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Resting of magazine springs

Is there any official guidance on how often & for how long, rounds should be removed, to
rest the springs.

And if the spring needs to be taken entirely out ?
Quality spring steel in magazines don't need to rest. The only time they would creep is if they hit an extremely high temperature and became elastic.

Keep your magazines fully loaded at all times and you will never have a problem when they're needed.

The best thing you can do is clean them and make sure they are wiped completely clean after lubricating so the dust wont stick to the internals.


War Hero
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Used to rotate resting mag springs over a six month tour with the sig mags i used to do it every week and give the mag spring a bit of a stretch.

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