the sqaured bar surrounding the doom2016 har muzzle. why?

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osjclatchford
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the sqaured bar surrounding the doom2016 har muzzle. why?

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so yeah... whats it for?
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don't think Ive ever seen anything thing like this on modern or historical firearms.
curious as to its possible function.
some kinda compensation device? a clip-on point? carray handle?
anything other than being a chunky ass square thingy..?

is it pure fiction? or do things things exist on modern fireams and have a designation and purpose?

just curious
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Re: the sqaured bar surrounding the doom2016 har muzzle. why

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I'll admit that I have no real expertise with firearms; but my gut tells me that it's possibly supposed to be a kind of front sight.
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It honestly strikes me as just a bit of sci-fi "greeble," to be honest - it does look cool, though.
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From what I was able to get (looking at photos of the HAR), the rectangular bar surrounding the muzzle looks like a structural part of the rifle - probably to protect the muzzle from a front impact. but that's just my guess.
It doesn't look like any type of iron sights I've seen
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Re: the sqaured bar surrounding the doom2016 har muzzle. why

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yeah, its odd. definately not an open iron sight.
I too am inclined to aggree that its a 'bash' rail like a bullbar on an suv, so you can knock it about something fierce and not funt up the barrel/muzzle...

funny, the 40k primaris inceptors' heavybolter pistol dealies have them too:
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according to the marine codex, they're part of a grav-shield mech to reduce recoil... sounds like its just fictional dark magic to me... meh, it looks cool though...

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