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AR-15 Mags Question

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As I'm waiting for the u-know-what to hit the fan, is it OK to leave my clips loaded and ready? Or will that ruin the springs? How long can you leave them loaded? What parts for my AR should I purchase as replacements (just in case)?
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Mag springs loose there tension as they are worked. Compress them more and often ie use and they wear faster. Leave them loades as long as you want. Still have a 20 rd mag loaded in the safe for the last 15 years. Come back here in another 15 and I'll report how that 1970 vintage USGI mag worked. For AR parts a spare bolt and gas rings.

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