June 23, 2012, 11:50 AM
Hello everyone, I have a Polish Tantal rifle, and I have the parts kit minus a couple key parts. I know that they made a longer barrel version for a LMG role, taking the 45 round mags, of which I have 2 mags, I have wanted to build a Tantal with a 20 inch barrel. I am not sure, but I think this might even make some of the 60-70 grain ammo perform even better.
Does anyone know where I might find one of these longer barrels? I have tried GM and Apex, and a few other smaller companies. The 5.45 just isn't that common, most still turn out all sorts of 7.62 barrels.
June 23, 2012, 12:38 PM
Saiga makes one. Gets roughly 120fps faster with 7N6 ammo.
Take it from there...
June 23, 2012, 02:02 PM
You looking for JUST a barrel? Might have to have one made special order by Krieger or E.R. Shaw or something. I don't think there are any companies out there making 20" Tantal barrels.
July 2, 2012, 03:31 PM
I once saw an add fr an RPK 74 that took the 45 round mags, came with 2 of them, and a bipod. I think it was the replacement for the 7.62 version of the same rifle. If I remember right, the barrel was 21. some odd inches.
I woulda snapped it up had i had the money. I dont know if the gas system would need to be lengthened or not. I would guess they would want everything but the barrel to be interchangeable. I would like to do it but dont have the skills myself.
Not sure on the sights, but i would likely use a variable power up to a 6 or so scope. nothing fancy. I would love to see the range i could get out of that little bullet.
July 2, 2012, 03:32 PM
Also, all I have found from saiga were the 16.3 inch barrel.