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 U/F or Tantal?
mooreshawnm  [Member]
10/12/2009 9:55:56 PM
Have two kits of each and am ready to have one sent in for construction. Have ammo and rifles in both calibers so not really a prob there. What say you? Polish Underfolder or Tantal. All 4 kits excellent with original barrels.
uncas1  [Member]
10/13/2009 12:14:47 AM
I would do the Tantal. I have 2, a Lancaster and an Interarms. Love them both. Plus, theres plenty of cheap surplus right now that you can take advantage of.
insider  [Member]
10/13/2009 7:46:11 AM
Tantal all the way. There are many underfolders out there, but the Tantal is rare indeed.
ArmedFerret  [Member]
10/18/2009 1:47:02 PM
Originally Posted By insider:
Tantal all the way. There are many underfolders out there, but the Tantal is rare indeed.


That must explain why the overwhelming majority of posts on the first 3 pages of this forum are tantal-related...
MAKAK47  [Member]
10/18/2009 6:56:34 PM
I'd go with the Tantal first, its just a fun gun to fire
mykrowyre  [Member]
10/29/2009 9:11:45 PM
I'll be the odd ball and say UF! There is something sexy about the polish underfolder..

I never liked the non-functioning left hand safety on the tantal builds. I don't like having do-nothing widgets on my rifle :D

However, I do like 5.45x39.



cyclone  [Team Member]
11/12/2009 5:56:57 PM
Are the Interarms Tantals still available?
M4Michael  [Member]
12/8/2009 10:37:05 AM
My '85 PMKMS is hands down one of the most accurate AK's I own...even with the terrible cheek weld afforded by the underfolder.
Donzi  [Member]
12/8/2009 1:42:30 PM
I think so, @ least they were a few days ago. Looking over CAI's website, they seem to come in several different barrel twist rates. Not sure what that's about. I have one of the "old, bad" Tantals that I bought last Spring from J&G in Arizona. Contrary to all the bad press that the CAI Tantals were getting back then (re keyholing), mine doesn't swallow the bullet & doesn't seem to keyhole. Guess I just got lucky.
Donzi