SA80/L85: Why Didn't Enfield Just Scale Down The EM-2 Instead Of Bullpupping The AR-18?

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10m Sep 24, 2020

Bloke takes a look at why Enfield nicked the Armalite AR-18 design and bullpupped it to make the L85 series of rifles, rather than "just" scaling down the .280 / 7mm EM-2 rifle from the late-40's/early-50's.

Turns out it's not as trivial as all that...

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