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BSA SMX-15 Raptor by Pyrosity BSA SMX-15 Raptor by Pyrosity
BSA's SMX-15 'Raptor' is a rotary sniper rifle well known not only for it's monolithic size, but also it's unique ability to burst fire very accurately.

The Raptor utilizes a new form of caseless round based on plastique explosives that provide immense propulsive force in a small package. Due to the highly potent nature of the rounds, the Raptor kicks very hard and is also quite heavy. In order to cope with the powerful nature of the rounds the entire rotary drum is a solid block of metal, which is completely sealed against a cooling system that keeps the rifle from overheating.

Most of the rifle's mass lies in the drum magazine area, so second-edition Raptors were issued with a redesigned bipod that mounts just forward of the trigger guard, in order to increase maneuverability. Much of the length of the rifle comes from it's barrel. The Raptor dwarfs most other modern rifles; it comes nearly up to the chin on many of it's shooters if stood vertically on the ground.

The unique burst function fires three rounds at a speed such that they hit within an inch above each other in a near vertical line at long range. This function is almost entirely reserved for destroying equipment and hitting soft spots on target vehicles. A special brace must first be attached to the rifle in order to prevent the shooter from breaking her shoulder and to stabilize the gun as much as possible. This brace also disengages the manual cycling bolt. In normal situations the standard bipod is used, and the manual bolt is locked into the action.

A very popular rifle indeed, it was originally developed to be an effective weapon against the heavily armour-suited infantry of the NWI during the Third War. Now it sees much use by various organizations. They are expensive rifles to produce, but surplus from the war has made the price accesible to some of the less wealthy militias in the world.

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MakarovJAC Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
I admit revolver mags are pretty. But I turned into somewhat into a "viability" geek (thanks, college and die hard-strict professors) so sometimes I just think in stuff like physics, practicability and so on. But I can also admire something that looks nice.

Like this one specifically.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I liked the original design idea here, but this one had been itching the back of my head for awhile. I redrew the rifle a few months ago more to my liking; [link]
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AllStarZ Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
You do know that a revolver sniper rifle won't be very accurate right? Insofar as I know, firing a few shots with that thing will throw the barrel and cylinder out of precise alignment.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Dreadfully late comment, I'm only just now coming back and replying to things, sorry.

But to the point, truth be told I've never heard mention of that before. Why would it do that?
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SteinWill Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never been that interrested in picture of only weapons but... NICE detail! :o you sure know how to draw some interresting looking weapons ;)
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Dmasterman Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
looks light for something so heavy ;o,

nice.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
All the weight's where it counts :)

That being the drum magazine, scope, and barrel...
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Dmasterman Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Ah.
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CabooseRIF Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
A revolver-rum-sniper rifle...love it to the core...or breech i suppose =p
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm trying to remember whether you were watching me at the time I posted the original... either way, it's my favourite out of the sniper rifles I've designed. Kind of combines the ideas of the magnum revolver and the anti-materiel rifle :3

Here's the original: [link]
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CabooseRIF Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
hmm, donno i've seen the old one before, mighta been before i discovered the awsome to be had on your page :D
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