Shooting the $17,000 Linux-powered rifle

Shooting the $17,000 Linux-powered rifle

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    Shooting the $17,000 Linux-powered rifle

    Bullseye from 1,000 yards: Shooting the $17,000 Linux-powered rifle | Ars Technica

    ARM CPUs, lasers, and Wi-Fi make firing this weapon an experience like no other.
    TrackingPoint's rifles, though, remove overcompensation from the equation by totally segregating the act of pulling the trigger from the weapon's firing. Also no longer necessary is holding your breath to avoid disturbing your sight picture or timing your shot to your heartbeat or other long-range tricks—the rifle's computer picks the most optimal time to fire. You pull and hold your trigger, and then carefully align the reticle with the floating red pip.

    At that price...I'll take two. Good night, everyone.
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    Above link is Page 2.........

    Here is the link to Page 1........
    Bullseye from 1,000 yards: Shooting the $17,000 Linux-powered rifle | Ars Technica

    I'll take 3 please........
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    Look on the bright side: they could have picked Microsoft for the firing system.

    Getting a BSOD while drawing down on an elk is one thing. But imagine getting an "unrecoverable system error" on a SD gun. Having to rename my SD gun "billy boy" (for cause) ain't my idea of a good time.

    Here's a thought ... Maybe BATFE and the AG could contract with Microsoft for their next batch of surreptitious F&F guns. Infiltrate 'em right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowman View Post
    Above link is Page 2.........

    Here is the link to Page 1........
    Bullseye from 1,000 yards: Shooting the $17,000 Linux-powered rifle | Ars Technica

    I'll take 3 please........

    Thanks. Corrected. I was asleep... I got to thinking about it... 17K aint bad. I remember some Barretts being 10k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Look on the bright side: they could have picked Microsoft for the firing system.

    Getting a BSOD while drawing down on an elk is one thing. But imagine getting an "unrecoverable system error" on a SD gun. Having to rename my SD gun "billy boy" (for cause) ain't my idea of a good time.

    Here's a thought ... Maybe BATFE and the AG could contract with Microsoft for their next batch of surreptitious F&F guns. Infiltrate 'em right.
    They also could have used Flash technology and got "The player has crashed" every 5 minutes... God that drives me.

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    Take all the shooting out of shooting? No thanks.
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    $17,000?

    If I steal it, is it free?
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    Quote Originally Posted by troutkiller View Post
    $17,000?

    If I steal it, is it free?

    As long as you can convince investigators you lost it in a boating accident you may be able to use it when you get out of jail?

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