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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 09:57:16 PM

Cuchulane: Did he say that the model name is the Excess 3?


E3-Cocked.
 
2013-01-11 09:58:45 PM
I'm okay with this. I'm more afraid of whack-asses missing their intended targets and ruining the lives of innocent bystanders...
 
2013-01-11 09:59:36 PM

suziequzie: I'm okay with this. I'm more afraid of whack-asses missing their intended targets and ruining the lives of innocent bystanders...


Perhaps the gov't should subsidize the purchase of these rifles for gang members in the guise of reducing fatalities.
 
2013-01-11 10:00:45 PM
So, it replaces the spotter on a sniper team.

I can see a few people wanting them.
 
2013-01-11 10:00:48 PM
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2013-01-11 10:01:16 PM
Nobody posted this guy's gun yet?
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-11 10:04:24 PM

John Buck 41: tshauk: Are we still doing this?

[i94.photobucket.com image 297x350]

Yes.

[www.mtv.com image 725x365]


Marky Mark was better than I thought, what with the lens covers being down and all.
 
2013-01-11 10:05:11 PM

cantsleep: The fun of shooting is the difficulty , I personally would not want this gun.


Yep.

Hell, I made it *MORE* difficult for myself by switching from a scoped bolt action .30'06 to a flintlock long rifle, and from a tricked-out compound bow to a bare wooden bow that used to be a hickory tree in my father's back yard. It was just getting too easy for me, and because I'm not much of a trophy guy, instead of upping the difficulty by going for bigger and bigger trophies, I went with more primitive methods.

I get fewer deer, but I have more fun doing it.

The implements in question:

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2013-01-11 10:05:37 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 is a strong magnetic device I just invented. It is installed on the ceilings in all rooms in schools, theaters, and all other places mass shootings (and gunshots in general) are not wanted. It has a microphone that detects gunshots, and as soon as one is detected it activates - attracting all metal objects instantly. If the shooter can hold on, they will be dangling from the ceiling.
 
2013-01-11 10:05:44 PM
Not happy:

i32.photobucket.com

/maybe eight or even ten guys in the world could have made that shot
 
2013-01-11 10:06:53 PM

Farker Soze: John Buck 41: tshauk: Are we still doing this?

[i94.photobucket.com image 297x350]

Yes.

[www.mtv.com image 725x365]

Marky Mark was better than I thought, what with the lens covers being down and all.


Well, given the point in the movie that still comes from, he really didn't have to do much in the way of sighting.
 
2013-01-11 10:09:15 PM
Weapon of choice for taking out neighborhood dog

www.avenuek9.com
 
2013-01-11 10:09:39 PM
dl.dropbox.com

So the decades old technology of a ballistic calculator is now something to be feared?
Wait till they find out that guns can have actual lasers attached to them. Ones that make aiming a gun as easy as pointing a gun at a target.

/It should be a law that reporters spend a few days on wikipedia researching guns before being allowed to write any articles.
 
2013-01-11 10:11:21 PM

Clutch2013: Farker Soze: John Buck 41: tshauk: Are we still doing this?

[i94.photobucket.com image 297x350]

Yes.

[www.mtv.com image 725x365]

Marky Mark was better than I thought, what with the lens covers being down and all.

Well, given the point in the movie that still comes from, he really didn't have to do much in the way of sighting.


I don't remember much about that movie, except the part where he switches out the firing pins of every gun he owns after he uses them because, well, I guess if ever someone tries to frame him, which they do. Man, that's anal.
 
2013-01-11 10:14:38 PM

Clutch2013: Farker Soze: John Buck 41: tshauk: Are we still doing this?

[i94.photobucket.com image 297x350]

Yes.

[www.mtv.com image 725x365]

Marky Mark was better than I thought, what with the lens covers being down and all.

Well, given the point in the movie that still comes from, he really didn't have to do much in the way of sighting.


Shop talk on Fark is weird;  Considering....Hmmmm,  was that shop talk??

/reply not needed.
 
2013-01-11 10:15:27 PM
How does it figure out what cross winds are 100 yards down range? Once you know what they it is no great shakes to compensate, but figuring them takes some skill.
 
2013-01-11 10:17:23 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.


You have no idea how idiots there are with far more money than common sense. Seventeen grand is a lunch bill to some.

/I'd buy one if I could
 
2013-01-11 10:17:48 PM
I can see the headline now.

Police apprehended the man before he could cause harm. He was quoted as saying: "Damn it! I would have killed them all, but the kernel was still recompiling!"
 
2013-01-11 10:20:25 PM
To fire
 
2013-01-11 10:20:36 PM
In other news, a Barrett is good for 2 miles, at least. That puppy can take out vehicles.
 
2013-01-11 10:21:18 PM

Radioactive Ass: The whole package judges wind, elevation, camber cant (tilt of barrel) and range as well as showing the bearing.


FTFY.
 
2013-01-11 10:21:56 PM

Indubitably: To fire


P.S. I like to sit next to one, toasting marshmallows, man.
 
2013-01-11 10:21:58 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?


Flippityfloppityfloo.
 
2013-01-11 10:22:35 PM

dittybopper: Radioactive Ass: The whole package judges wind, elevation, camber cant (tilt of barrel) and range as well as showing the bearing.

FTFY.


*bow*
 
2013-01-11 10:23:54 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?


Sue.
 
2013-01-11 10:25:15 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?


Street sweepers
 
2013-01-11 10:25:42 PM

Farker Soze: Clutch2013: Farker Soze: John Buck 41: tshauk: Are we still doing this?

[i94.photobucket.com image 297x350]

Yes.

[www.mtv.com image 725x365]

Marky Mark was better than I thought, what with the lens covers being down and all.

Well, given the point in the movie that still comes from, he really didn't have to do much in the way of sighting.

I don't remember much about that movie, except the part where he switches out the firing pins of every gun he owns after he uses them because, well, I guess if ever someone tries to frame him, which they do. Man, that's anal.


It's not just the firing pins. You also have to change out the extractors and ejectors, and polish the chamber and breech face.

Or better yet, just use a damned revolver and don't worry about leaving brass lying about.

Good idea to use soft lead bullets and shoot from a dirty bore, preferably one that has had a few black powder rounds fired through it. That obscures the unique marks on the rifling.
 
2013-01-11 10:26:28 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 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?

Street sweepers


Death sprayers.
 
2013-01-11 10:27:52 PM

EvilEgg: How does it figure out what cross winds are 100 yards down range? Once you know what they it is no great shakes to compensate, but figuring them takes some skill.


Probably measures minute differences in laser reflection from something downrange.   The Israelis (among others) have had devices that do that for a while.  As the article mentions, it's really only good for figuring out what the wind speed is at the target, not necessarily the entire path of the bullet.
 
2013-01-11 10:28:50 PM

Indubitably: dittybopper: Radioactive Ass: The whole package judges wind, elevation, camber cant (tilt of barrel) and range as well as showing the bearing.

FTFY.

*bow*


You mean a bow like this:

img138.imageshack.us

/My old wheelie bow.
//See how easy shooting deer with it was?
 
2013-01-11 10:30:32 PM

AccuJack: Hmmm... wonder if it's hackable?

Replace the stock with a servo pan/tilt mount on a tripod with accelerometer ground sensing to compensate for vibrations, use a basic computer vision app to handle the "move the crosshair to the red dot" part, and a solenoid to pull the trigger.

Load up the included app, put the red dot where you want the bullet to go, and let the rifle do the rest.

/Can see the CSI episode now: "His rifle shot the city official, but we suspect his iPad was hacked and used by someone else. We'll retroactively activate the camera to see who it is, then use the tracking app to find his current location!"


There's a Deep Space Nine ep for that...
 
2013-01-11 10:31:39 PM
"lens covers"

So curious to find the Farker's that know this;

Thread jack?

i94.photobucket.com i94.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-11 10:34:37 PM

Mrbogey: I absolutely am positive this gun system will never be used in a mass shooting.

CruiserTwelve: What the heck is a "gun grabber?"

Hoplophobes. People so scared of weapons they believe the best course of action is to pretend they can get rid of them all. Most suffer delusions that they're not trying to get rid of guns.


Yeah, "hoplophobe," like "gun grabber," is another one of those terms that means "I'm more interested in demonizing people who disagree with me than debating the issue."  It's a bit like "anti-choice" or "pro-abortion" that way.

Mrbogey's post serves as a nice demonstration of the whole "demonize the people who disagree with me rather than debate the issue" part.
 
2013-01-11 10:34:38 PM

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: 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 is a strong magnetic device I just invented. It is installed on the ceilings in all rooms in schools, theaters, and all other places mass shootings (and gunshots in general) are not wanted. It has a microphone that detects gunshots, and as soon as one is detected it activates - attracting all metal objects instantly. If the shooter can hold on, they will be dangling from the ceiling.



Won't work on me. I have a black plastic Glock and an AR15 with plastic handguards.
 
2013-01-11 10:38:14 PM

Mrbogey: Flint Ironstag: Yeah that was a cock up by the writers. Guns would work in space. Not to mention that the instant Jayne fired the first shot the gun would have been in a vacuum anyway, and it still worked. I think they just did it because they thought it looked cool.

Well, a bullet should be able to be fired in a vacuum. The cycling of the action probably depends on the rifle design. After it's fired it wouldn't be in a vacuum immediately but would be in a progressively thinner atmosphere as it vents out.


Jayne thought he need it. Who are you to second guess the Hero of Canton!?!
 
2013-01-11 10:40:13 PM

EvilEgg: Boojum2k: AccuJack: Hmmm... wonder if it's hackable?

Replace the stock with a servo pan/tilt mount on a tripod with accelerometer ground sensing to compensate for vibrations, use a basic computer vision app to handle the "move the crosshair to the red dot" part, and a solenoid to pull the trigger.

Load up the included app, put the red dot where you want the bullet to go, and let the rifle do the rest.

/Can see the CSI episode now: "His rifle shot the city official, but we suspect his iPad was hacked and used by someone else. We'll retroactively activate the camera to see who it is, then use the tracking app to find his current location!"

If you use Apple Maps for the targeting, you could hit the other side of the world. Just not who you were aiming for.

I am not sure this is a intercontinental ballistic rifle.


It is if you shoot across the Europe/Asia border!
 
2013-01-11 10:41:20 PM

w-w-w: Nobody posted this guy's gun yet?

3.bp.blogspot.com

Hey, what's the little red button on the bottom of the gun do?
 
2013-01-11 10:41:45 PM

ciberido: Mrbogey: I absolutely am positive this gun system will never be used in a mass shooting.

CruiserTwelve: What the heck is a "gun grabber?"

Hoplophobes. People so scared of weapons they believe the best course of action is to pretend they can get rid of them all. Most suffer delusions that they're not trying to get rid of guns.

Yeah, "hoplophobe," like "gun grabber," is another one of those terms that means "I'm more interested in demonizing people who disagree with me than debating the issue."  It's a bit like "anti-choice" or "pro-abortion" that way.

Mrbogey's post serves as a nice demonstration of the whole "demonize the people who disagree with me rather than debate the issue" part.


You mean like "gun nut" right?
 
2013-01-11 10:42:59 PM
Is it for hunting these things? Link
 
2013-01-11 10:44:25 PM

ciberido: Mrbogey's post serves as a nice demonstration of the whole "demonize the people who disagree with me rather than debate the issue" part.


Hell, half the posts in the politics tab gun threads someone is calling another "gun nut". No one calls them out.
 
2013-01-11 10:46:57 PM
www.longrangehunting.com

These are the laser range finder binoculars that the sniper team spotters use to make 1+ mile shots supposedly. They're commercially available for $16,000. Seems like the scope has more features but you can't beat Leica optics.

I still like the laser guided 50 cal bullets Sandia labs invented last year because you'd have a chance with a moving target.
 
2013-01-11 10:47:33 PM

dittybopper: Radioactive Ass: The whole package judges wind, elevation, camber cant (tilt of barrel) and range as well as showing the bearing.

FTFY.


My bad. I always get those two mixed up in my head somehow, even though I know better.
 
2013-01-11 10:49:12 PM
inb4 "gun owners are compensating for their small penises" derp
 
2013-01-11 10:49:26 PM
wifi enabled? the solution is simple! make them authenticate to an online server every time the safety is off (a la Steam) and put in a remote kill switch.

"seems like gun #123567 is firing in ... an elementary school? that can't be right. switched and reported."

//might not stop the first 5 or 6 shots but will stop all the subsequent ones
 
2013-01-11 10:49:53 PM

dittybopper: Indubitably: dittybopper: Radioactive Ass: The whole package judges wind, elevation, camber cant (tilt of barrel) and range as well as showing the bearing.

FTFY.

*bow*

You mean a bow like this:

[img138.imageshack.us image 640x480]

/My old wheelie bow.
//See how easy shooting deer with it was?


Do you forget?
 
KIA
2013-01-11 10:50:04 PM
FTFA:Fully enveiled in the first week of January in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show

Enveiling???

Srsly, that is a spectacularly cool deployment of technology. I'd rather learn it the old-fashioned way though.
 
2013-01-11 10:50:25 PM
Seriously, that's pretty bad ass if it works as advertised. I often wondered when someone was going to come up with something like this, or a barrel that would be on small servos that would elevate or depress it depending on range, humidity wind..etc. Very cool tech, but at 17 K, you wont see anyone buying it but people with more money than sense. Bring it down to about 1k and youll have many more buyers. Would be nice if it had the servos for elevation and right and left. Still...very nice.
 
2013-01-11 10:50:39 PM

Indubitably: dittybopper: Indubitably: dittybopper: Radioactive Ass: The whole package judges wind, elevation, camber cant (tilt of barrel) and range as well as showing the bearing.

FTFY.

*bow*

You mean a bow like this:

[img138.imageshack.us image 640x480]

/My old wheelie bow.
//See how easy shooting deer with it was?

Do you forget?


I carbon you, arrow out. To fell.
 
2013-01-11 10:51:28 PM

Farker Soze: John Buck 41: tshauk: Are we still doing this?

[i94.photobucket.com image 297x350]

Yes.

[www.mtv.com image 725x365]

Marky Mark was better than I thought, what with the lens covers being down and all.


I still would've loved to seen Scott Glenn as Swagger.
 
2013-01-11 10:52:44 PM

Indubitably: dittybopper: Indubitably: dittybopper: Radioactive Ass: The whole package judges wind, elevation, camber cant (tilt of barrel) and range as well as showing the bearing.

FTFY.

*bow*

You mean a bow like this:

[img138.imageshack.us image 640x480]

/My old wheelie bow.
//See how easy shooting deer with it was?

Do you forget?


Usually, yes.
 
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