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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 41
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2013-01-11 09:14:15 PM
3 votes:
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 09:06:57 PM
3 votes:

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 09:21:20 PM
2 votes:

BronyMedic: 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!


Obama's been the best gun salesman this country has ever seen.
2013-01-11 09:13:07 PM
2 votes:
*Clicks link*

Blah

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$17000

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/ yep, everyone is gonna have one
2013-01-11 09:06:51 PM
2 votes:
The fun of shooting is the difficulty , I personally would not want this gun.
2013-01-11 09:06:00 PM
2 votes:
I want one.
KIA
2013-01-12 07:51:32 AM
1 votes:

CruiserTwelve: Do you believe that Senator Dianne Feinstien will literally come to your house and "grab" your guns?


Of course not. The distinguished Senator, safe behind her shield of armed federal agents, will send more armed federal agents to your house to "confiscate unregistered firearms" and "throw your ass under the jail" for having an "arsenal of incredibly powerful weaponry" and "hundreds of rounds of high-power ammunition" in "assault-weapon high-capacity magazines." The sheer cost of trying to defend yourself from a federal prosecution will bankrupt you even if you can manage to stay out of jail and the firearms will be confiscated no matter what.

So, no, she's not "grabbing" guns at all, is she?

She's really grabbing liberty and property in the guise of "protecting" people.
2013-01-12 02:44:35 AM
1 votes:

Bucky Katt: Assuming the Daily Fail got this right...

...there's just no way I can finish that sentence.

Any way, I think that if you can't learn to aim the thing yourself then get another hobby. If there's a bug in the software then ... well, I don't want to think about what could happen.


It's still an optical scope.  Hell, it might even be safer because it won't let you fire at the sky if you slip at the last minute.

But ultimately, it's a long range rifle.  If you're firing it somewhere that an errant round can hurt somebody, then you're going to do just as much damage with a regular rifle as you would with this one because you're a farking idiot.
2013-01-12 01:11:33 AM
1 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: I often wondered when someone was going to come up with something like this


Yeah, with technology what it is, it was only a matter of time until it was built. Just before christmas my dad and I started talking about how scopes suck ass if you don't know windage or range or much about ballistics.(Why military snipers often have spotters). With normal scopes you can't just pick it up and shoot at an arbitrary target with any accuracy unless you happen to pick that specific range you've got it aligned for.
I sat down with a piece of paper and pencil and sketched out pretty much the same thing. Very obvious principle, so I don't give credit for creativity there, but actually making it is pretty damn cool, probably a fair bit of engineering creativity/problem solving.

The next step, quite obviously, is a remote controlled platform, like those EOD robots.
2013-01-12 12:22:06 AM
1 votes:

Farker Soze: GoldSpider: darthdrafter: In WW1 they were commonly called 'trench sweepers'.

I like that one. "Playground sweepers" ought to get the conversation headed in the right direction.

Kinderguns.


Good, good, the German adds to the scary.
KIA
2013-01-11 11:01:59 PM
1 votes:

Bored Horde: An invention of brilliant salespeople


BronyMedic: 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!


El_Swino: 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.


So riddle me this, Batpeople: once you pass registration laws, then what, exactly, do you envision happening? Everyone knows you won't be content to buy back guns or to wait for people to register (because some always do). You're going to send the police to go arrest a whole new slew of criminals to populate your re-education centers to try to scare the rest into line. You're going to use people with guns to do... what? Come on, you know what it's going to be. Say it.

You're going to take all unregistered guns. You're going to take them because you've declared that it is illegal. Once that is accomplished, since the people who registered them are nice and compliant, you're going to tell them to turn them in. Then they will turn them in, and mission accomplished.

You're not fooling anybody. You fully intend to grab as many guns as you can until only the government, police and military have guns. Because you trust government. You think it is your personal friend who always does helpful things like give you a security blanket and tuck you into a safe bed at night watched over by armed people who theoretically have your best interests at heart. Because those are the types of people who get recruited to go disarm their fellow Americans. Trustworthy, loyal people who believe in rights and freedom. Sleep tight.
2013-01-11 10:55:40 PM
1 votes:

Farker Soze: 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.


I agree that "gun nut" is the reciprocal of "gun grabber."  Both are insulting terms used to demonize the opposition.
2013-01-11 10:46:57 PM
1 votes:
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 10:09:39 PM
1 votes:
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 10:05:11 PM
1 votes:

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 09:59:36 PM
1 votes:

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 09:54:13 PM
1 votes:

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

/DNRTFA


Obviously.

The whole package judges wind, elevation, camber (tilt of barrel) and range as well as showing the bearing. Basically you line up the crosshairs on the target and pull the trigger. The weapon will then not fire until you've lined up the shot correctly, only then it will shoot on its own accord. This not only helps eliminate the tiny adjustments good shooters make, you know things like breathing correctly and such but also any anticipation of recoil from the shooter which can foil a less experienced shooter. Things like this make people like the Secret Service very nervous if only because it apparently will make it much easier for someone to make an accurate shot from a much greater distance. The number of people who can consistently make a 4k yard shot with current technology are very few and far between, something like this essentially makes it so that anyone with $17k to spend can very quickly become up to par with a world class long range shooter. It does require very carefully prepared ammo though, but then again you pretty much don't have to worry about missing either so even if it's $20 bucks more per round for the specially weighed out loads (standard bullet sizes though so you can get some shorter range practice in if you wanted to) the costs are either flat or more likely less costly than going out to the range and honing the skills needed for such a long distance shot. Then there's the handy little iPad app that takes the scopes visual output and sends it out via wifi for a spotter to help (iPad and app included in the price) or records it for later evaluation of the shot.
2013-01-11 09:46:06 PM
1 votes:
A giant machine that cooks food using radio waves? At a cost of $5000 (in 1947, $52,000 in 2010+) each? I don't see microwaves being in many homes.
2013-01-11 09:35:41 PM
1 votes:
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!"
2013-01-11 09:35:08 PM
1 votes:

Flint Ironstag: I've got one of these. Six men came to take me, the best of em had it. I took it off him. I call it Vera.


/It works in a vacuum as well...


Negative. Vera had to get dressed up to get taken out.
2013-01-11 09:32:57 PM
1 votes:
I've got one of these. Six men came to take me, the best of em had it. I took it off him. I call it Vera.


/It works in a vacuum as well...
2013-01-11 09:29:28 PM
1 votes:

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.


This.
2013-01-11 09:27:25 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-01-11 09:26:11 PM
1 votes:
Interesting system but I'd go with the .408 CheyTac M200. Electronics and battery failure is a biatch. It uses a handheld ballistics computer but it ties-in with a traditional rifle scope. As a member of the 1000yd club, I can say you'd better know your weapon and ammo or all the world's electronics are useless.

\show me your work on the board, Fapp
2013-01-11 09:22:07 PM
1 votes:

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 the Daily Fail... not only a UK paper, but not one of their more responsible ones.

Of course folks who don't know shiat about guns thinks it will make people into super accurate shooters... they don't know shiat and don't realize they don't know shiat. They don't realize that you can't just toss some piker into an F1 car and have a championship contender.

It's a nice piece of kit, but at a damn near unobtainable price and still useless unless you have some extremely good long range precision shooting skills.

In short: this scope is neat, but it's never going to factor into crime. All it does is automate things long range precision shooters do anyway. Some gangsta schlub isn't going to toss one on his AK and start drilling orphans at 1000 yards.
2013-01-11 09:20:59 PM
1 votes:

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'.
2013-01-11 09:19:42 PM
1 votes:

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 09:18:14 PM
1 votes:

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 09:17:23 PM
1 votes:
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 09:13:36 PM
1 votes:

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 09:11:05 PM
1 votes:
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 09:10:43 PM
1 votes:
I hope my mental health issues will not stop me from getting one.
2013-01-11 09:08:54 PM
1 votes:

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 09:08:50 PM
1 votes:
Me gusta!
But for 17 grand, don't think I'll be picking one up very soon.
2013-01-11 09:08:50 PM
1 votes:
Scopes are for pussies. Iron sights or nothing.
2013-01-11 09:07:47 PM
1 votes:

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?"


cdn.breitbart.com
2013-01-11 09:06:53 PM
1 votes:
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 09:06:45 PM
1 votes:
media.moddb.com
I promise to only use it to kill Ghouls.
2013-01-11 09:00:53 PM
1 votes:

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 08:58:49 PM
1 votes:
OMG so scary!
2013-01-11 08:42:55 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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