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Linux powered rifle

2013-04-02 18:50:30.704807+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Linux powered rifle. Acquire the target, press the trigger, device measures distance, scope view changes to account for drop and wind, re-center the target acquisition crosshair with the new view center crosshair, weapon fires.

Article describes first time shooter hitting a dinner plate at a thousand yards.

Via MeFi.

[ related topics: Free Software Open Source Invention and Design Guns ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-03 10:26:15.465935+00 by: DaveP

Except that the hard part of shooting at more than a couple hundred yards is the wind, and the scope requires you to manually enter the wind direction and velocity.

A friend who competes in shooting at 600 yards said: "For $17000, a great way to separate rich newbies from their money!"

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-04 12:41:58.464666+00 by: m

Give it 20 years, probably less, probably a lot less. The DOD would have a great interest in such a weapon.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-05 11:00:01.482142+00 by: meuon

It's basicly a military grade target aquisition system, while they don't put them on rifles that I know of, it's the kind of logic they have on larger systems I have seen at Redstone Military Arsenal in Huntsville recently.