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M101 RRBR by MrBrainz M101 RRBR by MrBrainz
The M101 Reduced Recoil Battle rifle. I've been fighting with this design for days, which is much too long. I give up.

Fires cased telescoped ammunition. Inspired by the Kel Tec RFB, the KRISS Vector, and a few bullpup M1A/M14 designs.
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I've always wondered about how the feeding system would work in a bullpup with a canted magazine like that.
If the feed is traditional (rounds parallel to bore axis), then the guide has to be slightly modified;
If the feed is novel, then there'd be a separate rammer actuated by the bolt carrier;
If it's intermediate, then the rounds taken from the mag would have to be pivoted out before being placed into battery.

Which of these three mechanism would make the most sense?
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MrBrainz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was imagining a parallel feed for this weapon.  As it fires telescoped ammunition, I don't think it would be a huge complication.
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SergeantBiscuits Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Hnnnnngh! It's beautiful. I love it. 10/10 would operate with.

One of my favorite guns of yours. Keep it up dude!
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MrBrainz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Glad you like it.
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SGT-Conley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love bullpups, but a problem arises when trying to fire the weapon while prone and "balancing" the weapon. :P

You could put the mag-well on the top of the weapon, use a helical mag, and balance the weapon by fixing a underslung launcher... like a StA14 with GL...
A "balanced", ultra compact rifle with all the modern fixings built in.

But that would all go against the inspirations that fueled the creation of this picture... so... :confused:
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MrBrainz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, bullpups are fun but can be awkward.  I was able to shoot the civilian version of the Steyr AUG a couple years back.  It takes some getting used to, but I found it was pretty comfortable (more so with the vertical foregrip than without).

Balance is definitely an issue.  There's even a company that specializes in center-balanced bullpup stocks.  Unfortunately, they don't look so great.

I try to make my weapons both aesthetically appealing and practical, but I do take advantage of being an artist and not an engineer quite often. I get to take a gun that looks cool and reverse-engineer it into something believable, which I imagine is a lot easier than engineering something that's efficient and functional into something that looks halfway decent so military and law enforcement won't write it off for being ugly (*ahem* G11). ;)
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SGT-Conley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find the G11 to be pretty, if a bit clunky and overweight. :P

I understand that you play with existing tecs, as I had mentioned, I was just mentioning some some inspirational rationale. :P

The reason I wrote "balanced" like that is because bullpups having a bit of weight towards the back (while loaded) is a good thing, sorry for any confusion. :P
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MrBrainz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the G11 too.

I'm not upset or anything, I was just chatting.
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SGT-Conley Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry, I used the :P face because I felt I had failed to properly articulate myself the first time.

So, for a man who depicts future weapons it's odd that you often use modern NATO type magazines. Both helical mags (Killzone 2 Helghast weapons) and disposable box mags (Avatar RDA weapons) seem to be innately more advanced.

I had hypothesized that, because this picture was based on the Kriss, you wanted to use a conventional mag to keep with the original theme.

So, what's your thoughts on a futuristic "conventional" weapon?
Mine is a printed plastic bullpup with a disposable box mag, integrated optics, multi-spectrum tac-light, waterproof solar cell, and mount points for cameras, launchers, handgrips, and the like.
Caseless, of course.  :P
It seems like the cheap gun of the future to me.
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MrBrainz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree that the standard box magazines aren't terribly futuristic, and your image of a futuristic weapon sounds great.  I might try to come up with a 3d-printed gun of the future, now that you've brought it up.

I usually work with concepts closer to the present than those found in Avatar or Killzone, and I generally handle each weapon independently.  So my designs fit two or three decades into the future instead of centuries and borrow heavily from technology currently in use.  It's a comfortable realm for me because, really, I think warfare a century or more from now (if not sooner) will involve remote-operated drones more than men with rifles.

Individual weapons that do pop up might not even fire propellant cartridges.  I suppose that was part of the inspiration for my electromagnetically-accelerated weapons (concepts I hope to expand in the future).  I even imagined as part of that concept that the Department of Defense would have to restructure for "Human Intervention Divisions" (i.e., special units for military scenarios where they can't just send the robots).
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