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    Worlds Most Feared Sniper Rifle?

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    Sam

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    Amazing technology - but the thought of it makes me a little uncomfortable on many levels.

    It's not just the top-gear style advert for a tool clearly built to take human life either I don't think.

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    Of course weapons like this would never fall into the wrong hands or be used by responsible governments against their own innocents ......................... of course not never!

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    so if ive got it right you put the cross hairs on your target sqweeze a button to "tag" it then when your ready to shoot sqweeze the trigger place the cross hairs back on the target and the rifle automatically fires even if your wobbling around or what ever the gun will fire as soon as the cross hairs hit the target giving you a good shot. Well thats fine i get it but you have to be stable enough to "tag" the target in the first place so why not just fire then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir-lamp-alot View Post
    so if ive got it right you put the cross hairs on your target sqweeze a button to "tag" it then when your ready to shoot sqweeze the trigger place the cross hairs back on the target and the rifle automatically fires even if your wobbling around or what ever the gun will fire as soon as the cross hairs hit the target giving you a good shot. Well thats fine i get it but you have to be stable enough to "tag" the target in the first place so why not just fire then?
    I think you put your cross hairs on the target (don't give it any lead or elevation), press the button and the scope displays an aim point. Move the cross hairs to the aim point and as soon as the cross hairs touch or go through the aim point the gun fires automatically. Effectively the gun does all the aiming for you, you just move it to where you're told.

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    The gun/gunsight appears to do everything except move itself, up to moment the shot is fired. After that its at the mercy of the wind which can still vary enormously on long shots. It is a 'top gear' ad but it will obviously never get in the hands of a terrorist who could shoot apparently accurately from a moving vehicle? I wonder if this is superhype ?

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    No human skill needed anymore, just another thing to rank with calculators and IT. Whatever happened to a 500yd shot with a .303 Lee Enfield and apertures or being a little more modern 2000 yds with a 50 cal Barrett and scope.
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    A a guess it's cost. Buy 5 of these and 5 standard soldiers can be snipers for less than the time and cost of training 5 snipers.

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    Had a chat over Christmas with a lad who was in the tank regiment, a gunner. He was explaining some of the technology they now employ. Tagging moving targets, weather stations on the outside of the vehicle feeding barometric, altitude and apparent/actual wind data to the computer which calculates lead, windage and trajectory required leaving the gunner just to put the crosshairs on the target and pull the trigger. All pretty stunning.
    So much to learn and so little time left

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    same system is used in tanks now and has been for about 30 years..

    used to be called IFCS.

    improved fire control system

    place the aim point on the target

    ping the target (same as pressing the trigger)

    computer system takes into account the time and distance to the target, weather conditions wind direction air pressure/density etc.

    you place the cross hair back on the target

    squeeze

    target

    the problem you have in these cases is that the computer system can only take a snap shot of the air temp/pressure and wind, and of course the wind is at the rifle/tank end , it has no idea what the wind is doing at the far end,

    not so much a issue when the round is travelling at 3670 meters per second/5,500 feet per second but I can tell you that the wind does indeed effect the ammo even at this speed,

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