Question about magazine "creep"

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    Question about magazine "creep"

    I currently have 3 mags, one i keep cocked and loaded at all times, the other in the drawer, and one empty. i try to rotate my rounds about every 3 days to not stress the spring, but since i have only one magazine to spare, i obviously have to use the previously full one twice. which i try to switch around every time i switch ammo. Ive heard from some this practice isnt needed and from others it is, i do it for now because it seems reasonable.

    now to my question! in one of the clips i have gold dots and all 12 that will fit, in the one that i keep in my firearm i have magsafes, but once cocked leaving only 11 in the mag, when i pulled the mag, the top round has seemed to creep about 1/4th of a inch forward, is that normal (as in preperation for that round to be loaded)?

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    I've seen it in all of my sidearms. It never really hurt anything so I figure it to be pretty normal. Any FTF's I've had have been (mostly) magizine related but not due to 'creep'.
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    If you're rotating your ammo and mags every three days, you'll wear them out sooner than if you did it every three months IMO. I think it's been determined that working the springs is harder on them than leaving them fully compressed. My next to top round will do the same thing as you experienced. By the way..............this is a CLIP!

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    In regards to firearms, clips are devices used to hold ammo and assist loading said ammo into magazines. A magazine is a device or place that holds ammo in reserve while firearm is being used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    By the way..............this is a CLIP!
    Dude!
    Thats harsh
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASSA9 View Post
    Dude!
    Thats harsh
    It gets the point across though, doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    It gets the point across though, doesn't it?
    Yes it does
    But I try never to say anything that will make
    a man with a gun and two clips
    -- woops -- sorry, mags, full of gold dot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    By the way..............this is a CLIP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    It gets the point across though, doesn't it?
    so does a and

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    Anyway....

    What you're calling "creep" is just that cartridge being moved forward by the cycling of the action, the cartridge above it is applying pressure to the top of the moved cartridge and it's getting "dragged" by the cartridge that's in the chamber.

    And yes, constantly unloading and reloading your mags will weaken the springs more quickly than just leaving them loaded, if you're going to rotate mags, do so with a longer time period in between.

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    GAH! i even went back to check to make sure i said magazine and not clip, too many days of playing video games and calling them that to get them out of my head....

    Ok looks like i wont be rotating anymore (except for at the range), thanks a bunch guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raevan View Post
    In regards to firearms, clips are devices used to hold ammo and assist loading said ammo into magazines. A magazine is a device or place that holds ammo in reserve while firearm is being used.
    So is a moonclip a clip or a mag.

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    OK, OK, for those that really don't know....



    Ammunition is enclosed by a magazine.

    A clip holds ammunition together.

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    Ok looks like i wont be rotating anymore (except for at the range), thanks a bunch guys![/QUOTE]

    That's how I rotate my mags. I have them numbered and I keep a couple loaded. When I go to the range, I use all of my mags and then load a couple different mags when I get back.
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