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Old February 27, 2013, 07:36 AM   #9
Join Date: February 7, 2010
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[QUOTE]...No powder, no corrosive salts, no recoil, no gunk, no shell casings.../QUOTE]

Recoil is a product of mass times acceleration, doesn't matter if your using gunpowder, compressed air, or pixie dust. So there's no advantage in using electromagnetism over smokeless powder. Granted, with a gauss rifle there would be no powder, no corrosive salts, etc, but you're replacing them with honkin' big magnetic coils, capacitors and a battery or other power source.
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