Reply To: Need Opinions for a New Bull-pup!!
I have been mulling over a bull pup in .25 for about a year. I was all excited about the Pulsar and the Gallahad but the .22 are powered properly but the .25 are underpowered. I am a lefty so some rifles didn’t work for me like the Cricket, however, I have the Carbine version and it is a nice rifle. I had the chance to shoulder the Wildcat but didn’t like how it felt. The Bobcat, although heavier and longer felt much better. The weight did not appear to be a huge factor. The mutant just does not appeal to me.
I eventually selected the Edgun Matador. Check out EdgunWest’s videos. Ed is a lefty and he seems to be able to shoot just fine. There are some new modifications to rifle. I personally like the KISS rule, the less complicated the potential less problems. One real thing for me that is not really looked at is the barrel type. After having two Hammer-forged barrels, you have to clean these barrels after about 100-200 rounds. Not a big issue but, I run about 1/2 dozen patches through more than once for two rifles and it can take some time. The Edguns have a Lothar Walther barrel, which is cleaned less and a proven barrel. The bolt is easy to remove so cleaning is even easier. There is a new moderator that is supposed to improve the “harmony” of the barrel therefore improving the accuracy. Check the Short video, he shoots several eggs at 250 yards. There has been an improvement for the indexing of the magazine as well as a reduction in the cost of the mags ($30). He has a video where he can take the rifle down in about 5 min. so I am hoping to do my own repairs. As more and more rifles are getting more complicated, I chose a rifle with a basic format, an excellent barrel, that can be maintainanced by me. The rifle comes in this month. We shall see if I made the correct choice