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Mike52793

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Picked up a couple of thermold preban AR15 mags. Anyone have any experience with these being tight and not seating in the rifle enough to even lock in place?
 

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Heard alot of issues about the canadian version, saw a couple of the wilson N.C USA versions and figured id give them a shot but to no avail cant even get a bullet to chamber its so tight
 

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15 years ago saw a guy bring his brand new air to the range and a Thermold. It wouldn’t seat. Only mag he had. I felt bad.
 

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Just started to pick up prebans as I was going to get some ammo today. Looks like I learned my lesson early about these. I doubt the store will take them back in exchange for some full metal prebans they had.
 

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I know its not perfect, but if you are sure its rubbing on the sides put some sandpaper on a countertop. Rub the mag on the sandpaper on each side until it fits.

If its a front to back fit, some hand sanding is probably in order.

Yeah. I know its not ideal. But its better than a useless mag.
 

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Take a sharpie and color over any areas that seem suspicious or the whole top half of the mag if you have time to kill and let it dry.
Take the mag in and out a few times and see where the sharpie had worn off.
Sand area and repeat as many time as it takes to knock off the high spots.
 
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