A cool idea for a postapoc game is that if you find old bullets that either you dont have a gun for or dont work, once you start or find a fire you can melt the lead bullet itself into sling bullets. Lead bullets would provide better armor penetration then stones. Any ideas?
What I've been thinking about are possible gunpowder sources in a postapoc game, areas around volcanic areas would have everything for proper gunpowder, hard to ignite powder would have the sulfur replaced with an equivalent amount of extra charcoal, alternative powders can be made with paper impregnated with saltpetre, as well as proper cordite if explosives can be made.
Weapons would be similar to sharps rifles converted to flint lock to manual cartage firearms and direct blowback guns.
Depending on if the faction/tribe can make or barter for powder would change their weapon types. Slings, bows, and crossbows would be common with such groups.
Yup the whole absolutely no gunpowder/explosives manufacturing is kind of stupid. Somewhere in between is much more believable to me.
Yes 20 shots per mag and 60 per air tank.