Still wasn't happy with Haymaker, so I went for a complete redraw.
I don't know. I think I like it better now.
Edit: Thought I'd give some info. The stock is a recoil reducing stock--it basically halves felt recoil. Considering this is a gas operated gun (which reduce felt recoil simply by cycling the round), this causes the gun to be very light and controllable. In the past, my models have had ghost ring sights, but I traded them out for more accurate rifle sights. The coloring isn't done, but it's intended to invoke the feel of a nickel plated gun--because the Haymaker is, in fact, nickel plated to protect the metal. Underneath that nickel coat is stainless steel, which makes this gun extremely reliable in saltwater environments and damn pretty to look at.
In the past, Haymaker was firing Buckshot. The mechanisms behind how it worked changed dramatically since the original novel. An important thing to remember is most buckshot rounds have about a 1 inch spread per yard, and the fewer pellets in 00 and 000 mean a tighter spread. This effectively makes the spread a mere 20 inches at 20 yards--far far tighter than what you are used to seeing in movies. This doesn't change much on a shotgun by shortening the barrel, but doing that WILL reduce the round's velocity and range. This is different with guns that have very short (10 inches or less) barrels, but you can neither make nor buy those guns without a BAFTA license.
Of course, I didn't want Haymaker to be a normal gun or a short barreled shotgun (White Wolf fills that role), so it now uses a fictional variant of Dixie's Tri-Ball load instead of buckshot. The Current Tri-Ball Load fires 3 .60 caliber pellets (at 315 grains each) at 1050 feet per second (for the 3" variant anyway). Haymaker uses a round based off the older variant, firing 3 270 grain .57 caliber pellets. Because there are far fewer pellets, the spread is insanely tight, only being 6 - 12 inches as forty yards
. Such a gun is not made for combat, since the point of a shotgun in such a role is to have a decent spread and raise the possibility of hitting the target at a distance. Nor is the round suitable for home defense, as the heavy large-bore pellets will go through drywall like it's paper. This is a round made for wilderness defense and hunting dangerous game like bears and hogs. Of course, this makes it very suitable for the creatures seen in The Revelation.
This post has been edited by Carcharocles: 05 December 2012 - 06:04 PM