BlasTech EKX-10 Advanced Blaster Rifle

Combining the technology of the A280, EE-3 and the Sharpshooter V blaster carbine, the BlasTech EKX-10 Advanced Blaster Rifle is the first rifle of a new generation of blaster weaponry. Designed to hit harder than any other rifle in its range class and have a higher ammunition capacity than its closest competitors, the EKX-10 is leading the way toward a better and more powerful blaster rifle.

At 89.2 cm long, the EKX-10 incorporates a new barrel design that improves bolt cohesion by 16% over the A280. A specialized power pack (available for only 35 credits from any authorized BlasTech dealer) capable of providing enough energy for 100 shots is inserted into the housing located in front of the trigger guard. For an additional 20% over the original cost, a variant of the EKX-10 can be purchased where the power pack can be housed within its fixed stock. No scope comes with the rifle, but mounting for one is built on top of the barrel.

Anyone attempting to make any kind of repairs or modifications to the EKX-10 will find it a bit more difficult than most other BlasTech weapons due to its advanced design (-5 penalty to any Repair rolls, modifications are made at DC 25 and increase time and cost by 10%). It is highly recommended that the rifle be taken to the nearest BlasTech dealer if any repairs need to be made.

The EKX-10 is currently being evaluated for service with select branches of the Stormtrooper Legions, including the Cold Assault Legions.

Cost: 1,750
Damage: 5d4
Critical: 19-20
Range Increment: 35 meters
Weight: 4.7 kg
Stun Damage/Fort DC: n/a
Type: Energy
Multifire/Autofire: M
Size: Medium
Group: Blaster rifles

Bibliography
"Character Equipment: Blasters" - http://rivendell.fortunecity.com/dark/791/blasters.htm