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Sandia Labs' Self-Guided Bullet

Scientists at New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories have developed a .50-caliber bullet that self-corrects to a laser dot at the target.

February 01, 2012

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Jason Barnes @ 2/11/2012 3:20 PM

The current documented sniper record is 2,707 yd, with a .338 Lapua Magnum round. If this "guided bullet" goes into production, I expect that record will be "shot down."

The "guided" aspect also means that shots are feasible at much shorter distances where environmental factors would make the shot guesswork with an ordinary round. Suppose you have gusty crosswinds on a shot of 1,000 yards or so, or even shorter. With an unguided round you're looking at a lot of guesswork, but this Sandia round would self-correct for the gusts.

Random @ 3/24/2012 3:15 AM

Science is good. I am happy (as long as it is not pointed at me).

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