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  • (Vanity) Need input on a scope for a rifle.

    10/14/2013 9:59:02 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 93 replies
    10/14/2013 | by Laz A. Mataz
    Of course, I do not own an AR-15, but I may consider one in the future -- provided they are legal, naturally!But I like to prepare for future purchases. The rifle I am considering has no carrying-handle and no iron sights. I'd like freeper input on what sort of scope I should consider: Reflex / Holo with or without Fixed Power, a Fixed Power illuminated, or a variable power? Brands, prices, suggestions, all are welcome. The rifle would be for close to medium range target shooting (0-300 yards), especially 'action shooting' competitions. Price must be under or at 500. Would...
  • Supreme Court revives challenge to ObamaCare on religious-liberty grounds

    11/26/2012 7:48:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    A decision by the Supreme Court this morning opens up a potential new avenue of attack against ObamaCare on the grounds of religious liberty — and not just the HHS contraception mandate. The court overturned the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Liberty University over the health-system overhaul, in a move that was not opposed by the Obama administration in court: The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.The court on Monday ordered the federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., to consider the claim by Liberty...
  • How do you mount a scope on a rifle?

    07/14/2011 3:15:57 PM PDT · by Jerrybob · 32 replies
    7-13-11 | self
    I know this probably sounds really stupid, but I want to be sure -- I've googled "how to mount a scope" and get all sorts of dandy directions, but -- I assume you mount the right/left adjustment on the top and the up/down adjustment on the side.....
  • Best Rifle Scope?

    05/29/2011 1:13:35 PM PDT · by Washi · 66 replies
    FreeRepublic | 5/29/2011 | Washi
    O.K. All of you firearms experts: I had hoped to go to the range today and sight in my new Remington 700 .308. However, the winds here are 20mph with gusts in the 30s. Not conducive to an accurate zero. I also realize that I'm probably going to want to put a better scope on the rifle than the cheap one that it came with. So, what rifle scope would you recommend? What should I look for in a good scope. What should I avoid? What scope, in your opinion, represents the best value for a reasonable price? What tips...
  • Darpa's Self-Aiming "One Shot" Sniper Rifle Scheduled for Next Year

    10/10/2010 9:34:05 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 10/01/2010 | Rebecca Boyle
    A sniper crouches near an open window and zooms in on his target, who sits a half-mile away. He peers through a scope and holds his breath, preparing to squeeze the trigger. But its windy outside, and he can't afford a miss. What to do? A new DARPA-funded electro-optical system will calculate the ballistics for him, telling him where to aim and ensuring a perfect shot, no matter the weather conditions. Lockheed Martin won a $6.9 million contract this week for the second phase of DARPAs One-Shot system, which will provide direct observations of a target, measure every variable that...
  • A Video Gun Sight That Keeps Soldiers Out of Danger

    05/27/2010 10:09:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 682+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 5/24/2010 | Nicole Dyer
    The Rolling Green hills of Sonora, California, no longer lure prospectors with the promise of gold, but for Matthew Hagerty the draw is just as powerful: Theyre a secluded hideaway ideal for perfecting his military invention, called SmartSight. Ten years in the making, SmartSight is a gun-cam system that allows a soldier to see around corners and shoot targets without putting himself in the line of fire. It consists of a wireless video camera mounted to the rail of an M4 or .308 SOCOM carbine, a small computer worn on a military vest, and a thumbnail-size color head-up display affixed...
  • DARPA Awards Lockheed Martin $3.9M Contract to Develop Advanced Rifle Scope for Soldiers

    05/26/2010 8:17:49 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 27 replies · 657+ views
    Lockheed Martin ^ | 5/26/2010 | Lockheed Martin
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Lockheed Martin a $3.93 million contract to develop a rifle-scope attachment to enhance soldiers marksmanship capabilities. The Dynamic Image Gunsight Optic or DInGO system will enable soldiers to accurately view targets at varying distances without changing scopes or suffering a decrease in optical resolution. The system will enhance soldiers ability to accurately hit targets at a range of between three and 600 meters. DInGO automatically calculates the range with a low power laser rangefinder, digitally zooms in on it and accounts for environmental conditions such as wind using sensors built into the...
  • Lockheed Martin develops new military rifle scope

    05/26/2010 11:33:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,163+ views
    AP Finance on Yahoo ^ | 5/26/10 | AP
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Lockheed Martin landed a $3.9 million contract to develop a rifle scope attachment meant to improve accuracy in the U.S. military. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract authorized the development of system using a low-power laser rangefinder that adjusts for wind and other environmental conditions. The system is meant to allow soldiers to accurately view targets at varying distances without changing scopes. Scopes currently focus primarily on a single target range "impacting soldiers' effectiveness and survivability when engaging targets at different distances during a single mission," said Dan Schultz, a Lockheed Martin vice president.
  • Firearm scope/site mounting rail options.

    09/14/2006 4:00:38 PM PDT · by hophead · 4 replies · 385+ views
    9/14/2006 | hophead
    I hope someone can lead me in the right direction. I am looking for diagrams preferrably or some other clear explanation of the cross section of different mounting systems for handguns. The Weaver mount is one example. I cannot find a cross section with dimensions anywhere. I have googled but came up empty. I am CONFIDENT some of you could educate me on this. Thanks for your help.
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • Advice for Spring Break trip (ZOT!!! Girls laugh at me, cuz I'm a troll-school dropout.)

    03/07/2005 11:48:10 AM PST · by Yak breath · 77 replies · 2,520+ views
    Hal I. Tosis, as told to Reddy Kilozot
    Hello fellow conservatives I am a junior at the University of North Carolina and I am planning on going to Cancun for spring break. I would just like to have some good advice on how to avoid the evils of spring break while enjoying spring break. I know this is very hard to do as it will be tough to control myself as I see a hole bunch of hot girls walking around in their little bikinis drinking cornonas and margritias. The though of that makes me crazy. As a good conservative I have never kissed a girl and wont...
  • Rifle scope stops incoming fire, saves Marines life

    11/03/2004 7:31:02 PM PST · by SJackson · 101 replies · 3,537+ views
    CAMP BAHARIA, Iraq (Nov. 1, 2004) -- A rifle-mounted scope designed to enhance enemy visibility on the battlefield saved the life of a Marine during a Sept. 17 firefight on the outskirts of Fallujah, but not the way intended. Sgt. Todd B. Bowers, a member of the 4th Civil Affairs Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, spotted enemy snipers during a security patrol outside the restive town of Fallujah. While returning fire, a sniper-fired round hit Bowers advanced combat optical gun site, mounted on his M-16A2 service rifle. Fragmentation from both the ACOG and the bullet were peppered across the left...
  • Hunt for Links in Clandestine Nuclear Chain Widening to Japan, Africa, Diplomats Say

    02/05/2004 11:42:55 AM PST · by knak · 36 replies · 1,611+ views
    ap ^ | 2/5/04 | George Jahn
    VIENNA, Austria (AP) - The hunt for middlemen who worked with the father of Pakistan's nuclear program to supply rogue regimes with weapons technology has widened to Japan and Africa, diplomats said Thursday. Suspects in Germany and two other European countries are also being investigated in the growing probe of the clandestine black market apparently headed by Abdul Qadeer Khan of Pakistan, they said. Also, Malaysia announced Thursday it would investigate a company controlled by the prime minister's son for its alleged role in supplying components to Libya's nuclear program. The company also has been linked to the international nuclear...
  • Malaysian company investigated for supplying nuclear technology to Libya

    02/04/2004 6:10:07 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 263+ views
    Associated Press | February 4, 2004
    Malaysian company being investigated for role in supplying nuclear technology to Libya, police say KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A Malaysian company controlled by the son of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is being investigated for possibly supplying machine parts bound for Libya's nuclear weapons programs, the national police chief said. Inspector General of Police Mohamed Bakri Omar said Scomi Precision Engineering Sdn. Bhd., or SCOPE, a subsidiary of Scomi Group Bhd., built centrifuge components that international intelligence agencies say were headed for Libya late last year. Centrifuges are used to enrich uranium for a variety of purposes, including...
  • Convenience stores report rise in mouthwash thefts by alcoholics (Mouthwash High)

    01/06/2003 7:57:02 PM PST · by Radix · 13 replies · 782+ views
    A P ^ | 1/5/2003 | Associated Press
    It's a stiff brew with a sharp aftertaste, but it's among the cheapest on the market, legal to drink in public, freshens breath and, according to manufacturers, helps fight gingivitis.