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Now to make it powerful enough so it can go though multipal targets with 1 bullet.
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Originally Posted by eskamobob1 View Post

the distance is realy unimpressive... the idea is fascinating, but they have to be ungodly expensive, and we already have rifles accurate up to well over 1.5 miles
EDIT: ill wait for improvements smile.gif

No, we don't.

Wind, temperature, human imperfection, bullet drop, etc make it impossible to hit a 1.5mi in anything other than perfect conditions.
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Now to make it powerful enough so it can go though multipal targets with 1 bullet.
That would be a BAD thing as it may increases collateral damage. Just fire more shots.
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Good now gang bangers can kill each other instead of the innocent children they usually hit. Plus imagine all the healthcare money we will save when they are DOA. All kidding aside I don't see why we would need such a bullet....you know it will be expensive and our snipers don't need aid they have the best training.
    
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Good now gang bangers can kill each other instead of the innocent children they usually hit. Plus imagine all the healthcare money we will save when they are DOA. All kidding aside I don't see why we would need such a bullet....you know it will be expensive and our snipers don't need aid they have the best training.

There are other things to consider, like being able to kill completely silently, rather than having the report of a .50 cal giving away your position. Imagine sneaking up within 100 yards of a target and letting a rifle shot rip. It is very likely you are going to be found if the target is not alone. Now imagine sneaking up within 100 yards of a target and pointing an invisible laser designator at the same target- a single bullet is fired from a loitering aircraft miles up- slides silently in and kills with a single little thud. Also, a lot of killing of this sort is currently being carried out with laser guided bombs- which obviously cost hundreds or thousands of times what one of these guided bullets will- especially when you factor in the cost of carrying a large munition- when you could be carrying 1,000s of tiny ones to do thousands of hits. There are obviously some really bad downsides to this if it were to be used for things other than killing "enemy soldiers". If for instance a government-(or criminal element within a government) wanted to kill off a select list of people, with little or no "collateral damage". A single aircraft firing thousands of these could conceivably be used to carry out a "night of the long knives" with unprecedented accuracy and ferocity. Scary indeed.
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I hate the idea of being able to take out targets with no effort, it makes going to war and killing too easy since it's pretty much like a video game where you either guide a drone or you let your bullet seek targets while you sit back. I would never be proud of winning a war where my sole purpose was to press the trigger while not even aiming. Before if you were gonna go to war, you (better) believed in your cause because your life was on the line, now it's "lock and forget" and "I killed you from my couch". In all these years of weapon research, there is one thing that never changed and that is the human body and its resistance to injury, I hope my taxes aren't funding this crap.
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I hate the idea of being able to take out targets with no effort, it makes going to war and killing too easy since it's pretty much like a video game where you either guide a drone or you let your bullet seek targets while you sit back. I would never be proud of winning a war where my sole purpose was to press the trigger while not even aiming. Before if you were gonna go to war, you (better) believed in your cause because your life was on the line, now it's "lock and forget" and "I killed you from my couch". In all these years of weapon research, there is one thing that never changed and that is the human body and its resistance to injury, I hope my taxes aren't funding this crap.

I agree with your sentiment, and this technology is definitely tax dollar funded(Sandia National Laboritories). Unfortunately we have already passed this point, and have entered into the realm of the "push button war". As we speak Predator drones are flying around the world (Now including the United States- yes it is true) and dozens or hundreds of people are being slaughtered at a whack remotely by "pilots" sitting in cubicles. Very scary times lie ahead.
    
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Now they can really curve the bullet.
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Yes indeed. In case you are not aware of this (not sure if you were being facetious or not) if you have been born in the "Western" world in the last 40 years they already have your dna in a database. I

Who does? The police don't, they have to test suspects vs the DNA evidence from a crime. They don't just randomly get a match from some magic database.
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