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Salazar 10-04-2007 12:00 AM

Has anyone ever seen the do it yourself railgun link online?!/

Make sure to click "next step".

They are powered by the capacitors from camera flashes usually

fitbmxseries1 01-04-2008 10:19 PM

thats not a rail gun though its a stun gun, a rail gun uses electric pulse to move a metal bar through a barrel, so far none have been made that are practical. But those stun guns are fun, you can also make one out of a battery powered bug zapper, these done actualy stun but hurt like hell.

The Swede 11-16-2008 11:58 AM

here is my railgun, it is made from 25 disposible cameras that i got for free from my local photo store.

cpttango30 11-16-2008 02:00 PM

That is not a rail gun this is a rail gun.

bgeddes 11-18-2008 04:16 AM


That is not a rail gun this is a rail gun.
I have seen one of those!! A guy my Father-in-law shoots with built one.

The Swede 11-26-2008 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 50858)
That is not a rail gun this is a rail gun.

ooooook ? funny?:confused:

sadsack 01-22-2009 01:15 AM

Rail guns
The rail guns are the unlimited class of the benchrest game.

robocop10mm 01-22-2009 02:03 PM

Both are rail guns. One is a very accurate firearm w/o a stock and one is an electric pulse gun with EXTREMELY high velocity (11,000 fps or so). The UT research center (now called the J.J. Pickle Research Center, crooked former US congressman from Austin) is here in Austin. They have been at the forefront of the electric rail gun technology race. I know some guys that work there and the velocities they get are incredible. A piece of plastic weighing about a half pound going over 10K fps has incredible kinetic energy. The shortcoming is and will be the amount of power needed to drive it that fast. They have a nuclear reactor there so I guess power is not a big issue.

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