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Old 06-17-2013, 06:00 PM   #61
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Having not served, feel free to correct me. Ideal carbine: 5.56 bullpup with good trigger, integral low maintenance suppressor so our people won't go deaf, 50 round or so magazine. With today's technology, why is something like this so hard and or expensive?
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Having not served, feel free to correct me. Ideal carbine: 5.56 bullpup with good trigger, integral low maintenance suppressor so our people won't go deaf, 50 round or so magazine. With today's technology, why is something like this so hard and or expensive?
I like it... but... The "good trigger" and "good balance" are prerequisites for any rifleman who's packed one for a living and some fairly smart folks have tried. Unfortunately the keep coming up short.

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Having not served, feel free to correct me. Ideal carbine: 5.56 bullpup with good trigger, integral low maintenance suppressor so our people won't go deaf, 50 round or so magazine. With today's technology, why is something like this so hard and or expensive?
Sounds like a good idea on the surface, but the haphazard trigger linkages usually stops the idea in it's tracks. All of us would like to have a 20" barrel in the same package a 16 inch barrel takes. Maybe one day. Might even be someone on this forum that pulls it off. I have fired a couple, and the ergonomics would take getting use to, but I think most of us could adapt. The idea of taking a 20 inch barrel bullpup into battle is intriguing. Imagine having a rifle you can go into close quarters, yet take the long shot when needed.
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Of the many BP's I've tried, only the PS 90 even attempts to address the balance problem with it's top mount mag distributing the weight a bit better that conventional BP's... But like all BP's, this one also fails in the trigger department.

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Of the many BP's I've tried, only the PS 90 even attempts to address the balance problem with it's top mount mag distributing the weight a bit better that conventional BP's... But like all BP's, this one also fails in the trigger department.

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I don't think the trigger issue will ever be completely solved with the BP's. I am sure those troops in countries where that is the main issue assault rifle just learn to adapt. There must be some niche it fills in order for them to be still rolling off the assembly line. I just honestly don't think we will see it used by US ground troops.
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