Merr-Sonn M-435 Death Sledge Advanced Blaster Rifle

The companion longarm of the new M-434 Death Hammer blaster pistol, the Merr-Sonn M-435 Death Sledge Advanced Blaster Rifle is actually meant to be a basic grunt rifle. At this time, however, it is seeing service mostly as a sharpshooter and marksman rifle. It has the longer range normally associated with less powerful weapons, the power of the famous BlasTech A280 and is tougher than a pourstone brick.

The only real drawbacks are the price and the energy consumption rate. The higher price is due to the cutting edge technology incorporated into the weapon. The energy consumption rate is unavoidable at this time, but later versions of the M-435 are expected to improve in this area as the technology involved improves. The only rifle on the market that comes anywhere near the M-435 in all areas is the BlasTech EKX-10.

The M-435 is 84.3 cm in length, mounted with a fixed stock and comes with a passive, light enhancing scope mounted on top of the barrel that provides +2 to hit if used to help aim for one round and up to +4 if used in low-light conditions. The power pack, which provides enough energy for 60 shots, is inserted into its housing in front of the trigger guard.

Cost: 1,500
Damage: 5d4+2
Critical: 19-20
Range Increment: 35 meters
Weight: 4.9 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