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Best Bullpup Rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gvnwst, Sep 18, 2008.

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  1. gvnwst

    gvnwst Member

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    Hi there, i was wondering what your opinions on the best bullpup rifle is. There is no particular caliber i am looking for,

    Thanks

    Gvn
     
  2. skinewmexico

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    Sorry, i forgot this in my title post, detail. Model as well as caliber please.
     
  4. Tarvis

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    Although I don't have a bullpup, I've been drooling over a PS90 (5.7x28) for quite a while now. True, the sporter version removes the utility of design and doesn't fill the niche the P90 was designed for. At the same time, I think it's pretty cool lookin' and fires a cartridge that has zero recoil and is slightly better than 17 hmr so I've heard. It won't win any awards with the standard holo sight, but put an aimpoint on a tri rail version and you've got a pretty cool little gun; or at least I think so.
     
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    Barrett M82 A2.

    Hon. mention to the Walther WA 2000. :)
     
  7. everallm

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    Are you looking at bullpups OR bullpups you can buy....? NOT an exhaustive list

    Bullpups you can buy

    Steyr-Aug
    MSAR (Aug clone)
    Bushmaster M17S
    FN FS2000
    FN PS90
    Kits for Ruger Mini 14
    Kel-Tec RFB (eventually)


    Ones you can't buy

    British L85A2
    French FAMAS
    Israeli TAVOR
    Singapore SAR21
    Chinese QBZ-95
    Iranian "Khaybar" KH2002
    Polish "Bor"/"Alex" (sniper rifle in 7.62x51 or .338 Lapua)
    Peru "FAD" (under development)
    Russia A-91
    Russia "Groza" OT-14 (9x39 and 7.63x39)

    Probably the best one that didn't make it on political grounds

    British EM-2
     
  8. jburnett

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    I used to have a couple of AK bullpup variants... One was a Chinese one and the other was a Finnish Valmet... The Valmet was a model 82 I believe and in .223; it was a select-fire conversion by Hard Times Armory (there were less than 5 converted). The Chinese one was known as a Type 83 I believe and it was semi in 7.62x39. Both worked tremendously well as one would expect of AK actions. I kick myself EVERY day for selling the Valmet, more due to its rarity than a joy of shooting it. :D

    I've also owned a couple of AUG's; one a Fleming conversion to full-auto. I never can remember having any problems out of them either other than finding magazines...
    -J.Burnett
     
  9. gvnwst

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    Both, the best one i can buy (cahmbered round, accuracy, reliability, ergonomics, ect)
    and the best one overall in your personal opinion.
     
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    Keppler Sniper in what ever caliber you desire..
     
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    Since this is an exercise in the fanciful, I vote for the Tavor in multi calibers/barrels that are available in the AR/AK. To me that would be a great rifle!!!:D:D:D
     
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    Here's one of those rare .22LR bullpups, an IWD SG2000.

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    MSAR STG-556 which I find to be MUCH less bulky than the FN FS2000 thing. I compared it side-by-side with a mint, original Steyr AUG and the fit and finish on the MSAR's receiver is better and anodized (not painted). The stocks on the original AUGs don't have the flashing on the plastic stock and the MSAR has a little bit of it (most which is ground off though). The only issue is the takedown button is a little stiff and requires some breaking in.

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    Top 3 You CAN'T buy:

    1. Steyr AUG
    2. Israeli Tavor
    3. FAMAS

    Top 3 you CAN buy:

    1. Microtech MSAR
    2. FN FS2000
    3. FN PS90 (In my opinion, not really a full on rifle, but still deserves mention.)
     
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    british SA80

    223

    basically a bullpup version of the AR-18, I believe...could be wrong on that though.
     
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    You can still get the Steyr AUG if you're willing to pay market price for those that snuck in before the importation ban.

    Also according to several threads on a forum catering to AR15s, Steyr is in the process of tooling up for a stateside AUG after seeing the success of the MSAR and (name escapes me) another company making AUG clones. Supposedly several test runs have been made and they're citing a late December release.

    If they indeed follow through, any Steyr AUG owners should probably sell their AUGs while it's worth money.
     
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    British EM-2: best looking of any bullpup and fires a well balanced round.

    Although I feel any well made AUG-style rifle beats out any other rifle for use on the battlefield
     
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    I own a Bushmaster M17S, PS90, and MSAR STG 556, and I would recommend any one of those.
     
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    Well, by now, the thread is usless, as i have bought a AR-15, but the number of opinions is great.

    I would love a PS90 SBR, but i can't afford one right now...
     
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    i hate bullpups, the whole idea of a chamber being under my face kinda freaks me out. that said if i had no choice, AUG
     
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    How is it so much worse than a round in FRONT of your face? If it blows bad, you will be just as badly hurt.....
     
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    Because often when there's a problem, it affects just the area immediately around the bullet instead of back 6 inches. For example, a case head separation that causes a nasty vent out the ejection port.
     
  23. gvnwst

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    Thats true.
     
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    Although if there was a catastrophic failure of the bolt like say the lugs sheared off then you don't need to worry about having your face impaled.
     
  25. Loomis

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    Nah. You guys got it all wrong. THe worst thing about bullpups is the trigger being too far away from the hammer.
     
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