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Bullseye from 1,000 yards: Shooting the $17,000 Linux-powered rifle

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ATCclears, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I read that cause it was Linux -- cool.
     
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  3. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Deadly too. You probably wouldn't even know the sniper was there at that distance.

    Peter
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  5. YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER

    YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER Raleigh Hills, Or. Active Member

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    I'm not buying it.

    I have shot a 1,000 yard bulls eye many times. Environmental variables are almost infinite. Unless you have one of them "smart bullets", It's all about the shooters skill.
     
  6. P7id10T

    P7id10T West Slope Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I first saw that in 2010. Thought it was BS. The fellow showing it to me was 'Gee Whiz!!!', and I started talking about wind, temperature, humidity, fluid dynamics, trajectory. He closed it with "you're a buzz kill."
    Now, if you were to couple it with thermal imaging, 10GHz radar, meteorological measurements and an extensive bullet testing database, THEN i'm pretty sure it would be balls-on accurate.
     
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  7. YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER

    YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER Raleigh Hills, Or. Active Member

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    Yea, them is just a FEW of the pre-requisites to make a 1,000 yard bull.
     
  8. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just like the Airborne laser, the laser beam is read and variables like
    "mirage effect" Wind, temp, angle of elevation are accounted for.

    Once you add a "robot" finger - by which I mean a way to set off the bullet without a trigger - I am thinking it will be first shot on target at the range of the bullet (on that day, given that temperature, pressure, humidity, wind, etc.etc etc)

    What it can't account for is what the target is doing - if moving at a steady speed, or a steady acceleration (de-acceleration) those are trivial - but random motion, moving over uneven ground those are more difficult.

    Since 2013 there have been upgrades and price reductions:
    http://tracking-point.com/

    http://tracking-point.com/missions/homestead-defense
    Precision-Guided Semi-Automatic 7.62
    0.5 mile Lock Range, 15 mph Target Velocity
    $14,995

    If you don't want 7.62 NATO, they have other calibers available from the factory - 300 blackout suppressed anyone.




    Here are some examples you can build - and maybe should - to keep critters out of your garden for example: (And they are not near the computing horsepower the scope above has. )





    From 2008 -



    Add in a radar to track the bullets in flight and the second shot will be even more accurate.

    Put the gun on a tripod in the back of mini-van and you have ... the plot to a movie :)
     
  9. bolus

    bolus Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Remington bought tracking point who was going out of business I believe (who wants a $17,000 scope)

    They have made a watered down version with the IP

    http://shoot2020.com/
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    didn't click. I think Miculek made some sweet 1000yd shots with a 9mm handgun.. but that's just him.
     
  11. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yes he did, I think the hold over was like 85 feet! :)
     
  12. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Let's see, $17,000.00 will buy you 9,500 rds to hit a bulls eye with.
    One of those has to hit dead center sometime.
     
  13. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have no need to shoot 1000 yds except to be patted on the back by some dudes.
    I would rather have $17k worth of ammo.

    It is extremely impressive for those people who do it without that gizmo.
    But with training someone can do that and save $17k.
     
  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Real men do it with a 70 yr old surplus rifle and iron sights.

     
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