Meet the Springfield Armory Hellion™, where the bullpup rifle meets the fully ambidextrous rifle! Chambered in 5.56mm NATO/223 Rem, it’s an ultra-compact rifle that has an overall length of just 28.25” while keeping a 16” CMV rifle barrel! You’ll get the easy handling of an SBR without having to worry about NFA compliance. You don’t have to worry about proprietary magazines, either! The Hellion™ bullpup MSR (Modern Sporting Rifle) is designed to feed from AR-pattern magazines and comes with a 30-round Magpul® PMAG.
For those new to a “bullpup rifle” configuration, it’s a compact rifle where the action is located behind the trigger while still allowing for an NFA-legal 16” barrel and an overall length of 26” or more. This allows for maximum versatility in tight quarters while retaining the accuracy and ballistics of a rifle-length barrel, combining portability with performance.
In addition to being a fully-ambidextrous bullpup rifle, the Springfield Armory Hellion™ 5.56mm offers maximum flexibility and performance with a two-position adjustable gas block with “S” suppressed and “N” normal modes. The result is a firearm that can be easily and quickly adjusted to fit conditions, muzzle devices, and ammo availability.
How Much Does a Springfield Hellion™ Bullpup Cost?
The MSRP for the Springfield Armory Hellion™ Bullpup Rifle is $1,999, but cost varies on GunBroker.com auctions.
Is the Springfield Hellion™ Ambidextrous?
Yes, the Springfield Armory Hellion™ has fully ambidextrous controls including the safety, charging handle, magazine, and bolt releases. The Hellion™ features a reversible ejection system for expended cases that requires no additional parts or tools
What is the Downside of Bullpup?
The biggest issue with a bullpup-design stock has historically been that they only eject from the right-hand side. Since the action’s ejection port is much further back than a standard rifle and is actually set into the buttstock, a bullpup isn’t normally a rifle for left-handed shooters since expended shells would eject directly onto the shooter’s face. The only solution would be to get a bullpup configured with a left-handed ejection port. The Springfield Armory Hellion™ is a truly ambidextrous rifle, solving this problem with fully ambidextrous controls, including the safety, charging handle, magazine, and bolt releases. The Hellion™ features a reversible ejection system for fired cases that requires no additional parts or tools, making it a revolution that allows ambidextrous shooting while preserving the advantages of an ultra-compact bullpup stock.
Springfield Armory Hellion™ Features
BULLPUP DESIGN: Unlike a traditional long gun, the bullpup system moves the action and the magazine back behind the trigger into the normally unused buttstock area. By doing this, it reduces the overall length drastically, while still allowing you to have a barrel long enough to retain effective downrange performance.
MILITARY PEDIGREE: Based on the internationally proven VHS-2 bullpup, which has been employed by the Croatian armed forces in demanding environments ranging from Iraq to Africa and beyond, the Springfield Armory Hellion™ offers American shooters a semi-automatic 5.56mm version of this highly capable firearm.
INTEGRATED FLIP-UP SIGHTS: Integrated into the Picatinny top rail of the Hellion™ is a set of sturdy and capable flip-up iron sights. These spring-loaded sights quickly pop into position, locking solidly until released.
PICATINNY TOP RAIL: An uninterrupted strip of Picatinny rail runs along the top of the Hellion, ensuring you can mount the optics of your choice to wring out the most performance from the 5.56mm bullpup.
BCMGUNFIGHTER™ MOD 3 GRIP: The Hellion™ accepts standard AR-15 pattern grips like the included Bravo Company USA® BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Mod 3.
ADJUSTABLE STOCK: The Springfield Armory Hellion™ 5.56mm bullpup ensures maximum adaptability to a wide range of shooters through its spring-loaded, five-position adjustable buttstock.
M-LOK® COMPATIBLE: The polymer handguard of the Hellion™ features nine M-Lok slots for mounting accessories, three each at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions.
INCLUDED PMAG: The Springfield Armory Hellion™ 5.56mm bullpup is designed to feed from AR-pattern magazines and comes with a 30-round Magpul® PMAG.
HAMMER-FORGED BARREL: The Hellion™ bullpup houses a hammer forged 16″ barrel chambered in 5.56, giving the rifle a high-performance precision barrel for maximum accuracy. With a 1:7″ rate of twist and a rugged Melonite® coating, the Hellion™ delivers impressive ballistics and amazing downrange performance for its compact size.
FULLY AMBIDEXTROUS: The Hellion™ features a reversible ejection system for fired cases that requires no additional parts or tools. Complementing this system is a set of fully ambidextrous controls, including the safety, charging handle, magazine, and bolt releases. The result is an ultra-compact 5.56mm that can be easily fired from either shoulder.
ADJUSTABLE GAS SYSTEM: To ensure maximum flexibility and performance, the Springfield Armory Hellion™ 5.56mm bullpup features a two-position adjustable gas block with “S” suppressed and “N” normal modes. The result is a firearm that can be easily and quickly adjusted to fit conditions and ammo availability.
QD POINTS: The Hellion™ comes with QD mount points on both sides of the 5.56mm bullpup, ensuring you can use the sling of your choice, arranged for use from either side.
Springfield Armory Hellion™ Specs
CALIBER: 5.56x45mm NATO (.223 REM)
BARREL: 16″ CMV, Melonite®, 1:7
FRONT SIGHT: Integrated Flip-Up, Elevation Adjustable