Kel-tex rfb .308 bullpup

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by uban77, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. uban77

    uban77
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    Anyone have first hand knowledge about this rifle?
     
  2. ORBrit

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    I think coctailer has one, but it's not for sale.
     
  3. coctailer

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    Yup.
    I have one.....

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  4. spider

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    I want one really bad but bought a socom 16 instead.
     
  5. Silver Fox

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    Not trying to sound like a jerk, but what's the appeal of this?

    SF-
     
  6. ORBrit

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    .308 that takes FAL mags, with an 18" barrel but overall length of only 26.1". That's only 3" longer than my AR15 pistol was!

    Same as any other bullpup design - easier to handle, especially in close quarters, without sacrificing accuracy or ballistics by having a shorter barrel.
    The main thing against old bullpup designs was they were only right handed - empty cases had to eject out the side on the opposite side from where your cheek rests.
    All the newer designs use front ejection to make them truly ambidextrous.
     
  7. coctailer

    coctailer
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    Longer barrel and larger caliber than the SCAR.
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  8. Iceberg

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    Not a very attractive rifle; I sure hope it is of higher quality then it looks. I've never been a big fan of bullpups, including the AUG, and the FN 2000 feels like your shouldering a 4 x 6.
     
  9. coctailer

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    It is a lot higher quality than it looks.

    If you ever check one out, you will be amazed.
     
  10. zul

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    I think it looks awesome. I still cant get over the fact it's made by kel-tec. Everything else they make looks like a toy to me. But that... WOW. I want to handle one!

    Ever think the price point will drop below 1k?
     
  11. Onebigelf

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    Think they'll ever be really available? I can't find one anywhere.

    John
     
  12. coctailer

    coctailer
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    You have to go to Gunbroker.com to get one fast.
     
  13. Iceberg

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    Most of the Kel-Tec products are cheap & feel that way; this is quite a move up market for this company. I saw a review on the Outdoor Channel (I think it was SWAT TV) and it looked pretty cool. I really like the forward ejection tube for us lefties.
     
  14. MarkSBG

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    Hey coctailer,

    What is the trigger like on that? I have heard that the FN FS2000 trigger feels like a mosin nagat trigger with a sponge stuck in the middle.
     
  15. coctailer

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    Most bullpup triggers suck. This one is probably the best (for a bullpup)
     
  16. MarkSBG

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    Good to hear! :thumbup:
     
  17. sports-shooter

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    If I could personally handle one first and try it out, I might actually buy one.
     
  18. coctailer

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    That's the rub...........

    If you buy one, you might actually handle one.:laugh::laugh:
     
  19. jordanvraptor

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  20. coctailer

    coctailer
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    Not as bad as I thought it would be. I haven't shot it without the silencer though.
     

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