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Old 06-26-2012, 03:36 PM   #11
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Default Cleaning magazines......

Never had too, I never loan out my mags. , Esp. my playboy......lol

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Old 06-26-2012, 05:06 PM   #12
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What are the reasons for cleaning a magazine? What negative effects can come from not cleaning them?
Any gunk built up your chamber after firing is also going into the magazine. That magazine follower can get to the point of being unable to move smoothly enough inside the magazine to cause feeding problems.

Just another thing to keep your eye on.
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I haven't found or read any negative effects for not cleaning mags yet. But as i said to me it only takes a very little time cleaning each of them. It's all about individual preferences.

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I have one mag I tossed into a bunch of dirt while performing a mag change (lawn dart, follower down). You can see and hear the dirt on the follower. Out of curiosity I loaded it back up and ran it as my primary ever since. That was 3 months ago. I would hate to see a mag so dirty it wouldn't function.

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I've never cleaned a mag either, I guess to each their own.

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Up here in the Northeast, we usually are stuck inside every year because of snowstorms or blizzards. During this time I take almost the whole day to clean all of my long guns, pistols and revolvers, including the magazines. I'm not sure if cleaning the mags is necessary but being stuck inside gives my the opportunity to give everything the once over.

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Interesting. I just cleaned the magazine tube on my mossberg 500 after probably 1000 rounds and it was totally rusty and gunked up
Can the same be done on a Mossberg 590A1 magazine tube? Or are they different in some respects?
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i clean mine every time i clean my gun most mags come appart with no tools i wipe down with a oiled rag keeps the dirt out of your gun and reduces where mags can get full of dirt it your droping them on the ground doing quick re loads
same with tubler guns just run a brush down at minium keeps you spring from rusting then brakeing

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Dirty magazines? I stopped buying them after my first child was born. It turns out that the internet has much better p0rn...

Sorry, I couldn't resist. Back on topic, I throughly clean mine if they've been dropped on dirt or gravel. Otherwise, I just blow loose dirt out with canned air or my air compressor.

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I havent cleaned the magazines for my .22 ever and am wondering if you have any guidelines or criteria for yourselves on these things.
I inspect and clean mags after every use, whether they look dirty or not, even if it's just a wipedown. Always, war or peace.
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