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Old June 12, 2013, 12:26 AM   #1
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Rail Gun.

Ok this is cool. Who'd want one? Only need batteries and ammo?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVgbtqsmx54

Anyone have feelings on it positive or negative
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Old June 12, 2013, 08:06 AM   #2
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What's the point?
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Old June 12, 2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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Old June 12, 2013, 02:15 PM   #4
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Given the damage- or lack thereof- to the targets, I'm fairly certain it has less muzzle energy than a .22 Short, and the presumed absence of rifling should render it pretty inaccurate at ranges farther than across the room. (I say "presumed absence" because I can't make out any rifling marks on the fired projectiles.)

FWIW rail guns or coil guns have been discussed on this forum before. The main technical problem is that all currently extant batteries that are small enough to carry, yet powerful enough to do real damage, are arguably much more dangerous to the shooter than to the intended target. The main reason these things have primarily been investigated as naval weapons is that warships usually come with a massive built-in power supply already.

It's still nifty though.
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Old June 12, 2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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I have an old pistol crossbow that is more powerful than that rail gun. Still, the concept is interesting; it's semi-auto function is also interesting. In time, and as battery technology gets better, I'd suspect that it could some day be a formidable hand-held "gun".
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Old June 13, 2013, 06:56 PM   #6
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Well. I mean If they could be made to be a bit more powerful.

Whats the point? Idk. Just something different I guess. This one doesn't have much punch but i mean its semi auto. Fires silently as far as I could tell. I just thought perhaps one day this would be our go to arm. not for quite awhile but someday?
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