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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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crimsonthunder1995 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
I love it!
Put a scope and a bipod on it and it's perfect.
Or transform it into 7.62mm and give it a belt feeding system and it would be a nice MG!
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darkelf2x1 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Would you mind if I did some internals?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Go for it, just link me to the results.
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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. :)
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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
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PhobusCelebi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Indeed, unfortunately I lack the resources or equipment necessary for the construction of such a beautiful weapon. :)
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SonOfCimon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Isn't .338 a bit big for anything short of a DMR, much less a service rifle?
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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!
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captaincupcake98 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sexy
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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.
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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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kumakuma12 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I see. So its basically long-range weapon for closed-in tight spaces? Where a larger one would hinder mobility?
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
A lot of military weapons, primarily assault rifles, are "bullpup"-design, like the british L85, the TAR-21 or my homecountry´s Steyr AUG (officially the most successful bullpup AR). China has a combo AR and submachinegun (for part compatibility and lower production cost). Belgians created the F2000 with forward case ejection to allow ambidextrous use, since most bullpup designs need to be modified more or less if you wish to use it lefthanded. I know what i´m talking about, i´m lefthanded myself, but i used the AUG righthanded while serving in the Austrian Military.

As for the design, it looks wonderful modular, may i suggest to create some optics, grenade launcher, taclights, laserpointers ect. for it?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it helps a lot with mechanized infantry that deploy from APCs.
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WarSphinx Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
That's quite a large round for such a small weapon. I would hope it would have a good enough recoil dampening system to compensate for the kick from those large rounds.
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parakitteh Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If this is the same rifle as in your "Stay Frosty" image, I'd certainly be all up for a variants sheet :P
This is not only a very good looking rifle, but it seems to have been designed with a lot of care to how the weapon will operate :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah same weapon, the variant sheet is posed somewhere after this.
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Ruthie420 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
verry nice! how about a forward grip and extended curved mag
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have another dev with the added attachments, curved mags are for russians though :P
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Saitar1337 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
F2000
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Almost :P
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Josh01699 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
That is.....AWESOME!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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JackBryanReynard Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
.338 Lapua on a carbine-sized platform? I pray for you.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Making guns in PMG, I pray for you hehehe :D
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JackBryanReynard Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
At least I don't chamber sidearms in anti-materiel calibers.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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iZallen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Is it possible to convert this into a sniper Rifle?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah it can come with a longer barrel.
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W3relegion Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
so this is one of those guns that can be play different roles in combat like it can change on the go with the right attachments?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not so much on the go (unless a soldier specifically carries extra parts), but more that all the rifles share common parts, helping out with inventory and soldier familiarity.
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543Bs0Za Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ok i hear ya
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543Bs0Za Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you mean no commercial use?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yah, nothing beyond portfolio.
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543Bs0Za Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Could I have permission to 3d model this? You'd get credit of course.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So long as it's only for your personal practice, gotta keep the design for my own project :)
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Mirk217 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
O! +++
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LadyRedfingers Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love it!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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CalebKane Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Of course!
What about an "A.U.G." version of this weapon?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
AUG doesn't seem to be a standard term, what do you mean?
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CalebKane Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
You might know the Steyr AUG (Armee-Universal-Gewehr), this is a kinda modular weapon that comes as an assault rifle with a set of exchange parts to recombine the basic parts into various types of weapons, from a carbine to a normal rifle or even into a light machine gun.
See: [link]
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, I thought it might be the Steyr, but didn't make sense as most modern weapons have that modular function.
At any rate, that's already been done [link]
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CalebKane Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Ah, nice! Thanks!
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AURA116 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dis-I-Liek
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
nice
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice!
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