|Remington ETRONX improvement
||[Sep. 13th, 2006|10:17 pm]
Say no to patents
Famous Remington 700 got new generation: ETRONX. The article about the ETRONX is avalable from Popular Mechanics. The bottom line: Remington uses special ammunition with electric ignition to achieve best possible stability during the shot by minimizing moving parts.|
What is not perfect in this rifle? The speed, the slow rate of fire. Sniper always meet the dilema: to use precise, but slow bolt-action rifle or to use semi-automatic with higher rate of fire but less precision. Do we want our good guys to meet such dilema? No. So, here is a solution: to separate movement of the slide and the shot process in time.
The diagram from Popular Mechanics used as base.
When trigger pressed and ammo ignited, the delay circuit or MCU like PIC family starts to count time (actual time depends on bullet speed, so it might be tuned to exact ammo type) and when bullet left the barrel, it gives a signal to electrically controlled valve. The compressed air coming to pneumatic actuator, it kicks slide back and reloads an ammo.
- Since the automation is delayed from shot, the shot precision is not affected;
- Manual mode still possible, so failure of the pneumatic or shortage of gas will not affect reliability;
- Battery and MCU are already on board.
So, as result we will have high precision rifle without moving parts, but rifle will be able to achieve fire rate of semiautomatic rifles.
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