Godscreation wrote:OK. Responsible gun owners or responsible students of metallurgy?I'm familiar with spring fatigue, the issue when your spring gets "tired" from being squished on top of bullets. ... I can't help but wonder, how long would it take to establish spring fatigue in a fully loaded gun. A scenario of being gone for weeks and not being able to unload or simply not unloading your gun once in a while is something that is real to gun owners. I know we are supposed to be responsible so don't just throw that sermon at me.
I did not learn of gun-magazine-springs as a special class that generally has things like tuning-forks, poppet valve springs and reactor scram springs - oh, and bicycle spokes - that have infinite fatigue life.
If you are stressing your spring into plastic deformation then its not the same spring.