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Okay. I'm interested in Dawn Forge (duh) and I have a few questions about bullet caliber. Could someone list off the typical rounds for guns typically used? (In otherwords, give me some names! 30mm gun? 75 cal machine gun? 3kg tungsten rod? I need to know what calibers are good for which guns.)
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| June 13, 2009, 7:40 pm
Quoting Matthew Park
Okay. I'm interested in Dawn Forge (duh) and I have a few questions about bullet caliber. Could someone list off the typical rounds for guns typically used? (In otherwords, give me some names! 30mm gun? 75 cal machine gun? 3kg tungsten rod? I need to know what calibers are good for which guns.)

I can't help u at all! I'd just put something fancy like: 55 calibre anti-personel machine gun. I don't even know what calibre means (the encyclopedia wasn't very clear, it just said something about bore holes (????) ).
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| June 16, 2009, 3:57 am
Ah, mkay. I checked Wikipedia (the holy grail of knowledge) and it said something about the diameter of the bullet, or how much powder it can hold, or something. So, in otherwords, just label a gun as "60 cal. anti-personel gun," then act as if you know what that is.
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| June 16, 2009, 11:22 am
Quoting Matthew Park
Ah, mkay. I checked Wikipedia (the holy grail of knowledge) and it said something about the diameter of the bullet, or how much powder it can hold, or something. So, in otherwords, just label a gun as "60 cal. anti-personel gun," then act as if you know what that is.

Thats what I do ;)

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| June 17, 2009, 12:26 am
Quoting Matthew Park
Ah, mkay. I checked Wikipedia (the holy grail of knowledge) and it said something about the diameter of the bullet, or how much powder it can hold, or something. So, in otherwords, just label a gun as "60 cal. anti-personel gun," then act as if you know what that is.


The .50 cal or 20mm is the bore of the weapon.

Hi, I'm new to the group, but have a military background. generally once you hit .50cal, larger weapons go to millimeters. 20mm vulcan is the weapon you find on a Cobra helecopter and is roughly the size of your thumb. What i do is take an average ruler with the cm scale and rough determine, by scale the bore of your weapon, then multiply by 10 to get your mm size. Hope this helps!
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| July 8, 2009, 8:42 am
Quoting Tom Nelson

The .50 cal or 20mm is the bore of the weapon.

Hi, I'm new to the group, but have a military background. generally once you hit .50cal, larger weapons go to millimeters. 20mm vulcan is the weapon you find on a Cobra helecopter and is roughly the size of your thumb. What i do is take an average ruler with the cm scale and rough determine, by scale the bore of your weapon, then multiply by 10 to get your mm size. Hope this helps!

Thanks! It should help a lot. I have a few things built but I'm too lazy to post them, but I'll have them up soon.
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| July 11, 2009, 10:13 am
Quoting danny morgan
I can't help u at all! I'd just put something fancy like: 55 calibre anti-personel machine gun. I don't even know what calibre means (the encyclopedia wasn't very clear, it just said something about bore holes (????) ).
let me put caliber in simple terms-a .50 cal bullet is a bullet half an inch in diamiter(if you go by metrics about 1 cm)(kind of the god of all modern day bullets). .50s have huge armour-peircing power and will fly for over a mile (a little less than 2 kilometers) a 20mm is a sucker and could never be fired in the form of a single man weapon (must be either on a gunship or a anti-aircraft cannon). don't want to sound harsh but there is no .75 cal. A .50 and a 20mm are pretty mush the best and biggest (not to mention meanest) machine gun rounds out there and those would pretty much be the only ones used on something as big as a mech. I hope i answered your questions

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| October 30, 2010, 3:54 pm
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