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Ok, so are acid rounds an actual thing?
I've seen them in multiple different video games at this point, and I'm struggling to imagine what they could possibly be used for.
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>>61837250
Shooting acid at things
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>>61837250
They exist. All 7.62x39 and x54R made in Russia is acidic. That's why you need a chrome or nitride barrel, to resist the acid. The Hague prevents you from using poison bullets but it doesn't say anything about acid bullets that eat through people.
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>>61837250
Strong acids are very good at damaging biological tissues
Acid rounds tend to be more effective against the more fleshy enemies
You have a small explosive to open a wound and increase the surface area available and then a canister of acid that starts to break down tissue.
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>>61837250
BOW containment duh
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>>61837259
i can't tell if this is shitposting or just how bad /k/ has gotten
either way, we need to spread this info
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>>61837250
I had just figured they were an Umbrella special used to clean up against the various lab accidents or escaped science experiments. Never seem to work out in their security forces' favor in keeping the situation from going out of control though
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>>61837259
>The Hague prevents you from using poison bullets but it doesn't say anything about acid bullets that eat through people.
most strong acids are also quite poisonous
you want to bet a hangman's noose that the winning side will choose to see a distinction that's on you.
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>>61837250
What would /k/ use freeze rounds for?
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>Ok, so are acid rounds an actual thing?
No.
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>>61837250
What about electric rounds?
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>>61837448
Ok guys. What's the dumbest type of round that could conceivably be fired out of a gun
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>>61837508
Estrogen rounds
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>>61837508
Aphe shotgun rounds that is just two shotgun shells glued front to front with the front one with its rim shaven off
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>>61837508
rats
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>>61837508
Nuclear
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>>61837250
They were a conceit of RE1's idea of how keeping the T-Virus Mutants in check was going to work. iirc initially there were going to be standard explosive, flame, and "vaccine". "Vaccine" rounds became "chemical" when they realized "vaccine" didn't make much sense for post-mutated creatures, and later "chemical" was too vague, so eventually they settled on "acid" rounds. They're actually full of some kind of chemical that causes the tissues of T-Virus Mutants like the Hunters, Chimera, and Tyrant's cells to instantly self destruct. Rather than simply "melting" them like acid. They were only supposed to exist inside of Umbrella facilities as a "break glass in case of emergency" thing.
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>>61837250
are those type of ammo containers an actual thing?
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>>61837736
based lore fag, thanks, it makes much more sense now (:
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>>61837517
Damn can we start sending these to Ukraine? More russian femboys pls
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>>61837736
what's the source for that? translations of behind the scenes re stuff is scattered all over
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>>61837250
>he doesnt have a CAN OF FIZZ ready for the zombo apocalypse
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>>61837508
Brainsuckers.
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>>61837801
More for mortar rounds than grenades, and I'm not aware of one arranged like that. They tend to be in a row so they can lie flat on top of a ruck or be stacked efficiently in a vehicle, I don't see the utility in having them triangular.
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>>61837250
>I'm struggling to imagine what they could possibly be used for.
Dosing your enemies
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>>61837508
radioactive waste
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>>61837859
i'm recalling from a magazine with a huge like 10 page spread preview for RE2 that had a big 2-3 page Q&A with Mikami. From at least 1997. Not sure which book it was, but it was like a triple page count special issue.
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>>61837508
AIDS, a gun that fires AIDS.
Which you could probably do with a tranquilliser gun, just swap the tranq for a dart filled with San Franciscan/Russian/South African blood and Bobs your uncle. Granted I’m not sure it be all too useful since you have to keep the darts in a cool place out of the sun so that the virus doesn’t die during transport.
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>>61837736
I guess you could supposedly use them against bigger animals/creatures to create grievous internal harm that will more or less incapacitate them further beyond just a gunshot wound.
To be honest I remember that forgotten weapons episode about exploding sniper bullets from WW2 and how grievous those injuries were. Pretty sure that will instantly fuck up anythings days, unlress it's something moose sized or bigger.
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>>61837508
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas had bullets that had some kind of steampunk supercapacitor inside them that would give an electric shock when the bullet hit.
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>>61838159
that seems like a weird question for a preview
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>>61837417
I would use them to shoot wasp nests
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>>61837801
It is vaguely similar to real mortar ammo containers
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>>61837417
Freeze small puddles so the retards we're fighting just kill themselves when they slip. Also good for pranks.
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>>61837508
leeches.
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>>61838314
Lensman or something had element-X which was a soft radioactive metal that could be used to make exploding bullets.
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>>61837508
might not be the dumbest, but what about uranium cores for FMJ rounds?
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>>61838987
That wouldn't be dumb, that would be like tungsten core AP but better because uranium is denser than tungsten.
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>>61839272
perhaps, but the idea would be to give the target radiation poisoning if the bullet doesn't kill them. Plus pollute the battlefield.
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>>61837250
Short answer, no. Acid rounds are a meme because some game dev thought it would be cool but had no understanding of chemsitry.
>>61837263
>Acid rounds tend to be more effective against the more fleshy enemies
Er...no. Acid by it'self needs to burn through the skin, blood, and fat before finally getting to anything important and if you can pierce through all those layers before exploding then the acid is redundant. Acid would only be useful for amorphus enemies, fleshy but without vital organs.

Even then, fire is better.
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>>61837250
Damaging the enemy base, obviously
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>>61837508
Friendship bullets.
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>>61839347
>but the idea would be to give the target radiation poisoning if the bullet doesn't kill them
So why not pick something a lot nastier than Uranium if that was the angle you wanted to take?
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>>61839393
because I am a retard that never finished college and I've been awake for 24 hours. However I do know that radiation poisoning sucks. If you know of any better radioactive elements or poisons that you could just throw into any old bullet, I'd love to hear it.
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>>61839362
There's plenty of really fucked up acids that ruin biological tissues so badly they will never heal. Some of them have secondary toxic effects that basically guarantee death in a field situation and you don't really need a lot of it. More generically there's a lot of toxins which will absolutely kill you within minutes after being exposed to miniscule amounts.
It's absolutely not feasible in firearms but in theory even a relatively small dose of one of these would be enough to guarantee your enemy will die or otherwise suffer horrific health issues for the rest of their life. The question is do you just want to make people suffer and die after they kill you or actually kill them before they kill you.
For an actual military application though that's all retarded because bullets kill anyway and if you're doing war crimes might as well aerosolise the nasty shit and instead of bothering with bullets just poison entire cities with the stuff.
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>>61838314
Huh, interesting. Maybe that's what the electro-rounds from Bioshock were inspired by: >>61837448
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>>61838296
I can see the rationale. When you consider that most of the smaller purpose built mutants in Resident Evil eat handgun caliber rounds like candy, and require even 3-5 loads of 00 buck to put down reliably. Not to mention the squirrely ones that have a bad habit of continuing to mutate after being injured, or some of the ones that are effectively immortal unless literally reduced to pulp. If your security team is only going to get a shot or two off before being minced by a simian alligator with claws tipped with depleted uranium, then hopefully it's going to do enough tissue damage to incapacitate it.
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>>61837821
they will all have AIDS though :(
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>>61837508
Confetti Rounds
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>>61837508
glass shard and rusty nail buckshot
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>>61837508
People.
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>>61838259
Prion grenades could theoretically work.
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>>61837508
newfags
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>>61842140
>Prion grenades could theoretically work.
Well yes, but then you have to wait ten to fifteen years for the poor fucker to actually die from it. I guess you could also make a grenade packed full of aerosolised carcinogens but that would also take some time to kill a guy.
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>>61837250
They are useful against robotic enemies.
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>>61842763
Yes, I know about that screencap already. But there's always room for a new improve session. It's still a fun thing to riff on.
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>>61837250
No, but this QT could be shooting grapeshot cannisters full of bees and I'd still be ok with it. OG Resident Evil is very retarded in all the best ways.
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>>61842140
It made me feel pretty uneasy when I read about that aerosol research about how easily airborne prions can infect someone. Thankfully, useless for warfare for reasons noted in >>61842927, but still.

Nasty part is also that if some madman manages to experiment with them, it doesn’t even matter if they don’t have proper containment procedures because they will still have enough time to finish their work, unlike durkadurkas working with more conventional nasty pathogens or chemicals that can easily end up killing themselves midway during their work.
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>>61842957
I was replying to you because every single one of the answers you got was lame and I didn't want to mass reply. Sorry for implying you were the newfag. The dumbest thing I can think of to load into a shotgun is those little fireworks you throw at the ground and they make a popping noise.
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>>61843001
It's ok, dude. In retrospect, I can't believe I misspelled "improv" as "improve." Guess I've got my own brand of retardation after all lol
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>>61837250
No. But piranha solution would make a great filler.



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