Springfield Armory Releases Two New Variants of the Hellion 5.56 Bullpup

The Springfield Armory Hellion represents a radically unique and innovative approach to firearms design, helping to redefine perceptions of semi-automatic 5.56mm performance. Now, Springfield Armory offers two new variants of the Hellion 5.56 Bullpup: the Hellion 5.56 18″ Rifle and the Hellion 5.56 20″ Rifle.

HELLION 5.56 18″ RIFLE

Springfield Armory Hellion 5.56 18" Bullpup Rifle

Featuring a “bullpup” configuration where the action is located behind the trigger, the Hellion 18” features a short overall length for compact handling along with enhanced ballistic performance due to its longer barrel. Ambidextrous controls work in concert with a reversible case ejection system for maximum adaptability. The result is a 5.56 that combines portability with potent performance.

HELLION 5.56 BULLPUP 18″ RIFLE SPECS:

CALIBER: 5.56x45mm NATO (.223 REM)
COLOR: Black
BARREL: 18″ CMV, Melonite®, 1:7
FRONT SIGHT: Integrated Flip-Up, Elevation Adjustable
REAR SIGHT: Integrated Flip-Up w/ 5-Position Aperture, Windage Adjustable
BOLT CARRIER GROUP: Proprietary, Melonite®
GAS SYSTEM: 2-Position Adjustable, Short Stroke Piston
HANDGUARD: Polymer, M-Lok®
STOCK: 5-Position Adjustable w/ Cheek Riser
MUZZLE DEVICE: 4-Prong Flash Hider
CHARGING HANDLE: Ambidextrous, Non-Reciprocating
SAFETY SWITCH: Ambidextrous
GRIP: BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Mod 3
MAGAZINES: (1) 30-Round Magpul PMAG Gen M3
WEIGHT: 8 lbs 3 oz
LENGTH: 30.25″ – 31.75″
MSRP: $2,016

HELLION 5.56 20″ RIFLE

Springfield Armory Hellion 5.56 20" Bullpup Rifle

Featuring a “bullpup” configuration where the action is located behind the trigger, the Hellion 20” features a short overall length for compact handling, as well as a bayonet lug. The Hellion sports ambidextrous controls that work in concert with a reversible case ejection system. The result is a 5.56 that combines portability with potent performance.

HELLION 5.56 BULLPUP 20″ RIFLE SPECS:

CALIBER: 5.56x45mm NATO (.223 REM)
COLOR: Black
BARREL: 20″ CMV w/ Bayonet Lug, Melonite®, 1:7
FRONT SIGHT: Integrated Flip-Up, Elevation Adjustable
REAR SIGHT: Integrated Flip-Up w/ 5-Position Aperture, Windage Adjustable
BOLT CARRIER GROUP: Proprietary, Melonite®
GAS SYSTEM: 2-Position Adjustable, Short Stroke Piston
HANDGUARD: Polymer, M-Lok®
STOCK: 5-Position Adjustable w/ Cheek Riser
MUZZLE DEVICE: 4-Prong Flash Hider
CHARGING HANDLE: Ambidextrous, Non-Reciprocating
SAFETY SWITCH: Ambidextrous
GRIP: BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Mod 3
MAGAZINES: (1) 30-Round Magpul PMAG Gen M3
WEIGHT: 8 lbs 6 oz
LENGTH: 32.25″ – 33.75″
MSRP: $2,031

These newly released variants feature extended 18” and 20” barrels, resulting in a 5.56mm that still offers the compact handling characteristics of a bullpup, but with enhanced velocity and downrange performance. In addition, the 20”-barreled version features an overall configuration similar to that of the Croatian VHS-D2, a designated marksman version of the VHS-2. The 20” Hellion is outfitted with a distinctive ribbed forward section of barrel for enhanced cooling as well as an integrated bayonet lug.

To learn more about the new 18″ and 20″ Hellion Rifles, visit Springfield Armory’s WEBSITE NOW!

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