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Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns Nearby
Posted By: YossarianDate: 7/3/12 12:43 p.m.

In Response To: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns Nearby (PerseusSpartacus)

: All very odd. Of course, there is the fuss about the fully automatic setting
: on the Assault Rifle, which you can read about here.

The AR is certainly a head-scratcher. Were I writing some sort of adaptation of Marathon I'd explain the supposed ".75 caliber" as a typo where "7.5 mm" would have been much more appropriate because 7.5 mm or .30 cal is a standard AR caliber today while a 3/4" round is something more likely to be found in an anti-aircraft cannon.

The theta error is described in the Marathon manual as a manufacturing defect, which is plausible if the weapon we're using was perhaps a clone or "shop model" made by Martian rebels/separatists and hidden in the Marathon and/or eventually added to its security inventory. It seems to me that a military-grade weapons manufacturer wouldn't have made so many rifles with such an obvious flaw; perhaps given the layout of Mars bases, space stations, and the Marathon itself, which are really only tight corridors or expanded enclosed spaces, it made more sense to have a repeating rifle that was more effective at clearing things at close ranges than shooting accurately at great distances (which the grenade launcher seems better suited for).

Such a "modification" may have been desired by rebels/separatists/illicit arms dealers in a similar way that sawed-off shotguns are.

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Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyPerseusSpartacus 6/29/12 12:07 p.m.
     Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyGodot 6/29/12 12:26 p.m.
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                                   Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyPerseusSpartacus 6/29/12 2:38 p.m.
     Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyYossarian 7/3/12 12:43 p.m.
           Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyJabberwok 7/6/12 6:17 a.m.
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