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Can Loaded Magazines Lose Spring Tension? Hickok45 Answers

Will loaded magazines lose spring tension over time?

Well, if there ever was a man to answer this question honestly, it’s Hickok45.

He delves into the urban legend of leaving magazines loaded causes them to lose spring tension as time goes on.

We have all contemplated this urban myth and question that has been around since the advent of the box magazine. Will loaded magazines lose spring tension over time?

This question has had many of us unloading our magazines after our shooting trip for storage. Other shooters rotate their magazines so all of them get equal use.

Hickok45 sets us straight that magazine springs fatigue with unloading and loading. They do not lose tension from a loaded magazine that is just sitting still. Now that the old question is answered load up those magazines for when you need them most.

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Can Loaded Magazines Lose Spring Tension? Hickok45 Answers