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mike_nashville
(@mike_nashville)
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2019-07-21 02:27:55  

I have not wanted a bullpup air rifle but,  recently I have thought about getting one just for the heck of it.  I looked at several sites for a used one that I might be able to afford and have found a couple.  There is a used Kral Puncher Breaker that has tweaked my interest to some degree.  However they have had some reviews with issues that I am not capable of dealing with.  Maybe once I get more into the modification and repair of air guns but as for now I am only into occasional back yard shooting.  One of my main concerns is that I am left handed and looks like the bolt would hinder any type of comfortable shooting.  Anyone had any suggestions on what might be a good left handed bullpup.  I should mention that ones like the Daystate, FX and other $1,000 plus rifles would not be within my range right now.  Actually probably never within my range.  Thanks for any advice you might have to offer.


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ViKing
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2019-07-21 06:37:53  

I don't know if this helps, but I am right handed, but left eye dominant.  So, I shoot left handed.  I shoot a Taipan Veteran.  The obvious down side is that the cheek weld is against the cocking lever.  It's something I've gotten used to.  Actually, the cocking lever can be switched to the otherside, but as a righty, I can cock it easier with my right hand.

I'd like to shoulder the FX Wildcat II, as the cocking lever is forward.  However, that gun is over your budget.

 

Good luck!


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BigTinBoat
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2019-07-21 08:23:39  

I'm a lefty and could not get used to the Kral PB at all. I did like the FX WIldcat I had in .177 due to the forward cocking lever.


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chuckinohio
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2019-07-21 10:18:40  

Probably the cheapest choice for a lefty friendly pup would be one of the $350 SPA P12 pups in .22 currently on the big auction site.

  I shoot one left handed and it works really well.

  Be advised though that you should read everything that you can find on the SPA ,Artemis, Snowpeak P12 that you can find on the web before buying one. They are not without quirks and issues that you may or may not feel like dealing with.

  If you feel the urge to spend up, look at the FX Wildcat or the AGT Vulcan.


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mike_nashville
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2019-07-22 03:07:27  

I like the design of the Vulcan with the side cocking leaver on the left, great for left hand shooters.  I am sure it is worth the asking price but just not for me.  I am in the $400-$650 range which would max me out.  I currently have 25+ pellet and BB guns of sorted types and would only shoot a bullpup occasionally so $1,000 - $3,000 would be above consideration for me.  I think the SPA P12 might have more issues than I want to address but might be a good starting point.  I do appreciate your comments and help.  Mike


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DavidEnoch
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2019-07-22 06:57:08  

I also recommend a P12.  It is my first Bullpup and I am left handed.  The bolt is not a problem.  You do have to remove the gun from your shoulder to cock.  The P12 has been reliable, fairly quiet without an added moderator, and accurate.  Mine is a single shot.  Oh, I did have to replace one o-ring but Mike gave me instructions and it was easy.  I got mine from MrodAir.

David Enoch


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boscoebrea
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2019-07-22 14:57:13  

    getting anything for the heck-of-it=should only be when "Surplus money is involved".So why not  see if you can try one first? I think you can find a P12 orP15 in that price range along with Kral or Hatsan...

  I posted this same question awhile back,I was told that any Bull pup with a cocking lever n the middle of the rifle was the way to go,also a left handed member really liked his Hatsan Bullpup.


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chuckinohio
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2019-07-22 15:33:37  
Posted by: @mike_nashville

I like the design of the Vulcan with the side cocking leaver on the left, great for left hand shooters.  I am sure it is worth the asking price but just not for me.  I am in the $400-$650 range which would max me out.  I currently have 25+ pellet and BB guns of sorted types and would only shoot a bullpup occasionally so $1,000 - $3,000 would be above consideration for me.  I think the SPA P12 might have more issues than I want to address but might be a good starting point.  I do appreciate your comments and help.  Mike

  The cocking lever on the Vulcan can be switched from side to side and actually works best for a lefty when mounted on the right hand side of the rifle like a standard Wildcat. Especially true when bench shooting.

 

  The biggest thing about a P12 will be that they run really hot straight out of the box, necessitating either a tune and tinker, or feeding it heavy pellets. That may be a consideration for you depending on your shooting range or area. Buying one that has been gone through already may be an option as they occasionally pop up for sale. They also tend to be hideous air hogs in their factory form which means more work for a hand pumper.

  My understanding of the Kral PB pups is that they need less fettling than the P12 does but they have their own issues and quirks that have been discussed ad nauseam on the webz. If I was to buy one of the Kral pups, it would go straight to 'Motorhead' Scott Schneider to be sorted. With that said, there are numerous posts about guys getting great results shooting them so it seems to hit or miss..... I have never shot one myself so unfortunately can not comment on its lefty user qualities.

 

  Good luck searching, it is part of the fun.


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DavidEnoch
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2019-07-24 13:37:30  

Mike did a power adjustment on my P12 and brought it to the Arkansas show for me.  It was not an air hog.  It is also pretty stable considering it doesn't have a regulator.  It just works.  I think he will adjust one for about $40.

David Enoch

 


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Welker
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Joined: 2 years ago
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2019-07-27 16:17:04  

FYI the Taipan lever can be switched to the left side. 

I just ordered a bullpup stock from Vit for a Marauder and so far really like the fit. 

 

Mark 

Mark W


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