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1. Is there any harm in storing mags full or partially full?
As much as I hate the idea of lighting off any rounds in my urban neighborhood, I'd like to keep one loaded for if the SHTF.

2. I've read in a couple of police tactics type articals that for reliability, 30 round mags should be loaded with 28, 20 round mags with 18. Does the same hold true for 5's & 10's? Anybody have any insight or speculation as to why load 2 less rounds in the mags?

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1. I don't know, but I've seen manuals state that storing a magazine empty is the best, as it reduces fatigue on the spring.

2. I believe its a rule of 9's. 30 round = 3*9 = 27; 20 round = 2*9 = 18; 10 round = 1*9 = 9.

5 rounders - it doesn't matter.

The reason is (IMO), so the magazine feeds reliably on the first round, since the oprod can get jammed if there is too much tension on that first round.
 

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keeping mags full is not great for the springs but wolff has high performance springs for the mini and resist that spongy feeling after being loaded for a while.
 

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Hi Gents, I keep my automatic knives extended when I have them stored. Springs are better quality these days but who knows? I am like you however, as I do not believe having empty magazines around the house, does me much good...

Larry.:usa:
 

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I keep five factory Mini-30 5-shot clips full, and one factory Mini-14 30-shot clip with 25 rounds in it.

I figure if they get me after 25 rounds, I probably did quite a bit of damage on the way. :eek:
 
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