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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 ...


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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

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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?
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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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