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Re: A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2015, 10:26:42 »
I tried out the Trackpoint simulator at Shot. It certainly helps you hit the target and removes some factors, but will not guarantee a hit. Say you are aiming for an elk. You select the target, press the acquisition button, it then starts to track it, but if the target changes shape to much such as aspect, it will lose the lock and you have to start over again. You can input crosswind and a couple of other factors that it adjusts for. When you have the lock, you pull the trigger, but the gun will not fire until it senses the muzzle is correctly aligned with the target and input data.

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Re: A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2015, 15:14:01 »
I tried out the Trackpoint simulator at Shot. It certainly helps you hit the target and removes some factors, but will not guarantee a hit. Say you are aiming for an elk. You select the target, press the acquisition button, it then starts to track it, but if the target changes shape to much such as aspect, it will lose the lock and you have to start over again. You can input crosswind and a couple of other factors that it adjusts for. When you have the lock, you pull the trigger, but the gun will not fire until it senses the muzzle is correctly aligned with the target and input data.

so, if you see the head of an insurgent lets say, hit the acquisition button, press the trigger but then the target stands up and walks, you'll have to reset and do that all over?
How bad a shot do you have to be for this to be a measurable improvement?
( I guess if you are that bad, it might be hard for you to keep the aim-point in a specific area for the system to recognize it as the target)
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Re: A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2015, 15:29:38 »
That's what I saw from it, to be fair I had all of 3 minutes on the device and by no means an expert. I can see how it can help an average shooter or a very tired good shooter increase the chance of a hit.