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This $17k Linux-powered hunting rifle makes you feel like a bounty hunter from the future

If you want to bring some serious technology out to your next deer hunt, this .338 Lapua Magnum rifle is outfitted with a Linux-powered advanced tracking system that will let you mark, track and accurately hit your target no matter the wind or other environmental conditions. Fuck it, just send in the unmanned drones. Ooh! Or a VATS system for deer. Yes!

The image displayed on the scope isn’t a direct visual, but rather a video image taken through the scope’s objective lens. The Linux-powered scope produces a display that looks something like the heads-up display you’d see sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet, showing the weapon’s compass orientation, cant, and incline. To shoot at something, you first “mark” it using a button near the trigger. Marking a target illuminates it with the tracking scope’s built-in laser, and the target gains a pip in the scope’s display. When a target is marked, the tracking scope takes into account the range of the target, the ambient temperature and humidity, the age of the barrel, and a whole boatload of other parameters. It quickly reorients the display so the crosshairs in the center accurately show where the round will go.

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    …only if you have updated your rifle’s OS, of course.
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    This is really cool, but it takes the skill out of long range shooting. With this rifle, all you have to do is drop $17k...
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    Into this.
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