BlasTech Hunter V & Sharpshooter V Blaster Carbines

The BlasTech Sharpshooter V Blaster Carbine is the direct result of the new Hunter V sporting blaster carbine. When memebers of the Imperial Ordnance Procurement Command first examined the Hunter V, they found much that they liked. However, they wanted better throughput and coherency from the bolt as well as a better scope. Having written their findings, the samples went to various generals and admirals as hunting guns, and a few others were given to COMPNOR SA Group shooting contest winners.

BlasTech took their own initiative and redesigned the Hunter, producing the Sharpshooter V. They petitioned for a new trial for their weapon and received it through the intervention of an advisor to the Emperor, who enjoys target shooting.

The scope, which is built directly onto the Sharpshooter V but comes as an option for the Hunter V, is quickly becoming the standard by which all others are measured. It uses computer-enhanced sensor technology that increases the weapon's effective range and improves firing in smoke-filled and dark areas (+2 to hit if scope is used in those conditions). Most people agree that what many call a "lack of power" is a suitable compensation for the increased range.

Sharpshooter Vs are currently a standard issue weapon to Army Sharpshooter and Engineer units, counterterrorist teams from the Imperial Security Bureau, and the Sector Marshals. The Hunter V is often used by law enforcement organizations as a precision rifle in an effort to minimize loss of innocent life and the destruction of private property, and by game hunters who wish to minimize meat and hide damage.

Hunter V

Cost: 1,000
Damage: 2d6+2
Critical: 19-20
Range Increment: 30 meters
Weight: 2.3 kg
Stun Damage/Fort DC: n/a
Type: Energy
Multifire/Autofire: -
Size: Medium
Group: Blaster rifles

Sharpshooter V

Cost: 1,200
Damage: 3d6+1
Critical: 19-20
Range Increment: 35 meters
Weight: 2.4 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