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While doing some patent research for a new reticle design I stumbled across this patent who's short description is;

 

Range compensating rifle scope

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Disclosed is a rifle scope that utilizes laser range-finding and microprocessor technology to eliminate the need for the shooter to calculate bullet-drop compensation. The scope includes a laser range finder that calculates the distance between the user and the target that is focused in the cross-hairs. The user simply enters the muzzle velocity, i.e. the bullet speed of his particular ammunition as well as the current altitude using pushbuttons located on the scope assembly. A microprocessor automatically calculates the distance that the bullet traveling at the dialed-in speed will drop while traveling the distance calculated by the laser range finder, taking into consideration reduced drag at higher altitudes and the weight of the bullet. Based upon this calculated value, a second LCD image cross-hair is superimposed in the scope's viewfinder, indicating the proper position at which to aim the rifle in order to achieve a direct hit.

 

Very interesting, sounds similar to the ELCAN launched scope of this year.

 

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Sounds like a neat idea. Wonder how much this technology would cost in an actual product.
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