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

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

ARM CPUs, lasers, and Wi-Fi make firing this weapon an experience like no other.

by Lee Hutchinson- Mar 31 2013, 8:00pm CDT

My photographer, Steve, squints through a computerized scope squatting atop a big hunting rifle. We're outdoors at a range just north of Austin, Texas, and the wind is blowing like crazy—enough so that we're having to dial in more and more wind adjustment on the rifle's computer. The spotter and I monitor Steve's sight through an iPad linked to the rifle via Wi-Fi, and we can see exactly what he's seeing through the scope. Steve lines up on his target downrange—a gently swinging metal plate with a fluorescent orange circle painted at its center—and depresses a button to illuminate it with t

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Added: Apr-4-2013 Occurred On: Mar-31-2013
By: aja9910
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Weapons
Tags: 1000, yards, linux, powered, rifle, lasers, arm, cpus, .338, Lapua, Magnum, XS1.300, Winchester, XS2, PGF, .300, WinMag, XS2, rifle, weapons, science, technology, Austin, Texas
Location: Austin, Texas, United States (load item map)
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