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Kaptin 03-10-2010 10:40 AM

any spring failures due to keeping it loaded?
I have 2 of the newer Mini-14 rifles... and have to say that I am totally stoked about them.
Any way, I have one of them setup for hunting and what-not with a scope, and the other one left with the iron sights. I keep the iron sighted one loaded with 20 rounds of hollow points for home defense, and an extra magazine near by.
I was wondering if anyone has seen any magazine or other spring failures due to the rifle staying loaded all the time. I figure the cops that use them always keep them loaded, and I keep my auto pistol loaded.
I used to rotate the magazines out on all of my guns, and let them rest, but stopped doing that. I also would unload my hunting guns and release the tension on the firing pin.

NGIB 03-10-2010 11:03 AM

Springs wear from repeated compression & decompression cycles - not from just being compressed. I've left mags loaded for years and they function just fine...

Kaptin 03-10-2010 11:26 AM

Cool...thats kind of what I thought

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