this is my first question here. I’ve wondered about this for a while, and the original idea wasn’t on Roadhog’s gun but I thought it similar enough for this question.
So, the Scrapgun. A very short and wide double barrelled break-action shotgun that uses partially melted scrap as ammunition. There are three parts to how this would work that I would like to know.
How the scrap is partially melted and isn’t falling out of the barrels. (I’ve come up with induction heating coils in both barrels powered by a handwavium battery. These coils can heat the scrap up to 815 degrees Celsius very fast. https://hackaday.com/2015/10/23/a-small-1000w-induction-heater/ The scrap would be held by friction and being partially melted would stick together. Unfortunately firing it might damage the coils or other problems might arise.)
How the partially melted scrap is fired. (I thought if we were going to use a handwavium battery we might as well have a rail gun but I don’t know how that would work with the induction coils and whether it would fire like a shotgun like I want it to or in a straight line. Perhaps when you break it open to reload it you put a gunpowder charge at the back?)
And finally, how much damage could this abomination do it if it worked and were to fire at someone.
I know this is more than one question but they are all connected and are really just one big question with three parts.