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Old September 30th, 2010, 09:42 AM
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Hello Aramis,

The second type you mention, the "projectile contained propellant round" sounds like something that could (and should!) work in 2300AD. It makes your ammo much lighter. No disposable brass to carry around. You'll probably be able to carry more rounds. And, not something to disregard: No picking up the brass on the ranges!

The third type, with a separate propellant sounds unpractical for small arms. You'd need a tank of propellant somewhere on you. It would make everyone a potential flamethrower operator! It might be a solution for HMG's though, when fired from a tripod or a vehicle a propellant tank wouldn't be such a problem. Think of systems like the XM307 and XM109 which fire 25mm or .50 ammunition.
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