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Hear This Guy Explain the Auto-Aiming Rifle

Alexander Reed Kelly
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In December 2010, Alex was arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House alongside Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, healthcare activist Margaret Flowers and…
Alexander Reed Kelly

For up to $27,000, inexperienced shooters can become expert marksmen with a long-range rifle that features a computer targeting system. Popular Science explains:

It does [this] by using a computer to calculate the perfect shot: First, the shooter sees the target on their screen, which is a camera instead of the usual telescopic lens. Then the shooter tags the target, and adjusts the gun until its crosshairs match up with the tagged target (for hunters, an animal, and for snipers, a human). Sensors in the gun and the camera feed into into the computer, making sure that the shot flies true, accounting for the wind speed and temperature and other factors that could make shooting difficult. Then and only then does the gun fire, making the first shot far more likely to be a hit than if an average shooter were relying on eyesight and judgement along.

Scott Calvin, a man who works with Tracking Point, the company that built the rifle, explains what they made and takes a shot below.

Military.com:

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