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Thread: Springfield's "Hellion" bullpup

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    Quote Originally Posted by 556Cliff View Post
    Honestly, looking at the Springfield offering compared to the real thing from HS-Produkt it's not actually changed too much. Other than the differences in the magwell, the VHS-K2 doesn't seem to have swap-able grip ability, different style trigger guard, handguard with pic rails and the barrels have an odd fluting for improved heat dissipation (guessing).

    Springfield could have messed it up worse I suppose. And really, the worst thing they did to it is the name IMO.
    Well said
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Had one, sold it. Never looked back. FN has made some great stuff. That one really wasn't one of them. Also dumped my PS90 and my 5.7 USG but for caliber reasons. I wanted to like my PS90 and USG, they were so space gun looking.
    Oh I may have disliked it also but unfortunately I’ll never know. They just look so weird and cool and 90s.

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    I like it and if I needed a short rifle for confined spaces it would be at or near the top. If I ever decide I need an SBR then as an alternative I will take a good look at bullpups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circle_10 View Post
    If I had money to just blow on neat shit I’d absolutely get one, but as much as I’d like a diverse assortment of interesting and exotic weaponry, at this point in time I’ve become more focused on “standardizing” my collection, and trying not to get into any more weird platforms or any more niche calibers.
    Stop being so practical and just given in to being a military style gun collecting whore like me. It's much easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Bell View Post
    To me this is more a gun lover/collector's gun. Nothing wrong with this since, honestly, every gun most people buy past a basic AR, 870 or J-frame/Shield is pretty much a toy . It is likely Springfield didn't do anything to hurt the gun since it appears they brought it in an faux sporter configuration and just put some 922R parts on it (the way FN did with the SCAR back when they still came from Europe). I think this will likely be a cool piece much like an AK,Tavor, AUG, FS2000, FNC, etc. And there is also a reasonable chance this gun will not be imported forever and then will be even more interesting.
    This! Some of my best purchases were generally considered pretty undesirable when I bought them.

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    At about the 2:00 mark, shows the packaging for Iraq:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Q11j3XUsY

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    Interesting for reasons mentioned in this thread, but I can't get over the price. Maybe at 1200 or 1300. Different strokes I suppose. I'll be interested to see someone's 1k round review, though.

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    On one of Ian McCollum's youtube videos on the rifle, a person claiming to be a former Croatian solder chimed in saying that they wanted a higher round count until barrel overheat with the VHS 2. That and maybe some other added features ended up adding a pound of weight or so over the VHS 1. He went on to mention that the little pin in the cheek riser was added after they kept falling off and getting lost in the woods. He also complained about the weight.

    I wonder what would need to change to get the weight down? Even half a pound would be a meaningful improvement.

    Does anyone know what the picatinny rail is made out of?

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