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TrackingPoint bolt-action rifles are game-changers, not a game

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Abstract


  • If you were born before 1985 there’s a good chance you watched Looney Tunes on a Saturday morning and followed the exploits of Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

    Poor old Daffy, at times disguised as a rabbit, just couldn’t outwit Bugs during rabbit season; and Fudd was one of those hunters you felt sorry for - a thousand shots fired, some on target, but never able to finish off his rival.

    A modern-day remake of a Fudd cartoon might feature a “precision-guided firearm,” such as those in the recently released TrackingPoint XactSystem series, making Looney Tunes look like something out of ancient history.

    The cartoon might also be a little boring, with a short and predictable ending: shoot to kill the rabbit, and that’s it – dead. No great chase necessary, no teasing the target animal out. The first time Daffy came into Fudd’s field of view he’d be annihilated with pin-point accuracy.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Michael, K. (2013). TrackingPoint bolt-action rifles are game-changers, not a game. The Conversation, (01 February),

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3785&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2776

Issue


  • 01 February

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/trackingpoint-bolt-action-rifles-are-game-changers-not-a-game-11592

Abstract


  • If you were born before 1985 there’s a good chance you watched Looney Tunes on a Saturday morning and followed the exploits of Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

    Poor old Daffy, at times disguised as a rabbit, just couldn’t outwit Bugs during rabbit season; and Fudd was one of those hunters you felt sorry for - a thousand shots fired, some on target, but never able to finish off his rival.

    A modern-day remake of a Fudd cartoon might feature a “precision-guided firearm,” such as those in the recently released TrackingPoint XactSystem series, making Looney Tunes look like something out of ancient history.

    The cartoon might also be a little boring, with a short and predictable ending: shoot to kill the rabbit, and that’s it – dead. No great chase necessary, no teasing the target animal out. The first time Daffy came into Fudd’s field of view he’d be annihilated with pin-point accuracy.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Michael, K. (2013). TrackingPoint bolt-action rifles are game-changers, not a game. The Conversation, (01 February),

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3785&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2776

Issue


  • 01 February

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/trackingpoint-bolt-action-rifles-are-game-changers-not-a-game-11592