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Smart Rifle never misses, now comes in semi-automatic form
NBC News ^ | 1/10/2014 | Cadie Thompson, CNBC.com

Posted on 01/11/2014 5:39:43 AM PST by carriage_hill

In the near future, you won't even need to know how to fire a rifle to be a crack shot.

At the Consumer Electronic Show, the Austin, Texas-based start-up TrackingPoint showed off its all-new 500 Series AR Smart Rifle, a gun that makes it almost impossible for any user to miss.

(Read more: Now there's a gun that let's you shoot.)

TrackingPoint is the inventor of Precision Guided Firearms, a guided shooting system that the company says creates the most accurate guns in the world. The new rifle is the company's first semi-automatic series.

This technology turns even a neophyte into a marksman, at least within a 500-yard range. The user simply "tags" the target, and the gun and ammo do the rest, all for a mere $9,950—the starting price for the new series.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; computer; guntalk
Remington has licensed the technology to make it more affordable. (Linked article's story)
1 posted on 01/11/2014 5:39:44 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: mylife; MaxMax; 50cal Smokepole; Randy Larsen; lolhelp; waterhill; Clint N. Suhks; Envisioning; ...

Gun Talk Ping List...


2 posted on 01/11/2014 5:40:38 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

Where’s the fun in that?

LOL, Target practice is one of my favorite joys.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 5:47:43 AM PST by left that other site
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To: carriage_hill

Lol...the scope is longer than most ARs.

All the same....WANT!


4 posted on 01/11/2014 5:47:51 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: left that other site

Takes all the fun out of target shooting, IMO. Heh.

Still... I want one!


5 posted on 01/11/2014 5:51:37 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

LOL...me too!


6 posted on 01/11/2014 5:52:09 AM PST by left that other site
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To: carriage_hill

!


7 posted on 01/11/2014 5:55:19 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: carriage_hill

This should make qualifying at the rifle range while in the military a bit easier.

I had a good laugh when someone was telling me they allow Marines to qualify with an ACOG sight. I don’t know if that is true or not, but it would not surprise me.


8 posted on 01/11/2014 5:55:27 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: left that other site

Where’s the fun in that?
______________________________________

Let’s just say, it depends on circumstances.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 5:57:13 AM PST by iontheball
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To: 3Fingas

In the Canadian army we use a 4 times site. We also have a tough qualifier. We start shooting at 100m, different positions, then 200m, then 300m. Then we start at 400m, and we do a run down. It’s timed, you have to sprint to 300m, get a number of shots off at two different targets, then spring to 200m and from kneeling hit two different targets, then sprint to 100m and do some more. Then we advance to 75m and stand, advance again, fully auto.

Sometimes the conditions we do this in are so bad, that there’s no way anyone would pass, so the guys in the ‘butts’ help out a little lol.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 6:03:57 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: iontheball

I hear you! ;-)


11 posted on 01/11/2014 6:11:31 AM PST by left that other site
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To: carriage_hill
Sounds pretty good, I wonder though, what happens when the battery runs down or how well does that battery discharge in cold weather?

Picture of a Chevy Volt keeps flashing through my mind.

12 posted on 01/11/2014 6:14:26 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: carriage_hill

From an environmental standpoint, think of all the lead you will keep from getting all over the place!


13 posted on 01/11/2014 6:18:35 AM PST by Ex-Pat in Mex
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To: carriage_hill
"Still... I want one!"

Me too! Thanks for the ping.

14 posted on 01/11/2014 6:30:17 AM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Tupelo
what happens when the battery runs down

Get out the ol' jumper cables.


15 posted on 01/11/2014 6:31:22 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Ex-Pat in Mex

Heh. What’s the fun if you can’t waste all that money on errant, non 8-9-10-ring ammo. (Just kidding)


16 posted on 01/11/2014 6:32:12 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Caipirabob
"All the same....WANT!"

Not.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

17 posted on 01/11/2014 6:33:51 AM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: carriage_hill
Now there's a gun that let's you shoot.

Amazing.
That's actually the article's title.

Translation:
"Now there is a gun that let us you shoot."

18 posted on 01/11/2014 6:38:37 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: Tupelo

I guess you’d keep spare batteries in a shirt/coat pocket, to keep them warm, and rotate them in very cold weather. That’s a definite problem in sub-freezing/zero weather.


19 posted on 01/11/2014 6:38:47 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: left that other site

So it’s good for sniper work. Send 50 solders with those into a Chicago meltdown. Dead men walking.

How useful is it in a 100 yard or less firefight? Tactical house to house warfare?

When the SHTF, Appleseed type marksmanship will prevail.

Still, if someone would buy it for me...........


20 posted on 01/11/2014 6:41:23 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: carriage_hill

I wonder if this is their own technology or if they are working off the tracking technology developed elsewhere, such as eye trackers used in refractive surgery.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 6:44:31 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 3Fingas

I always thought it was iron sights only? (I have no military experience) In the BSA in the 60s, we had to shoot NRA competition with iron sight; no scopes, although I had an easily removable 4x Bushnell on my old Mossberg 144LS .22LR at the time.


22 posted on 01/11/2014 6:48:26 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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This system gives the user environmental feedback like temperature, compass direction, wind speed, and other sensor data.

However, it appears that the active part of this system is no more than an interlock that prevents the round from firing until the gun is aimed correctly. I, for one, would not want that feature.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 7:01:45 AM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: carriage_hill

The gun is cheap! It’s the ammo cost that will kill you! Just like printers! lol


24 posted on 01/11/2014 7:03:38 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

To get the maximum accuracy, you would have to buy match grade ammo, or load your own under very careful conditions. Appleseed marksmanship will prevail with any ammo under all conditions thrown in.


25 posted on 01/11/2014 7:05:55 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: carriage_hill

This might even things up a bit with Ubama’s “civilian army that is as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded” as the US military.


26 posted on 01/11/2014 7:13:57 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I am thinking the opposite — that Obama’s “civilian army” will be the only ones allowed to buy or possess these things. Oh plus your local jackbooted SWAT team of course.


27 posted on 01/11/2014 7:25:11 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

I meant if you got one now.


28 posted on 01/11/2014 7:26:40 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: MHGinTN
Appleseed marksmanship will prevail with any ammo under all conditions thrown in.

Yep. In urban warfare superior technology is far from a guarantee of victory. And when the underdogs are free men who love their families & liberty more than their lives, technology comes in a distant second.

We may come to find out how many of those men we have in this country.

29 posted on 01/11/2014 7:30:25 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: carriage_hill

Challenge accepted. I’ve had some bad days on the range where I just can’t seem to hit anything I aim at. On one of those days, ha, I could make your 10K rifle miss. ;-)


30 posted on 01/11/2014 7:30:38 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

“Smart bullets”? I can’t even imagine how much they cost per round. My Barrett’s .50cal were ~$4.75/round, and “smart bullets” probably dwarf that. WTH is a “smart bullet” anyway? It’s a guided missile; yikes!

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/smart-bullet-ready-leave-lab-hit-target-more-1-mile-795153


31 posted on 01/11/2014 7:32:55 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Tupelo

The batteries used in red dot sights are usually good for 1,000 + hours. I don’t know how the cold affects them. Same as other batteries I would guess. In any case, sooner or later....

But competency with iron sights should always be a prerequisite to scope work. Sights and scopes mean squat if you aren’t good with the fundamentals. I’ve seen active duty military at Appleseed courses. The human factor is always the dominant one.


32 posted on 01/11/2014 7:36:38 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Actually, I sold it a few weeks ago, but I’ve had days like that, too, until I had the Leupold-BORS System fitted... at $2,900 it was a bargain.

http://www.barrett.net/optics/bors


33 posted on 01/11/2014 7:37:16 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: jiggyboy
Obama’s “civilian army” will be the only ones allowed to buy or possess these things. Oh plus your local jackbooted SWAT team of course.

A given

But you can never get the genie back into the bottle. These things have a way of making into the other side's hands.

Stinger missiles in the 80's? Once they're out there, it's pretty hard to guarantee they stay where you want them.

Another thought regarding Zero's private "army". Like the Brownshirts they will be poorly educated cowardly thugs, bullies and sadists. They will be better equipped, but see what happens when the hunted start shooting back from the rooftops, etc.

34 posted on 01/11/2014 7:44:10 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
I used to think it important to know where my local police live. Now, with the MRAPs being dispersed, it appears that locals will be trucked out of the area to work ‘away from home’.
35 posted on 01/11/2014 7:47:45 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

If someone would buy it for me....

(That applies to a LOT of things! hahahaha)


36 posted on 01/11/2014 8:11:46 AM PST by left that other site
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To: iontheball

You mean, it depends on the target.


37 posted on 01/11/2014 8:21:33 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: MHGinTN
It's designed to only shoot when the barrel is aimed at the perfect spot and factors in elements like wind and hand steadiness to ensure accuracy.

In the hands of an inexperienced shooter, or some dumb ass, that's not a guarantee. Hand steadiness? No scope will give you that. Nor proper trigger pull. Close quarters firefight conditions?

This will be a pretty mean weapon, but it's not the magic bullet (pun intended)

38 posted on 01/11/2014 10:15:25 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 3Fingas
I had a good laugh when someone was telling me they allow Marines to qualify with an ACOG sight.

As one who did fairly well on the USMC Known Distance (200, 300 & 500 yds) ranges using iron sights, first on the M-14 and later the M-16, I say, "More power to them".

You fight like you train.

39 posted on 01/11/2014 10:35:58 AM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: left that other site

Exactlty!!


40 posted on 01/11/2014 11:23:47 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Tupelo

That is what I like about some of the Russian red/black dots.

When the battery goes the black dot is still sighted.


41 posted on 01/11/2014 12:03:14 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: BwanaNdege

You have a point. However, what do you do when the ACOG breaks or is lost? I know that they are pretty indestructible...just saying.


42 posted on 01/11/2014 3:28:10 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: 3Fingas

Practice both ways, just in case. I learned instrument flying with a full IFR panel, but we always practiced partial panel, too. Things break.

“Murphy” was a grunt before he became a pilot!

:-)


43 posted on 01/11/2014 4:49:10 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: iontheball
Let’s just say, it depends on circumstances.

A very well put, very diplomatic answer. And exactly what I was thinking. The ATF will never allow this technology to be available to the general public.

44 posted on 01/13/2014 11:50:49 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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