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Old 05-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by JonM
Springset is being misrepresented by that link. While every spring has a natural ammount of set it will take, on a properly designed magazine that set factor is taken into account.

What spring set actually is, is the amount of permanent compression a spring has from when it was brand new to a shorter permanent length once its been in use a while.

When a spring is properly designed the engineer designing the magazine takes that into account and its a nonfactor.

Springs do wear out from sustained use. The wear is NOT from the compressed state of the spring but from its constant compression and decrompression cycle itself.

Loading and then unloading a magazine to let a spring "rest" does far more damage than just leaving the magazine full

Springset is a term used incorrectly by certain folks to sell ya unneeded springs.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:45 AM   #12
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Just in case this particular pot hasn't been stirred enough, there's some interesting technical info on springs here:
Especially read the 3rd paragraph. This doesn't seem to say that it will happen in all cases, but springs can & do set/deform under constant load.
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