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Contest Entry: Man-Portable Railgun by Great-5 Contest Entry: Man-Portable Railgun by Great-5
My contest entry for the #Fictional-Firearms man-portable railgun contest. The requirements are as shown below:

must be between 3 1/2-5 feet long
It is about 4 feet long.

must have RIS or other means of attaching hardware to the top and bottom
I added a sight on the top, as well as an underslung rail system for mounting a laser rangefinder, a flashlight or some other tactical accessory.

must be powered by a high-octane battery that you may use a RL one, or make one yourself
The battery, along with the high-voltage transformer circuitry, mounted in the stock. The battery can be disengaged by depressing a lever on the left side of the weapon, much like changing a magazine.

must have an effective range of at least 750 meters
Being a sniper-type weapon, this gun has an optimum range of 900 meters and a maximum range of 1.05 kilometers

must have an optional power output
There is a power setting knob and two programmable buttons, located on the left side of the gun above the trigger guard. These controls can adjust the power and thus, change the velocity of the fired projectiles. The higher the velocity, the more battery power is used up.

must use a box magazine of at least 20 rounds
This weapon uses a box mag that can hold 25 rounds.

you may use standard, Bull-Pup, or sideloading formats, no Bren-style toploaders
The magazine is in a standard format, located in front of the trigger guard.

must have multiple available round types
There are two main types of rounds that are popular to use with this gun: KE solid slug penetrator, and HE (high explosive.) The former is a solid, depleted-uranium slug optimized for use with higher muzzle velocity settings, while the latter, with its explosive charge, is designed to maximize damage at a lower muzzle velocity, dealing a comparable amount of destruction while conserving battery power. Both rounds are effective against both personnel and light armored vehicles.

Well there you have it, there's my railgun. Not much to look at, but it gets the job done. I hope you all enjoy my contest entry. Great-5, signing off.
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acebird1234 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass Railgun!
Great-5 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch, glad you like it.
acebird1234 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very welcome!
seithsnipper Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
from what gam e are they
Great-5 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not fanart, original.
seithsnipper Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
oh. they are good. reminds me to the pistols of intrusion 2. very good
oli36 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
a rail gun needs extreme magnetic force to fire a metal projectile without charge and delivery system, although i think the idea of a portable rail gun is F-ING!!!!1!!! awesome the physics are not there yet, having said that the design is really good, movie material man keep it up
Great-5 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. Yeah I was iffy on the thought of a man-portable railgun myself. But that's what he wanted, so I drew it.
NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Great one!
Great-5 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I personally love the design here.
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