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magazine spring set?

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

  1. jundeleon

    jundeleon

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

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

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    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.

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  3. jasonub

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    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

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    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.