Originally Posted by Liverandbacon
Eliminate weight concerns and recoil almost entirely.
Create practical caseless rounds.
Scopes that auto-compensate for bullet drop, wind, time-to-target, etc.
These have existed in the star wars universe. Wookieepedia the VERPINE SNIPER RIFLE. it is essentially a rail gun, using a line of electro-magnets, firing a magnetic projectile, with not powder or combustion, no recoil, and in the Republic Commando Triple Zero book, there is an adjustable scope.
Second Aura Sing uses a auto-compensating scope in her signature Adventurer slugthrower rifle.
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