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magazine spring set?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by jundeleon, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. jundeleon


    Aug 31, 2003
    Has anybody actually experienced a magazine spring taking a "set" after being kept loaded for a long time?
  2. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    almost home
    Haven't been at this thing for very long, and have owned my own firearm for even les time, but no. My uncle would preach that properly tempered springs will keep a mag functional even after ecades of storage fully-loaded, provided the mags are protected from dirt snd corrosion.

    Even from a mechanical-engineering theoretical POV, after a mild initial set upon first use, it is cycling of the spring that softens the metal, alowing it to take a set, rather than prolonged compression.


  3. jasonub


    Sep 28, 2003
    it just takes an initial set after leaving the mags overnight then no problems. wear comes from loading and unloading the mags which is considered a cycle. the spring has a cycle life and after the cycle life it should be replaced
  4. mc_oliver


    Feb 21, 2002
    FWIW I have a mag with 6 rounds in it that was loaded on a Dec date before Ping became PNP chief...kelan ba yun? Cleaned it last week and compared the spring length to my records. No discernable set. ;)

    Ditto on the above posts. It's the cyling of the springs that evetually weaken it esp. cycling with full compression each time.