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    I'll take this in .40 cal please

    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Engineers at Sandia National Laboratories have invented a bullet that guides itself to the target.

    Sandia has wide expertise at miniature technology, and the bullet works like a tiny guided missile.

    http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/technol...et-doesnt-miss


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    I dub them:

    Mr. Magoo Swat rounds

    or

    Wiley E. Coyote tacticool rounds
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    Have to wonder at what price this new technological marvel and whether they shall be available to "common citizens."
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    Pretty cool. But I dont know how many bad guys are going to stand around and let the bullet home in on them.
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    I wonder if they make these programmed to specifically hit family pets, for the DEA to use during no-knock raids?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    I wonder if they make these programmed to specifically hit family pets, for the DEA to use during no-knock raids?
    lol. And the FBI version is programmed to target women holding an infant.
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    Suckers of the world beware! I'm gonna make a fortune!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superlite27 View Post
    Suckers of the world beware! I'm gonna make a fortune!

    "Betcha $100 I can hit that tin can at 300 yards........blindfolded."
    Presume you mean the tin can to be blindfolded, since the initial target acquisition would requiring some form of "sighting."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig229 View Post
    Pretty cool. But I dont know how many bad guys are going to stand around and let the bullet home in on them.
    They home in on the target using a laser designator, most of which don't use visible light. If you think they'll see the round coming, at 2,200 ft/second that's a 2.4-second flight, but good luck spotting a two-inch round, head on, from 100 ft away, much less a mile away.

    The photo was taken by putting an LED on the round itself. Actual rounds won't have those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    They home in on the target using a laser designator, most of which don't use visible light. If you think they'll see the round coming, at 2,200 ft/second that's a 2.4-second flight, but good luck spotting a two-inch round, head on, from 100 ft away, much less a mile away.

    The photo was taken by putting an LED on the round itself. Actual rounds won't have those.
    Okay, that makes sense.
    But have any of you ever try to steady a laser light past 50 yards away?
    Even with the most steady of hands, the dot is all over the place.

    Close up, yeah it would work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig229 View Post
    Okay, that makes sense.
    But have any of you ever try to steady a laser light past 50 yards away?
    Even with the most steady of hands, the dot is all over the place.

    Close up, yeah it would work fine.
    Why would a laser wobble any more than the image in a telescopic sight?
    Sure, if you hold the thing in your hands like a pair of binoculars it might, but for precision work with lasers you use the same tools and methods that you use with telephotography or long-distance shooting.

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    Yea, but when you're shooting you only have to wait for that right instant to pull off the shot. If you're skilled enough then you can pull off a great shot even if you have the most unsteady hands/shooting platform. With this you have to hold on the target, you have to be there when the round gets there. Not when it leaves the gun.

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