Prax Arms Model AFD-43 "Sniper" Blaster Rifle

The Prax Arms Model AFD-43 "Sniper" Blaster Rifle is a unique model of blaster rifle. The one feature that makes it unique is the way gas is compressed through a manually-controlled pumping system. Even though pumping the gas helps increase the rifle's damaging power and range, the requirement reduces its rate of fire to one shot every 5-7 seconds on average and doubles the amount of power pack energy used per shot.

The pumping action slowly increases the amount of damage for each shot. For each attack action spent pumping the rifle, the damage for the shot increases by +1 (1 round=5d4+1, 2 rounds=5d4+2, 3 rounds=6d4). At the same time, each action used to pump increases the range increment by 2 meters to a maximum of 40 meters. Three attack actions is the maximum amount of time that can be spent pumping; any more will cause the rifle to explode and force a Fortitude save at DC 20 (success means the wielder takes half 6d4 points of damage). Once two actions are spent pumping, the amount of energy used for the shot is doubled.

The "Sniper" is 1.1 meters in length and comes with a fixed stock and mounting for a scope. The power pack, normally able to provide energy for 15 shots, is housed in front of the trigger guard. Accessories available for the "Sniper" from Prax are a bipod and a special sight, both of which are available for 250 credits each. Use of the bipod grants the wielder a bonus of +2 to hit. The sight zooms in on the target and increases accuracy (raise the range increment by 2 meters) when it used for one round to help aim.

Cost: 1,500
Damage: 5d4-6d4
Critical: 19-20
Range Increment: 35 meters (40 meters)
Weight: 6.2 kg
Stun Damage/Fort DC: n/a
Type: Energy
Multifire/Autofire: -
Size: Large
Group: Blaster rifles

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