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Space Marine Bolt Rifle by dirtbiker715 Space Marine Bolt Rifle by dirtbiker715
A Space marine Bolt Rifle was widely used in the Space Marine forces that fought more than 500 different kinds of races, orks, Eldar, Chaos, Tau, Imperial Guard, Necrons and other races. Comparing to the .40 magnum bullet and .50 caliber round to the Bolt round which is not a grenade launcher round. Here is a photo of a Space marine holing his bolt gun [link] Those Bolt Rifle can shred a M1A1 Abram in less than 20 seconds with full clip magazine. Very heavy for a normal soldier to carry. Only for the superhuman soldiers with heavy armor to support the weight basically makes them a walking tank.

[link] A war that you cannot survive in less than one minute with a normal soldier. The Space marines have been around for nearly ever since the legends begin to grow. They only fight for the good of their powerful god, The emperor.

Comparing the bullets to the Space Marine rounds, think you can survive from one shot?

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Night-Soulless-Dust Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Aussault rilfe?
Rocket Launcher?
why not both xD
DarqfangofSeido Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Writer
If I got shot with that thing, I would no anything that got shot. Limb? Amputated for free. Chest. What chest? Head? Splat. Guts? Everywhere.
S3dition Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Something to point out - bolters fire .75 caliber rounds, which are 3/5 inch. I know GW always portrays them as pop cans, but it's still an extremely large cartridge. It also fits their stats much more accurately, as the 3" bore size GW draws them with is literally an anti-tank weapon and would probably be more like str7 ap4 in game terms. Heck, they even rival autocannons.
neosapian6 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Artist
space marines: they carry armor piercing rounds by default...
AlexanderEricson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Guns come in three sizes in Warhammer 40k: Wee; Not so wee; and FRICKIN HUUUGE!

Excellent work. I never really knew how large a bolt was (I always thought it was about 1.5 inches in diameter).

 When the Emperor wants something dead, he makes sure it'll have to be glued back together in hell.

Wyzilla Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Bolt rounds are actually .75 caliber, as it's hard to tell it you tried to make them .75 caliber or if the Bolter isn't in proportion to the Bolt rounds.

Also, considering how absurd Warhammer vehicles are*, I think it's safe to say a Predator is far beyond the capabilities of an Abrams. And depending on the Bolter rounds used, the tank would either survival with superficial damage and possible some minor actual damage, or destroyed, considering as well, the showings for bolters can get into ridiculous levels.

*It was either a Leman Russ or a Baneblade that survived a point-blank bomb equal to a small nuke in size that left a massive crate, and launched the tank over fifty feet into the air. All the occupants survived.
I would not go far enough to say they can shred a M-1 given that a standard human has a (Slim) chance of passing a toughness test to survive getting shot by one.

I'd say a M-1, thanks to both armor and much better design, is about equivalent to a predator armed with a vanquisher cannon with some odd funky rules regarding fire support, coordinating fire and shooting on the move.
zen133 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
don't let me get started on the recoil of this thing
MolaritheNarn Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Uhm. The bolt guns recoil is no more than an average handgun as the charge is only meant to propel the round out of the barrel. After the round has left the barrel the rocket propelant is ignited, accelerating the round to it`s final velocity.
zen133 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
hmm that makes a lot of sense
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