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In addition to bumping the base minigun damage it adds the 5.56 "Avenger", the .308 "Vindicator", and more.

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The minigun has an iconic place in the Fallout franchise.  This mod aims to bring some of that flavor from the Fallout canon back to Fallout 4. In addition to propping up the laughable damage of the vanilla minigun in a lore-friendly way, it provides additional features to give the weapon more depth and relevance through end-game (level 50+).
This mod tweaks both the minigun base weapon and its vanilla barrels.  It also adds two new barrels that transform the weapon into two other weapons long-time Fallout fans will remember: the Avenger and the Vindicator miniguns.
CZ53 Personal Minigun(aka the vanilla minigun)  The Rockwell CZ53 personal minigun is capable of firing over 1000 rounds per minute, making up for the small 5mm round by sending a hail of bullets toward its target. [1]
  • Instead of using stand-alone weapons, this mod overhauls the base minigun weapon.  
  • Base damage increased from 8 to 12 (a 150% increase)
  • Added a small variety of ammo types to provide damage boosts or armor piercing effects
  • Tweaked the vanilla barrels to further adjust damage, range, and rate of fire.
  • Relaxed crafting requirements compared to vanilla FO4.

CZ57 Avenger Minigun
  Rockwell designed the 5.56mm CZ57 Avenger as the replacement for their aging CZ53 personal minigun. The Avenger's design improvements include improved gel-fin cooling and chromium plated barrel-bores, giving it a greater range and lethality. [1]
  • Fires 5.56 rounds deal more damage than the CZ53
  • Range and firing rate are improved over the CZ53
  • Somewhat heavier and harder to control than the CZ53 model.
Rheinmetall Vindicator Minigun  The German Rheinmetall AG company created the ultimate minigun. The Vindicator throws over 1300 rounds per minute down its carbon-polymer barrels. As the pinnacle of Teutonic engineering skill, it is the ultimate hand-held weapon. [1]
  • Fires .308 (similar to 7.62) rounds for a supreme damage tier
  • Range, fire rate, and accuracy are much improved
  • Heavier and harder to control than the Avenger.
L40 Sunbeam Gatling Laser  The H&K L40 Sunbeam Gatling laser was an advanced iteration of the model L30 Sunbeam that was developed during the Sino-American War. The L40 saw limited distribution by the time the bombs fell in 2077.  Like the L30, the L40 was designed specifically for military use, with its multiple barrels allowing for long firing sessions before overheating. The more powerful L40 is powered by a fusion core instead of the L30's smaller fusion cells. [3]
  • In additon to renaming the Gatling Laser, I added a rapid-output barrel to the mod list, otherwise it's vanilla. 
Four stand-alone legendary weapons
Inquisitor Minigun         
  • Sold by Proctor Teagan aboard the Prydwen.
  • Features the "wounding" legendary affix.
Victory Minigun
  • Sold by Ronnie Shaw at the Castle
  • Features the "exploding" legendary affix.
YCZ77 Brimstone Autocannon
  • A prototype .50cal vertibird door gun that can be found in Fort Strong.  
  • Features three exclusive ammo type modifications: depleted uranium rounds, incendiary rounds, and high-explosive rounds.
 MEC Gauss Minigun
  • Found in the Switchboard vault while doing the Tradecraft mission.  Or, spawn it with the console by searching for "Gauss Minigun" if you've finished the main quest with a faction other than the Railroad (or are lazy).
  • High Damage, but fires rare 2mm EC ammo
  • 75% armor penetration
  • Heavy, especially if fully modded 

Improved Vertibird door gun
  • Increased damage
  • Improved accuracy when aiming in iron sights
  • Much increased rate of fire
  • Scope aimed sighting
How to obtain these weapons
  •  The new barrels can be crafted with the appropriate Gun Nut, Science, and Heavy Gunner perks.
  •  Leveled enemy drops
  •  The console, if you must have it now.  Search for the barrel OMODs.
  • The item images shown depict damage that has been modified by perks
  • This mod will probably conflict with others that modify miniguns or the minigun leveled list
  • Download via NMM or manually

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