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Old January 21, 2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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Thermold Magazines for the AR

Why aren't these magazines very popular? These still seem very readily availble even in the current market, I hear lots of people say they are comparable with the pmags. Is that true?

Anyone have experience with these? I have a guy locally selling the 20rds ones for $15 brand new and just looking for some opinions. Im in no rush to load up on these I have quite a few pmags on hand, just curious.
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Old January 21, 2013, 08:29 AM   #2
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Ive got some 30 rounders that work fine. I believe as long as they are the Wilson, NC mags you're good to go.
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Old January 24, 2013, 01:21 PM   #3
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I think theyre a great deal and were a smokin deal a few months back.Thermold haters are probably the types that will also diss Hi-Point as being junk even though theyve never actually held one let alone shot one.
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Old January 24, 2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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The biggest junk out there was USA Magazines.
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Old January 24, 2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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Id gladdly take some if I could find some
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Old January 26, 2013, 12:13 PM   #6
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I've never had a problem with mine.
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Old January 26, 2013, 03:45 PM   #7
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Didn't the Israelis use them?
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Old January 27, 2013, 02:38 AM   #8
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Didn't the Israelis use them?
I'm not sure but if memory serves the Canadians did for a while back in the 90s. The early ones were rumored to fail from the heat generated from full auto fire but I doubt the OP is planning to go full rock and roll anytime soon and the formulation has probably changed in the last 15-20 years. I still have a couple of really old pre-ban Thermolds that I bought in the early 90s for my Mini that seem to work okay but I use them sparingly.
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Old January 27, 2013, 06:18 AM   #9
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Bought a bunch of these in the last 20 years,and never had a problem with them.I think the lack of popularity is because they just don't look as nice as Pmags.
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Old January 27, 2013, 05:30 PM   #10
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Thermold mags

Mine work fine,with my mini-14.
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Old February 2, 2013, 01:36 AM   #11
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Well I picked up 6 of them for $100 bucks, seems like an alright deal...

I will have to go out and put them to the test as soon as .223 prices come down or I can find some reloading components for it!!
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Old February 6, 2013, 11:19 PM   #12
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They've always been hit and miss for me over the years. I mean they wouldn't be my first choice, but if they were super cheap...I'd pick up a bunch.
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