Arkathan said:Most of the LTL rounds that do not disperse need to have a reduced range when compared to normal ammunition.
Baton rounds are very heavy when compared with a bullet. They also tend to tumble, making them inaccurate quickly.
Taser rounds from a shotgun, could use near normal range.
At the lower tech range, the baton and foam rounds will need a 35mm grenade launcher to deliver the desired mass.
Pepperball sized chemical rounds will travel well for a long distance, if you can make them survive acceleration from a regular firearm. Impact and dispersal.
Good point on the range. I should decrease it by 25%.
The magic foam might combine with oxygen to add mass, so I don't know about increasing the calibre requirement. Plus many weapons don't actually have one.
What do you think about the half and half damage from baton rounds? Admittedly it's based on hearsay and Wikipedia research. But I like the idea of them not being 'safe'.