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 Post subject: Nidus Equipment
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:13 am
  

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This is just a little thread for stuff made on the planet Nidus, so the legend goes, which is either made there or in Center, and sold in Center or on "Jingo Earth", an alternate Earth.

I'll organize this stuff later if it's any good.

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"Einar Fionntan Series, PCM-901
(aka "Nothing At The Moment")

"Confidante, I think this piece of kit here will show you the very first step up in "Freebooter Tech" as your people call it. I hope you and your boys like these." A Confidante

The CM-901 was manufactured by a company that used to be called Colt, who had many good ideas, but became overly reliant on military contracts to the point that when another company started to make the old M16 and M4s for the national military, Colt suffered as it's market share suffered and it's civilian products didn't impress the buying public.

Despite this, they once designed a series of weapons based on the AR-15/M16, but with the lower receiver based on the larger AR-10, in 7.62x51mm NATO. The idea was that with adapters and various changing uppers, barrels, and so on; the same lower receiver, trigger, and stock could be used in a rifle that could easily be made into three or four different rifles. The problem with this idea is people didn't want to shell 2,000 American Dollars back in the 2000s, when they could get most of the possible combinations, as standalones, for 500 dollars each.

A few nations bought some of these weapons or their variants for their defense forces, but progress only went so far. If they ever figured out how to make the idea really work, we lost records on if that happened or not, so we assume no such thing ever happened.

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The PCM-901 is not the same rifle. This rifle is made by third party contractors, for Einar Fionntan, at the instruction of A Confidante, to be sold at fair price to Einar Fionntan.

This rifle is simply a copy of the old CM-901 lower, with a 16 inch match grade "pencil" lightweight "free-floating" barrel, a M-Lok "free-floating" attachment rail, and a simple comp/flash-hider combo muzzle-end.

The weapon isn't made from various alloys of steel and aluminum, along with various polymers; this weapon is made from various types of "printed" "Durasteel", "Plastoid", and some parts are made of Aluminum Alloys. The weapon is half a pound lighter, has better accuracy and precision, is much, much stronger in design, is cheaper, is just as easy to add attachments too, is shorter and more handy, and will mate with any Mil-Spec 2000s Era AR-15, AR-10, AR-15 7.62x39mm, or 6.8x43mm SPC Upper.

Weight: 9 lbs
MDC: 2
Range: 750 yards (690 m)
Damage: (M80 Ball Ammo) 6d6+3 SDC
(130gr Ball M80A1 EPR) 7d6+3 SDC, +6 to penetrate body armor.
(ADVAP, 130gr Ball Tungsten Tip Copper Base Ammo) 7d6+3 SDC, +8 to penetrate body armor.
(Wellington/PS Exploders) 18d6+9 SDC or (10d10)+8 SDC or (3d3)10+18 SDC
(Wellington/GAW/PS Ramjet) 1 M.D.C. to M.D.C. targets or 3D6x10 S.D.C. to soft targets (If you use modified MDC numbers, I have no idea what to set this too, figuring that out still)
(Thadius Enterprises TE-2E round, made up of a depleted uranium slug filled with K-Hex, Weapon must be locked in semi-auto with a cold barrel and feeding from 10 round magazines, or the ammo risks going off.) 24d6+12 SDC or 12d12+12 SDC or 6d24+12 SDC

Rate of Fire:Single shot or full-auto
Magazine: Accepts any mil-spec magazines compatible with rifles of the same type as the upper.
Cost: 347 pounds of 100 pure Copper scrap or ingots, 347 pounds of Potatoes Chips, 347 bags of 12 ounces of Tortilla Chips, or 3200 rounds of 12 gauge Birdshot, or 4000 rounds of FMJ Brass-Cased 9x19 Luger or 4000 rounds of steel-cased 7.62x39mm or 40 Computer Parts Packages or 347 4GB thumb drives or 1840 pounds of bulk alkalized cocoa powder.

"We find that ammo is typically three times the price it should be in relation to weapons, and vehicles are 1/4th the cost they should be in relation to weapons as well; which makes it impossible for us to understand the conversion to a "Credit" and as such, we won't accept them."[/spoiler]


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Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:10 pm
  

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Federal Flight Control #1 Buckshot was for a time the ultimate self-defense and police buckshot shell in 12 gauge. The first step towards this glorious and supreme reign, was when Federal Flight Control was first offered. Federal was a premium ammunition manufacturer, which offered a number of quality FMJ and JHP loads, including the old HST bullets. While the Hydra Shok was left in the dustbins of history as being one of the first, and one of the worst JHPs, and then later on a reasonable JHP; the Federal Flight Control didn't have any real competition for years.

What made the Federal Flight Control buckshot so impressive, was it's special and patented "Flight Control Wad", which allowed the buckshot to mostly stay fairly close together and retain their energy. In many cases, other wads wouldn't keep the buckshot together and would actually just spread the pellets out too much.The Federal Flight Control Wad could and often did, keep the pullets close together out to 75 feet before there was any kind of spread. On top of this, the pullets didn't lose a lot of energy and seemed to be as deadly at 75 feet, as 30 feet for #1 buckshot and could be perfectly deadly out to 200 feet in 00

Proof

What made the #1 the next step, after the trusted 00 load, was civilian testing and research, showing that “Number 1 buck is the smallest diameter shot that reliably and consistently penetrates more than 12 inches of standard ordnance gelatin when fired at typical shotgun engagement distances. A standard 2 ¾-inch 12 gauge shotshell contains 15 pellets of #1 buck. The total combined cross sectional area of the 15 pellets is .964 square inches. Compared to the total combined cross sectional area of the nine pellets in a standard #00 (double-aught) buck shotshell (0.77 square inches), the # 1 buck shotshell has the capacity to produce over 20 percent more potentially effective wound trauma.

In all shotshell loads, number 1 buckshot produces more potentially effective wound trauma than either #00 or #000 buck. In addition, number 1 buck is less likely to over-penetrate and exit an attacker’s body.”

Naturally, Federal after a few years offered their special buckshot loads in #1 buckshot, and their was celebration.

Not by the people who got hit by it and died, obviously.

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AWACW's #1 and 00 "TNS Buckshot Soar Control" rounds are different, in that they use a more updated propellant that adds a little extra ft/s or m/s, with no serious increase in pressure, have an updated and patented wad, and use tungsten for their pellets. The inspiration was the Lyalvale Express's load "Hevi-shot", which mixed tungsten, nickel and iron in the form of an alloy.

Steel shot is too light, and lead shot could be harder. "Hevi-shot" was both harder and heavier then lead, which made it better.

We use the same three metals in an alloy, but in different proportions, in order to increase killing ability.

TNS #1 Low Recoil 12 gauge, has same recoil as 16 gauge
Damage: 7d6
Range 300ft
Range of Double Damage 75ft
Price 100 round box is 200 credits

TNS #1 12 gauge
Damage: 7d6
Range 300ft
Range of Double Damage 85ft
Price 100 round box is 200 credits

TNS 00 12 gauge
Damage: 7d6
Range 300ft
Range of Double Damage 110ft
Price 100 round box is 200 credits

TNS #1 Magnum 12 gauge, requires 3.5 inch chamber
Damage: 8d6
Range 300ft
Range of Double Damage 85ft
Price 100 round box is 250 credits


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 Post subject: Prole Milita M1R Carbine
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:38 pm
  

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Spoiler:
The old M1 Carbine was made in the millions and was for a time one of the most common weapons in the world. Not only did the adoption of the weapon by the US show that pistols were difficult to use in combat, but that it was possible to arm and train non-combat personnel for combat. The weapon also led to the concepts of pistol caliber carbines and personal defense weapons, both which saw serious consideration in the civilian and military worlds after the war was over. If that wasn't enough of a legacy, conversions were made that had 30 round magazines and were full auto, while other conversions fired .22 necked down ammunition; which predated the eventual mixing of these three features into the M16.

The weapon had just one problem, it was very unreliable, with the average 15 round magazine having at least one jam or misfire. Some sources say this only happened after the war, with the civilian copies being poorly made and the military surplus being old; but experts who looked into it decades after the war found that the issue was fairly common. It was eventually found that the low quality magazines, quick construction of the weapon, nature of the gas-system, and other issues were responsible.

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The M1R is different, in that it's not unreliable and actually functions quite well, while keeping all the best features and old vision alive. For starters, the weapon is still lightweight, clocking in at 4.5 pounds; which actually makes this version lighter. The secret to improved reliability and less weight, is the gas system being a copy of that used in the M16. Testing finds that the weapon can handle 4000 rounds of steel case ammo without a stoppage, provided the weapon is relubed every 1000 rounds and cleaned every 2000 rounds.

The weapon is mostly lighter, however, due to the use of carbon fiber in the handguard, polymer for the rest of the furniture, and an aluminum alloy for the receiver. The specific polymer used is a weaved fiber related to Kevlar and as such, the furniture is mostly stronger then steel. The weapon also sports a match-grade barrel, which is a "Pencil" model, but refrains from overheating quiet well and manages to retain it's zero quite easily under stress.

Weight: 4.5 pounds, 2 kilograms (empty).
Caliber: 30 Carbine (7.62 x 33 mm), 5.7 Johnson, and 5.7x28mm
Barrel Length: 16 inches (40.64cm)
Overall Length: 35.6 inches (90.5 cm).
Action: Non-Direct Impingement
Mode of Fire: Semi Automatic
Range: 656.2 feet (200 meters).
Magazine: 15 or 30 Round Magazines.
Cost: 500 Dollars or 500 Credits
Black Market Cost: 1200 Credits
Special: Match Barrel (+1 to hit), also accepts standard mil-spec scopes, bipods, and attachments.

Thanks, Kitsune for the original M1


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 Post subject: Re: Nidus Equipment
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:42 pm
  

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Accidental Post, will put new weapons or goods here.


Last edited by Prole on Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:59 pm
  

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There is said to be revolvers all over the "New West", a huge area of land and space, where people are not allowed to carry serious megadamage weapons into towns. Megadamage weapons are also very expensive and powerful, to the point that if used in a town or saloon, they might blow out a wall or obliterate a whole person. For a lot of people, the most powerful option is a Model 1960 Colt .44, but that certainly isn't cutting it if one actually intends to fight anyone wearing any kind of body armor or enhancements of any sort.

One could certainly go for a Golden Age Weaponsmith's .41 or .44 magnum, but where are you going to get one of those when the factories that make them are so far away? What if it's too expensive? What if ammunition is too rare? What if it's not enough damage? What if you aren't even on "Rifts Earth"?

There is indeed the "Champion 5" R-5 Model 500, offered by Paladin Steel. Do you really want 45.6 ft/lbs of recoil? A revolver that only fires one specific round, along with the various loading of that one specific round? The need to be incredibly strong to fire the weapon without having issues getting the bullets on target? Do you want a revolver that only holds five rounds, weighs 3.5 pounds, and has a 8.3 inch barrel?

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The WWGR-22517 "Eliminator 6" is made from the same Nidus materials of plastoid to replace wood and plastic, a patented fiber to replace rubber, and a mixture of "Endo-Steel", Aluminum, and Steel alloys for the metal components. The weapon comes with mounting slots where the sights are, along with under the barrel, and it has a threaded barrel as well. The weapon fires .454 Casull, but can also fire .45 Long Colt and .45 Schofield

Weight: 2.94 lbs (1.33 kg) empty.
Caliber: .454 Casull (Can also use .45 Long Colt and .45 Schofield)
Note: P.S. of 14 or greater to fire .454 Casull without penalty. P.S. of 12 to fire this weapon at all, without penalty(-2 to strike).
Damage:
.45 Schofield, 4d6
.45 Long Colt, 5D6
.454 Casull, 7D6
Advanced Damage:
Explosive .454 Casull, 21d6 or 1d6x21
Ramjet .454 Casull, 28d6 or 1d6x28 S.D.C. - 1d4-1 M.D.C. on M.D.C. targets.
Barrel Length: 5 inches (127 mm)
Overall Length: 10.5 inches (266.7 mm)
Action: Double Action.
Range: 300 feet (91.44 m) without scope, 700 ft (90 m) with scope.
Cylinder: 6 rounds .
Cost: 800 Hard/Black Market Credits or 800 Trade Units or 800 "Jingo" Dollars or 348 gallons of gasoline, pounds of copper, and/or trade goods of equivalent value.

Options:
2-6x32mm Revolver Scope, 200 Hard/Black Market Credits or 200 Trade Units or 200 "Jingo" Dollars or 87 gallons of gasoline, pounds of copper, and/or trade goods of equivalent value.
Underbarrel Overloaded Laser, +1 to strike, 200 Hard/Black Market Credits or 200 Trade Units or 200 "Jingo" Dollars or 87 gallons of gasoline, pounds of copper, and/or trade goods of equivalent value.
Compensator, +1 to strike, 200 Hard/Black Market Credits or 200 Trade Units or 200 "Jingo" Dollars or 87 gallons of gasoline, pounds of copper, and/or trade goods of equivalent value.


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Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:47 pm
  

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In many places, the idea of a weapon that was part one weapon and part another, was embraced. There has been many many times, the grenade launcher mounted under the assault rifle. Yet, a few times it was considered by some, and a great millions of currency and years of research spent, considering an assault carbine mounted under a long-range "smart" grenade launcher. The most widely adopted and used idea, however, is simply a weapon that is both an assault rifle firing explosive and armor piercing ammunition, from separate barrels and magazines.

This fundamentally lighter, cheaper, and simpler idea at first glance seems to make less sense; unless the two barrels are firing ammunition of wildly different weights and speeds. For an entire galaxy it has been found, this type of "Advanced Combat Rifle" is wildly popular, and considered the major middleground between assault rifles and personal gauss weaponry. Inside "The Sector", specifically "Nidus", the general and most common "ACR" design is considered downright impractical.

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The "Export" or "General" Nidus design settles on the upper barrel being 1-6.5 twist 5.56 barrel, capable of just barely firing 55 grain ammo with some issues, but firing without complaint rounds from 62 to 95 grains. The lower barrel is a 1-7 twist 5.56 barrel, a 6.8 SPC barrel, a 6.5mm Grendel barrel or a 7.62x39mm Soviet barrel.

The top barrel usually is loaded with .224 Valkyrie or 77 grain "Match King" bullets for the 5.56mm, the former being a 1000 yard civilian round designed over a hundred years ago, and the second being a specialty "sniper" or "marksmen" round designed to modified AR-15 platform rifles. The propellant, if the round is caseless, like most export weapons are; is a small, extruded grain powder that has uniform metering, is insensitive to being cold or hot, and produces more velocities compared to it's competitors. The general ideal is accuracy, cleanliness, and speed; for this common propellant.

The lower barrel can be firing whatever it's designed to fire, but generally sticks to a caliber that is standard issue for the buyer or adopter of the weapon.

Some buyers have the weapon follow the "OICW Tradition" with the top barrel firing explosive .224 Valkyrie or 77 grain "Match King" bullets, which have long range and large enough space within to contain explosive powder or liquid inside. They view this as the "real" and "true" portion of the weapon, with the portion under it being just a small carbine firing standard service ammunition.

Other buyers think that the upper portion is closer to the sights, and thus be where the AP ammunition is fired, since that depends more on speed, precision, accuracy, and energy retention. Many Nations and Star Nations alike, have found that a sub-MOA weapon is as good a "force multiplier", as a large capacity automatic support weapon. To these nations, the underside of the weapon should be some high weight explosive bullet, so that it can better resemble the usual "under-barrel grenade launcher."

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Most versions of the weapon rely on composite polymer lowers and furniture, with only vital firearms parts being made of steel alloys, which gets the weapon down to 10 pounds in some cases, unloaded.

Weight: 10-12 lbs Unloaded
Range:
Upper Barrel .224, 3000 ft/914 meters
Upper Barrel 5.56 77 grain MatchKing, 1425 ft/434 meters
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Lower Barrel, see range of typical service rifle for buyer
Damage:
.224 Valkyrie 80-95 grains, 6d6
.224 Valkyrie 60 grain "V-Max", 7d6 (Can't penetrate body armor rated above pistol caliber)
.224 Valkyrie ADVAP 95 grain, 6d6+3, +6 to penetrate body armor.
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See damage of service caliber for lower barrel.
Multiple damage of caliber/round by 3x for explosive ammo
Multiple damage of caliber/round by 4x for ramjet ammo on SDC targets, with MDC receiving at least 1 MDC of damage
Overall Length 37.5 Inches (952.5 mm)
Barrel length
Top Barrel, 18 Inches (457.2 mm)
Bottom Barrel, 8-16.3 inches (203-415mm)
Cost: 2000 Credits/Trade Units/Jingo Dollars or 870 gallons of gas, pounds of copper, or other hard currency/trade good.


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 Post subject: LCR .327 Federal Magnum
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:14 pm
  

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Around Nevada and other parts of The New West. Lots of big towns and little cities force people to turn in most or all of their guns at the local Sheriff. Many people ended up sneaking on their person something small and compact, or a medium sized revolver if they were feeling a little risky or had a large dustcoat. Jasper Munitions locally sold a J-38 Falcon, a sort of .38 "snubnose" that was very easy to conceal, but a little tricky to use. There was said to be some "chiefs", like the old The Chiefs Special, that you could get, but they weren't easy to find. There was good demand for a user-friendly revolver that had the size of a five-shot .38 snubnose. Something that could be used by women, men, teens, or serious killers who needed something small.

There once was something known as 32H&R Magnum, which in compact revolvers such as "chiefs", allowed someone to have 6 shots at less recoil then .38 special. A number of serious users found the little .38 "snubbies" to be rather painful or tricky to shoot, so there was and now was again, a serious application for .32 H&R Magnum. On top of that, there was once a .327 Federal Magnum, which could be between .38 Special and .38 Special +P, or above +P and closer to .357 Magnum. '
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For over a hundred years, in many timelines, but most specifically in one, S&W had been making an excellent tactical/modern "chiefs special. The LCR or "Lightweight Compact Revolver" sold quite well, even in eras where revolvers weren't as popular. Since 2016, the company that became "AWACW" was a combination of holdings under the warlord known as Mistress Duchess Saint Vixen, including S&W and Ruger. Vixen and her various followers had depended for years on locally made or surplus steel-frame pistols or various models of dated revolvers. Naturally, the LCR in .38 +P and .327 Federal Magnum was ordered in such massive numbers, that a whole new production line was started in the US and half a production line was started in MindWalker.

The two and a half production lines shut down decades ago, but have been started up again for the New West market.

Weight: 17 ounces (482 grams) empty
Caliber: .327 Federal Magnum (Also accepts .32H&R and other ancestors of .327 Federal Magnum)
Note: P.S. of 11-13 to fire .327 Federal Magnum without penalty, P.S. of 9 to fire .32 H&R Magnum without penalty.
Damage:
H&R Magnum, 2d6+3 SDC
.327 Federal Magnum, 3d6+3 SDC
Advanced Damage:
H&R Magnum TNS Alloy Bullet, 3d6+4 SDC
.327 Federal Magnum TNS Alloy Bullet, 4d6+5
Barrel Length: 1.87 inches (47.5mm)
Overall Length: 6.5 inches (165mm)
Action: Double Action
Range: 150 feet
Cylinder: 6 shots
Cost: 540 Credits or Equivalent in barter or hard currency.


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 Post subject: Le-Mat 944128
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:17 pm
  

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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:34 pm
  

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Prole wrote:
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There is indeed the "Champion 5" R-5 Model 500, offered by Paladin Steel. Do you really want 45.6 ft/lbs of recoil? A revolver that only fires one specific round, along with the various loading of that one specific round? The need to be incredibly strong to fire the weapon without having issues getting the bullets on target? Do you want a revolver that only holds five rounds, weighs 3.5 pounds, and has a 8.3 inch barrel?

:D

"Well, I did once throw an empty one at a guy when I ran out of bullets. Knocked him clean out cold."
"Lucky throw, and WILL YOU GET OUT OF MY ADVERTISING COPY!!!!????"

I'm now seeing two gunfighters loudly comparing their respective weapons, talking up their strengths and trash-talking the other guy's weapons while they're shooting at a common enemy.

Aforementioned common enemy is hiding behind cover, but looking at the big holes on either side of him as on one side the shooter is talking about how his extra shots will give him the kill while the other guy is talking about the bigger boom each of his shots does.

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"Trouble rather the Tiger in his Lair,
Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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