Originally Posted by saviorslegacy
Very interesting c3shooter.
I do not want to build a coil gun, I want to build a Gauss Gun.
It will use rare earth magnets. *vids on OP
I will probably end up building a coil gun though, just cuz they are really awesome!
Gauss guns are a staple of hardcore Sci-Fi (space opera). Alastair Reynolds, Ben Bova, Stephen Baxter all use them in their stories. One I recently read had a Gauss gun (railgun is how it was called, I think) that was 2,000 kilometers long, firing a depleted-uranium slug that destroyed the rail as it passed, to take out a ship several light-years away.
I want THAT gun!