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A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses

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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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I don't see it as an issue for being sold to the public. It's not like John Q. Burgerflipper can rush out and just buy one at a 5k+ price tag. (Plus the rifle worthy of putting it on....) Not to mention if the manufacturer holds true with its vetting program.

I also do not seeing it as something anyone could use on fully automatic weapon, sure your first round might hit, but the rest? No. It's why they teach the 3-6 burst on machine guns in the military, so you can get back on target.

M.




posted on May, 18 2013 @ 06:36 PM
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Now, that's what I'm talking about! As soon as it learns to field dress and skin a deer, I'll buy one.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 06:37 PM
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i'm sure the military has hardware like this already for specific jobs. take the abrams tank for example: all the functions of it's armor aren't known to the operators, they simply know how to use it.

this isn't even revolutionary technology, it's a combination of already known and developed principles and hardware into a single unit. range finders, temperature and pressure sensors, wind meters, bullet drop calculations, etc.

this weapon brings nothing new to the table that didn't already exist.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 08:38 PM
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Really, so you have seen other rifles with auto-aim scopes that bring all of these elements into one system? Your 90 year old grandmother with Parkinson's can make a shot at 200 yards with this thing. yes individually many of these things exist. Just like before the predator drone individually we had flying machines, and rockets, and guidance, and Wi-Fi. But when they were put into a single system it became revolutionary.


I am usually against gun control, but even I feel this thing should be registered with the ATF. Me, you, all of us can all be carrying open or concealed at a soccer game for our kids, and it would do us no good to stop a psycho with zero firearm experience with this thing from a few blocks away with a clear line of sight.

This is like having your own precision strike in a rifle. You will hit your target no matter what or who it Is. That means crazy evangelical or Pentecostal extremists can take out abortion doctors from a distance and get away with it. Nazi skinheads can take out minorities and Jews. Im telling you this is a great weapon, but without proper registration I expect quite a lot of private transfers to undeserving parties.

I would rather require this thing to be registered, rather than allow it to be used as the patsy that ushers in draconian gun control measures.
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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:50 PM
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Very cool - I found this write up on how the work...

$17,000 Linux-powered rifle brings “auto-aim” to the real world

I guess due to the ballistic calc's the thing does you are required to buy the ammo that it is set up for, from the company. I noticed the two .300mag versions look to be set for different bullet weights. Its heavy, at 20lbs for the .338 model. I think that's about 5lbs (give or take a little) more than most .338 sniper rifles. But, you get a lot of extra capability with that weight.

Wonder how long before someone figures out how to hack the scope so as to use on different rifles and calibers?



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 11:33 PM
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I just remembered that any gun can also be registered in the name of a corporation and not only a regular citizen. I wonder... how many "Private Defense Contractors" will be purchasing these rifles for use by their mercs, only to be conveniently lost or stolen overseas in some odd quagmire of a battle zone?? And when I say lost or stolen, I mean flipped back to warlords and drug kingpin to outfit their private armies for a hefty profit. If a regular hard working citizen is willing to spend the price of a car, a wealthy criminal entrepreneur would easily pay 50k or more for it.

Or even better, how many of the richest corps will now enlist their goon squad with such a weapon sitting on rooftops??

You know come to think of it, I don't really think it matters since this is a bolt action rifle. This rifle IMO would only benefit the criminal underworld for a high profile hit where distant is mandatory, but you need to get whatever disposable goon to make it happen. This item would be really useless in any engagement under 100 yards if everyone is armed with FA or SA rifles on both sides. I suppose you could have someone get into position farther back to identify and take down the commanding officer (or bad guy idiot in charge).



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 01:33 AM
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this is a very good gun for taking a single target, but reacquiring a target would take some time. it's a hell of a gun for long range, but not worth much for anything but dropping a single target at 1200 yards. impressive, sure, but this is hardly the be-all-end-all gun it is being made out to be.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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Originally posted by DYepes
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You know come to think of it, I don't really think it matters since this is a bolt action rifle. This rifle IMO would only benefit the criminal underworld for a high profile hit where distant is mandatory, but you need to get whatever disposable goon to make it happen. This item would be really useless in any engagement under 100 yards if everyone is armed with FA or SA rifles on both sides. I suppose you could have someone get into position farther back to identify and take down the commanding officer (or bad guy idiot in charge).


Yes, it seems designed to take out X target, with one shot, at extreme distance.

The site claims to market to hunters, but I'm honestly not sure I see that (at least wide spread). Where I hunt mostly (FL & GA right now) most of the shots are under 100 yards and a good many of them may need to be offhand. I don't see carrying a 20lb rifle around all day to do that - and for the type of hunting I do, I don't really see this being something I would look to get (assuming I could afford it).

Now, lets say I hunted out west where I might see an elk pop up on a ridge 500 yards away. This rifle might very well be something I'm interested in then.

Long distance hunting or a sniper seems to be what this rifle is best suited for...



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by billy565
Very cool and scary as hell!


Between this thing and the new unmanned jets the Navy has it's becoming easier and easier to kill.

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk...


That's been the case ever since tools were invented...



posted on May, 27 2013 @ 11:46 PM
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pretty cool, but probally not as rugged as just a man and some steel.



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 04:29 PM
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A very neat weapon. I live near New Orleans, probably the murder capital of the nation. You know what I wish the cop's would do? I wish that the cops gave all of the thugs amnesty for one day, round them all up, and teach them how to shoot. I mean, these idiots hold their guns sideways, back ways, and other ways when popping off a whole clip at an enemy, and end up hitting a six year old 3 blocks away and 45 degrees off center. If they want to kill each other, thats fine with me, but gosh darn it, learn how to shoot a freaking gun.



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 11:39 PM
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I can agree to an extent, however none of them are emptying clips into each other at all. They are emptying magazines


Sorry for being nitpicky. Of course the thought of amnesty brings to mind that new movie coming out called Purge. If you have not heard of it, basically all Federal, State, and local government services are suspended for 12 hours straight once a year and the country becomes a free for all zone for anyone to do anything they want, to whoever they want if they so choose.

I cant imagine that ever truly working of course as many people involved in critical services around the country would probably be dead if they did not fortify themselves. Imagine dispatch the following morning
"Damnit where the hell are all our call operators?? Oh they were assassinated last night and their families were raped and skull #ed." The PURGE strikes again!

Congress, beware.



posted on Jun, 2 2013 @ 07:20 PM
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The Ipad put me off it straight away


on a serious note, is it wrong that i would get this just so i could use this in airsofting lol



posted on Jun, 2 2013 @ 11:35 PM
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I would definetly say it would be wrong to spend 20k for optics in an airsoft competition. Now renting them of course, that is another matter altogether. And I believe that this may be where the real fun will be, renting out the rifle to hunters. Is that legal, can we set a precedent??

So Mr. Joe American and his son, Billy, Timmy or Jimmy, whoever you prefer would like to go hunting for the first time. It would be a good family bonding experience and the father wants his son to learn the dynamics of where food comes from and the importance of surviving in the wild. But since they have no real experience hunting, he still wants to make sure they can fetch a trophy buck or a hog or a gator, whatever they happen to be hunting in their respective state. And just for being a good dad, he wants to allow Jr. to take the shot so he can tell him how proud he is and the boy will get bragging rights on the block.

Enter a newly established hunting supply shop, "Now renting DEADSHOT OPTICS" or whatever marketing they have plastered about. Here they can rent their sure shot rifle (after the business has established the appropriate precedents in court and filed all appropriate paperwork of course). I figure the procedure can be as simple as a car rental with a background check with mandatory insurance. Now a father and son can enjoy their weekend hunting without having to be lifetime trackers and trained marksmen, but not have to worry about such a desirable piece of equipment in their personal possession at home.

Does this sound like a viable business opportunity or am I reaching on this one?? the only reason I am even entertaining the notion is the cost of the rifle and the demand from people who would enjoy trying it out.
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posted on Jun, 2 2013 @ 11:51 PM
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I can see absolutely no reason why this excellent weapon should not be made immediately available to the American public. You should be able to walk into a shop and buy it over the counter.

I am shocked by posts in this thread which suggest public access to the smart rifle should be limited or restricted. That is an outrageous breach of the 2nd Amendment.

Every law abiding American has a constitutional right to own this weapon.



posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 12:05 AM
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Why even waste money on creating such technology...

I never support creating more efficient ways to kill people. This is one of those things. Guns are weapons and such technology as them to hit the target more efficiently. I sincerely hope such technology will not be available for masses.

There are too many dumb people out there.
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posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 12:15 AM
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Too late they are already being publicly sold and without any extra effort on the part of the citizen as it would take to go buy a shotgun or rifle from your local dealer. You have to get on a waiting list which I posted earlier now to secure one.

I am waiting to see what product will come from their R&D with Remington in an effort to bring a more affordable model to the consumer. Remington wants to be able to sell a new one at about 5k, which is like 75% cheaper. It will be @ that point everyone should go out and buy one, don't forget to get an extra one for grandma though. I would hate to see another incident like in New Orleans where draconian storm troopers charged that poor elderly woman and STOLE her gun. That woman was illegally robbed and assaulted by an officer. Like to see how he would handle that with grandma on the roof yelling "one more #ing step into my property and it will be your last!" Knowing damn well there is no way she going to miss.



posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 12:23 AM
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Originally posted by Cabin
Why even waste money on creating such technology...

I never support creating more efficient ways to kill people. This is one of those things. Guns are weapons and such technology as them to hit the target more efficiently. I sincerely hope such technology will not be available for masses.

There are too many dumb people out there.
edit on 3-6-2013 by Cabin because: (no reason given)


it is our duty as Americans to continue to devise new advanced an efficient means of death dealing, because our enemies never rest at doing the same. You can dream of utopia and a perfect harmonious society all day, or you can come back to the real world where human differences will always make conflict no matter the effort in mediation you throw at it.

Some people just have to be killed. Like Bin Laden and Hussein for instance. the same way we do not hesitate to put down a rabid dog, we shall not hesitate on striking down the enemies of our land who absolutely despise our way of life and are devising tactics and weapons to harm and kill us.

On the flip side though, I really did not believe Gadhafi needed to go down the way he did. A simple bullet to the head would have done the trick. but his people literally beat him until death. IMO, a gun is probably the most polite way to kill.



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