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I’d rather have self cleaning

A self-aiming sniper rifle?

Via Breda, who wonders what the fun in that is.

11 Responses to “I’d rather have self cleaning”

  1. Tam Says:

    I don’t reckon it was meant for fun. ;)

  2. Jim S Says:

    “Clearly, he needs a self-aiming gun. Fortunately, one should be available next year.”

    Really? Because it seems he clearly needs sniper training. I believe that if you can’t just turn a rifleman into a sniper (well, he might think he is) just by giving him this system.

    Novel idea though.

  3. Tam Says:

    I believe that if you canít just turn a rifleman into a sniper…

    Heck, a REAL sniper wouldn’t need optics, either. Or a magazine-fed weapon!

  4. John Smith. Says:

    I wonder just how well this stuff will function in the real world. This is not a simple sight but an extremely complex electro-optic computer. Also it really takes any skill out of being a sniper. I read about this thing about 15 years ago in popular science or something like that. Looks like they have come a long way. Point and click just like a video game.

  5. Weer'd Beard Says:

    I dunno, a rifle like that got Gunnie Swanson in a LOT of trouble ; ]

    http://books.google.com/books?id=qobrJsNhO64C

  6. Kristopher Says:

    Still needs to be use correctable.

    It can only measure wind conditions at the shooter’s position. It can’t figure out the average windspeed by looking at ground effects all the way out to the target.

    A BORs with a jack to plug in a weather station is a good notion … as long as they don’t try to remove the ability of the shooter to intervene when he has info that the gadget doesn’t have.

  7. Rivrdog Says:

    Of course, all those “newly issued M-14s” need to have a 6″ tall cheek piece on their stocks, by the look of that firing line, unless new tactical long-range doctrine disregards the cheek weld.

    Just a guess, are those soldiers more or less than 16″ above ground level?

    All that tacky-kuhl added claptrap on those weapons forces not only an exposed rifle operator, but an ergonomically impossible shooting position.

    If those hard boyz REALLY want to do well at 500+ meters, they need to trade those overdressed M-14s in for a boltie with a McMillan stock which will let them get down to within 8″ of the ground at eye level. They will then discover the joy of shooting at long range, without the distinct lack of joy of being such a tall target that they attract lethal counterfire.

  8. KentuckyCountryboy Says:

    The basis of the system reminds me of the iSniper scope in the new Bob Lee Swagger Book, [I]I, Sniper[/I] by Stephen Hunter.

  9. KentuckyCountryboy Says:

    I guess my italics command didn’t work.

  10. Tam Says:

    Rivrdog,

    Hell, the Army needs you to teach them about sniping! :)

  11. Rivrdog Says:

    Tam: Nah, give me a B52 with nuke-tipped AGM-69s, that’s MY kind of sniping…but, if you want, I can meet you at Boomershoot next year…and YOU can meet MY instructor, who used to command Army Sniping…

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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