Resting of magazine springs

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by two_of_seven, Feb 24, 2012.

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  1. 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 ?
  2. 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.
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  3. unless its the shit sig mags
  4. if you have a bucshee empty mag then you can rotate them when you clean them.
  5. Mags aren't that bad if kept sand/crap free. Keep'em clean to reduce stoppages. Defo with the sig mags.
  6. Such as the wire?
  7. Pointless: Leaving magazines loaded doesn't weaken the springs.
  8. sig's mag to be fair are not that bad, if cleaned and heavy lubbed every day and de bomb between patrols

    AIRBORNEJOCK War Hero Reviewer Book Reviewer

    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.
  10. No, just the springs are wire.