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Smart Rifle Tracks Target - Novices Never Miss
#1
Well this is no fun.



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#2
I think that's pretty cool actually. It's the natural progression of technology. Some of the info in the story is a little misleading though. The shooter still has to hold the weapon steady and have good trigger discipline when firing. The scope doesn't magically make bullets hit whatever the shooter locks the scope onto. From what I gather it allows the shooter to get on target, mark the target and then know once they are back on target before pulling the trigger, so it requires less discipline than a traditional

What I wonder, is how does it work if your target moves? Or does it simply calculate the position and distance of the initial marking of the target and let the shooter know once they are back on target so they can pull the trigger. This definitely would make a sniper team of any type (hunters, or military) to allow the spotter to see directly what the sniper sees through the scope which is super cool.
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LostCyborg;122100 Wrote:I think that's pretty cool actually. It's the natural progression of technology. Some of the info in the story is a little misleading though. The shooter still has to hold the weapon steady and have good trigger discipline when firing. The scope doesn't magically make bullets hit whatever the shooter locks the scope onto. From what I gather it allows the shooter to get on target, mark the target and then know once they are back on target before pulling the trigger, so it requires less discipline than a traditional

What I wonder, is how does it work if your target moves? Or does it simply calculate the position and distance of the initial marking of the target and let the shooter know once they are back on target so they can pull the trigger. This definitely would make a sniper team of any type (hunters, or military) to allow the spotter to see directly what the sniper sees through the scope which is super cool.

From what I gather, you can jerk the shit out of the trigger and it will still hit the target. The trigger is electronic, and once you pull it, the gun doesn't actually fire until the crosshairs are on the "locked-in" target. Which, in my opinion is a huge safety concern. You could pull the trigger and something could come between you and the target during the hangtime before the gun actually fires. Maybe they address this by cancelling the fire command if the target is not engaged after a certain amount of time, like 500 milliseconds or something.

ETA: After watching the video again, it looks like you "tag" a target, then press and hold the trigger, and try to get the crosshairs over the target. Once the crosshairs are perfectly lined up, the gun fires for you, assuming your finger is still holding the trigger down. It's actually a genius idea in my opinion.
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bac0nfat;122107 Wrote:From what I gather, you can jerk the shit out of the trigger and it will still hit the target. The trigger is electronic, and once you pull it, the gun doesn't actually fire until the crosshairs are on the "locked-in" target. Which, in my opinion is a huge safety concern. You could pull the trigger and something could come between you and the target during the hangtime before the gun actually fires. Maybe they address this by cancelling the fire command if the target is not engaged after a certain amount of time, like 500 milliseconds or something.

ETA: After watching the video again, it looks like you "tag" a target, then press and hold the trigger, and try to get the crosshairs over the target. Once the crosshairs are perfectly lined up, the gun fires for you, assuming your finger is still holding the trigger down. It's actually a genius idea in my opinion.

Now that does make sense. I still wonder what happens if your target moves? I guess if it goes left, right, goes farther away or comes closer then the trigger would not fire the weapon and you'd have to re-mark your target.

I don't have an issue with using technology to compensate for human error. Are you more of a bad ass if you can snipe your target at 1200 yards with a traditional scope? You bet. But even a bad ass would be more accurate with a system like this.
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You wouldn't be able to run as many people over with that car if it didn't drive as far. It should only have a 10 gallon fuel tank.
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LostCyborg;122111 Wrote:
bac0nfat;122107 Wrote:From what I gather, you can jerk the shit out of the trigger and it will still hit the target. The trigger is electronic, and once you pull it, the gun doesn't actually fire until the crosshairs are on the "locked-in" target. Which, in my opinion is a huge safety concern. You could pull the trigger and something could come between you and the target during the hangtime before the gun actually fires. Maybe they address this by cancelling the fire command if the target is not engaged after a certain amount of time, like 500 milliseconds or something.

ETA: After watching the video again, it looks like you "tag" a target, then press and hold the trigger, and try to get the crosshairs over the target. Once the crosshairs are perfectly lined up, the gun fires for you, assuming your finger is still holding the trigger down. It's actually a genius idea in my opinion.

Now that does make sense. I still wonder what happens if your target moves? I guess if it goes left, right, goes farther away or comes closer then the trigger would not fire the weapon and you'd have to re-mark your target.

I don't have an issue with using technology to compensate for human error. Are you more of a bad ass if you can snipe your target at 1200 yards with a traditional scope? You bet. But even a bad ass would be more accurate with a system like this.

Yeah I don't have a problem with the system either, as long as it's safe. It does make me a little nervous in the safety department, but I don't know all the in's and out's of how it works. And I have no clue how it would handle moving targets. You would obviously have to lead the target to account for the time it takes the bullet to travel there, and to do that, you would need to know the speed of the target. That would be pretty tricky, but I suppose it's possible.
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#6
What if it's windy?

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#7
I want two.

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(10-17-2013, 05:47 PM)gascolator Wrote: What if it's windy?

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I believe it calculates for wind speed.

(10-17-2013, 06:05 PM)JustinHEMI Wrote: I want two.

Justin

One for each hand?
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#9
Spare. Smile

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(10-19-2013, 01:29 PM)JustinHEMI Wrote: Spare. Smile

Justin

Then I say we all need at least 4.
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You wouldn't be able to run as many people over with that car if it didn't drive as far. It should only have a 10 gallon fuel tank.
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