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Sniper Rifle Concept by Rofelrolf Sniper Rifle Concept by Rofelrolf
another Sunday weapon concept
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xxXXGH0STXXxx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Not only the limited size of magazine is the only thing to worry of. Now the sniper also needs to worry about gas which will waste back pack inventory space that holds the mag and canister. This weapon is the worse choice for military purpose. However it is more likely for assassination job for a professional hitman which gives an advantage for stealth kills. Above all, the design itself looks military grade weaponry + badass and I would definitely want to see this rifle in any shooting game hopefully. Good job on the design
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duomlh1986 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
this reminds me of an idea the navy tried couple of decades ago where they mod a artillery piece so they could pump argon in the tub and then fire so the bullet had really low air resistance inside an a few yards past the barrel, they scraped it cause of cost.
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TrollingGamerZ Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure this thing is supposed to be on a warship...It's MASSIVE!! SO MUCH LOVE.
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ahlrju-8 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
How about a gauss-gun? Wider barrel with coils inside and you've got a completely silent rifle with nearly identical design. Pneumatic thingies always make noise.
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Steambigbear Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
That's cool.
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Interesting concept, though I don't know if it would be much quieter than a conventional rifle.

Correct me if I'm missing an important detail, but rapidly expanding gases from any source will produce a an audible shockwave. In order to propel a projectile at speeds similar to the same speeds as conventional rounds, the compressed air would have to be expanding at the same rate and exerting the same pressure as a gunpowder explosion.

Again, I might be wrong.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
You're essentially correct. An explosion produces a sound because the rapidly expanding hot gas, resulting from the ignition of the gunpowder, accelerates the air around it at the speed of sound or more, so a gun which uses compressed air to fire a bullet would also produce a loud noise. I don't think it would be as loud as gunpowder, but it would definitely be a big bang. A better idea would be to integrate a silencer into the barrel of the gun.

Of course, snipers really don't need a silenced gun anyway, as they are usually trained in how to sneak in, pop the target, then sneak out without being detected.
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mg1342mg Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Good observations all the way around. I had some powerful airgun in Britain that were quite loud. However, the sound can be mitigated substantially in the same way as a firearm suppressor. Perhaps this weapon integrates a way to slow those gasses after the projectile exits?
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Hmm. That could actually keep the gun from firing correctly, as the gases would need to escape for the system to work, and the velocity of gases escaping at the speed needed to propel a bullet at lethal velocity would be such that any escaping gas would be heard.
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mg1342mg Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Naw, the muzzle of the barrel is before the the suppressor's exit. This allows the gas to expand and lose energy while the bullet is unaffected. I probably didn't use the right words before,
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Oh, I think I see what you're thinking of. This being the case, it could work.
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onlooker89 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Could use more of a grip.
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hectortat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
You misspelt "projectile" the second time you used it, but aside from the grammatical erorr, I really do like the design, it looks very real
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Aliskus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Very good work friend.
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Mars636 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Niiiice. Has that prototype look to it.
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asaenvolk Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
is this a rail or gauss weapon? also makes it look like your using the battery as a grip on this gun.
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MrSpanyard Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
It's quite well designed.
Is some king of rail gun or a "normal" rifle?
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Silverlion Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Very nice.

Considering I know they built a a hand pumped pellet gun in WWII era to be used by snipers, its feasible. Albeit not sure how efficient. Still awesome design.
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dragongodxlr Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
very cool and youe textures are really working
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Rofelrolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh yeah thx dude^^ the next step will be a 3D model of this weapon... I hope the texture will work as good as on this 2D picture oO
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dragongodxlr Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
if you use the same one im sure it will
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Rofelrolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^^ I hope so
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dragongodxlr Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
looking forward to seeing the final model
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AshBrad93 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
that looks beast

did u design this???
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Rofelrolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yes^^ I have designed a smaller assult rifle and this is his big brother ;)
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AshBrad93 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
really, well we could need some creativity in this fan film im producing, are u interested in letting us use of ur ideas for weapons and whatever for the film

credit will be given to u of course
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Rofelrolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh dude I realy want to but Im currently developing a snowboard game for red bull and also I have to do freelance concept stuff for saber rider and the star sheriffs... so Im realy realy busy this year. but If you want you can use my stuff ;)
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AshBrad93 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
sweet, thanks man
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Rofelrolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
np ;)
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Rofelrolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
np ;)
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