How fast did weapons and ammo technology really advance and when did it happen?

Irish Neil

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Really enjoyed this post but I would suggest that what we have today from 1918 are refinements in materials and chemistry. The big breakthroughs were rifled barrels from smooth bores, chemical ignition caps, primed shells and breach loading rifles. For the man in the street , mass production pioneered by the Springfield Arms Co. The telescopic sight as an add on enabled improvements in accuracy for the average shooter.
 

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So is the next evolution the "smart" rifle that any bozo can pick up push a button, target acquired, calculated, rifle self adjusts for atmospheric conditions, elevation, temperature and so on? Bullet becomes "smart" and tracks to acquired target regardless of aim? Wait a minute, I think that was in a movie few years back? Then again Star Trek devices are now commonplace.
 

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So is the next evolution the "smart" rifle that any bozo can pick up push a button, target acquired, calculated, rifle self adjusts for atmospheric conditions, elevation, temperature and so on? Bullet becomes "smart" and tracks to acquired target regardless of aim? Wait a minute, I think that was in a movie few years back? Then again Star Trek devices are now commonplace.
That's exactly what the Military is looking for
 

Ingwe

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It would probably scare the crap out us if we knew what they got
What did you mean by the above then?
Why would the military’s capability “scare the crap out of us if we knew what they got.”
 

Ingwe

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Got carried away Leopard if I offended I will delete it
No no my friend...some guys are crazy ...ya know, we may have to fight our military one day, fantasizing that it’s Red Dawn lol
 

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