To: Free ThinkerNY
It is dependent on the shooter to line up the sights with the indicated firing solution. This still requires marksmanship skills.
posted on 11/30/2012 11:05:04 AM PST
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To: backwoods-engineer; Secret Agent Man
It is dependent on the shooter to line up the sights with the indicated firing solution.
Yes, which the article clearly states. You designate (tag) and when you return the sights to the tagged point, the gun fires.
This still requires marksmanship skills.
Yes, but not the ones about trigger control, breath control, firing between heartbeats, and so on. All that is required (and it's a lot) is to be able to estimate and dial in correct offsets for windage, plus have a good computation set for the rifle and load.
Frankly, I think compensating correctly for windage is enough of a problem that this won't be worthwhile. After all, it's not a fighter plane. If you can afford $20K for a rifle, then you'd be better off using that time for practical shooting drills in the real world. In a range environment, trigger control, etc. can dominate accuracy. But in the real world - at any meaningful range - understanding windage will overwhelm those issues.
The one good thing this system has is a range finder, which is the other major variable once basic rifle skills are in hand. I think you can get that data for a lot less than $20K, even aside from being able to estimate it without a lot of toys.
posted on 11/30/2012 11:37:43 AM PST
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