Magorn: China White Tea: Stratohead: Dimensio: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.I suspect that few hunters will be willing to spend $17,000 for a hunting tool.you don't know many gun nuts do you?Most of the gun nuts I know wouldn't look twice at a bolt-action. Too busy playing AR-Barbie dressup.Different flavors of gun-nut. Much like you can call both the kids who starts strapping "Type-R" stuff onto a Honda Civic, and the collector of antique Rolls-Royces "Car enthusiasts", there are many subtle variantions of the "gun-nut" community: The one who buy platic crap to make thier mini-14 look more "badass" are light years away from the ones who will drop the price of decent sportscar on a hand-made piece of European Shooting-iron with exotic wood stocks and a barrel machined to inhuman tolerances and perfectly adjusted sights
Mazzic518: Gotta buy bullets from the company = nope ... even if I had the money
xkillyourfacex: So what happens when you send snipers to combat with these weapons, which since they are auto correcting, did not require much training on part of the sniper... and the scope or computer is somehow damaged? How will the untrained sniper compensate to be an asset?
cgraves67: So after you designate the target, will it keep calculating the shot in real time if the target is moving?
Magorn: lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: lewismarktwo: Stone Meadow: my big toe itches: Really cool technology, I hope it doesn't make its way into the private sector. I can see hunting becoming way too boring to do anymore.That's what a former colleague says. He got bored hunting deer with a rifle, so bought a muzzle loader kit and built it. Within a season or two that was too easy, so he built a compound bow. Finally, he built a paleo bow from native wood, makes his own arrows, chips his own points, etc. NOW he says getting a deer is a proper challenge.Pfft, call me when he atlatls.Actually, I mentioned that to him once. He said he would have been all over it except that atlatls are illegal.That makes no sense. An arrow can go just as awry as an atlatl dart.Atlatals are a poorly understood, primative-looking weapon, so many state DNR type are not real eager to let it be used, out of concern for both other hunters and wildlife. Most places that restrict spear-hunting of one form or another do so because of concerns about the ability of the average user to make a clean kill with the weapon. Apparently there are a lot of people who want to hunt wild boar with a spear for instance, but the practice is heavily restrited over concerns that a wounded, but still living, wild boar is an extreme hazard that they'd prefer not to take the chance of creating.
Burr: That's nothing...I talk their mother into killing them.
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