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Default What's the sound of a bolter ?

"I heard bolter fire."

This was a line from the nightlord trilogy, but then, it make me wonder what was really the sound of Bolter like ?

If the thread has been done, please redirect me.

Thanks.

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The bolter fires explosive rounds, almost like a modern grenade launcher... but much faster!

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You mean like that ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GdB9wCNIho

That's a bit... kinda disappointing...

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I've always thought of an AA12, full-auto shotgun.
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I think it goes... banana,banana, banana.........banana,banana,banana

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The AA12 Sounds like THIS, which is pretty beefy.

But Space Marines probably deserve something like THIS
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The AA12 Sounds like THIS, which is pretty beefy.

But Space Marines probably deserve something like THIS


I think the aa12 is the right of it, the calibre of a bolt gun is approx that of a 12 gauge shot gun give or take a millimetre, and I like that russian guy

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Like a 20mm with a ok-ish kicker charge, decent RoF and probably some weird noise associated with the rockets and the internal mechanisms of the firearm.

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I always imagined them to be more like the GMG I used in the forces. Perhaps a little louder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQzfJqkmLM8
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It's mostly described in fluff as 'bark' or 'boom', but I think Dawn of War 2 got it pretty right.

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