Slowly getting over my prejustice against Bullpups.

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    blackdiesel
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    I shot my friend's Edgun this past weekend and I really liked it.  I've shot other BPs in the past and never liked how they shot.  But I must say the Edgun shoots nice.  

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    YamahaR1
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    Guess I need to shoot a Edgun because I'm not into Bull pups either but I think it's mostly because of there look. Closest things I have to Bull pup is my impact and warp but they are more carbines then Bull pups. 

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    intenseaty22
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    BD, what gun was it? Caliber?

    I must say, I have not been a huge fan of the BPs myself, but I did pick up two, Taipan Vet in .22 and a GA Power Tuned .25 I am much more fond of the .25 in the sense that the Power to Size balance is really nice. Still not a fan of the lever all the way back there, but I'm learning to live with it. Will be happy to bring them if we ever can hang out. 

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    intenseaty22

    BD, what gun was it? Caliber?

    I must say, I have not been a huge fan of the BPs myself, but I did pick up two, Taipan Vet in .22 and a GA Power Tuned .25 I am much more fond of the .25 in the sense that the Power to Size balance is really nice. Still not a fan of the lever all the way back there, but I'm learning to live with it. Will be happy to bring them if we ever can hang out. 

    The Wildcat cures the lever issue and shooting one for a bit will convert almost anyone into a bull-pup lover.

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    intenseaty22

    BD, what gun was it? Caliber?

    I must say, I have not been a huge fan of the BPs myself, but I did pick up two, Taipan Vet in .22 and a GA Power Tuned .25 I am much more fond of the .25 in the sense that the Power to Size balance is really nice. Still not a fan of the lever all the way back there, but I'm learning to live with it. Will be happy to bring them if we ever can hang out. 

    I think it's a R3 22 cal because it is single shot.   

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    intenseaty22

    BD, what gun was it? Caliber?

    I must say, I have not been a huge fan of the BPs myself, but I did pick up two, Taipan Vet in .22 and a GA Power Tuned .25 I am much more fond of the .25 in the sense that the Power to Size balance is really nice. Still not a fan of the lever all the way back there, but I'm learning to live with it. Will be happy to bring them if we ever can hang out. 

    The Wildcat cures the lever issue and shooting one for a bit will convert almost anyone into a bull-pup lover.

    The WC didn't cure me.  I have shot it several times but didn't change my mind.  But something about the Edgun did.  Or it might just be getting more open minded.  

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    BD, what gun was it? Caliber?

    I must say, I have not been a huge fan of the BPs myself, but I did pick up two, Taipan Vet in .22 and a GA Power Tuned .25 I am much more fond of the .25 in the sense that the Power to Size balance is really nice. Still not a fan of the lever all the way back there, but I'm learning to live with it. Will be happy to bring them if we ever can hang out. 

    The Wildcat cures the lever issue and shooting one for a bit will convert almost anyone into a bull-pup lover.

     

    Maybe one day I will get an FX. I have been reluctant because IF it were to have problems, I don’t want to ship it across the nation to AZ. I either learn to do it myself or if I see that FX USA and Ernest start up and running. Have not seen the promised video series yet either. 

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    Springrrrr
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    You are a better man than I because I think bullpups are ugly enough to make a freight train take a dirt road.

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    intenseaty22

    BD, what gun was it? Caliber?

    I must say, I have not been a huge fan of the BPs myself, but I did pick up two, Taipan Vet in .22 and a GA Power Tuned .25 I am much more fond of the .25 in the sense that the Power to Size balance is really nice. Still not a fan of the lever all the way back there, but I'm learning to live with it. Will be happy to bring them if we ever can hang out. 

    The Wildcat cures the lever issue and shooting one for a bit will convert almost anyone into a bull-pup lover.

    Yep.. That worked for me. Love my WC

     

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    AnimalHitman
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    There are so many reasons I prefer the bullpup platform:

    • Ease of getting the rifle out of my scabbard
    • Ease of getting back into my scabbard!
    • Compactness for carrying
    • Weight savings
    • Maneuverability in brush
    • Balance when shouldering
    • etc., etc., etc.
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    Hubertus
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    Weight savings ? im not sure if this is true..

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    blackdiesel
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    When it get down to buying I probably always will go with the traditional rifle or a carbine.  I have a couple of Bantams and they are nice.  I also like the Vulcan Tactical and a few other short carbine guns.  Despite what everyone says about the "ability" to shoot bullpups freehand, I never really see it.  Most people fine some kind of support (tree, building, etc,) when they hunt with bullpups just like the people who hunt with traditional rifles.  The people I see shooting offhand use either or both rifles and bullpups.  

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    Hookster
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    This is the Ford vs Chevy, everyone has what they like and dislike. To say one is better than the other is pretty narrow minded IMO. I have both long traditional guns and BPs, they all have their niche. It comes down to what you want to do with and expect from the gun. As far as letting looks play a part for me that's about the least of my concerns when buying a new PCP. It could look awesome but if it shoots a 5" group at 50 yards and spends most of its life in a repair shop what good is it. Weight, reliability and accuracy are what concerns me. I have been fortunate to own Edgun, Daystate and FX with all good results. Good luck Diesel on finding what fits you and give them BPs a try.

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    T3PRanch
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    The best gun for any person is the one in their hand that has been well practiced with in many different shooting positions and settings but I bet everyone knows that already! ;) 

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    FukoChan
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    I gotta say all you have to do is shoot a long and heavy gun like the red wolf and then imagine a impact in your hands lol.

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    Neomorphy
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    When you are used to a standard rifle format, it does look and feel weird, at first. But now I like it a lot better.

    I hate it when I accidentally smack a chair/table/doorway/tree/fence/head with a long rifle.

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    Hunt4Dinner
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    I prefer bullpups over a rifle for just about every type of hunting other than shooting squirrels and birds from a picnic table or other platform. I prefer the compact size and ease of moving around the woods with a bullpup since it’s the main type of shooting I do. 

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    JWilson
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    R2 is a great rifle. I have an R3M and an R5M. I am blown away by the R5M Long in .25.

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