What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

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Favorite bullpup Rifle

IWI Tavor SAR
5
22%
IWI Tavor X95
3
13%
Steyr Aug
8
35%
L85
1
4%
Kel-Tec RDB
2
9%
Desert Tech MDR
1
4%
FN F2000
0
No votes
Other- specify
3
13%
 
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What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by JF89 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:15 am

Which is your favorite and why? How do you rate it vs an SBR?

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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by JF89 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:17 am

I like the x95 the best, i think. I have limited trigger time with bullpups though. The design is pretty neat. I liked the SAR more at first but the x95s controls warmed up to me. In terms of aesthetics I like the L85 the most but Ive never even seen one in person, let alone shot one.

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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:09 am

I've never had the opportunity to fire a bullpup rifle, but I have had plenty of trigger time with a bullpup shotgun.

My first shotgun was a Mossberg 500/Maverick 88 bullpup (matter of fact, I still have it. It's currently sitting in my safe right now.) that I bought back in 2007.

It's heavy, butt ugly, kicks like a freaking mule, but it's fun as all hell to shoot. :clap:

As for bullpup rifles, I've only been able to handle a couple and of the ones I've handled, the Tavor felt the most comfortable. This was a pre-X95 model, but I figure the X95 Tavor might be just as comfortable to me as the early Tavor was.

I'm not sure if it counts as a bullpup, but I got to handle an FN PS90 (I think that's the semi auto model with the goofy looking 16 inch barrel) once. It's a neat gun, but its size and construction made it feel like a toy to me.

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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by NT2C » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:23 am

I'm not a fan of the bullpup configuration. Yes, I know and agree that they have their strong points, but they also have some weak points that make them a no-go in my book, first and foremost being magazine location and the inherent issues in doing mag swaps. I don't think anyone can really argue that the mags on bullpups aren't in an awkward location, but it's more than that. Decades of shooting have conditioned me where to reach when changing a mag, and for a rifle it sure as hell isn't my armpit. When lead is flying around you, fumbling and hesitating looking for a mag in the wrong place can have pretty lethal consequences. So thanks but no thanks, I'll keep my magazines ahead of my trigger, just as God, John Garand, Mikhail Kalashnikov, and Eugene Stoner intended. 8-)
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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by RickOShea » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:50 am

I guess I'll go with the SAR, since it's the only bullpup I have.




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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by JF89 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:46 pm

RickOShea wrote:
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I guess I'll go with the SAR, since it's the only bullpup I have.




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Nice, do you like it more than AR/AK pistols or SBRs? Whats the pros and cons, iyo.

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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by JF89 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:50 pm

NT2C wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:23 am
I'm not a fan of the bullpup configuration. Yes, I know and agree that they have their strong points, but they also have some weak points that make them a no-go in my book, first and foremost being magazine location and the inherent issues in doing mag swaps. I don't think anyone can really argue that the mags on bullpups aren't in an awkward location, but it's more than that. Decades of shooting have conditioned me where to reach when changing a mag, and for a rifle it sure as hell isn't my armpit. When lead is flying around you, fumbling and hesitating looking for a mag in the wrong place can have pretty lethal consequences. So thanks but no thanks, I'll keep my magazines ahead of my trigger, just as God, John Garand, Mikhail Kalashnikov, and Eugene Stoner intended. 8-)
Fair enough, a lot of people feel the sameas you. The layout is pretty exotic.

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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by JeeperCreeper » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:03 am

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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by emclean » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:40 am

Bushmaster M17, cause it is the only one I have.

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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by Stercutus » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:06 pm

The only one of those I have shot is the L85, and it was ok. I don't own any bullpup rifles but do own a KSG. I think the KSG is currently my favorite shotgun, bullpup or otherwise. But it took a bit to get it to where I liked it.
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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by JF89 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:09 pm

Stercutus wrote:
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The only one of those I have shot is the L85, and it was ok. I don't own any bullpup rifles but do own a KSG. I think the KSG is currently my favorite shotgun, bullpup or otherwise. But it took a bit to get it to where I liked it.
How does the L85 stack up to the m4?(reliability, accuracy, etc)

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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by Stercutus » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:41 am

Listening to the British guys bitching about it seems to be made out of bent nails spewed from Satan's ass. But it could just be soldiers doing what they do best; gripe about stuff. It was accurate enough but I didn't like the placement of the magwell. Once they showed me the loading tricks it was easier but dropping a mag with an AR is much more natural for me.
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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by The Twizzler » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:53 am

Steyer Aug, I always loved that gun(Diehard anyone?). I have held one but not fired one. It felt pretty good in hand and solid. I have held the Tavor and it felt kinda toy like.
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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by Chaos454 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:48 pm

I'll go with the steyr since it's the only one I have serious training on. I spent sometime training with the Australian army, a long time ago. To be honest I'd rather run an ar or ak platform.

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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by KevinWimerAuthor » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:51 pm

I love the bullpup design. Its short and its handy for moving in tight spaces. Great for a car or truck gun. I voted Kel-Tec RDB. Its the only 556 bullpup that I own. I just bought it and I really love the look and feel of it. I have not had it to the range yet. That will come hopefully soon. Loading a new magazine into it is a bit strange. Its all muscle memory. I have shot my AR and AK a lot so this is something new to get used to. Would I take this rifle into battle . . . Not sure yet. Time will tell once I have it to the range and see how it runs. I think my AR is what I would carry (sold my AK).

I did just buy a KSG shotgun. I am buying a KS7 as well. I think as a home defense gun the KSG and KS7 are going to fit that role just fine. I think the KSG is a more proven and would be a good combat shotgun. If I had to choose KSG over my Mossberg 500 . . . Its a tough call. I have not shot the KSG but from what and where my mind set is right now, I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up and run with it. I just need some trigger time.

There are techniques in how to load a bullpup rifle and shotgun. Some good videos on YouTube. I think training and getting as much trigger time as you can is the only way to do it.

The Tavor is high on my list as is an AUG. Those are both combat proven. If I had to take my RDB with me, I wouldn't feel out gunned. Its a good system and one I want to learn more. I like that it ejects out the bottom so its truly and ambi gun.

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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by SMoAF » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:25 pm

The Twizzler wrote:
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Steyer Aug, I always loved that gun(Diehard anyone?). I have held one but not fired one. It felt pretty good in hand and solid. I have held the Tavor and it felt kinda toy like.
I've had a couple of AUG variants (anybody remember the flattop gray ones with the "thumbhole stock" that was just a peice of 1/8th inch thick plastic? Seriously, it looked/felt like an untrimmed sprue from a model kit.) I sold them all, without regret.

I have a Tavor as a car gun in a locking overhead rifle rack. It's heavier than an AR, but is easily 6" shorter than a standard 6920, even with the stock collapsed.

For me, there's no comparison. The Tavor has the AUG beat 6 ways from Sunday.

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Re: What is your favorite bullpup rifle?

Post by JF89 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:43 pm

I ended up getting a chance to really run a X95 and I ran into some of the issues mentioned above. First I kept messing up mag changes and malfunction drills felt weird, switching hands is also a pita...im definitely going to be putting my time into ARs , and maybe a FALs or M1A next. Would love a Scar but not at 3k with only 2 mags and mags that cost $50-100.

I did get to play around with a Fulton Armory M1A/M14 and an LRB a few months ago and absolutely love how they handled.

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