6/08/2009 11:51am, #11
I really like my little bullpup, but I can see a lot of reasons to pick an AR-15 over the bullpups I'm familiar with. Off the top of my head, magazine reloading is clumsier and significantly slower (though this gun has a button on the side for magazine release which makes for a quicker reload than the original Styr AUG), and it's not as versatile in it's configurations since other than changing what's on the rail what you see is what you get.
The gun is cool as hell though and the fact that it's such a tiny rifle with a 16" barrel is the bomb.
6/08/2009 11:55am, #12Originally Posted by Tom Kagan
Also, whilst I'm not an authority on the subject; the rifles I've fired using the bullpup design can only be fired from one shoulder (which-ever that was designed for) whereas, it is generally possible to fire conventional magazine well based weapons from both.
Dave"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
6/08/2009 12:16pm, #13
I think heavy trigger pulls may be inherent to bullpup designs with mechanical actuation. The linkage between the trigger and the action is very long. Electronic actuation is one answer, but it has other problems.
I'll be interested to hear if the trigger can at least be made crisp. I'll take heavy but crisp over light but creepy.
6/08/2009 12:25pm, #14
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There's also the small issue of the repeated small explosions that take place much closer to your face.
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6/08/2009 1:13pm, #17"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
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6/08/2009 1:24pm, #19
My rifle was a bit over $2k, so not the cheapest rifle by any means.
I'm planning on installing a Trigger Tamer at some point, which is supposed to reduce the trigger pull by about 1/3rd and make it significantly more pleasant to shoot. I'll report in after I give it a go.
6/08/2009 1:27pm, #20