Introduction: RHBR (Red's Heavy Battle Rifle)

Picture of RHBR (Red's Heavy Battle Rifle)
This is my 59th instructable, and my 6th entry to the "Toy Rods and Connecters Contest." It is the 16th gun in my line of K'NEX guns, and is one of the biggest (most piece consuming) guns I have ever built. Next to my G11K2, of course. It uses something entirely new to me, a magazine that is as far away form the mech as possible. This allows for more firing pin velocity, and thus, more bullet speed which basically equals more range.

It is quite heavy (hence the name), it is 45 in. long, it uses up almost all my pieces, and it closely resembles my RSLW V.1 (in body only, not in mech or mag). The magazine allows you to configure it to fit any caliber the same size as, or smaller than, a yellow rod. This makes the gun quite customizable. I don't like rod ammo, so I use a dark grey, one slot, connecter with a green rod attached to it.

  • Good range: 60 ft. with two OLD bands
  • Nice scope
  • New look (to see my inspiration, see here)
  • Configurable magazine
  • Flip up back sight (see pic #16)
  • True trigger
  • Nice pin-pull (see pic #11)

Overall, I would say that this is a fairly decent gun. Enjoy!

- The Red Book of Westmarch


Miniboom (author)2014-11-10

This gun looks great, PS never stop building

nerfaholic25 (author)2014-07-26

please post an instructable

Dude, this was a year ago... Its been gone for quite some time...

nerfaholic25 (author)2014-07-26

please post an instructable

nerfaholic25 (author)2014-07-26

please post an instructable

Kona-chan (author)2013-08-28

cool shirt
and cool gun

sandroknexmaster (author)2013-08-03

Nice! I really like that scope.

Thankee kindly. =D

Vaetheon (author)2013-07-29

Nice man

Thankee kindly.

Element Force (author)2013-07-25

Looks a bit Like a Dragonov

Agreed. =D

I did not have the pieces.

I know that feel

I do too: trying to make seleziona's ghost 3.0 without many pieces D: now i have more though but still:

megustatrains (author)2013-07-20

good rifle :D are you gonna post or at least post internals? and this post is 1 less than the range :3

Thanks bro. Am I gonna post internals... probably not. XD yes, this post has one less "thing" than the range. XD Funny that you should mention that... CAPTAIN OBVIOUS.

:P and the 'thing' was the number instructables this is from your arsenal. (no. 59) oh wait- I STRUCK AGAIN >:P

Zombiekiller-93 (author)2013-07-23


Thankee kindly. =D

dr. richtofen (author)2013-07-20

Nice, but to me, it feels too much like your LSW. Same stock, magwell, barrel / front idea. I liked your LSW a bit more, the RHBR has a too blocky front IMO.
No offence, but to me, this isn't your best gun

Thanks, and I agree with you... mostly. Like I said, it shares some resemblance with my RLSW, but then again, if you look closely, not really.

I decided to lay the two guns together, in paint, and point out some things that made me say that.
As this slideshow doesn't have internals, I can't really say things about that. But on the outside, the two are really similar in a bunch of spaces.
I'm not doing this to offend you, just to clear up a bit what think. 
To me, this really feels as 'more of the same', sorry :/

Meh, like I said, they have some similarities, but not really. IMO.

Red, Honey Hooves knows what he's talking about. It's kind of like Symphony and the Oodavolver; they are two guns set out to do the same thing, so they look like the same thing.

It keeps happening, Red, it keeps happening...

I warned you about the stairs, bro. I told you, dawg.

No, I'm just kidding... I'm trolling. I guess I can delete this comment now if you want me to. I've just always wanted to make a reference to Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff. *sigh* That glorious spam comic.

Honey Hooves? Lel

:3 I accidentally called you honey hooves instead of honey cakes, but I think that nickname also suits you. :3

Okay, hehe.

I understand, and that's why I added that this is what I think ;p

didexo (author)2013-07-20

Cool gun, I see how other would like it, however I don't. I've never really been a fan of huge guns...

Thanks friend. Do you have any projects that you are working on? I really don't like huge guns either... they really aren't my thing.

I wish I had a project, my next post will probably be a minecraft map. Don't worry I'm not done K"nexing.

didexo (author)didexo2013-07-22

Yeah hopefully I won't be done for a while.

O.K., good. =D

DarkOwlProductions (author)2013-07-20

Like everybody said, it's not your best, but for you 'not the best' is extremely good. And do you actually measure ranges? I saw your video for the ROF and you said it got 40 ft and it barely hit the pillow from like 5 ft. Not that I'm accusing you of making up ranges, but I'm wondering if you're making up ranges.  Just a matter of curiosity.

Also, with my new Scorpio TR I'm getting about 50 feet with one band. And now, that band is absolute garbage. Actually, it's two bands; two broken bands: I tied both of them to each other to create a loop. It's pitiful, I know, but it is getting some insane ranges so far. So, it kind of makes me curious: what do you consider to be an old band. :3

Oh, wait, I might reply to myself, because I see that you got inspiration for the look somewhere. :3

Well, I would say that this gun, if I was an "outside observer," was "meh." I really don't think it is any good, but all the same, I thought you guys my like to see it. As to my ROF gun, the reason why it "barley hit the pillow" was because I only had one band on it, and, it was a video, and you don't have the right impression. Yes, I usually measure ranges, but with the ROF gun range was not important.

What do I consider and "old band?" Well I generally call a band old if I have used it on more than two guns, as most of my guns really wear out my bands. Kinda...

Yeah, my guns tend to break bands, too. I'm running on scraps of #64 sized bands tied together in loops. You're right, I guess my perception was probably wrong, and if there was one band on it, then yeah, it could get 40 feet with more, I suppose. :D

New gun :)

I was talking about Dark's new gun that he just posted.

What'd you mean by that. >:? If you mean the gun I was talking about, you can see the first beta version of it here.  If you mean the fact that he based it off of a new gun design, then cool; thanks for letting me know. >:?

Yeah, the beta version.

Oh, ok. It's now posted as a slideshow instructable here.  It has also been (what a shocker) renamed Symphony.  Man, I love the song it's named after, but that music video is wIeRd.

Ah, I see.

Johnhall14 (author)2013-07-20

Nice =D

Thankee kindly. =D

nathanial1 (author)2013-07-20

not bad but not the best looking rifle but good job keep it up

Thanks bro. =D

Is that all you have to say bro??? Seriously...

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Bio: K'NEX gun builder here at Instructables. More or less retired from the community, but I still pop in now and again.
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