stiffer. Take into account that these mags were made by the lowest bidder...
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I change my ammo every 5 years or so but all my defensive pistol mags are loaded. I have High Power mags loaded since the mid 70's that work fine and I don't notice a difference when loading them. No doubt some springs will fail but I have never had a mag failure do to springs.
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