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(Daily Mail)   New gun turns anyone into a sharpshooter able to hit a target almost one mile away. What could possibly go wrong?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 249
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2013-01-11 08:42:55 PM
Compensating for human error, looking through the futuristic laser rangefinder sight resembles the view a pilot has in a jet fighter cockpit and turns conventional bolt action rifles into deadly snipers - albeit at a cost of $17,000.

Yeah, those will fly off the shelves.
 
2013-01-11 08:45:31 PM

St_Francis_P: Compensating for human error, looking through the futuristic laser rangefinder sight resembles the view a pilot has in a jet fighter cockpit and turns conventional bolt action rifles into deadly snipers - albeit at a cost of $17,000.

Yeah, those will fly off the shelves.


Heh.

It's the same price as a legal full auto, no big deal....but the gun grabbers will still get their panties in a wad.
 
2013-01-11 08:58:49 PM
OMG so scary!
 
2013-01-11 08:59:26 PM
I need this for hunting.  I don't hunt, nor do I shoot recreationally, so I really think it would help.  I wonder if I could retrofit it to help my golf game.
 
2013-01-11 09:00:53 PM

The_Sponge: It's the same price as a legal full auto, no big deal....but the gun grabbers will still get their panties in a wad.


What the heck is a "gun grabber?"
 
2013-01-11 09:03:49 PM
Terrifying!
 
2013-01-11 09:05:25 PM
To sight?
 
2013-01-11 09:06:00 PM
I want one.
 
2013-01-11 09:06:01 PM
To shaman
 
2013-01-11 09:06:45 PM
media.moddb.com
I promise to only use it to kill Ghouls.
 
2013-01-11 09:06:51 PM
The fun of shooting is the difficulty , I personally would not want this gun.
 
2013-01-11 09:06:53 PM
Is it just a scope that tells you where to aim?  I assume I can't just point it at my foot and pull the trigger, a la the Fifth Element.

Because holding a gun steady enough to hit something a mile away is a skill all of its own.
 
2013-01-11 09:06:57 PM

CruiserTwelve: The_Sponge: It's the same price as a legal full auto, no big deal....but the gun grabbers will still get their panties in a wad.

What the heck is a "gun grabber?"


An invention of brilliant salespeople
 
2013-01-11 09:07:34 PM
And here I just got this thing today

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Wonder if I can trade it in and get a couple hundred off that $17k price tag?
 
2013-01-11 09:07:47 PM

CruiserTwelve: The_Sponge: It's the same price as a legal full auto, no big deal....but the gun grabbers will still get their panties in a wad.

What the heck is a "gun grabber?"


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2013-01-11 09:08:39 PM
OMG HAXXORZ AIMBOT!
 
2013-01-11 09:08:50 PM
Scopes are for pussies. Iron sights or nothing.
 
2013-01-11 09:08:50 PM
Me gusta!
But for 17 grand, don't think I'll be picking one up very soon.
 
2013-01-11 09:08:54 PM

CruiserTwelve: The_Sponge: It's the same price as a legal full auto, no big deal....but the gun grabbers will still get their panties in a wad.

What the heck is a "gun grabber?"


images.wikia.com
 
2013-01-11 09:10:43 PM
I hope my mental health issues will not stop me from getting one.
 
2013-01-11 09:11:05 PM
Big deal. Drawback is that you can't see the guy running up your side with the knife out.

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2013-01-11 09:12:22 PM
Way to take all the fun out of shooting.
 
2013-01-11 09:12:38 PM
farm1.staticflickr.com

I'm pretty sure it doesn't work for everyone.
BTW, what's up with the hipster holding a gun like a gangster? There's like 3 competing stereotypes here.
 
2013-01-11 09:13:07 PM
*Clicks link*

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/ yep, everyone is gonna have one
 
2013-01-11 09:13:10 PM
by terrifying new gun i see you mean: old news.
 
2013-01-11 09:13:20 PM
The timing of the advanced rifle has been questioned, especially coming just one month after the massacre of 20 children and six staff members by a crazed gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Uh huh, because precision shooting to 1000 yards and shooting point blank in a frenzy are pretty much the same.

I say, dear Mr Wright, should you really be mucking about with flight so soon after the Titanic sunk? There are children to think of!

/yeah, I know, wrong order, and 6 years difference.
 
2013-01-11 09:13:36 PM

EvilEgg: Is it just a scope that tells you where to aim?  I assume I can't just point it at my foot and pull the trigger, a la the Fifth Element.

Because holding a gun steady enough to hit something a mile away is a skill all of its own.


It's more than just the scope - that's the beauty of it.  If you watch the training video, it paints your target with a red dot, then gives you crosshairs you have to line up with the red dot.  However, the trigger is locked until you've actually lined up the shot, so it's damn near impossible to miss.
 
2013-01-11 09:14:15 PM
So now every long-range hunting rifle is a "sniper rifle", every semi-automatic rifle is an "assault rifle"... What scary name are we going to start calling shotguns?
 
2013-01-11 09:15:11 PM
for $17k, just buy a quad-rotor drone and mount a pistol to it.
 
2013-01-11 09:15:36 PM
Sadly, I find this all tragically funny.

You own any weapon only briefly...

*)
 
2013-01-11 09:15:42 PM

GoldSpider: What scary name are we going to start calling shotguns?


People spreaders.
 
2013-01-11 09:15:46 PM

Rapmaster2000: [farm1.staticflickr.com image 500x349]

I'm pretty sure it doesn't work for everyone.
BTW, what's up with the hipster holding a gun like a gangster? There's like 3 competing stereotypes here.


That's a sure way to tell the idiots right off...
 
2013-01-11 09:15:57 PM
Are we still doing this?

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2013-01-11 09:16:06 PM
this is my rifle, this is my gun one is for fighting the other is for gun grabbering.

I could hit a profile target at 3 miles with my m14, and it did not cost me 17000
 
2013-01-11 09:16:11 PM
Pointing the crosshair at the target is only one part of the equation. To shoot at those distances, you also have to be VERY good at regulating your breathing, controlling your muscles, and controlling autokinesis. Being off by just 0.05 degrees means, at a distance of one mile, your shot would miss your target by 4.5 feet. May not sound like much, but if you were shooting at a human it would be a complete miss.
 
2013-01-11 09:16:22 PM

Indubitably: Sadly, I find this all tragically funny.

You own any weapon only briefly...

*)


P.S. Word.
 
2013-01-11 09:16:33 PM
www.smisclub.org
 
2013-01-11 09:16:55 PM

Lsherm: It's more than just the scope - that's the beauty of it. If you watch the training video, it paints your target with a red dot, then gives you crosshairs you have to line up with the red dot. However, the trigger is locked until you've actually lined up the shot, so it's damn near impossible to miss.


If it doesn't automatically correct for wind or elevation, then it's ability to make anyone a "sharpshooter" is somewhat limited.

/DNRTFA
 
2013-01-11 09:16:55 PM
I still couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with it.
 
2013-01-11 09:17:04 PM

GoldSpider: So now every long-range hunting rifle is a "sniper rifle", every semi-automatic rifle is an "assault rifle"... What scary name are we going to start calling shotguns?


"anti-personnel flak cannon"
 
2013-01-11 09:17:05 PM

GoldSpider: So now every long-range hunting rifle is a "sniper rifle", every semi-automatic rifle is an "assault rifle"... What scary name are we going to start calling shotguns?


Blunderbusses
 
2013-01-11 09:17:23 PM
It doesn't do you a whole lotta good if you make some incorrect assumptions in the process of target acquisition.

I recall being a 16 year old dumb fark on my high school's rifle team (without benefit of glasses) and carefully ploinking my allocated 10 rounds in to the next guy's target.
 
2013-01-11 09:18:14 PM

Bored Horde: CruiserTwelve: The_Sponge: It's the same price as a legal full auto, no big deal....but the gun grabbers will still get their panties in a wad.

What the heck is a "gun grabber?"

An invention of brilliant salespeople


THIS. So much this.

Gun purchases down? Need a way to boost ammunition sales since all that 5.56 is vastly overpriced on account of the Government buying it all up? A little fear-mongering and we're back in business, baby!
 
2013-01-11 09:18:42 PM

GoldSpider: Lsherm: It's more than just the scope - that's the beauty of it. If you watch the training video, it paints your target with a red dot, then gives you crosshairs you have to line up with the red dot. However, the trigger is locked until you've actually lined up the shot, so it's damn near impossible to miss.

If it doesn't automatically correct for wind or elevation, then it's ability to make anyone a "sharpshooter" is somewhat limited.

/DNRTFA


Yeah, it does all that, too.  That's why they use the two factor aiming system - the dot paints the target and the crosshairs line up according to the calculations the scope makes.  Then the entire thing locks the trigger until you've lined up the shot according to where the scope wants you to point it.
 
2013-01-11 09:18:43 PM

GoldSpider: So now every long-range hunting rifle is a "sniper rifle", every semi-automatic rifle is an "assault rifle"... What scary name are we going to start calling shotguns?


Technically, 12 gauge shotguns are over .50 caliber so you can call them destructive devices.
 
2013-01-11 09:19:12 PM

GoldSpider: So now every long-range hunting rifle is a "sniper rifle", every semi-automatic rifle is an "assault rifle"... What scary name are we going to start calling shotguns?


Carnage tubes?
 
2013-01-11 09:19:42 PM

CruiserTwelve: The_Sponge: It's the same price as a legal full auto, no big deal....but the gun grabbers will still get their panties in a wad.

What the heck is a "gun grabber?"


It's a marketing term used to drive sales and NRA donations. In general, a good marketing hook is short and sweet. "Gun grabber" is not only a very short phrase that conjures up a specific fantasy image and invokes the expected reaction, but the alliterative value of the two g's give it extra impact. From a marketing standpoint, it's a very punchy slogan. And like most marketing slogans, it's complete bullshiat. But for the NRA, like any other organization selling a product or service, it's not about facts, it's about money.
 
2013-01-11 09:19:48 PM

GoldSpider: Lsherm: It's more than just the scope - that's the beauty of it. If you watch the training video, it paints your target with a red dot, then gives you crosshairs you have to line up with the red dot. However, the trigger is locked until you've actually lined up the shot, so it's damn near impossible to miss.

If it doesn't automatically correct for wind or elevation, then it's ability to make anyone a "sharpshooter" is somewhat limited.

/DNRTFA


It does compensate for to wind and elevation.  But I still doubt your average novice's ability to hold it steady enough to hit a person a mile away, even with the trigger lock.
 
2013-01-11 09:20:33 PM

GoldSpider: So now every long-range hunting rifle is a "sniper rifle", every semi-automatic rifle is an "assault rifle"... What scary name are we going to start calling shotguns?


Multi Projectile Boom Sticks
 
2013-01-11 09:20:59 PM

GoldSpider: So now every long-range hunting rifle is a "sniper rifle", every semi-automatic rifle is an "assault rifle"... What scary name are we going to start calling shotguns?


In WW1 they were commonly called 'trench sweepers'.
 
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