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Go see PGF's at TrackingPoint!

Discussion in 'SHOT Show Coverage' started by Col. Plink, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. Col. Plink

    Col. Plink Member

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    Hey y'all,

    Just wanted to alert you to the advent of precision guided firearms that will debut at SHOT this year!

    Two extremely knowledgeable fellows I know will be hosting a table and technical demos of TrackingPoint's integrated systems of ballistic-computing optics, accurized rifles, and precision-loaded ammunition. You may not believe the first-shot success probability at the 750-1200yd ranges but I have done a live-fire demo with them and it's TRUE.

    Stop by and be amazed!
     
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    Can you clarify what I believe to have been a big misconception from the thread in the rifle forum.....

    There were some members that were suggesting that the optic and trigger were connected, that the rifle takes the shot, because of the wording used by the spokesman in the preview video on youtube.

    I don't believe that to be possible with a contemporary bolt rifle- because of simple mechanics (at the most basic level).
     
  3. Col. Plink

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    You are correct, sir. The marksman acquires the target to set the tag, and reacquires the tag and pulls the trigger. It's a precision bolt-action rifle integrated with a ballistics-computing optic designed for use with specially produced conventional ammo.
     

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    That seems to be the case. There's a red button in front of the trigger that tells the system to mark the target, then when you hold down the trigger it's arming the system so it'll shoot when you're back on the mark.

    It's integrated tightly enough that you can only buy complete systems -- this isn't something you can retrofit onto your own rifle.

    I put my comments on the system here, but I'm one of those that just doesn't get it.
     
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    Read your review,

    in the interest of accurate reporting; there is no .308 offering. As to your post, the marksman takes the shot with a guided trigger. Did you get to shoot one?

    The system allows for about a 5x increase in first-shot success probability, even for the most seasoned long-range marksman, and without the extensive training in ballistics calculations needed (bullet drop, spin drift, Coriolis effect, Magnus effect, etc).

    In practice, it allows the ethical harvest of game from GREATLY extended ranges: up to 1200 yards! On the proving safari to South Africa, they took trophies at 3-4x the greatest distances their professional hunter guides would have been confident letting them take attempt on any other platform.

    SHOT SHOW BOOTH# 12451
     
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    I'll correct that. Thanks.
     
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    Did you get to shoot one?
     
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