Posts Tagged scopes

How Rifle Scopes Work

From Guns.com:

So you just laid down a stack of green on the latest, greatest and most expensive rifle in the world.  Good for you, but realize that if you don’t have a world class scope or other optical device to go with your long gun (and an intimate understanding of how to properly use that sometimes enigmatic piece of hardware), you’ll never get to witness your rifle’s full potential.

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DARPA Ultimate Scope

Wired’s Danger Room has a great article on a program to enhance the ability of US snipers. This is on the heels of a British soldier who took out the enemy at over 1.5 miles.

Darpa, the Pentagon’s way-out research arm, is hoping to use lasers and advanced optical systems to make other snipers Harrison-accurate, even when the winds are howling. The agency is looking for 15 ultraprecise sniper scopes to put in shooters’ hands by next year.

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