Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by LRShooting, Oct 1, 2015.
downgrade from the traditional precision rifle stock.
It would be shorter, big deal. If size is a concern, I'm not carrying a bolt action precision rifle in the first place...
For $1000, it better make coffee and put out...
I would like to see the design that keeps the bolt handle forward. I suppose a lengthened handle that goes forward would work on something like this bullpup design shown at Primal Rights? http://www.primalrights.com/reviews/desert-tactical-arms-stealth-recon-scout
Some think the trigger and bolt are the two biggest obstacles to get around, but Im pretty sure that big companies would quickly allieviate that problem if demand was strong.
Bolt guns are generally regarded as having the finest pull quality, so it would be a step backward.
Not to say he wouldn't sell them. I see many things selling now that don't interest me.
i dont own one, well, because i dont have a need for one.......but if i was hunting in an area with thick brush, or if i was on and off an ATV, it would make a lot sense
I'm really not even certain what "maintained original trigger and bolt handle position" means. I think if you put a bolt action rifle in a bullpup stock and kept the trigger in the original position you'd have to fire it by flexing your chest hair.
what did you mean by that? i would use a bullpup if it were easily right and left handed friendly, and if the trigger was not on some lame bar
If the trigger is actuated by some kind of linkage so it can be in an ergonomically normal location with the gun shouldered, then the bolt and magazine would still have to be jammed back into your shoulder, meaning you'd have to dismount the gun and break position in order to cycle the action. That's what I meant by saying there's an art to bolt-action riflery and it just doesn't work with a bullpup.
For single shots where you really don't mind getting out of position to cycle the gun, sure it will work. I just don't think it's what I want a bolt action rifle to do.
Nutty idea, and very limiting, but it could work.
Anyways, the trigger is moved foward and linked to the actual mechanism via linkage (typical of bull pups) so that it will stay in the normal postion you are use too, not back where the action is. As far as the bolt goes, im not sure. I was just told it could be modified to move the handle forward without having to cut out the action like typically is done on bull pups.
I just cant see this thing taking off. Too much expense, no real advantage, and the market for those who really want one is so small that it would be extremely limited financially.
Though I do like the look of the Walther WA 2000. Which isn't a bolt rifle.
$1000 is silly . $1000 gets you a nice bolt rifle and great optic. Think about that.
Now, a bullpup 9mm semiautomatic carbine? Sign me up (as long as it's much less than $1000).
as for a bullpup bolt action, the only way id consider this is with a straight pull like a K31 that had an oprod extension to relocate the bolt handle somewhere else while still protecting the oprod within the stock and since bolt actions are generally ranged weapons that arent going to be used for room clearing theres generally no purpose to making one shorter
on the other-hand, a manually operated action capable of some speed like say a pump action or a lever action where you could shoot more rapidly where you may like a shorter weapon, so long as you can still free float the barrel to take advantage of all its accuracy, it could be an interesting weapon, im always looking for ways to omit the gas system and on larger caliber weapons where the recoil generally dictates youre not going to have an immediate follow-up shot opportunity, a manual action could be interesting
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