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Laser-Powered Rifle Decides When To Shoot & Records The Action

Laser-Powered Rifle Decides When To Shoot & Records The Action
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The TrackingPoint rifle uses a built-in computers to make an accurate shot and only fires when it is pointed in the right place.

Emma Hutchings
  • 17 may 2013

The TrackingPoint rifle uses lasers and computers to fire an accurate shot, only when the weapon has been pointed in the right place. Developed by a Texas-based startup gun company, the rifle has a built-in laser range finder, a computer system, and a wi-fi transmitter so the user can stream the live action to an iPad.

NPR reports that the rifle’s scope features a color graphics display and the shooter locks a laser on their chosen target by pushing a small button near the trigger. After pulling the trigger, the gun decides when to shoot.

Laser-Powered Rifle Decides When To Shoot & Records The Action

It fires when it is pointed in the right place, not just when you pull the trigger. It also takes into account lots of different variables including wind, shake and distance to the target.

Every shot is recorded so it can be watched back and it can also be posted to YouTube or Facebook. You can check out a video of the TrackingPoint rifle’s networked tracking scope below:

TrackingPoint

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