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Old September 8, 2012, 09:45 PM   #13
Brian Pfleuger
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Join Date: June 25, 2008
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Being repeatedly compressed and relieved is what wears out springs, not being compressed and left.

There are many stories of handgun magazines being loaded and untouched for 50+ years and still working fine.

Your shotgun being loaded for a few months or a year or two will be fine.

Besides which, are you really going to load a gun and never shoot it for years on end?
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