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Another source of magazines for the Mini is never a bad thing. The thing I do wonder about though is how well they will work? Now I've never used a Thermold magazine but I have heard stories about how in Canada they have been refered to as "therm-melts" after a few of them were destroyed with the heat from full auto firing through the C7s. I'd like to get quite a few but I think I'll get a couple first to see how well they work and hold up before I get large numbers.
I would love some 20's for my Mini-30 and some 30s for my Mini-14. 5 of each please. Is it true the Canadian Military uses Thermolds for the M-16?
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The Canadian "Thermolds" were not made by the Thermold company, but were made on Thermold made molds in Canada.

The problem is the Canadians went cheap on the plastic they used, resulting in the melting issues.

Original U.S. made Thermolds used a much higher grade material (Zytel), and didn't suffer the same issues as the Canadian mags.

It remains to be seen what materials the new Thermold company uses (hopefully the same Zytel), and how well they'll hold up.
 

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An email sent to Thermold expressing interest in the new magazines can only improve our chances of getting reliable mags - especially for the Mini 30. Their email address is:
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Email sent.

I hope someone makes some good 30 plus round mags for the Mini30 before long.

I actually have two of these expandable Thermolds. One is stored, the other I am still trying to shave it down so it will fit/feed. It seems to be a strong mag, if only I can get it to work well.
 

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Some plastic mags are intentionally made slightly oversized.

I have found it best to pull back the charging handles and let the bolt fly home numerous times to 'shave' the excess off the mag lips.

This results in a 'custom' fit.

I have seen this situation with an M1A Thermold as well as some Israeli Orlites for the Galil.
 

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Thanks, I'll give that a try.

I do like the looks of the Thermolds in Mini30 chamber. Like I said, they seem pretty tough, so if they can get to work I bet they might last.
 

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Very good news, but seeing is believing

The 40-60 days time frame does make this possibility sound a bit more likely to materialize. This would be particularly welcome for Mini 30 owners (Ruger should help underwrite this venture since Mini 30 sales would surely pick up).

Though PMI mags have still been available from online businesses long after production ceased, I have yet to see any Thermolds for sale from online businesses. I've seen both types at gun shows, but the Thermolds were far more expensive, IIRC. Having heard nothing but praise for Thermolds, I'd try at least one, but $50?? That better include shipping.:lol:
 

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I will be getting at least one and probably two of the Mini-30 large mags if/when I can get them. I have decided that the two I have are pretty good, and I want a couple spare to last after the next ban.
 
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