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The hunting rifle of the future is here at CES (video)
PCWorld ^ | AUg. 30, 2013 | unattributed

Posted on 08/30/2013 10:32:39 AM PDT by 1rudeboy

LAS VEGAS—CES is packed with plenty of offbeat gadgets, but the Precision Guided Firearm that TrackingPoint brought to the show this year is the first lethal weapon I’ve ever seen at a tradeshow. Of course, the PGF isn’t just a rifle; it’s a system of devices designed to work together to make hunting safer and more enjoyable through technology.

A processor inside the rifle collects environmental data like temperature, barometric pressure, distance to target, the orientation of the barrel and even the Earth’s magnetic fields from sensors built into the networked digital tracking scope on top of the rifle. The user can then choose to input more data like wind direction and speed, then use the digital tracking display inside the scope to find a target and “lock on” by pressing a big red button. The scope will then display a big red dot that automatically compensates for environmental variables like wind, distance and intervening objects to show the user where they need to point the rifle in order to hit their intended target. It will even track the target if it moves by employing digital image processing techniques to determine what object the user is trying to target (elk, deer, a paper cutout, etc.) and updating the targeting reticle as the object moves relative to the rifle.

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TOPICS: Hobbies; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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1 posted on 08/30/2013 10:32:39 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
A processor inside the rifle collects environmental data like temperature, barometric pressure, distance to target, the orientation of the barrel and even the Earth’s magnetic fields from sensors built into the networked digital tracking scope on top of the rifle.

The Earth's magnetic fields! THAT's why I can't hit a chukar!

No, it won't do. I could put RFI tags on the little buggers, shoot heat-seeking GPS-guided smart missiles at them and they'd still fly off laughing at me. They were put on earth just to piss me off.

2 posted on 08/30/2013 10:39:10 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 1rudeboy

Why not just load the nearest grocery store in to your GPS and get a pre sliced cut of meat?


3 posted on 08/30/2013 10:49:13 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: 1rudeboy

20K for Tech, to make anyone an instant Sniper.


4 posted on 08/30/2013 10:50:54 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 1rudeboy
Can it track the first round to make adjustments for the second? I don't want a crosswind 500 yards downrange screwing up my shooting.
5 posted on 08/30/2013 11:09:48 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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Only Two Days until
September.

Less than $3.1k to go!!
We can do this!!

6 posted on 08/30/2013 11:11:36 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Billthedrill; SandRat

On sighting in days we have people with $1,500 rifles and $1,500 scopes who can’t hit paper at 25 yards. We help them by having a bore sight in the office. Now you will have to hire a computer tech at $110 per hour. It still won’t help the folks who spend an hour cursing the rifle and scope, because they can’t seem to get into the correct position or pull the trigger correctly.

Not that I am any great example of doing it the right way. I always try to talk my son who is a former Marine rifleman into going with me to the range.


7 posted on 08/30/2013 11:15:24 AM PDT by Retain Mike
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To: 1rudeboy
But can it make toast?
8 posted on 08/30/2013 11:28:35 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: KarlInOhio

A word on firepower… 3000 round clip with bursts of 3 to 300. With Replay, another Zorg invention, it is even easier. One shot… (bang) with Replay sends every following shot to the same location.

- The Fifth Element


9 posted on 08/30/2013 11:41:53 AM PDT by Seraphicaviary (St. Michael is gearing up. The angels are on the ready line.)
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To: SandRat

No more “doping the scope”.


10 posted on 08/30/2013 1:19:57 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: 1rudeboy

How about just learning how to shoot accurately.


11 posted on 08/30/2013 4:18:42 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 1rudeboy

A gun that needs batteries?

I don’t think so, Tim.


12 posted on 08/30/2013 4:20:12 PM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: 1rudeboy

This thing sounds like the iSniper scope in Stephen Hunter’s book of the same name.

No matter what, some folks just can’t shoot.

A couple weeks ago I was sighting in a Sharps .45-70 with Montana Vintage Arms Soule Vernier sights (think Quigley Down Under). Bore sighted, did the math on bullet drop, adjusted up 17 points (the verniers don’t do MOA) and placed 3 in 1.5” only 3” from the x-ring at 100 yards.

The guy next to me with a Weatherby .300 and Leopold Vari-X 2 was all over the paper.


13 posted on 08/30/2013 4:30:50 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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