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AASG
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Posted: 4/14/2010 2:27:16 PM
I need compliance parts on my century AK. Wondering if these are OK mags?
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Posted: 4/14/2010 9:12:18 PM
Originally Posted By AASG:
I need compliance parts on my century AK. Wondering if these are OK mags?


Get the Bulgarian circle (10) Mags with the US Mfg. followers and base plate, from K-Var.com
Hootbro
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Posted: 4/14/2010 10:47:01 PM
They suck.
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Posted: 4/15/2010 10:14:59 AM
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They suck.


Are you posting about the K-Var Bulgarian circle (10) Mags? If so give some facts as to why they as you posted Quote: suck.end of Quote:
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Posted: 4/15/2010 11:48:33 AM
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They suck.


he's talking about the thermold mags

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Posted: 4/15/2010 5:48:32 PM
I've had some, they were ok for range use. I wouldn't bet my life on them though. I'd even go so far as to say the Tapco's are better than the Thermold's. I'd honestly replace something else on the rifle if you need compliance parts, and use imported steel mags or the Bulgarian waffle mags if you can afford them.
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Posted: 4/15/2010 6:58:09 PM
I would say that Thermolds are the worst AK magazine, even compared to other US made magazines. The most important reason is that they don't have an anti-tilt follower like TAPCOs and Promags.
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Posted: 4/15/2010 10:03:34 PM
Originally Posted By rifleshooter474:
Originally Posted By Hootbro:
They suck.


Are you posting about the K-Var Bulgarian circle (10) Mags? If so give some facts as to why they as you posted Quote: suck.end of Quote:


I was making the statement to the OP.

My main problem with them was the front locking lug being supper thin. Only mag I could force out by hand when locked in.

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Posted: 4/15/2010 11:42:44 PM
Last trip to the range I put 150 rounds through my AK using Finnish poly, Bulgarian circle 10 poly, Chinese steel, and Thermold. Had 1 misfeed, and it was from the Thermold.

If you are using them for the range they will do the job just fine, if for self defense then use anything but American mags...
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Posted: 4/18/2010 3:30:47 PM
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While I have never used or seen a Thermold for an AK, I use them all the time in my AR & Daewoo. I have 1 in my hand now, & yes, the follower does tilt. However in the 10 years I've been using them, I've never had a FTF, or any problem at all. So while I can't really say how well they work in an AK, the 20 or so I have for .223 have been perfect. In my AK's I use the Bulgy waffle mags, & Chinese 30 rounders. GARY N4KVE
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Posted: 4/19/2010 1:44:59 PM
I was given a thermold magazine originally with my AK-47. I also purchased several clear Pro-mags. I had FTF problems with all of the magazines.

I have since replaced all magazines with surplus Eastern European and have only had one FTF in ~1800 rounds which was attributed to one bad round of Wolf FMJ.

Hope this helps!
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Posted: 4/20/2010 8:36:40 AM
Originally Posted By rifleshooter474:
Originally Posted By AASG:
I need compliance parts on my century AK. Wondering if these are OK mags?


Get the Bulgarian circle (10) Mags with the US Mfg. followers and base plate, from K-Var.com


Bulgarian circle (10) are GTG. The others are not so good.