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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: roguetechie
Aye coz you know the inside and out of a prototype foreign beam weapon. LoL
Laser guided smart bombs can home in on targets by seeing the scatter of the beam why would it be any different with a sniper plus appropriate scope?
Tell you what you have the child's toy and i will have the Barrett M107 see who loses there head first.
originally posted by: roguetechie
a reply to: andy06shake
Alright ... So I'll use NX8 and DBAL equipped work gun and my employer provided NODS...
Not sure what you're gonna use though... Maybe someone will loan you something...
Also ... By the time you set up your mile plus shot I'll be wolf loping in past the 750 meter mark where you're gonna have to calc your scope dope and etc with bullets crashing around you (unless you forget your kill flash in which case I'll have already put 77 grains of LOLNOPE through the front of your skull)
BTW... I'm a VERY GOOD SHOT and i do not shoot past 800 because it's just more work than fun. A mile is 1600 meters in case you didn't know, and while you technically CAN reach out and touch someone with a Barrett at that range... You're talking skill finesse favorable and stable windage the right temperature between not too hot and not too cold preferably an altitude both above sea level and definitely above your target as well as preferably along the right compass heading so you're not calculating in both secondary effects that CAN come into play from the rotation of the planet..
Also, you'd really be much better off attempting such a shot with a 338 Lapua or etc.. aka something actually designed for that kinda shots and coming out of an action that's quite frankly just far less of a compromise than the barret short recoil guns.
And yes Yuppa dependent upon just where in the spectrum it's radiating it may in fact be visible in some night vision and IR stuff depending upon some factors. Though I'm thinking it's probably pulsed so you're also dealing with it quite likely not being an always on steady state thing.
P.S. Andy the things you're actually looking for are commonly referred to as LWR Laser warning Receivers which are usually integrated into vetronics and avionics packages with a pretty decent percentage of the modern systems being able to auto track back and punch out multispectral smoke / other soft kill options as well as slew to cue an RWS or etc directly onto the lazing originating point.
And yeah, if you have paid attention to what's been coming out of NDIA the Army Research Lab and etc from about 2014 onwards there's been very heavy prioritization of various things needed to defang this stuff. Also coincidentally because of the IED situation for the last almost 2 decades western troops are actually pretty well protected from toe to about Adam's apple already against such threats. The synthetic textiles used for pretty much every bit of issue gear are at least mandatory no melt/no drip certified to levels that should make these pretty poor weapons against our people for anything but blinding attacks.