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So I thought I was reading about a rail gun to start. 

Field dependability and cost will determine if this goes anywhere. 

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I seen that article a few days ago, and its theoretically a good rifle, but it will go nowhere.  First, the ammo for it is bulky, not to mention more expensive than standard ammo.  We already tried a three round burst, it didn't work well in the field.  The Army is interested in the four shot version, which will have the same handicap, once you shoot 2 or three, you either shoot the last ones, or lose the rounds by reloading to begin a new contact with the enemy.  Not good IMHO, the first option loses the element of surprise, or gives away your position, the second has you either losing rounds or carrying partial, blocks of ammo.  

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2 hours ago, Grayfox54 said:

Never trust your life to anything that requires a battery.  :shake:

That was my thought.

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