It is dependent on the shooter to line up the sights with the indicated firing solution. This still requires marksmanship skills.
you need to still be able to fire if desired, even if you’re not exactly on target. this isn’t an aircraft.
"Gaia it's hot," he muttered.
"Thirty-one Celsius," said the gun. It gave him a wired feeling.
The Star Fraction. MacLeod, Ken. 1995.
...and this system calculates windage how?
Stephen Hunter had this figured out in 2009.
I think I might just revert to doing the first tag with a 5.56 indicator unit by properly manipulating the tag unit, once called a trigger.
When you see the red mist, you know your tag was “dead” on.
One more multi million dollar military industrial complex solution to a non problem.
The EXACTO program is far more promising.
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So you have to be skilled enough to get your 'tag' on target, but it assumes you aren't skilled enough to hold your scope on target? Interesting concept but it seems it drowns the shooter in the process. Maybe for military applications, but then again, I have a feeling most will be screaming for their traditional scopes and firing systems back.
good thing the govt is sending lotsa domestic target drones for beta testing this rifle sight..
With a nicely crowned bull barrel, proper breathing, maintaining a consistent eye relief and after months of fine-tuning my own match reloads, I’d have to say that 90+ percent of my error is in my trigger pull. If this thing eliminates that, then sign me up....but at the current 15 to 20k per rifle I think I will just stick with more trigger time. Lot more fun that way anyhow.
I see it as a natural progression of the technology. They have had laser rangefinder scopes for quite a while. There are also scopes with bullet drop compensators that need to be dialed up or down by hand. I thought they should combine the two, now they have. Add a wind speed meter like Kestrel makes and add that correction to the mix. I didn’t think up the trigger block until you are on target, that’s a novel idea.
I have a couple of long range specialist friends. Last spring they were shooting rocks on a mountainside. They had the wind meter and an angle meter for measuring the angle of the shot. Might as well add that into the scope with all the other goodies. They had handheld lasers and both brands agreed at 1286 yards. Got everything dialed in and told me to aim right at the rock, I hit it twice right in the middle. I have done plenty of long range shooting, but not that high tech.
This would be completely useless for air rifles and 22LR where “follow through” is critical to accuracy.
It might have some potential for .223 and other very high velocity cartridges with very light bullets that spend very little time in the barrel and thus makes follow through less important.
But it’s completely worthless in a firefight or even in a hunting situation where a snapshot is required.
I think the idea sounds like it has merit.
If I snatch a picture of the wookie on the scope, tag the wookie, and then squeeze the trigger holding the rifle in the general direction of the wookie, semi-auto (or better full-auto)...ZAM...every shot out of the rifle is directed right at the wookie.
I could see how an untrained person could engage targets at a distance (and at full-auto) that would normally be possible only to a very skilled marksman (if even that, under automatic fire).
An even better idea, to me, would be digital image stabilization, like they have in cameras. You look through the scope at the stabilized image, and when you squeeze the trigger, it only fires when the real image in the scope matches the stabilized one. Automatic, no breath-holding. And I can drink all of the coffee that I want to, in the morning. :-)
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