posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 12:30 AM
The XM109 is what fans of the Cyberpunk genre call "assault cannons", long range rifles designed to fire long-range grenades. I can see lots of
applications for this thing, eventually phasing out the .50 cal rifles currently in service (the ideal set of rounds for your sniper weapons would be
6.5mm for counter-snipers and marksmen, .338 Lapua for full-blown sniper rifles, and 25mm for anti-vehicle/anti-materiel work. I still think that the
XM109 shows a lot of promise, because you can take out an armored car or light APC from a mile a way with a gun that's only 46" long.