Seems like someone has invented the aim-assist.
"Steve has just delivered a .338 Lapua Magnum round directly onto a
target about the size of a big dinner plate at a range of 1,008 yards.that's
ten football fields, or a tick over 0.91 kilometers.
It's his very first try. He has never fired a rifle before today."
posted by aleph
on Apr 2, 2013 -
The long strange trip
of a Singaporean Cold-War-era assault rifle into the hands of Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, and what it reveals about the unintended consequences of the global trade in small arms and ammunition. [slnyt]
posted by killdevil
on Jan 26, 2012 -
Metafilter's many cat lovers
know that many kitties like birds. But bird aficionados aren't so fond of the cats. James Stevenson
, founder of the Galveston, TX ornithological society, is accused of using a .22-caliber rifle to kill cats that he claims were stalking endangered birds. He admits to shooting the cats. [more inside]
posted by bassjump
on Nov 14, 2007 -
What is the ID SNIPER(TM) rifle?
"It is used to implant a GPS-microchip in the body of a human being, using a high powered sniper rifle as the long distance injector. [...] At the same time a digital camcorder with a zoom-lense fitted within the scope will take a high-resolution picture of the target. This picture will be stored on a memory card for later image-analysis."
Other popular products by Empire North include JUJU the Citizen Eye
. Empire North is run by Jakob Boeskov
posted by sour cream
on Mar 24, 2005 -