Posted on Jan 18, 2014
SSG Andrew Dydasco
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"I would say we're at a 70 percent first-shot success probability at 1,000 yards....with inexperienced shooters."

The annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas is ongoing and one of these new "smart" rifles was featured.  What are your opinions or thoughts about it?  Article cited below.
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PO1 Glenn Boucher
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More waste of money on an overpriced weapons system them some politician is getting kick backs on.
I'm not a weapons expert but I seriously doubt that $27,000 can be justified for one gun.
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SPC David Hannaman
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I've seen these in action, and I must say they are baaaad-asss! There's a video on YouTube of a 12 year old girl making a 1,000 yard shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfpZjTOyiFA

I'll say again, there's no replacement for a well trained soldier, but this sure jump starts some sniper possibilities.

Cost would come down with larger batch construction, as would weight (think of 1st gen "Starlight scope" NVG's).
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PO1 Glenn Boucher
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Nothing bought by the government ever comes down in price and the cost will only be inflated gradually until it "meets specifications".
Political greed at its finest here.
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CPT Brandon Christensen
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I think its a great idea, but at this time, do we really need it as we are downsizing and there is already budget cuts preventing service members from going to certain schools/getting the gear they need?


Maybe in the near future if funding improves?

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