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Would you use this?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by joken, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I would own one. (that is if it did not cost as much as a new car)
     
  3. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    If you have any questions about if it is effective watch some of the you tube videos. I would say its far beyond an "advantage" It basically takes all of the skill out of shooting perfect
     
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  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Sure, I'd buy one, but likely never use it for hunting, excepting violent bipedal hyenas
     
  5. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    It wouldn't be hunting deer/ elk or whatever it would be called shooting deer / elk.
    I wouldn't buy one because one of the reasons why I Hunt and shoot is the skill of accuracy.
    I guess if I was shooting people it would be a good tool for that!
    Stacy
     
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  6. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    I expect the technology to get less expensive pretty quickly. I still have no desire to own it.
     
  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Don't need it, don't want it!
     
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  8. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    It doesn't really take all the skill out. It's limited to 1000 yards, the user still has to figure out the wind, and you can still screw up your trigger pull and ruin the shot. It's interesting technology, but an experienced shooter could outshoot it.
     
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  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I wouldn't use it but it might be fun to pick a target and then wave your rifle around like an idiot until it decides to fire lol.
     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the shooter is still in control of how the weapon moves.Think of all the ammo and range time you could buy and become a great shooter without this
    BTW illegal in WA anyway for hunting
     
  11. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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  12. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    It is not what is in front of the trigger, it will always be the man behind the trigger.
    If you don't like it switch to a long, fire hardened, spearo_O
     
  13. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    From the website:

    TrackingPointâ„¢ Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) is like a fighter jet without wings.

    • Locks on to your target
    • Ensures shots that used to be humanly impossible
    Experience the exhilaration of making extraordinary shots at extreme distances.

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be exhilarated at a machine doing the work for me.
     
  14. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    It is a cool bit of technology, but not something I would be interested in. Maybe if I was in a war like situation where I needed every shot to count from a mile away I could see the benefits. For my minor plinking, not so much.
     
  15. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't see where it would be any advantage in hunting. I been deer hunting for the last 46 years and I don't remember the problem being I wasn't able to hit the deer. It has always been FINDING THE DAMN THING IN THE FIRST PLACE.