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  1. #1 Coilgun/Railgun recoil question 
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    Alright, I was wondering if coilguns/railguns would have any recoil, and if so, how much? Any answers would be nice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Director View Post
    Alright, I was wondering if coilguns/railguns would have any recoil
    Yes.
    Newton's 3rd Law stays in place.

    and if so, how much?
    Well that would depend... start here.


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    Depends how heavy the projectile is compared to the rail gun itself, and how fast it leaves the armature.
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