US Army is Investigating a Quad Bore Rifle

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  1. Axman

    Axman [H]ard|Gawd

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    You can pay a SOT for an FFL for yourself.
     
  2. lcpiper

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    If you want to see more of this girl shooting, look at this. I direct your attention to the 1:50 mark;

     
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    Not saying it can't be done, just that it has to be done right.
     
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    Best way to think of trackpoint or similar systems is that they are digital spotters. In standard long range sniping, you basically acquire target/range/etc then the spotter runs the ballistic calculations, gives you the corrections, and you re-acquire with the target with the right calculations.
     
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    Volley fire is not a machine gun per ATFE
     
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    Very cool, that must have been quite humbling, was it super accurate?
    It's possible it was using a built in Laser Range Finder for this, hence the designation then reticle drop as it worked out the distance + bullet drop.
    I'm wondering if it's possible to do it without the strict designation..

    It's quite neat how a computer can be programmed to replace a brain or two for a specific task.

    And yes this isn't a new idea but still something that would be useful for this technology, especially if the firing platform isn't as stable.
     
  7. lcpiper

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    What is "volley fire"? Do you have a definition?

    I searched the ATF's website for "volley fire" and "volley" with no luck. I also look at the firearm classification document and didn't find the reference.

    Edit, one should keep in mind that this guy says his rifle is "theoretically" capable of a rate of fire of 250 rounds a second so ........

    The ATF may not define this weapon as a volley gun.

    My understanding without a specific definition is that you are referencing something like this;
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    If so, keep in mind that this weapon is manually loaded like a derringer.
     
  8. Axman

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    It's when you have a firearm with multiple barrels and you fire two or more simultaneously. Though this design can conceivably do both fully-automatic fire and volley fire, the prototype might not in order to avoid paying the SOT.
     
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    Although I hadn't thought of volley fire, I see what you are saying and agree with your statements. It remains, we don't have the details to know if there is a legal issue or not.
     
  10. Snishsnoosh

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    From a 2013 ATF letter. Then again, their opinions change like the wind.
     
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    Copyright your stuff. Don't forget dragonscale armor. The Government tried to take it away from the makers.
     
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