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A new DARPA-funded electro-optical system will calculate the ballistics for him, telling him where to aim and ensuring a perfect shot, no matter the weather conditions.
Originally posted by Biigs
to do all that stuff automatically you need computer control tripods and lots of other goodies.
just a gun on its own, is never going to manage all that while you are holding it.
Originally posted by Darce
There are scopes with software based ballistic calculators and laser rangefinders built right into them. They require that you use a specific load though. I can't remember the brand name off the top of my head right now, sorry.
Edit: here's one Burris Eliminator Rifle Scopesedit on 2/4/13 by Darce because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Aliensun
Is there such a thing for shoulder-fired rifles as a full-auto scope? by that I mean that a scope that is self-contained, self-adjusting. It would judge the wind speed, the angle of elevation, distance, the characteristics of the bullet and the gun, and dial them automatically into the gun without the typical elevation and windage knobs, etc.?
TrackingPoint makes "Precision Guided Firearms, or "PGFs," which are a series of three heavily customized hunting rifles, ranging from a .300 Winchester Magnum with a 22-inch barrel up to a .338 Lapua Magnum with 27-inch barrel, all fitted with advanced computerized scopes that look like something directly out of The Terminator. Indeed, the comparison to that movie is somewhat apt, because looking through the scope of a Precision Guided Firearm presents you with a collection of data points and numbers, all designed to get a bullet directly from point A to point B.