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OK guys, after my USA brand post, I'm not real comfortable with those. Has anyone used Thermold brand? Do the have steel lips? I guess I could just buy a couple of each and try them out. On the other hand, that's the whole idea of the board!

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I have about 20 and lov'em.Not problems & not dents.Canada uses them as issue.No steel lips but they don't wear down.They'll last longer than the aluminum.The ONLY thing I had to do to a couple is lightly fill the front so it would push the follower up and hold the carrier back on the last round.No big deal.:sniper:
 

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Thermolds are good mags. I like to use GI 20's most of the time. I have some Orlites that work pretty well also. I do a little work on the feed ramps on the barrel extension before I assemble an upper and this helps eliminate some of magazine related feed failures.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. We have a show comming up late this month in Indy. I'll pick up a few.
 

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I've been using Parson Precision and Okay Industries for some time now. All that I have function flawlessly. Don't know how long you've been an AR shooter but I'm an advocate of green followers.

Flak has a good suggestion about the feed ramp on the barrel extension.

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Sniper,

Thanks for the reply. I take it that the 2 you mentioned are brand names of molded mags. I have heard of green followers. Is this a material issue? Meaning the green ones are made differently. I'll be buying at the 1500.


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cbx sniper means GI MAGS not Thermolds. Parson,Center,O-KAY,Sanchez and a few others are (were) Goverment contractors that made the mags. The green followers have a long leg on them that helps keep the back of the follower from dropping down. This occurs in an AR when the bolt is moving back in the recoil mode. I've never noticed a differance in the Thermolds between 21H and 22H. Did you mean you'll be buying $1500.00 worth of mags in your last statement.:eek:
 

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Flak 2,

Thanks for the reply. Are these gov. mags marked by the manufacture so I know what I am buying? No, I'm not rich! By 1500 I mean the Indy 1500 gun show that is at the state fairgrounds about 4 times a year. It's advertised to be the largest show east of the Mississippi.
 

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cbx yes the GI mags such as Center Ind., Sanchez,Parsons, Cooper,Precision, Adventureline ect. are goverment contract mags. Also some mags such as Labelle made mags for Bushmaster and DPMS. On the 30rnd. GI mags check for cracked and bent feed lips, the green anti tilt followers are also a plus. Make sure you look at the date of manufacture on the mag so you don't get stuck with a Post Ban restricted mag.I see used GI mags at shows around me for $10.00-20.00 ea. Myself I've found the GI 20 rnd. mags with alloy followers to be more dependable in the feed and function. The 20's are better for bench work also.
 

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Thermolds work great. Soften the sharp edges on the top of the mag with a little sandpaper or a Dremmel tool. Not too much, just take the sharpness off the edges.
 
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