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USCM 10mm Caseless Ammo and box by Matsucorp USCM 10mm Caseless Ammo and box by Matsucorp
These are some fake rounds I made for the pulse rifle as well as the box they come in.
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sirris Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Very cool!
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Metryq Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Pretty neat. I can see how they look something like the G11 ammo, but I had always assumed that the "caseless" ammo in ALIENS meant that the rifle was EMP... after all, it is called a "pulse rifle." I further assumed that EMP ammo would account for the small magazine size.

Then again, Metal Storm is caseless, too, yet uses a chemical explosive.
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Matsucorp Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
According to pulse rifle tech manual, the "pulse" refers to the energy pulse used to ignite the propellant rather than a mechanical firing pin.

The small magazine is due to them not caring if it was possible or not in making the movie. :)
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Metryq Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
"the "pulse" refers to the energy pulse used to ignite the propellant"

Ah, so it is like Metal Storm. 

As for not caring if it was possible... I guess that's a common pitfall of the movies: Guns that never need to be reloaded, spaceships that are not the TARDIS having interiors too big to fit inside the exterior (Jupiter 2, Space: 1999 Eagle, etc.), and people who are not in the MATRIX stopping a terminal velocity freefall by grabbing a passing handhold all without ripping an arm off. 

The weapon in John Scalzi's OLD MAN'S WAR with the "universal" block of ammunition was pretty wild.
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Matsucorp Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
All that said metal storm technology would definitely work a lot better than the G11 style bullet, but when Cameron made Aliens that tech didn't exist.
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Metryq Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
True, but it's a science fiction movie! Interstellar spaceships and suspended animation didn't exist when he made the movie, either. :) I'm perfectly okay with the movie using chemical propellants in the bullets. In fact, ALIENS delivered far more of the military tech than STARSHIP TROOPERS. (By that I mean Heinlein's book seems to have been at least an inspiration to Cameron.) ALIENS even gave a nod to the powered armor of the book, while the Morita in TROOPERS was spitting out casings everywhere. And you know how dangerous those loose casings can be www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhe58x…
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aliensspawn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Take a chill pill  ! 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
pretty great, love the printing on the box and the rounds look heavy and real.

those are some really brutal rounds, wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of those.
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Matsucorp Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks... the rounds are tipped with actual fmj bullets o each full box weighs a little over a pound.
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Durnstaros Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hah, I love that you put your own name on there. Did you cast the plastic or use some other process?
Looks great, reminds me of the HK G11 rounds.
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