The perfect rifle for gaming kiddies too lazy to learn how to hit a target. I’ll stick with iron sights….for now.

  1. deowll says:

    I hope the ATF didn’t sell any of these to the drug cartels.

    Of course DHS most likely has several of these little gems and they are buying 3 times as much ammo per employee as the military does…

  2. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and Jr Nobel Prize Winner in Economics fan boi says:

    So now, every infantry man will be a marksman. Going to make being innocent and walking down the street even more difficult.

    • GOB says:

      Eventually, I don’t think the object is to use them with human interface.

      • deowll says:

        First they use a human marksman.

        Next they use a remotely controlled robot.

        Then they dispense with the human controller.

    • deegee says:

      No, this won’t make “every infantry man a marksman”.

      This is an overly expensive target and game-hunting rifle.
      It is a single-shot bolt-action long-action rifle in .300WM and .338LM calibers.

      This is not a semi/full-auto carbine similar to the M4, M16, etc., the carbines typical of what most of the infantry use.
      This tracking system is not designed to work on a full-auto carbine.
      Nor will you find a standard infantry person carrying and shooting a rifle like this.

      A sniper unit is only a very small section of the infantry.
      A system similar to this could be used by snipers.
      The rifle spec is similar to the M24A2/A3.
      Any decent sniper will already be able to shoot as good or better than what this system provides.
      And many will likely be using a different caliber round (7.62×51, .408 CheyTac, .50 BMG McMillan or Barrett, etc.).
      The .300WM and .338LM are typically too far for LE, and too short for Military.

      This system may eventually be used by some military and LE snipers, but not by all “infantry men”.

      Targeting/tracking systems like these are so that rich fat cats who can afford the $24k price tag who barely know their way around a rifle, who don’t know how to calculate shot ballistics, can go on big game hunts and impress their crony friends with the game they bagged from a far distance.

      • So What? says:

        Actually the 300 win mag is seeing a great deal of military use for snipers. The army made a big push in 2008-9 to move the M24 to 300. SEALS currently use both 300 in the M91A2 and 338 in the TAC-338.

        • deegee says:

          Re-read my post.
          I mentioned the M24A2 and A3 which are the .300WM and .338LM versions respectively.

          • So What? says:

            “The .300WM and .338LM are typically too far for LE, and too short for Military”

            Perhaps you should reread your post.

          • deegee says:

            No need to.
            If that comment wasn’t clear, what was meant by it is that LE typically uses .308 because they are usually engaging closer targets, and Mil typically want to be further away from the enemy with more punch such as the .50.
            I never stated that LEO and Military never use 300WM or 338LM, in fact I listed two of the rifles that are those calibers.
            If you don’t believe me, there is plenty of information out there to confirm it.

  3. Cleveland Guy says:

    I wonder (1) what the range is and (2) how the rifle (with scope) performs in the “wild”. It’s one thing to hit targets at the rifle range and another to hit targets when the rain/sleet/snow is falling.

    • deegee says:

      1. ~1000 yards +/- 500 depending on atmospheric conditions and target size and reflectivity.
      2. The same as any other 300/338 rifle with laser rangefinder.
      This would be a joke at the range for target shooting, it has a target paint and tracking system and guided trigger for moving objects, how many range targets are moving? Unless the shooter has been drinking too much.

  4. McCullough says:

    Who needs “boots on the ground”, Setup your perimeter, kill from the comfort of a La-Z-Boy, like drone tech.

    • deegee says:

      Already available since long before this TrackingPoint unit.

      Use a Barret M82A1 on a Precision Remotes TRAP system.

      The M82A1 is a much larger caliber (.50BMG) and semi-auto.

      The TRAP (Telepresent Rapid-Aiming Platform) lets you aim and shoot from the comfort of your base (300 meter+), some models use a Gameboy like controller.

  5. Dave Phillips says:

    Robo rifle. That and one of those driverless cars and you are ready for remote war.

  6. ECA says:

    more batteries…
    more batteries…
    i CNT SEE ANYTHING..GET ME more batteries..

  7. sargasso_c says:

    So the gun still needs to be pointed at the target? How very 16th Century.

  8. GregAllen says:

    >> deowll says:

    >>I hope the ATF didn’t sell any of these to the drug cartels.

    You are borderline insane.

    Reality check: if these guns are un-regulated, the drug cartels will get their hands on them. They’ll go to some NRA-ruled Red State and buy all they need.

    • Mr. Bill says:

      Actually they will simply get them from the Mexican or another South American military like they do 95% of their current firearms. Are you really so easly distracted that you actually think it makes sense to buy large amounts of firearms from a gun store in the US?

      • Juan of the Dead! says:

        HALF are probably made in CHINA! So why bother buying anything in the U.S.? Any good cartel member knows that.

    • Gwad his own self says:

      Reality Check: Go to an actual gun show sometime and see how easy it is to actually buy a gun without going through a background check.

      Don’t cite your bullshit references or quote something you read that was written by someone else who’s also never been to a gun show; ACTUALLY GO TO A GUNSHOW AND TRY TO BUY A GUN.

      Not as easy as the retardos make it out to be.

      Now multiply that by a USEFUL number of guns and you will inevitably realize that your strawman “gun show loophole” is a meaningless charade.

      • So What? says:

        You mean the two AR’s I bought at the Columbia MO gun show last month for cash and no background check didn’t happen. The only limit on what you can buy at a gun show is based on how much cash you have and if you can tell quality from shit.

  9. BigBoyBC says:

    The DHS must be giddy with delight over these. They’ll save so many bullets when they start eliminating the citizenry.

    • Juan of the Dead! says:

      Ya. But citizens of which country? Mexico or Canada?

      … My money’s on the “brown” element which means I’m betting they start targeting Canadians! 😉

  10. deegee says:

    “The perfect rifle for gaming kiddies…”

    How many “gaming kiddies” can afford the $23,000.00+ price tag?
    Or the ammo cost. Go price some .338 Lapua Magnum rounds.

    I hate to burst the anti-gun’er fear-bubbles but this technology has been available for a while now, granted, typically in a multi-component setup. Laser Rangefinders and Ballistics Computers have been used by sport shooters and snipers for years. All that TrackingPoint did was combine a few pieces into a single solution rifle — like your combo radio/cd/gps in your car. A person can part together something similar from components that have been available for a while.

    It still has some limitations:
    – Who wants to hump all of that extra weight in the suck;
    – LE typically doesn’t use over .308;
    – Military typically uses larger than .300WM or 338LM;
    – It is designed for long range game hunting using a bolt action single shot rifle (ie. it won’t work with your AK-47 or AR-15 etc.);
    – It can’t track moving targets faster than ~10-15mph;
    – It’s a bulky long-action rifle, so you won’t see many criminals using it to rob the local corner store since it is pretty tough to conceal under your hoodie.

    Good target shooters and snipers are already as good as or better than what this piece of tech brings to the table.
    It’s like saying that the new hi-tech gizmos added to automobiles in the past few years are making everyone better drivers.

  11. MikeN says:

    First you say you support gun control, then you complain when it is produced.

  12. Kent says:

    Will need this for the revolution.

  13. Juan of the Dead! says:

    What? No BLUE TOOTH?!!!

    How the hell can you make anything FOR A MAN without blue tooth?!

  14. Uncle Patso says:

    My mind boggled at the thought of a firearm with Wi-Fi. I thought, is that so you can watch NetFlix while waiting for the deer to show up?

    • McCullough says:

      Har! And porn of course!

    • deegee says:

      The WiFi in this PGF is so that your buddies can also view the scope HUD on their smart-phones or tablets.
      TPI has a SmartPhone App for it. Yes, there is an app for everything.

      That way your rich crony friends can see how you bagged the deer/moose/elk because you’re such an “expert marksman”.
      You will laugh like a giddy little girl because you will feel like an elite soldier using this “high tech”.

      As I mentioned in another comment, this is just a rich man’s toy so that those who cannot shoot can feel better about themselves while hunting.

      The Military and LE would not implement something with open WiFi so that bystanders (and possibly the “target”) can tune in and see what they are pointing the rifle at.

  15. GOB says:

    Shouldn’t that deer be wearing a turban?

  16. Dallas says:

    Can the picatinny rail accept a cup holder? If not, this is a piece of shit.

    • deegee says:

      Actually, if you google it, you can find where guys have added beer can holders to their rails.

      • Dallas says:

        Very groovy! I’m gunna get a black bandana and face paint with this bad boy!

  17. Glenn E. says:

    I differ with calling it a “Heads Up Display”. Why, because one’s head isn’t looking down into a view window, like very old non-SLR cameras once had. We’ve been looking thru inline view windows for decades now. Or at rear panel displays. Without calling them “Heads Up”. But that sounds cool to say, because all the military fighter jets have HUDs. Which they have had, since the late 1960s. So that’s not a 21st century idea, either.

    This is a fancy scope display, which mixes the live digital camera view with computer aided information. And I say aided, because that’s why these scopes are “Networked”. They couldn’t fit the smarts into the thing, to do all this. So you need a Wifi connection (or a portable PC, via the USB, if no Wifi connectivity is available). In order to get all these bells and whistle features to work. Because some proprietary network, and software, is doing all the numbers crunching. And “online” you just have a very expensive digital scope toy, that does very little (or no) math. When it come to figuring out wind speed and temperature effects, etc. And you’ll have to pay a subscription for that Network service. So you won’t own this scope. free and clear of future cost. Kind of like a Tivo, for your rifle. If promises to replace skills, with technology. Which the govt could “jam” and take away (the Wifi’d skills) at any time. Maybe even spying in on what you’re hunting for.

    This makes me wonder how many other “Network Assisted” devices are planned for us to become dependent on? That the govt will quietly be able to snoop in on. Going dark, my ass, they are. Right now, they could be live miking thru any and all cell phones and smart phones, in the country. Without most of us being the wiser, that our private conversations aren’t private. Meanwhile the FBI-CIA-NSA only asks permission to snoop in on calls, they want you to think that can’t already to, and are already doing, without a court order. Dream on, slave. Because it’s the only thing they can’t tap into, yet.

  18. I wonder (1) what the range is and (2) how the rifle (with scope) performs in the “wild”. It’s one thing to hit targets at the rifle range and another to hit targets when the rain/sleet/snow is falling.


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