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Aluminum Slugs for coilguns? Answered

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

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.Unknown.

6 years ago

I'm pretty sure a coilgun only will propel ferromagnetic slugs...

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

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mrmerino.Unknown.

Answer 6 years ago

Oh, duh...

What the hell was I thinking?

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mrmerino

6 years ago

You can but solid aluminum rods at places like Ace Hardware. Then you can just use a hacksaw to chop it up.

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DarkModo09

6 years ago

On wikipedia says the you can use Copper slugs and aluminim slugs only!

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oldmicah

6 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.

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frollard

6 years ago

Yes, yes you can.