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What's a good way to classify railguns?

Most weapons and artillery are split by bore diameter, e.g. naval rifles of 203mm, 406mm etc. Railguns and coilguns probably won't be classified the same way, I think. Cause if multiple models use a ...
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Best material and shape for small-arms railgun/coilgun amunition?

If you search this site for "railgun", you'll find a lot of questions and answers. But none seem to talk about what the ammo wouls be made off. Considerations: The small-arms have the energy storage ...
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Using the Casimir effect with a railgun to reduce mass, size and recoil?

The civilization I've built has developed the technology for near limitless, sustained power generation. Through this advancement it's been possible for them to solve for Alcubierre's Bubbles and ...
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Handheld Weapons: Gas Expansion vs Coil Guns

What would make hand held coil guns viable weapons? I have a science fiction setting that I would like to spice up with hand held sci-fi weaponry (coil guns, plasma weaponry). However, it may be too ...
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Railguns designs for hand held rifles and spacecraft

I'm writing a book and I want to use rail-guns for advanced space age factions in warfare. I would like to make them as realistic as possible so I did a bit of digging myself, but most of the ...