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Anarkitty

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« on: (14:40:11/07-02-13) »
Meet the Anzio Ironworks Ultra Long Range Sniper System...

(Picture from The Firearm Blog, used without permission)

2 meters long and weighing in at nearly 60 kilograms, it has a 5000 meter maximum effective range and fires 20mm Vulcan rounds from a detachable box magazi...um...clip.  It sits somewhere between an assault cannon and a sniper rifle.

Here's my first stab at statting it out, primarily because I want to buy one for my Gnome Sniper:

Sniper Rifle   
Damage
  AP 
Mode
RC
Ammo
Availability
Cost
Anzio 20mm
10P
-5
SS
1
3(c)*
20F**
11,500¥
* The Anzio 20mm uses Assault Cannon ammunition.
** Despite the Anzio's range and power, it is marketed and sold primarily as a civilian sport and hunting rifle. Some jurisdictions classify it as legality 'R' at the GM's discretion.

It comes equipped with a bipod, and a shock pad.  The only barrel accessories that can be mounted on the Anzio are a specialized flare/sound suppressor for 3200¥ or a muzzle brake for 1800¥ which provides 2 points of recoil compensation.

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« Reply #1 on: (15:07:54/07-02-13) »
That damn gun is almost 3 times the size of that gnome...lol. Do what you do.
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« Reply #2 on: (15:28:05/07-02-13) »
I would say that in SR terms that is an assault cannon, only reason their calling it a sniper rifle is that the term assault cannon doesn't exist IRL and they don't exactly want to call their civilian weapon an anti tank rifle.
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« Reply #3 on: (15:54:57/07-02-13) »
That damn gun is almost 3 times the size of that gnome...lol. Do what you do.
I shall now make a Gnome NPC named "Bipod".  :P
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« Reply #4 on: (17:42:14/07-02-13) »
OMG I want it.
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« Reply #5 on: (18:51:08/07-02-13) »
 :D Fun. Bipod could double as your spotter / additional ammo bearer.

See...I guess its classification depends on the round type...If its usual round is meant for a pin point target such as a Barrett, I'll call it a sniper rifle. If its meant for an area target like a Mk-19, then I'd say assault cannon. I suppose you can just call yourself a vehicle sniper.  :P

The over pressure from that must be enormous.
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« Reply #6 on: (11:17:51/07-03-13) »
I believe an accurate description is "Anti-material Sniper Rifle".  "Vehicle Sniper" is pretty good too.
In SR terms, it is somewhere between an Assault Cannon and a Sniper Rifle. 
A "Sniper Cannon", maybe?

And keep in mind, it is still lethal against soft targets, It's just overkill.  Against a walking-tank Troll in Mil-Spec armor, it is barely overkill.

Also, the grip, stock, trigger and such (the "user interface") of this gun are designed to be very similar to the AR-15 so it doesn't require any special training.  It should still use the Longarms skill.

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« Reply #7 on: (04:49:20/07-04-13) »
Weapons like this have been around since World War II (e.g. the Finnish L-39). Assault cannons in Shadowrun 'feel' more like payload rifles than anti-material rifles, and this seems more like the Barrett Model 121 (Arsenal, p. 28).

If you want to "build" a Shadowrun anti-material rifle, I recommend changing any sniper rifles stats by: +2 Damage, -1 AP Mod, and x2 cost just as if was firing High-Power Rounds (War!,  p. 156). with High-Power Chambering (War!, p. 156). Maybe crank up the stats a bit more and drop the Ammo to 3 or 5 to season to taste.

Strictly by canon you would probably be using Anti-Tank Rounds (War!, p. 156).

(I'm personally ambivalent at best to most of the War! stuff,, but it keeps things simple to reference it until something better comes along.)

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« Reply #8 on: (09:24:54/07-04-13) »
I'll approach this from gameplay:

Those stats are a tad low for 5th. So were I you, I would look in that direction.

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« Reply #9 on: (10:46:08/07-04-13) »
Its stats currently are SR4. SR5 is probably easy: Make it 16P damage.
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« Reply #10 on: (21:00:10/07-06-13) »
meh, the original is still the best:
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« Reply #11 on: (21:12:14/07-07-13) »
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  Boys Anti-Tank Rifle!  ;D
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« Reply #12 on: (22:06:19/07-07-13) »
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  Boys Anti-Tank Rifle!  ;D
Yup. Well spotted.
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« Reply #13 on: (17:11:07/07-08-13) »
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  Boys Anti-Tank Rifle!  ;D
Yup. Well spotted.

Psssst...It's in the image file name... 8)

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« Reply #14 on: (19:39:58/07-08-13) »
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  Boys Anti-Tank Rifle!  ;D
Yup. Well spotted.
Psssst...It's in the image file name... 8)
Psst, I didn't need a hint.  ;D
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