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luchador768
05-31-2009, 10:42 PM
I am very tempted to pick up a Tantal in this caliber, due to the really cheap ammo ($150) for 1080 rounds. Anyone have some pros and cons on these rifles?
Peter

jeffyboy
05-31-2009, 11:30 PM
I guess that would depend on where you are getting it from. Some companies are better then others. As for the 5.45x39 round....there are a ton of it showing up right now...nice little round.

Jpach
05-31-2009, 11:46 PM
Pros-ITS AN AK

Cons-the fun-ness of ur AK will cause you to put many rounds down range and make you buy more ammo, thus negating the "cheap cost of ammo" of the 5.45

Lateralus
05-31-2009, 11:52 PM
HOLY AMMO DEALS BATMAN!

Please post a link to where you all seem to find ammo at that price. Ive been looking to pick some up and Im having about as much luck as the military finding WMDs.

sonicbuff
05-31-2009, 11:52 PM
Just add a 5.45 upper to your AR15 rig and you're ready to rock. You can still use the 5.56/.223 10-rd mag for 5.45.... Just remember to clean your gun religiously after each time you shoot the corrossive ammo.

Stanze
06-01-2009, 12:50 AM
Just add a 5.45 upper to your AR15 rig and you're ready to rock. You can still use the 5.56/.223 10-rd mag for 5.45.... Just remember to clean your gun religiously after each time you shoot the corrossive ammo.

Great! Any links to 5.45 AR uppers?:)

luchador768
06-01-2009, 2:07 AM
HOLY AMMO DEALS BATMAN!

Please post a link to where you all seem to find ammo at that price. Ive been looking to pick some up and Im having about as much luck as the military finding WMDs.


http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/5_45x39.html


Just don't buy it all dude!:thumbsup:

luchador768
06-01-2009, 2:15 AM
Thanks for all the help, there is going to be another unexplained charge on my CC now!:D

Quiet
06-01-2009, 2:25 AM
Almost all the cheap surplus 5.45x39mm ammo is corrosive.
The Tantel does not have a chrome lined barrel.
Either be deligent in cleaning the Tantel, unless you don't mind rust in your barrel, or get a 5.45x39mm rifle with a chrome lined barrel.

luchador768
06-01-2009, 2:31 AM
Almost all the cheap surplus 5.45x39mm ammo is corrosive.
The Tantel does not have a chrome lined barrel.
Either be deligent in cleaning the Tantel, unless you don't mind rust in your barrel, or get a 5.45x39mm rifle with a chrome lined barrel.


I read that too. It sucks but is not the end of the world. I grew up shooting surplus guns with a lot of corrosive ammo, you are right about diligence. Otherwise no worries, and consistent cold weather ignition for those frigid San Diego winters!

SCMA-1
06-01-2009, 7:07 AM
http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/5_45x39.html


Just don't buy it all dude!:thumbsup:

Another source of 5.45 x 39:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=182071

SCMA-1

luchador768
06-01-2009, 10:48 AM
Damn! I wish I had checked this post 10 mins ago! I would much rather do business with a CalGunner!

elSquid
06-01-2009, 10:52 AM
Ammoman is offering 2160 rounds for $338 shipped.

http://www.ammoman.com/webstore_545x39R.htm

-- Michael

BroncoBob
06-01-2009, 11:25 AM
Sportmans Guide has it in 300 rd lots.


300 rds. 5.45x39 mm 52 - gr. FMJ Ammo
$44.97
Club Price $42.72

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/browse/rifle-ammunition-caliber-545x39.aspx?c=96&s=964&stk=1

More Info >

aplinker
06-01-2009, 5:50 PM
Corrosive is really a non-issue... just spray it down a bit.

However, the issue with most combloc ammo is it's almost always magnetic. I've yet to see a 5.45 that isn't. So, that means most CA ranges are no-go's.

Davidoff
06-01-2009, 5:58 PM
Corrosive is really a non-issue... just spray it down a bit.

However, the issue with most combloc ammo is it's almost always magnetic. I've yet to see a 5.45 that isn't. So, that means most Southern CA ranges are no-go's.

Fixed it for ya!:43:

aplinker
06-01-2009, 7:47 PM
Fixed it for ya!:43:

I've been to several Bay Area and valley ranges that also have no-steel policies.

Saigon1965
06-01-2009, 7:59 PM
Davis in San Leandro is a no no -

I've been to several Bay Area and valley ranges that also have no-steel policies.

mountaindweller
06-01-2009, 8:13 PM
I LOVE that rifle.......click on Youtube and type Blackwater Polish Tantal and a dude at Blackwater training facility takes 3 handfuls of dirt and throughs it in the top, put the rifle back together and cycles 30 rounds on a 3 shot burst through her without a hitch. AK rugged reliability with less recoil than the 7.62x39.....less bullet drop past 300 yards than the 762x39......great energy and tumbling when striking target(some say better than .223, but I'm sure some would disagree). Side collapsable stock for better manuverability in tight spaces. And CHEAP ammo! About ten cents a round compared to $.50+ for .223 and 762x39. As you can tell I'm not really a fan of the Tantal..;) Only downside is the corrosive ammo, but as long as you clean your Tantal after you shoot you should be alright.