Affordable bullpup rifle?

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by HawkI, May 12, 2010.

  1. HawkI

    HawkI New Member

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    I'm looking for an affordable bullpup rifle for around $500. I have already looked into the Bushmaster M17S and read mixed reviews. I understand that any other bullpup (like the FAMAS, AUG, and Keltec to name a few) are usually over the $1000 mark. I'd like a balance of quality and affordability. I'm not so sure about kits, but if anyone can tell me something good about them, I might consider the option. I've also heard of an SKS bullpup... It sparked my interest, so any info would be great!
     
  2. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    I have the Steyr Aug (new one made here in the US) and love it. Yes, it is expensive at around $2,200 or so but it is one hell of a weapon. I have loved the Aug for over 22 years from when I have my first one issued and now due to a fantastic wife I have my own. I love the bull pup design, its short length and almost no felt recoil that lends itself to a great house/building clearing weapon (I’m a cop). This is the only bull pup I can comment on as it is the only one I’ve utilized. A few of the other FTF members have shot it and seemed impressed also. :D
     
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  3. HawkI

    HawkI New Member

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    Yeah I've been researching and the Steyr AUG seems to be a favorite among bull pup users. Now I know this weapon would be out of my price range as well, but the FN P90 has also caught my eye. I've seen some for around $1400 online. I'm assuming I could find the weapon cheaper at a gun show table.
     
  4. shnorse

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    a friend of mine as a hi-point carbine... i shot 50 rounds through it, not a bad gun... can get them brand new for 270. the trigger was a bit weird looking, but shot smooth as butter. This gun is not pretty, but it doesn't skip a beat. He has it in 9 mm.

    The beretta cx4 storm is a great gun also, at around 800 bucks, it comes in either 40 or 45, i forget which... friend loves that one also...
     
  5. orangello

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    "ROMANIAN 1975 MODEL AK BULLPUP CHROME


    THIS IS ONE OF THE NEATEST, MOST FUTURISTIC LOOKING AK RIFLES ON THE MARKET, COMPACT AND EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE TO SHOOT. SEMI-AUTO, 7.62X39 CALIBER. BLACK POLYMER FURNITURE WITH A HARD CHROME FINISH. THESE ARE REALLY NICE. THIS RIFLE IS A REAL SHOWPIECE..... EXTREMELY LIMITED QUANTITIES. DON'T MISS THIS ONE. EACH RIFLE COMES COMPLETE WITH 1-30 ROUND CHROME MAG....... AK-BULLPUP-CH...................$549.95 "
    It's an AK, how bad could it really be?
    Classic Arms Inc.
    I have not personally dealt with this dealer but have heard good things. YMMV
     
  6. LuckyGunner

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    That's an interesting looking gun.
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I had an M-17S. I wish I still did. Take off the barrel nuts and screw on an M-16 flash hider. The main draw backs are it is not convertible to left handed operation and the smoke out of the ejection port gets in your eyes. That can be minimized by using dry lube instead of oil.
     
  8. wardog99s

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    ok, i was at the gun show i met a guy who makes stocks and houseing for turning a ak-47, a ar-15, mosnigonts, he is wouring on a mouser houseing to turn them all into bulpups.. they felt nice.. i need to find his card
     
  9. janikphoto

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    My brother picked up the AK bullpup and it shoots well, but the thing gets waaaaaayyy hot in all the wrong places! The trigger feels red hot after a couple mags. There may be a way to reduce the amount of heat transferred to it, but the stock models are not for continuous use.

    I, too, am interested in the SKS bullpups, though I haven't shot one yet. I think it would be a great, reliable, cheap bullpup.


    Your spelling is pretty rough (Mosin Nagant, for example), but I think we all get what you're saying. I'm not sure a mosin would make a good bullpup, since you couldn't easily operate the bolt that close to your chest/face. It would make for an interesting toy, I suppose. But I don't own enough Mosins to hack up one.
     
  10. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Time for the tacticool picatinny-mountable cooling fan?
     
  11. big shrek

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    Two of the more interesting Marlins were the model 9 & model 45, which could be accessorized with a Muzzlelite bullpup stock, making them really evil 9mm & .45 Black Rifles :D

    The true benefit of the Muzzlelite stocks was that it resolved the splitting problem the original wood stocks had when one used High-power (+P & +P+) loads.
     
  12. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    I bought this Microtech (former knife maker) it uses AR-15 magazines. Paid $1300 for the gun and 5 30 round magazines. Had a few FTF issues first time I shot it, but has performed flawlessly since. I’ve put about 1500 rounds thru it and really love the gun.
     
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