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The Guns of Araea: Big Bores by Kazanlak10 The Guns of Araea: Big Bores by Kazanlak10
Araea's native wildlife required the development of large caliber cartridges to hunt them with. although Araea's dinosaurian fauna have undergone a "size squeeze" during their evolution and are consequently smaller then their mesozoic counterparts many of them fall squarely into the size range of mammalian "big game" species.
Bolt action hunting rifles based on the R-10 action and chambered in any number of commercial hunting calibers, or lever actions like the .470 caliber Molina Model 200 pictured are sufficient for most species such as ornets, dune tyrants, serrat, and others. When it comes to hunting sauropods like the 8 ton marbled oriya, even more specialized munitions are required
C.R. Nordin Arms Company is a well regarded maker of high end sporting guns with a particular specialization in large caliber double rifles such as the .80 caliber example pictured. Not a weapon for the everyman, these rifles are extremely expensive and fire a round that generates a blast and recoil that can be punishing to the inexperienced. The advantages of the design is that a shooter can place two rounds in rapid succession into a game animal. When hunting oriya a shot to the heart/lung region is desirable since the animal's head is a small target carried high off of the ground. The double rifle's accuracy at long range is not stellar, but for the die-hard hunters who favor this weapon, part of the thrill is getting reasonably close to their dangerous quarry anyway.

The Molina model 200 is more or less a scaled up version of the popular Model 135. Chambered for the powerful .470 Molina cartridge, it is suited for taking a wide variety of Araean game species. This weapon is a particular favorite of many serrat hunters who appreciate the Model 200's close quarter's punch coupled with it's fast lever action operation.
The weapon is also popular amongst the Wuestenpolizei, with many officers opting to carry privately purchased Model 200s instead of the standard department issued weapons.

The Elango Munition-Works LRHV-2 is a somewhat new weapon, based around an .80 Mjolnir case necked down for a 16.5mm spitzer pointed bullet. This weapon is interesting because it was designed from the outset with both sporting and military applications in mind.
When used for hunting, the LRHV-2 can be used to take species such as oriya, gepanter and emperor saberdrak at long distances.
In a military role the rifle and it's cartridge have found special favor amongst Araea's Naval Coast Patrol, who utilize the weapon in maritime interdiction actions against non-compliant civilian vessels. The Araean army has purchased a small number for anti-vehicular use. A few of the weapons have been acquired by the Airrikkala Defense Force as well, leading to fears that Airrikkali agents will use the weapons to shoot down military dirigibles from the rooftops of buildings, disable trains, or to perform long range assassinations of government officials.
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Easycompany506 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Better have some decent recoil dampening attachments to these because I can only imagine the hit on the shoulder from firing these monsters.
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
The 14.5mm does have recoil dampening built into the design and the levergun's recoil would be stout, but similar to that of a real world 45-70 levergun. That double rifle would be quite an experience to shoot though. A lot of hunters attach them to pintle mounts in the backs of utility vehicles rather than simply firing them offhand.
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DrRichoften Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the first 1 is a Elephant gun the second is a big bore Repeater 3rd is a moder version of the Punt gun... you should have put the Punt gun on here
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DrRichoften Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cancel that last one it is a AT Rifle. and all are cool 
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parakitteh Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That AM looks glorious.
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Thanks!
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
"GET OVAH HERE SWINE!"
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I can't imagine the stopping power of these cannons. XD The .470 Molina seems to resemble the .45-70 Government, which I definitely think is cool. As for the .80 Mjolnir, just...wow. That's a lot of lead...moving VERY fast. Same goes for the 10.5x103mmR. This all just somehow reminds me of the .700 WTF. XD ([link])
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Yeah, the .470 round is pretty much a fictional .45-70 analogue.

The .80 Mjolnir double rifle would likely be *miserable* to fire...though one would likely not notice the blast and recoil as much when facing down a charging 8 ton dinosaur. The 16.5mm rifle is probably quite pleasant to shoot by comparison though. Plus you can be a lot farther away when you use it too.
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. Well, that's certainly very cool. I like a lot of .45 caliber rounds (.45 ACP, .45 Colt, .45-70 Govt, .454 Casull, etc.) Is the .470 actually a .470 caliber bullet, a .45 caliber, or is it a different size? I've noticed there are quite a few misleading caliber names.

Haha! You can keep your .80 Mjolnir and 16.5mm. I'll just punch the dinosaur in the face. XD (Joking)
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Yeah there are some misleading caliber names out there...for simplicity's sake my fictional calibers are pretty much what they say they are....although I do vary between using metric and imperial units when designating different cartridges though. However this would make some sense given the mixed bag of nationalities on the island.
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, so it is, indeed, a .470 caliber bullet, then? Interesting.... Well, anyway, it does make sense that there'd be a mix of metric and American units, so I don't see anything wrong with that. Besides, it's not hard to figure out how big they are. Once you realize that .357 is 9mm, .40 is 10mm, .50 is 12.7mm, etc.; you can easily do a quick estimate on what the caliber conversion is. For example, seeing as your 16.5mm round is almost 3.8mm bigger than the .50, I could estimate that it is approximately a .67 or .68 caliber bullet, which is pretty damn big. XD
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cashel111 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, what program do you do this work in?
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
MS Paint, then I use a Gimp filter tool on the drawing.
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cashel111 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, well done :)
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TheEndOfPain Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The LRHV-2 looks likes a combination of the Walther WA2000 and the Barrett M99/M95. Awesome
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Thanks! Yeah the Barrett M99 was one of the real-world designs I drew inspiration from, along with the Denel NTW-20 20mm rifle. It does have an unintentionally WA2000-ish quality too though.
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