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xxxleafybugxxx
March 9, 2012, 10:11 PM
After all the talk, I decided to purchase the Polish Tantal today from JG. Couldn't resist the price.
I'll post pictures and range results after I get to check it out!

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xxxleafybugxxx
March 9, 2012, 10:43 PM
Does anyone know where I can find good bakelite mags that will work for this rifle?

wasr10634unme
March 10, 2012, 12:04 AM
was that the 399.99 one? i was thinking bout the same rifle but may get another 7.62x39. not sure about bakelites but sgammo has 2000 rounds for 299.99 last i checked

M1key
March 10, 2012, 10:26 AM
Any '74 mags will work. You should have picked up some of those Bulgarian polymer mags at JG or even some steel Tantals. Last time I bought some they were ~$17 and I have seen the Bakelites going for at least twice that.

RGUNS is another source for mags.

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GCMkc
March 10, 2012, 03:12 PM
They seem to be out! Let's hope your rifle is good to go and no keyhole probs.

xxxleafybugxxx
March 10, 2012, 03:29 PM
GC thanks.
Im feeling pretty confident. The sales rep told me when I asked about the key holing it was the barrel issue you hear people talking about. He said this problem was fixed
. He also assured me thay if there's an issue, I have 30 days to send it back. From everything I've read, if your tantal doesn't suffer from one of these main issues, then its a GREAT rifle. Ill let you guys know more!

Sam Cade
March 10, 2012, 03:45 PM
Does anyone know where I can find good bakelite mags that will work for this rifle?

There are no Bakelite AK74 magazines. While there are several non-metal bodied magazines that work with a 5.45 rifle none of them are actually made of Bakelite.



Impact has steel magazines for your rifle at the price of $20.
http://www.impactguns.com/tantal-88-30-rd-magcal-545x39mm-ma1449.aspx

xxxleafybugxxx
March 10, 2012, 04:58 PM
So what are the orange mags I see for the 74?

Sam Cade
March 10, 2012, 05:06 PM
So what are the orange mags I see for the 74?

Glass reinforced polyethylene dyed orange.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyethylene


Bakelight is a whole 'nother critter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakelite

Gunnerboy
March 10, 2012, 05:22 PM
Them steel mags are nice but they rust, the bulgarian brown mags are my personal favorite, i have 5 and counting.

bri
March 10, 2012, 05:30 PM
Does anyone know where I can find good bakelite mags that will work for this rifle?
Check the EE over on arfcom for "bakelite" mags, akfiles has a good market as well.

alman
March 10, 2012, 09:04 PM
Good for you man ! Nothing like the anticipation of getting a new gun.............

axeman_g
March 22, 2012, 02:04 PM
good for you. I picked up a SAR2 a few weeks ago and I could not be happeir. NO RECOIL... None. And that mech throws the brass about 20ft away. Ha... good accuracy so far, but really was just function testing with Wolf Ammo. I picked up 2000rd of suplus also for storage.
Mine came with an ultimak rail on it and this gun is screaming for Aimpoint T1 Micro or a Burris Fast Fire on that forward rail.

I am happy... I hope you will be also. I look forward to hearing your review and results.

FIVETWOSEVEN
March 23, 2012, 09:01 PM
I'm waiting on my Interarms Tantal right now. Should be coming in the middle of next week.

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