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I've been thinking, a bullpup AR would be useful. If you can have a bullpup rifle with all of the benefits of the AR platform (customization wise) then it'd be a big hit. It'd be great for AR pistols and carbines, where you don't have to worry about the downgrades of having a short barrel (overheating, accuracy, etc...). Granted, in order to do such a thing, you'd have to rework the lower receiver and most likely the upper receiver as well.

But what is the possibility of a bullpup AR being created?

Would it be plausible and worth the effort?
 

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There are so many bullpups in 223/556
Tabor, Keltec, FN...to name a few
 

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I once had the Bushmaster M-17S Bullpup. Do a Google Images search on it, and you see stock rifles and those modified by their owners. Well ballanced, fairly accurate, a 23 inch barrel in a short overall length. It did have some issues with heating on the extruded aluminum fore end, thys one common mod was a vertical foregrip. The carry handle made scoping easy, and necessary due to no sights or tiny pistol type sights on the carry handle.
Trigger pull is usually a bit stiff, a problem almost all bullpups share due to the long linkage.
Had the M-17S received more development, it would have been much more popular. It's bolt and gas system were similar to those of the AR-18/AR-180, and stayed much cleaner than the AR-15 type. But unfortunately, that was about the time AR-15s became a cottage industry, with every third person building them. Sadly the M-17S was discontinued.

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