Steyr Advanced Combat Rifle (D20 Modern Equipment)
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|Damage Type||Ballistic||Weight||7 lbs.|
|Range Increment||100 ft.||Purchase DC||24|
|Rate of Fire||S||Restriction||Mil (+3)|
The Steyr Advanced Combat Rifle was a prototype flechette-firing assault rifle built for the US Army's Advanced Combat Rifle program of 1989/90. Although the Steyr design proved effective, as did most of the weapons submitted, the entire ACR program ended with none of the entrants achieving performance 100% better than the M16A2, the baseline for a successful ACR weapon.
The Steyr Advanced Combat Rifle's rounds consist of a carbon steel flechette for a projectile that used a four-part spindle sabot packaged in a telescoped arrangement with propellant packed around the projectile. The case of the ammunition was made of a lightweight translucent plastic instead of conventional brass, making the rounds weigh less than half the weight of standard 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition. This ammunition reduces the Defense bonus provided by armor by 2.
Due to its high quality of manufacture, the Steyr Advanced Combat Rifle is always considered a mastercraft weapon. As such, it grants a +1 bonus on attack rolls.
This weapon features a three-round burst setting. When used with the Burst Fire feat, it fires only three bullets instead of five and can be used with only three bullets in the weapon. This setting does not grant the ability to make burst fire attacks without the Burst Fire feat; if a character uses the setting without the feat, he or she makes a normal attack, and the extra two bullets are wasted. As this weapon does not have the automatic rate of fire, it cannot be used to make autofire attacks.