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Unread 05-15-2013, 10:47 PM
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Tracking Point

The new precision guided fire arm. Shot it today at their unveiling. 750yds, target moving 6 mph, left to right, 6mph cross wind, and I was two for two with their 338 LM. I dont care what you say, that was freaking cool.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 11:54 PM
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Re: Tracking Point

Hey, if I could afford to buy a $17K gun, I'd get one. Not gonna lie...
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger

"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

Ignore everything I say, because I have a reading comprehension and memory problem...

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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 05:52 AM
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There is some very cool stuff coming. Keep watching! They know they need to get something more affordable and its coming. This company is truly light years ahead of the game and will continue to impress and deliver! Even the Governor got to come out and play a little.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 06:54 PM
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Re: Tracking Point

Very cool stuff........... wonder how long before the game/fish folks start working to outlaw it?
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Unread 07-08-2013, 03:00 AM
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Def cool...
But what the weapon system cannot do, is compensate for variations in wind direction and velocity at points downrange.
You can only input windspeed and direction at the rifle, just like any ballistics program. But there's no reading mirage, no ability to adjust for the fact that the wind may be blowing in several speeds-and directions- on the way to the target 1000 yards away. Some days, not a big deal....others, a very big deal.

The 1000 yard range I frequent has very high berms, and the wind swirls inside this long "ditch" with significant downdrafts making wind calls very challenging sometimes.

Some things, still, are beyond the capability of ballisitcs programs and computers...and shooter skill still trumps.
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