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post #1 of 82 (permalink) Old 11-29-10, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Fook... the US Army has developed the first exploding Bolter Rounds!!

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Now that is effing cool!

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Nice.. except what they're suggesting won't work with a conventially proppelled bullet like they're using.
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Blackwater made the boltgun already about eight years ago-- the AA-12 tactical shotgun has a variety of alternative rounds, one of which is a 75-caliber, self-propelled mass-reactive shell.

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and why exactly wont they work?
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Effective velocity, weight and ammo capacity to name a few.... For the size of the projectile and the bore, with a conventional propellant source its effective range is nowhere near what they're suggesting. Plus, pretty much its a programable grenade... Without a soldier capable of time-distance calculations, theres no way of programming it to teh exact timing needed to make it explode at the right point to get a guarenteed kill shot... that, and given the size of the projectile, you won't be able to cary very many of them... maybe 20 at most... given the weight and bulk its not effective to equip a soldier with them, when you can give them a normal rifle with armour peircing bullets at a third of the weight of what this will be, and many, many more rounds in multiple clips for alot cheaper...

Pretty much its a white elephant... theres already things far more effective at doing the same job they're suggesting for it.
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pffft, I don't need a boltgun, I've got a Donk!


A what?


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pffft, I don't need a boltgun, I've got a Donk!


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Well, the first thing to be hit by it in real combat will no doubt be an English Service man. You know what the Yanks are like for killing the english by 'accident'.
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Glorious weapon, but hideously expensive.
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