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Offline Castle Mountain

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Marksmanship is about to be put to the test VS Technology
« on: January 17, 2014, 11:02:54 AM »


Well the shot show brings new things. Will this latest be the bane of marksmanship? Of course who could afford such a rifle but the government.
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/16/trackingpoint-smart-rifles-military/

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Re: Marksmanship is about to be put to the test VS Technology
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2014, 11:13:45 AM »
below $30,000 thats less than an olympic style biatholon 22lr.  50 yrs it will be like a laser rangefinder is today.

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Re: Marksmanship is about to be put to the test VS Technology
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014, 11:14:25 AM »
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Re: Marksmanship is about to be put to the test VS Technology
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 11:43:25 AM »
below $30,000 thats less than an olympic style biatholon 22lr.  50 yrs it will be like a laser rangefinder is today.

I think that you are between 5 and 8 times off on your estimate of Biathlon rifles.
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Re: Marksmanship is about to be put to the test VS Technology
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 01:40:48 PM »
Hopefully those using this have traditional "Rifleman's" skills if they are going in harms way.
And when the batteries fail? :sos:

Maybe it is so returning troops reliant on technology will be less effective when they return home to their communities. :)  ;)
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Re: Marksmanship is about to be put to the test VS Technology
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 03:28:29 PM »
As long as you can hold it real still when you pull the trigger, everything oughta work.  Seriously, this just looks like it does the KD stuff for you.  You still have to do the other stuff.

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Re: Marksmanship is about to be put to the test VS Technology
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 03:46:11 PM »
below $30,000 thats less than an olympic style biatholon 22lr.  50 yrs it will be like a laser rangefinder is today.

I think that you are between 5 and 8 times off on your estimate of Biathlon rifles.

well now, biathlon shooters sound a bit less crazy to me.  I always thought it was around 30k.  maybe it was a custom handmade gold medal winner I saw for that price.

 I'm glad they are not that expensive.

give a rifleman a rifled musket he can still perform slowly  same theory with this starwars rifle.  one day we will probley have smart bullets.   

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Re: Marksmanship is about to be put to the test VS Technology
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 06:21:48 PM »


Couldn't have put it better myself.

I imagine this kind of technology is far more prone to failure than a good ol fashioned brass fed rifle. What happens when the batteries die? Or when you drop it? Or when it gets wet?

The fundamentals of rifle marksmanship will still be necessary, with our without advances in technology, for a long,  long time.

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Re: Marksmanship is about to be put to the test VS Technology
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2014, 06:35:57 PM »
Well, I'm sure not worried about the government moving over to these. It would just plain flat out cost too much, and show little for spending the money. They know they're already better off now.

And, I don't see it outshooting the rifles in my stable right now. Of course, some of them are a long ways from "off the shelf".
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Re: Marksmanship is about to be put to the test VS Technology
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2014, 06:42:23 PM »
I wonder if they said the same things about scopes when they first came out?

"Now anybody will be able to be an expert shooter."

Of course an Appleseed is a lot cheaper - and no batteries required. And my off the shelf rifle - no mods - does just fine.
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