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Ranger Adaptable Rifle by Shimmering-Sword Ranger Adaptable Rifle by Shimmering-Sword
This piece has been a huge time eater for what it is, but the result is just what I need. Further evolution of the rifle many of my Rangers carry to battle.

The rifle is in bullpup layout. Parts are modular and interchangeable, allowing for varying calibers and barrel lengths while cutting supply costs and logistics.
Full ambidextrous controls and forward case ejection are standard features.
This particular setup has a 14.5in barrel and a caliber comparably sized to but more advanced than 338 lapua.

Would many of you appreciate a variants set of this?
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darkelf2x1 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Would you mind if I did some internals?
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Go for it, just link me to the results.
PhobusCelebi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Every time I come back to this, I get sad because I can't own one in reality. :'(

I came across this the other day, [link] the Kel-Tec RFB, and was instantly reminded of your rifles. :)
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If you were a skilled gunsmith you could make one, but that's a specific skill set to have :D
PhobusCelebi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Indeed, unfortunately I lack the resources or equipment necessary for the construction of such a beautiful weapon. :)
SonOfCimon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Isn't .338 a bit big for anything short of a DMR, much less a service rifle?
Kaldravv Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Yes, actually! Very clean, well thought, and practical. I would particularly love to see it configured for long distance sharpshooting, or a grenade launcher. Both seem like common needs for any advanced fighting force, and especially the former would give a wonderful show of the weapon's modular layout when viewing it next to this one! Well done!
captaincupcake98 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kumakuma12 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
This may be absolutely false since I've never held a firearm, but from the look of it I'd say its uncomfortable to hold and shoot. The mag and trigger seem to be in each others places. With the trigger so far forward there's no place to hold with your second hand except the barrel. Again, I've never held a firearm nor have I studied them in anyway so my assumptions may be way off.
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is called a bullpup layout, where the grip and trigger are in front of the magazine. It make for a shorter weapon without sacrificing barrel length. The supporting hand can still grip in front of the trigger.
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