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Originally Posted by snrdg082102
Evening all,
Striker Book 3 DS 2 K states that a weapon's direct fire range can't exceed the capability of the direct fire control system. ...

In the purest technical sense, the CPR direct fire range CAN exceed the range of fire control  the round's just flying out beyond your ability to control where it hits, so everything past the range of your fire control is utterly pointless. In the case of large caliber CPR guns with lowtech fire control, you can end up with a situation in which you're doing effective range
penetration [for a KEAP round, say] at extreme range odds of hitting, then lose everything past that  though the round still packs punch  because you can't lay it on a target with any hope of hitting.
On the reverse, in the case of hightech fire control on lowcaliber guns, it's possible to have a direct fire control that far outranges the range of the CPR gun. In that case ... honestly, I'm not sure. One interpretation is that your effective, long, and extreme range damage are all within effective range odds of hitting  and then the round peters out and hits the ground before reaching your fire control's long range. Another (and more likely) interpretation is that the round itself suffers increasing inaccuracy as it loses power, so that even though you're within the
fire control's effective range, the round's odds of hitting at the
gun's long and extreme range are reduced  one should therefore endeavor to have the fire control not exceed the gun's range, because the extra would be wasted.
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Originally Posted by snrdg082102
...The CPR Direct Fire ranges are in centimeters and the Direct FC ranges are in kilometers.
Book 1 Rule B Distance states that 1 cm = 10 meters. In book 3 the CPR Direct Fire Range Table on DST page the range is in centimeters and the Direct FC Table has range in kilometers.
At TL 9 the CPR gun Direct fire effective range is 100 cm. ...

Clarifying: the effective range of a TL 9 low velocity gun, or a TL 9 medium velocity gun firing a round other than a KEAP or KEAPER round, as given by the Direct Fire Range table on page 8 of the Design Sequence table. A KEAP or KEAPER round fired from a TL 9 medium velocity gun would have an effective range of 1500 meters.
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Originally Posted by snrdg082102
...Using the distance rule of 1 cm = 10 m the TL 9 effective range is 1,000 meters or 1 km.
A TL 9 Direct FC system's effective range is 2.5 km = 2,500 m, and in Striker's distance scale per Book 1 is 250 cm.
A TL 9 CPR gun with the effective range of 100 cm is well within the capabilities of a TL 9 Direct FC system of 2.5 km effective range if my calculations are correct, which I'm hoping they are.

Yup. Your calculations are correct.