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New Kel-Tec Bullpup Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by alamo, Jan 11, 2007.

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  1. alamo

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    That is so friggin' cool I just about lost my mud when I saw it!
     
  3. Jackal

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    I cant look at it. It hurts too much to wait a full year:banghead: Also, after I buy that, keep an eye out for 3-4 of my rifles for sale here on THR.
     
  4. Snappy_13

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    sweeeeeet
     
  5. hexidismal

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    Uses FAL mags?!? That's just plain awesome :what: ... but will it be commercially sold with 10 round mags available ?
     
  6. ArfinGreebly

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    Holy Freakin' Cow!

    Too bad about the pistol grip.

    No RFB for you, CA.

    Whatcha wanna bet they figure out a way to do CA legal in a couple years?
     
  7. DoubleTapDrew

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    I'm not a huge fan of Kel-Tec rifles but that's awesome! To quote Wayne "It will be mine...oh yes...it will be mine". I wanted a FS2000 but my heart sank when I saw the price tag. This should be much more reasonable.
    That sucks we have to wait a year though.
     
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    thats awsome looking, suprising from Kel-tec
     
  9. Ian

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    Wow!:what:

    A 2-6 pound adjustable trigger on the Target model? It it possible Kel-Tec has solved the problem of crummy triggers in bullpups?
     
  10. MachIVshooter

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    My thoughts exactly. I am quite fond of Kel-Tec, love the 7.62mm round and have been waiting for a nice looking bullpup. I just hope they get them out before a new ban shows up:eek: .
     
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    So, if i worked for Kel-Tec, can i get it now?
     
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    Thats got some very innovative features to fix a few of the traditional bullpup issues.

    It's got the trigger/sear mechanism in the front with a linkage to the hammer, unlike most bullpups which have the sear/hammer mechanism in the rear and a linkage to the trigger in the front. That should help eliminate any problems with the trigger feel.

    It's also got the ejection port out the front, over the barrel. No problems with lefties getting brass in the face.
     
  13. Glockfan.45

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    :what: WOW! Kel-Tec has come a long way from making just crummy little mouse guns. They are rapidly becoming one of the most inovative companies in the business. .308 in a bullpup :D , FAL mags :D , 2008 is too far away :( . Any idea what the pricing will be?
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    Just too freaking cool.
     
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    I would venture a guess at a MSRP of about $699 and a street price of around $550. The cost to manufacture cant be much, if any more than the SU-16's.
     
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    What's the threading on the barrel?
     
  16. alamo

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    Pricing - a KT employee posted this estimate on another forum:

    It's too far away from production to quote an accurate price. (Shipping by Q1 2008 )

    But the MSRP is EXPECTED to be in the $2k range for the 18" barrel carbine,
    $2.5k range for the 24" barrel sporter,
    and $3k range for the 32" barrel target model with 5 way adjustable trigger.




    That is MSRP, not necessarily what they will actually sell for.
     
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    I would buy one if they were closer to $700. But if the MSRP is around $2k it will probably actually sell for about $1700.. I don't like bull pups that much.
     
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    Probably closer to the $1,400 range. The P-3AT's MSRP is $300 and I see them in the low $200 around here. Of course, the MSRP's are an estimate, we'll see.
     
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    Speculation on an estimate of an estimate...

     
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    Ooooo!

    Oooooo! Must have bullpup! Must have bullpup! Must have bullpup!
     
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    I wanted one pretty bad until the price brought me back down to earth.:(
     
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    If price is over $700, count me out. I am not selling my Bushmaster to buy a Kel-Tec.
     
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    I want one, I may need the whole year to get my wife used to the idea, so that isn't bad. If it comes in under $600 its in the safe keeping the rest of the guys company. KEL-TEC is a company that has us in mind, they are really moving up in my book! :what:
     
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    Knowing Kel-Tec, looking at the actual rifle, looking over schematics as compared to the SU-16/PLR-16, and then looking at what is already out there in 7.62mm, I would bet on actual retail in the $1,200-$1,500 range for the 18" and 24" guns, with the 32 incher being a good $200-$300 higher. There was a whole lot more engineering in that than the SU/PLR. Also looks like a lot more steel, which means higher production costs.

    If it comes in cheaper, great. If not, it will still be the ONLY bullpup 7.62mm on the US market. The fact that it uses cheap and readily available FAL mags is a big plus.

    The only thing that even comes close to that size/weight is the JLD PTR-91 Para, which goes for ~$1,400.

    That KT is a good bit shorter and lighter than my AR-10 carbine, even with the stock fully forward.

    I will definitely be driving the local shops crazy trying to get one as the time nears.
     
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    If I can afford it, that looks outstanding. One question, does anyone think that ejection tube could get fouled quickly with cheap brass/steel cases, and how fast to clear it?
     
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