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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,593
# 2
12-30-2012, 11:28 AM
Miniguns shoot Tiny charges (and lots of them)

its like the difference between an M16a2 and an elephant gun

one is "spray and pray" and the other is a bullet capable of killing elephants

a Rapid fire weapon needs to be weaker because of kinetic response (the gun kicks) when firing bullets

phaser pistols are more potent than phaser rifles because the beam loses power over distance (as do all beams)

take a torch outside in the dark
shine it at a wall 5 feet away
now shine it at a wall 50 feet away

And no one uses a Rifle in starfleet unless war has been declared