I seem to have a lot of time zoning out while at work and usually thinking about firearms. I saw an article the other day mentioning scout rifles and I was wondering if a straight pull or even pump action bullpup sporting rifle would be viable. I’m aware of bolt action bullpups with the bolt right at the shooter’s shoulder, but a straight pull might allow the bolt to remain where it usually is, but with maybe a linking arm or something to operate an action behind the bolt rather than in front. so the rifle may go from shoulder pad to the bolt body to the breech/chamber, then the bolt handle connected to the bolt body at the start of the action via a rod or arm to operate the action.
Clear as mud?
I had thought there might be some interest as a hiking/light mountain rifle if it can reduce the weight or would it be more interesting as a novelty?