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Bullpups

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mark Tyson, Dec 31, 2002.

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  1. Mark Tyson

    Mark Tyson Member

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    I've always wanted a bullpup rifle, specifically a Steyr AUG, but they are hard to come by. Are there any bullpup rifles manufactured domestically or being imported?

    The appearance of the Steyr AUG suggests that it has a thumbhole stock, rather than an evil pistol grip. Therefore, couldn't a domestic clone be legally manufactured?

    I don't want to debate the utility of bullpup rifles in general. I just want to add one to the collection.
     
  2. Jack19

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    There's the Bushmaster M17S. Bushmaster M17S

    I had one for awhile, it's a nice, handy little carbine. But, optics are a must and add on toys are slim.

    Kurt, at Kurt's Kustom Firearms, I think I remember the name correctly, check over at AR.15 com, does some VERY interesting things to the M17. :D
     
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  3. gun-fucious

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    the Israeli Tavor is going to be imported by Barrett
     
  4. Ian

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    I had a Bushmaster M17 for a while, and didn't like it at all. With enough customizing it can probably be a pretty nice rifle, but out of the box it sure ain't. Hopefully the Tavor clone from Barrett will be better. You might also look into K-Var's bullpup AK conversion (http://www.k-varcorp.com/AKU.html) - I haven't fired one, but it handles nicely (certainly better than the M17).
     
  5. telewinz

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    There has been a new AUG on sale at my local gun store for over 10 years now. For years I thought of dealing him on it when he wanted $2500 for it, but could not see the worth in it. Now he wants $3500 (fair market) and it still sits there and as far as I am concerned it will remain there.
     
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    Well.... I don't have anything in semi-auto, but I love my single-shot M99. Often thought about picking up the Bushmaster M17, but have lots of other priorities so its way down on the list.
     
  7. 4v50 Gary

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    Too bad Calico isn't around. Imagine what they could do with a bull pup .17?
     
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    There is a FAL bullpup in the works. I can't devulge much more than that, except that this ain't no cheapie little slap on kit.

    Hopefully a prototype will be in existence in the first half of 2003.
     
  10. Jack19

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    FAL Bullpup??? You have to tell us more than that!!! lol
     
  11. Schuey2002

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    I got an email from them,and they state that the Tavor will not be imported until late 2003, if ever. They are still working out the details.:)
     
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