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Old 19 Jun 2008, 19:04   #1 (permalink)
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what is the explosive radius of a bolter, bolt pistol, and hvy bolter? TY ;D
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 20:17   #2 (permalink)
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I have no sources to refer to, but it is just a reactive shell. So when you fire it, the "explosion" is the bolt shattering inside the body and expanding.

OR

Its a small charge. This is the best guess. Think of it as the amount of gunpowder in a .50 cal now and put that inside the bullet. Thats probably the same force.
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 21:11   #3 (permalink)
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from the few things i've read, it can blow a mans arm from his shoulder in one shot.
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from the few things i've read, it can blow a mans arm from his shoulder in one shot.
Lasguns can do that. Boltguns literally blow people apart from the inside. They need to be scraped from the walls with a spatula.
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Sounds like a fluff question to me. Off to the 40k universe board with it!
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 21:22   #6 (permalink)
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that brings such lovely mental images.

well, since the bolt explodes moments after entering, i suppose it would do coniderably more than remove something, either way, you'd die of shock if not from being blown apart...

as for heavy bolters... wouldn't like to think about it... rounds the size of a fist...
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 21:40   #7 (permalink)
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i am very shure it has some kind of explosive tip in it, i have read of craters getting put in walls from them, concrete walls... so it has some sort of explosive
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Of course it does. That's how it blows stuff apart.
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 21:43   #9 (permalink)
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but how big of an explosion? about the size of a paper plate maby?
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 21:45   #10 (permalink)
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well, if you were hit in the chest by a bolter round, your arms would be on opposite sides of the room.

a heavy bolter would likely leave only a smudge on said walls. i picture it like sticking a grenade inside someone.
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