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A Spike Rifle carried by a Termagant.

The Spike Rifle is a Tyranid Bio-weapon used primarily by the Gaunt genus. It is a bony tube lined with muscles that holds a row of harpoon-like spikes that are razor sharp, barbed to tear at a victim's arteries and cause them to bleed to death, and for good measure are also criss-crossed with acidic veins and toxin sacs to make any scratch almost always fatal. The spikes are fired by method of a muscle contraction over a considerable range and with sufficient force to pierce flesh.[1][2]