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Old 03-11-2016, 08:33 AM   #15
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Brighton
Default Re: Modern Monster Hunting Guns [XM500, MICOR Leader 50, etc.]

Originally Posted by Icelander View Post
Anecdotal evidence suggests that 20" barrel .50 BMG rifles are extremely unpleasant to shoot and perform fairly poorly, as much of the propellant does not burn inside the barrel. Cue fireball, concussion that slams you in the face like a donkey's punch and a loss of ca 450-600 fps of muzzle velocity (-15% to 20%).

This means that Range and Dmg ought to be reduced from a 29" barrel for any short-barrelled .50 BMG platform.

Well that loss in velocity would seem reasonably close to the loss in damage suggested by the general rules in TS we talked about earlier.

But yes it certainly going to be loud etc.

I guess the thing is .50 BMG is just designed to be fired from full length barrel.

The closest I can find in real life to what you initial describe is those Bush master conversion kits for those big straight hunting rounds on the AR carbines

Originally Posted by Icelander View Post
In a Monster Hunter scenario, you had better be!

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