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Old 10-13-2012, 09:22 PM
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Tracking Point Demo Video - Impressive

I just read at thread on AccurateReloading about a new long range "system" - very high tech and seriously impressive. They have a video here.

NO, I have no financial or other interest in this company or product.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:29 PM
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Re: Tracking Point Demo Video - Impressive

Very military. I don't like it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:26 AM
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Re: Tracking Point Demo Video - Impressive

I found it interesting. Its amazing what has come out in the last 5 years and mostly from military applications. A lot of the equipment I use has come from these applications. Sure beats the old Weaver K4's on top of a Mauser 98 8MM that I started with. A lot more labor intensive (dialing and reloading and checking your drops in the field etc. ) but a whole lot more hits at further and further distances.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:01 AM
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Re: Tracking Point Demo Video - Impressive

Expert marksman with virtually no experience. Where's the fun in that?

I'm holding out for technology to shoot the animal while I sleep in.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:22 AM
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Re: Tracking Point Demo Video - Impressive

Very interesting and they have a hunting rifle set up in a 300 win mag. As a hunter, I have an ethical responsibility to cleanly kill my prey. I guide hunts on a big ranch and have seen many wounded animals that have been tracked for days with dogs because nerves and distance would not allow for clean kills. That should be avoided if all possible. Many of those hunters shot their rifles extremely well at the range. If this system can help cure that problem, very cool. Before you all judge those who might hunt with the latest technology possible, think of all those who would like to hunt, but think they cant because of lack of experience, disabillities, or plain old buck fever.

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Re: Tracking Point Demo Video - Impressive

the only problem I see with that system is it takes any resemblance to fair chase and throws it strait out the window. If you have to use that sort of means to take a game animal and are not disabled then you need to get closer and take a shot you are capable of taking normally.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:41 PM
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Re: Tracking Point Demo Video - Impressive

TrackingPoint info (from the 2013 SHOT Show site):

Website - TrackingPoint.com

SHOT Show booth #12451.

About Us:

TrackingPoint is the Austin-based applied technology company that created the first Precision Guided Firearm (PGF). This revolutionary new long-range shooting system puts jet fighter “lock and launch” technology in a rifle, enabling anyone to hit moving targets at extended ranges. The first systems will be available in the spring of 2013.

Media contact:

Bret Boyd
bboyd@tracking-point.com

Booth Representatives (5)
Bret Boyd
Dan Price
Darren Jones
Jason Schauble
John McHale

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Note the, “...enabling anyone to hit MOVING targets at extended ranges...”. Really? Hope that isn't referrng to the "egg" shoot demo mentioned earlier in this thread.

BTW, their website is a one pager soliciting subscriptions to info updates - and the large date, 1-15-2013, the first floor date of the SHOT Show. One might have expected they would have been exhibiting/demoing on the "Media Day at the Range" event (the 14th) but, as of 10/14 noonish, they are NOT listed on the exhibitor listing for that event.
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