>inb4 a 4th bullpup thread
Bullpups seem to be the seeth of the week and I agree that the impossibility of having even a decent trigger makes them poor choices for service rifles. What doesn't make sense to me, however, is why can't an isolated trigger be built that then sends an electrical relay to a striker, actuating the firing pin via a motor or electromagnetically. Before you say "muh mechanical never fails, electric is a fandangled gimmick that has no place on the battlefield", consider this:
>simple circuits are extremely reliable and have been used in no-tolerance for failure systems across every industry for almost a century now
>Much more complicated circuits are used regularly in electronic optics with many rifles now having no BUIS, making the optic an essential part of the weapon
>Batteries can resist heat, cold, and humidity much better than they used to. Integrated rechargeable batteries are now a mature technology, and it would be straightforward to integrate a swappable, long life durable battery that can be recharged with solar or by generating electricity when the action cycles
>Isolated triggers might even outperform traditional triggers in quality
>If all else fails, there is nothing stopping designers from adding a mechanical backup
Don't get me wrong, there are still other problems with bullpups, but considering that night vision optics oudate the M16/M4 platform, it doesn't make sense that the trigger is a barrier to the usability of bullpup rifles.