It is said that the greatest achievements in scientific advancement are heralded during times of war, a fact that Perceptor has begrudgingly accepted in his many cycles of operation. While he would prefer his vast knowledge be used for the peaceful advancement of the Cybertronian race, he instead finds himself spending much of his time with Wheeljack, developing the latest in weapons technology with which to counter the latest Decepticon threat. It is with great personal sadness that he sees his innovations and discoveries used for violence. With this burden on his conscience, Perceptor wearily joins the fray. If more mech fluid should be spilled on the battlefield through the results of his work, then he should share a part in shouldering the responsibility. Perceptor modifies a rifle design he once helped develop for Blurr. Although theoritically capable of impressive range and accuracy, its lightweight design compromised its full potential. Perceptor wields his new weapon with surgical precision. Adjusting his multitude of sensor arrays for combat, his genius-level processor calculates for all possible deviations in trajectory, and can hit a target at 5km with only a 0.001% margin of error. It is fortunate for any Decepticon caught within his crosshairs that Perceptor is not without mercy. Rarely will he shoot to kill, aiming instead to disarm or cripple. But one shot is all it takes, with high-powered anti-matter rounds piercing through armour and tearing apart the delicate servos within. I've seen people use Generations Blurr's rifle, and sometimes RotF Recon Ironhide's, in trying to imitate the new sniper role that Perceptor's taken in IDW's comics. Unfortunately, both have their problems. Blurr's rifle has a flat handle peg that makes it almost impossible for RTS Perceptor, with his open hands, to hold stably. But on the flipside, it has a really nice long barrel, and a swing-out foregrip. Recon Ironhide's assault rifle fares a bit better, with a round peg handle (although with unfortunately placed mold gaps that still render it difficult for Perceptor to hold stably), and also has a nice molded scope, and a C-Clip that happily allows the rifle to be mounted on the vehicle mode (by clipping it onto his shoulder cannon barrel). But it's got a short barrel, hardly sniper material. So, I did what a kitbasher would do, and combined the best parts of both weapons. Snipped the gun barrel off Ironhide's assault rifle, and glued in the barrel from Blurr's rifle. Blended the two pieces together and strengthened the assembly with Apoxie Sculpt (and filled in the mold gaps in the handle), and then painted it up a nice flat black. Now Percy's ready to get his fight on!