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Video: Shooting Bullpups from the Left Shoulder

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by FrankDude72, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. FrankDude72

    FrankDude72 New Member

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    After endless discussions about whether or not you could take a conventional side ejecting bullpup and shoot it from your left shoulder in a pinch, I set out to prove it for myself.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy0FlnXCWxQ

    Within this vid I took 6 1/2 conventional bullpups and shot them on my left shoulder, both on the bench and while running some drills.

    Why bother to do this?
    It's helpful if you need to:
    -Move dynamically to the left.
    -Shoot around cover or a left-sided corner while clearing a structure
    -If you're left handed and come across a bullpup during a gunfight.

    All of these examples are time limited.
    So yes I know you can take apart certain bullpups like the AUG/USR/MSAR and the FA MAS and optimize them for left shoulder fire.
    You can't do that when bullets are flying.

    And yes, there are bottom ejecting and forward tube ejecting bullpups that are more left shoulder friendly.
    Not the point.
    If you have a conventional bullpup and need to do certain tasks like those detailed above, it's nice to know what the short lil' firearm will do.
     
  2. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Senior Member

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    How's your lip?
     
  3. gunnutery

    gunnutery Senior Member

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    I had to watch it without sound but I'll watch it later with. Thanks for demonstrating and taking some hit for the team!
     
  4. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Senior Member

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    I know from experience (watching...i'm correctly handed :p) that my M17S is a fine rifle for getting your daily value of brass. I have a lefty neighbor that tries to shoot it every once in a while and always gets a mouthful (I always have to remind him about the ejection port). After performing a few performance modifications it has become my favorite rifle (compact+accurate+well-balanced+reliable=tasty bullpup goodness).

    While I have shot some of the others mentioned, I can't comment on their lefty-friendliness.

    To add to the listed sample, my DTA-SRS is actually much more forgiving (the bolt handle does not strike you despite the layout), though cycling the bolt appears to be a bit of a burden.

    :)
     
  5. GrandmasterB

    GrandmasterB Member

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    Excellent demonstrations debunking the "can't do it" myth. Nicely done!
     

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