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Will this thing kill an Elk?

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  1. fossil

    fossil Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Ammo is damn near as expensive as that Lapua.

     
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    The science behind this is *frenching amazing
     
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    It will probably kill a whole herd LOL
     
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    And over-cook any parts remaining
     
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    The USN is testing big rail guns near here. You hear some weird kabooms offshore occasionally. And then there's the stuff that falls back into the ocean from NASA Wallops rocket launches... don't touch the Martians!

    The interesting thing is that railguns use Godawful amounts of electrical power, so the issue becomes one of being able to store enough electricity, and then to get enough kWh to the rail gun fast enough. It requires huge copper wires as big around as your leg, and they actually thrash like fire hoses when the gun goes off, due to all the electricity passing through them!

    I hear they can get projectiles up to something like MACH 10, more than double the MV of the fastest rifle cartridges.
     
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    Fresch Well-Known OPE Member

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    This has been on the drawing board for years and draws massive power.
    Think N.Y. Will issue a cc permit for one?
     
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    USMC615 God...Country...Corps

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    I first heard 'talk' of rail guns as far back as in the mid-80's in the Corps. It was like hearing or reading some far-fetched future technology that would've been on the cover of Popular Mechanics back in those days!
     
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    Sty57 ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    I once heard that a .308 would kill an elk! ...............
     
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