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When assault teams require intensive, accurate and long ranged firepower, the BlasTech A280 tops the list. While heavy for a blaster rifle, the A280 offers unparalleled firepower that renders most armour useless and is accurate beyond the range of most other weapons. While the weapon is undoubtedly one of the best on the market it is not without drawbacks. Cooling requirements necessitate a low rate of fire and the sheer energy requirements of its bolts drain power cells with alarming rapidity.