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Is it a good idea to keep your magazines loaded? Will it damage or weaken the spring?
 

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Is it a good idea to keep your magazines loaded? Will it damage or weaken the spring?
it weakens the spring but it usually takes a long time to do so.
i've always heard that you should cycle your magazines every few months to prevent this.
 

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Leaving them loaded won't reduce their performance in your lifetime. Constant loading and unloading will weaken them faster, though. Think about it. What will happen if you bend and unbend a piece of metal enough?
 

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Leaving them loaded won't reduce their performance in your lifetime. Constant loading and unloading will weaken them faster, though. Think about it. What will happen if you bend and unbend a piece of metal enough?
Correct. Springs will not take a "set" if you leave the mag loaded. It's the loading and unloading that weaken the spring and cause mag failures.
 

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Thanks everyone!
 
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