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Old 08-11-2017, 07:26 PM
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Does it matter which way the spring is on the mags? With the hook end with the half loop at the front or the back of the mag?

Just wondering if it affects the pressure on the follower and how rounds feed.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:50 AM
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I've never noted the orientation when stripping and cleaning my mags and I've never had an issue with them so I would guess the answer is it doesn't matter.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:34 AM
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If i'm being honest, i've never had my 15-22's magazines apart to look at the orientation but i've learned the hard way about this and now always make sure they go back in the same way they come out!

It might not be as critical on this gun as the mag springs are fairly weak but i ruined a competition a few years ago by accidentally putting a mag spring in the wrong way around in a Bora BR99 magazine

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If i'm being honest, i've never had my 15-22's magazines apart to look at the orientation but i've learned the hard way about this and now always make sure they go back in the same way they come out!

It might not be as critical on this gun as the mag springs are fairly weak but i ruined a competition a few years ago by accidentally putting a mag spring in the wrong way around in a Bora BR99 magazine

Midlands PSG Championship Lvl 3 UKPSA Comp (Using Bora BR99) - YouTube
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We may need to chat soon my man, just waiting on my variation and renewal to come back.

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Start at the 2 minute mark. I assume this shows the factory orientation.

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Is it too hard to just put them back in the way they came out or am I missing something?
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Perhaps wasn't paying attention to orientation or just curious.
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Is it too hard to just put them back in the way they came out or am I missing something?
Noting the way/orientation they come out in the first place is the trick! And when you're doing a big cleaning session you might just have ripped them all apart before you even think about it....d'oh!
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