Full length rifle vs bullpup?

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    So I’m curious – what are the advantages of one style over the other?

    From what I’ve experienced with my Streamline compared to my buddy’s impact they are both very accurate and powerful. The main difference I can tell  (leaving out the fancy impact customization) is that the bullpup does everything that a full size rifle does in a smaller package that is easier to handle. Would that be a valid assessment?

    Of course now I’m considering selling my Streamline to buy a bullpup. This stuff really is an addiction…

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    I’ve had a bullpup and there way different than a rifle but definitely enjoyed it for what it was. Had a mutant and I loved it. Ended up selling it as I wanted to get one in .25 when they come out. There compactness and center of gravity basically barely away from your body they are very nice for carrying and hunting off hand. Plus can have full power in a very compact package.

    However have since bought a Daystate Regal XL and I love it! Decided I might not go to a bullpup after all. Just feel better shooting a lightweight compact and beautiful rifle.

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    Here’s some thoughts on it… LINK
     

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    In PCP I have Daystate Air Wolf MCT in .22 (full size rifle).  I have FX Wildcat pup in .25, although at 35″ in length this .25 rifle isn’t as short as a lot of pups.   These rifles are different in most ways except accuracy. Both are easy to shoot very accurately, with a rest. Even when I hunt I usually have a tree to lean on. I make sure this is so when I set up waiting on squirrels or when still hunting I make sure to stop at a rest. 

    I shot the Air Wolf outside at 30 yards (I know, not much of a test) and was very pleased that single holes can be accomplished and I didn’t even have a butt stock support. I spent some time after getting bored with paper punching shooting Sycamore tree seed balls – smaller than a squirrel’s head. Very good practice and satisfying destruction!

    If I were to get rid of one of these it would be the pup because I like the “look” of a full-length rifle a little better.  

    However, if I were to buy another PCP it would likely be a Daystate pulsar…another pup. 

    So, it appears as if I’m as fickle as a bunch of airgun fans here!

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    While not always the case here are some differences that might be considered
    1. Bullpup trigger groups may have more slack or not break as crisp a carbine
    2. A carbine with a longer barrel may offer more shots at the same fps than a bullpup
    3. A bullpup can be more centered with the body and offer better off hand accuracy
    4. A bullpup can be chest rigged and be carried through dense brush easier and safer than a carbine
    5. For left handed people a carbine offers easier cocking and reloading than a bullpup
    6. A bullpup can be lighter than a carbine offering less fatigue for the shooter therefore increasing accuracy stamina.
    7. A carbine can offer better bench stability.
    8. A carbine will offer better open sight accuracy

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    Any idea when the new mutant is coming out? I waiting for one too..

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    I like shooting from NRA High Power prone.  It is what I was taught.
    Dont think a bullpup will do so good in that position. 
    And for target shooting like that with a airgun, a good two stage trigger is needed.

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    Willie did a terrific job of contrasting the two styles!!!

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    I  don’t think you’ll do much better than the Streamline.  I suggest keeping it and adding a bullpup if you ‘Need ‘.

    I  like the carbine sized guns best.  As a lefty I haven’t  seriously considered  a bullpup 

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