In YE 33, the Wulver was designed to fill the niche for hunting game or repelling some of the smaller, quicker wildlife of Francia City out in the pastoral, forest or brush areas. While the 'Midir' Grenade Launcher tackled the larger game such as the notorious Mammoths and had been modded to fire 'buckshot' rounds to combat large herds it was inadequate for singular or small packs. The Wulver does this by providing a semi-automatic platform with stopping power to ensure one-shot kills in most scenarios against the smaller and often more vicious fauna that prowls the hills.
Designer: Deidre NicAlasdair Manufacturer: Deidre NicAlasdair Name: Wulver 30-06 Rifle Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle Role: Short to Medium Range Hunting Rifle Length: 110.49cm (43.5 in) Barrel Length: 60.96cm (24 in) Mass: 4.17kg (9.2 lbs) ROF: 48 RPM
Projection/ammo type: 7.62×63mm (30-06) Francian Custom
Gas-operated, Rotating Bolt
Gas-operation is a system of operation used to provide energy to operate autoloading firearms. In gas-operation, a portion of high pressure gas from the cartridge being fired is used to power a mechanism to extract the spent case and chamber a new cartridge. Upon closing, the bolt passes through the slots cut in the front of the barrel extension, and then rotates; at this point it is locked in place. The bolt remains locked until the action is cycled mechanically by the gas created by discharging the rifle pushing on the operating rod, which then rotates the bolt and unlocks it from the breech so that it can be withdrawn in order to extract and eject the spent casing, and chamber a new round.
The Wulver utilizes an internal magazine fed by en bloc-style clips which remain inside of the magazine until spent in which they are ejected automatically from the fixed magazine. However due to how this is done the rifle cannot fire without a clip in place. The barrel construction is made from steel for strength with polygonal rifling to increase barrel longevity with increases of velocity and accuracy.
The stock itself is made from Francian “Hellwood” an unusually tough yet undeniably eye pleasing dark reddish brown with an almost braided grain. To help absorb some of the recoil the buttstock comes with a rubberized pad which contains two small nicks to allow the opening of the two cylindrical compartments in the buttstock.
Caliber: 30.06 Francian Custom Effective Range 402 Meters Maximum Range: 500 Meters Muzzle Velocity: 30-06 JHP (Soft Point) 2,300 ft/s, 30-06 Ballistic Tip 2,450 ft/s, 30-06 FMJ 2,650 ft/s Muzzle Blast: Bright yellow flash when exiting barrel, loud, sharp bang. Firing Mode: Semi-Automatic Recoil: Medium-Heavy.
Visual Description: Heavyweight, Lead rounds with round tip. Set in a brass casing. The softer lead deforms on impact causing effective damage to unarmored soft targets Ammo: 8 Rounds in 'En Bloc' clip internal magazine. Damage Description: The heavier round does more damage then standard pistol rounds but remains lower then rifle rounds in penetrative power. PDR:2
Visual Description: Heavyweight, hollow point rounds with a shaped plastic tip. Set in a brass casing. The plastic tip confers the look of a typical spitzer round Ammo: 8 Rounds in 'En Bloc' clip internal magazine. Damage Description: Upon impact, the plastic drives into the hollow point, or fragments into small pieces and the bullet performs like a regular hollow-point, expanding (“mushrooming”) to a larger diameter or fragmenting. The end result is a bullet with the streamlined characteristics of spitzer bullet and the increased terminal mushrooming of JHPs. These bullets possess the aerodynamics for longer, more accurate flights, and the in-target performance to ensure high lethality. PDR:2
Visual Description: Heavyweight, Steel core rounds with a jacketed (copper plated)tip. Set in a brass casing. Ammo: 8 Rounds in 'En Bloc' clip internal magazine. Damage Description: Heavy penetration and kinetic force. May occasionally overpenetrate a humanoid target. PDR:4
Safety: The Wulver's safety is located at the front of the trigger guard. It is engaged when it is pressed rearward into the trigger guard, and disengaged when it is pushed forward and is protruding outside of the trigger guard. Fire Mode Selector: None, the rifle is semi-automatic. Weapon Sight: Aperture rear sight, barleycorn-type front sight. Attachment Hard Points: Top mount for telescopic sight and rear sight protector, barrel attachment for flash suppressor, and bayonet.
Field Maintenance Procedure: Wipe and clean after every mission, taking care to scrub the barrel and internal magazine down.
Pricing: 1,500 DA
Replaceable Parts and Components:
This page was made by Soresu on 2011/10/02.