- For the weapon this sniper rifle originates from, please see Kusanagi ACR-10.
|Manufacturer||Takashi Defense Systems|
|Clip size||4-round magazine (8 when extended)|
|weight||20.9lb. (9.5 kg)|
- "Both primary and secondary fire modes both use an extended version of the overpressurized projectile system, breaking through low grade covers. Following the ACR-10's excellent reception, the Takashi Corporation introduced the HSR-6 to high expectations. Restricted to semi-automatic mode, with a new propulsion extension system and designed with a sleek streamlined refit, this long-range repurposing seemed an excellent development. The assassination of the French Prime Minister also gave the weapon notoriety, followed by public outcries against arms development, and unprecedented premiere firearm sales."
- –Entry report
- Muzzle Brake: As the weapon is fired, the newly added muzzle break reduces recoil by redirecting propellant gases in the opposite direction of the recoil. This is a digitally controlled system, compensating each shot individually, with adjustments for tensions in the operator’s muscles and other details that may have detrimental effects for the operator’s accuracy.
- HVAP (High Velocity, Armor-Piercing) Ammunition: To utilize the hypervelocity capabilities of the HSR-6, special high velocity armor piercing rounds can be used. Shaped with a light metal casing over a hard tungsten-cobalt core, these rounds fuse armor piercing capabilities with extreme stopping power. These projectiles are very likely to ricochet off the bones inside a target’s body, causing irreparable internal injuries.
- Solid Film Lubricant: Adding a thin solid film lubricant to the action and trigger box of the gun allows for smoother reloading and so increases the guns rate of fire.
- Magazine Extension: Even if snipers are less likely to burn through their ammunition, the HSR’s multipurpose design forces a few adaptations. Many "one shot = one kill" proponents suggest that the HSR is good enough as it is but field agents end to disagree. An extra 4 rounds of ammo means 4 additional kills.
- Assault Red Dot Sight: The role of the traditional sniper is fairly useless in an urban environment, where the vertical can be more important than the horizontal. By mounting a supplemental red dot sight at the 45-degree angle to the main scope, it’s possible for the sniper to relocate rapidly and even to partake in close assault operations when needed.
- MPB Munitions: The mercury penetration bullet adds additional penetration and stopping power to this already fierce assault rifle. Filled with a drop of mercury, these bullets will explode on impact. High inertia of the mercury means it will continue to penetrate into the soft tissue causing devastating wounds.
- In promotional material, the HSR-6 is visually depicted as an MK14 EBR semi-auto rifle being held by Aidan Fall.