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Aluminum Slugs for coilguns?

Throwing around the Idea of a Coilgun , can I cast some aluminum slugs to use with it ?

.Unknown.2 years ago
I'm pretty sure a coilgun only will propel ferromagnetic slugs...

Are you looking for something like this?
http://www.instructables.com/id/EMP-Hard-Drive-launcher/
Oh, duh...

What the hell was I thinking?
mrmerino2 years ago
You can but solid aluminum rods at places like Ace Hardware. Then you can just use a hacksaw to chop it up.
DarkModo092 years ago
On wikipedia says the you can use Copper slugs and aluminim slugs only!
oldmicah2 years ago
Search for melting forge on the site. Plenty of good ways to do it, but work in a well ventilated space and splurge for protection.
frollard2 years ago
Yes, yes you can.