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Interarms Bulgarian Style AK-74 5.45x39mm, $639 (Grade: B+ 2011)

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Unless you have a known need for a wire stock, our testers believe the Interarms Bulgarian Style AK-74 5.45x39mm is the best gun of this trio.

Interarms Bulgarian Style AK-74 5.45x39mm, $639 (Grade: B+ 2011)

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We liked the shape and texture of the pistol grips on both of the Interarms guns. They gave good control of the back end of the rifle, even if we handled it with only one hand.
The wood handguards had a nice feel, too. We liked them better than the Tantal's plastic guards.
It's debatable whether a light round right like the 5.45mm needs a brake, but during our shooting, we saw very little muzzle rise, making fast follow-ups easier than with the 7.62mm AK-47.
The Tantal's folding stock makes it more maneuverable, but our shooters liked the Bulgarian's fixed wood stock. The sling attachment makes carry handy.

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