Bullpup Shoot 2012 was the perfect place for Steyr Arms and PJS Investements Company to publicly make known that the AUG is back in the US market and they did it in a big way. They had several AUGs on hand in a variety of configurations.
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Desert Tactical Arms (DTA) makes magazine fed, precision bolt action rifles in bullpup format. Given the tremendous ballistic advantage that longer barrels offer, the bullpup format makes a lot of sense for precision rifles. Basically, Desert Tactical Arms gives precision shooters the same ballistics that are possible with the fence post-like precision rifles that they are used to but in a much more compact package.
They offer three chassis that are available in a variety of calibers – the SRS, SRS Covert, and the HTI. The SRS is their standard chassis that is available in calibers like .308, .260 Remington, 7mm Winchester Short Mag, and more. The SRS Covert is a shorter (16″ and 18″ barrels) version of the SRS that is extremely compact at just 29.5″ long or shorter. The HTI is designed to handle larger calibers like .50 BMG and .408 CheyTac.
Sven at Manticore Arms is the person who originally mentioned the Bullpup Shoot to me. I am a big fan of his muzzle devices, especially for the AK family of weapons, so I was looking forward to seeing more of his products in person.
JUGGERNAUT TACTICAL was showing off their M14 Rogue Chassis – a drop-in bullpup conversion stock for the M14 (M1A). The Rogue Chassis moves the M14’s action 11 3/4″ closer to your shoulder which significantly lowers the overall length of the M14. It also boasts a solid trigger feel, plenty of rail space for various accessories, a nicely executed left-side charging handle, and a push button safety which I think is an improvement over the M14’s standard safety. I was surprised at how light the system felt, especially when paired with an 18″ Springfield Scout Squad M1A.
In addition to the Rogue Chassis, they were also showing their JuggerMount optics mount, Main Optics Mount, and a couple of muzzle brakes.
If you own a Bushmaster M17S, take note. K&M Aerospace offers a number of functional, well designed, and well executed mods to the M17S. We were able to spend quite a bit of time with Ken McAlister, owner of K&M Aerospace, listening to his knowledge of the platform and the specific shortcomings that his products and modifications address. I came away very impressed.