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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:02:51 AM EST
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/03/bullseye-from-1000-yards-shooting-the-17000-linux-powered-rifle/

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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:04:55 AM EST
I will take two.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:07:33 AM EST
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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:08:02 AM EST
I hope Feinstein doesn't find out about this..... It's like a heat seeking bullet.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:16:26 AM EST
Steve has just delivered a .338 Lapua Magnum round directly onto a target about the size of a big dinner plate at a range of 1,008 yards—that's ten football fields, or a tick over 0.91 kilometers. It's his very first try. He has never fired a rifle before today.

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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:28:31 AM EST
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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:32:43 AM EST
Interesting technology demonstrator and probably a real taste of things to come but I don't think the long range rifle guys and snipers will be hanging up their more traditional rifles any time soon.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:40:20 AM EST
Eventually optics will be able to do windage and distance on their own, and you'll be able to view a reticle with real time calculated POI projected.

Eventually servomotors will be miniaturized enough that ironsights will do their own adjustments too.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:47:05 AM EST
Damn cool technology, but a bit sad to see the beginning of the end of guys who "know how to shoot".
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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:48:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By brassburn:
Interesting technology demonstrator and probably a real taste of things to come but I don't think the long range rifle guys and snipers will be hanging up their more traditional rifles any time soon.


I would tend to agree. I was recently at that range, Best of the West, when a few of the TrackingPoint guys were there to run demos for prospective customers. The hardware was impressive, and they were nice guys to talk to. Got some dry-fire time behind one of the two rifles they had there that day. However, it is very expensive, and one still has to input for windage, no easy feat at that range. I see the application geared more toward hunters that don't have much time to practice rather than tactical or long range types.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:49:16 AM EST
I'm more surprised Subnet was not involved with this.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:52:26 AM EST
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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:53:20 AM EST
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opps, wrong thread. But cool tech
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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:58:38 AM EST
I've used those when I used to play HALO in college.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:58:44 AM EST
Having been to the two Larue range days, that range looks familiar

Liberty Hill gets all the cool stuff.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:02:37 PM EST
Damn aimbots.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:03:08 PM EST
I keep hoping to run into them at the range, but haven't seen them yet.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:06:06 PM EST
We need to get this tech to our guys in AFG, ASAFP. Then every cook and truck driver really will be a sniper!


Seriously though. Think about what this does to our current civil war era rifle technology.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:06:58 PM EST
I shot that rifle at Barnes Bullets last month. I made four shots. The first hit at 575 yards, then the next two were off trying to hit 977 yards. We didn't dial the wind right as that's the only thing it doesn't do for you. On the fourth shot I hit 977 yards. Longest shot I made before that was 700 yards and I had to work at that. Cool rifle. If I had the cash I would buy the rifles as they are Surgeon Precision made rifles. The whole system? Meh... not worth 20K after I shot it. Trigger is a bit weird but it's part of the ballistic program in the optics.

We demo'd the rifle with the Logan, UT PD Chief and some of his SWAT guys and a few other guys from Logan as well. One guy from Logan (non-police) bought two rifles that day and said to the chief over lunch that he will loan the department one of his rifles. He paid 20K each, and got the rifles ( both in 338 Lapua), 40 rounds of ammo, and two iPads loaded with the software. I'll post pics of me shooting it when I get home.

Why does it seem that every time I am at something gun related and a SWAT team member of whatever department is there, they are the biggest douches around? They must be compensating for something. I'm sure there are awesome SWAT guys around but I have yet to meet any yet. OK, I digressed enough on that...
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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:07:05 PM EST
Like all gagets, when you need it most, you might start worrying about an EMP set off by some power trying to take advantage of the situation. For hunting, it just isn't fair/sporting.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:08:51 PM EST
Saw it at SCI Dallas... The problem I see is that for $17k, you can learn to shoot any rifle to 1000m - and those skills will go with you whether your rifle has all the fancy gear or not.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:09:53 PM EST
Cool stuff.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:13:03 PM EST
Give it time. I'd say it'll be free or very inexpensive in the not-too-distant future. I'm surprised it isn't commonplace already. Primers, aiming and pulling the trigger yourself is so 1900s.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:14:53 PM EST
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Reminds me of "I, Sniper" by Stephen Hunter.
First thing that came to mind.

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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:25:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By kcobean:
Damn cool technology, but a bit sad to see the beginning of the end of guys who "know how to shoot".


Did advent of the GPS make knowing how to use a compass obsolete? For some people, sure. Those of us who want to be prepared when something fails or has a problem, and be able to compensate for it, will still learn and practice the "old school" methods, but we will still gladly partake in the new technology.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:45:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By tschaefer:
Like all gagets, when you need it most, you might start worrying about an EMP set off by some power trying to take advantage of the situation. For hunting, it just isn't fair/sporting.

I really don't see how it's any less sporting than hunting with a normal .338 lapua, nice telescopic scope and a laser range finder.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:49:00 PM EST
When that computer goes down, and it will, you're left with a very expensive club.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:52:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Reminds me of "I, Sniper" by Stephen Hunter.





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Posted: 4/1/2013 1:03:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By JFP:
Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Reminds me of "I, Sniper" by Stephen Hunter.





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Posted: 4/1/2013 1:05:50 PM EST
3rd or 4th thread on this in the past 6-9 months.

Best article linked, so far.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 1:23:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By kcobean:
Damn cool technology, but a bit sad to see the beginning of the end of guys who "know how to shoot".


Never gonna happen as a HSLD acquataince of mine said. Never forget how to shoot with irons all that other shit will break, batteries run out or better yet burn out with a good solar flare....
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Posted: 4/2/2013 3:00:29 AM EST
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BS? Why?
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I'll wait for the Windows version.




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Posted: 4/2/2013 7:15:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By akethan:

BS? Why?


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Posted: 4/2/2013 7:21:47 PM EST
Does it say "A fatal exception has occurred" every time you hit the target?
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