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#5578772 - 02/02/15 04:38 PM Tracking point rifle?
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Anyone know anything about these and their value and if they are actually selling in the market. got a customer that purchased one and had it shipped to me for transfer. He has about decided he no longer wants it, and asked me if I would broker a sale on it for a fee. I don't think its worth my time cause I don't see them moving for as high as they are but I may be wrong. not sure If I should do the work for a gun that won't move. Anyone know if they work? Its on a surgeon action and McMillan a3-a5 stock comes with barns ammo 300 win mag. Super nice set up but crazy heavy, this is the first one I have ever seen.


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#5578804 - 02/02/15 05:00 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: HorizonFirearms]
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Is that one of those that don't miss?
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#5578845 - 02/02/15 05:26 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
Is that one of those that don't miss?

I guess I have heard all kinds of rumors I have never driven one. Sounds like neat technology in a scope on a pretty nice rifle
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#5578857 - 02/02/15 05:38 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: HorizonFirearms]
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From what I've seen, they are reserved for the wealthy that won't take the time to learn how to shoot distance. Put us on a time constraint and I'd run one for pinks. I predict they will fade away for most of the population.
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#5578877 - 02/02/15 05:52 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: HorizonFirearms]
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Not sure which "crowd" this set up appeals to. maybe on Long Range Hunter.com. Safari Club International? You might find a buyer

I have heard good things about it, very accurate and reliable but slow to get it set on the target (animal)few buttons to push after lining up target.

Out of my league

Would be fun to play with though,
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#5578911 - 02/02/15 06:02 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: HorizonFirearms]
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I've seen several Tracking Point SPS Tactical 700s listed on FB. They seem to sell pretty quick but I don't know about a high end rifle like the one you have.
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#5578924 - 02/02/15 06:06 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: FiremanJG]
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My brother wants one pretty badly. The last two years, Tracking Point has manned a booth at DSC. We spent a lot of time talking them up both years. Their basic model, the one Horizon has I believe, runs around $25,000. They now have an entry-level model, a .308 built on a Remington action, that comes in at a little less than $10,000. They have also rigged up this year an AR-15 in .223 for around a little less, IIRC.

They are based in Austin. The guns do not miss once clicked onto the target, no matter if the target continues to move around. To me, they better get a military contract if they are going to make it. But my brother--ever the engineer--is really intrigued. Me, not so much.
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#5578927 - 02/02/15 06:06 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: HorizonFirearms]
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Seen the videos. Would be interesting to shoot it sometime just to try it out but I wouldn't buy one.
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#5578943 - 02/02/15 06:14 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: HorizonFirearms]
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Super cool concept, probably not for me though. Start cranking out models that are 5k and people will buy them. I figured thermal would never catch on but look what it has done.
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#5578955 - 02/02/15 06:20 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: dawaba]
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Originally Posted By: dawaba
My brother wants one pretty badly. The last two years, Tracking Point has manned a booth at DSC. We spent a lot of time talking them up both years. Their basic model, the one Horizon has I believe, runs around $25,000. They now have an entry-level model, a .308 built on a Remington action, that comes in at a little less than $10,000. They have also rigged up this year an AR-15 in .223 for around a little less, IIRC.

They are based in Austin. The guns do not miss once clicked onto the target, no matter if the target continues to move around. To me, they better get a military contract if they are going to make it. But my brother--ever the engineer--is really intrigued. Me, not so much.


This one he wants to sell at 23,000 Think he paid 25?? comes with the I pad and all the stuff. I heard they just started outlawing them for hunting in New Jersy, not that that matters. Military seems like the way to sell them. It will be interesting to see if the 10K model from Remington takes off. I was also told today (have not read it myself) that Remington is in the hole 3 billion after moving part of the company and the trigger recall.
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#5578974 - 02/02/15 06:32 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: dawaba]
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dawaba,

Tell him to spend about $2k building a rifle, and $1-2k on scope and send him to me for two full days for $600.

He'll be way better off in the long run.
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#5579045 - 02/02/15 07:01 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
dawaba,

Tell him to spend about $2k building a rifle, and $1-2k on scope and send him to me for two full days for $600.

He'll be way better off in the long run.


You're right, of course. But he is already a pretty fair country shot and seems immune to recoil, despite extended sessions with our .375s. He enjoys shooting and hunting, like all of us, but it's the space-age aspect of the advanced electronics that really get his juices flowing. And the price tag doesn't scare him much either.
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#5579066 - 02/02/15 07:13 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: dawaba]
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Originally Posted By: dawaba
The guns do not miss once clicked onto the target, no matter if the target continues to move around.


I would be interested in seeing how this system deals with variable and switching winds. My guess is, it doesn't.

Most of my misses are due to these changing winds. This all seems like a gimmick.

My solution would be to buy a range finder, kestrel 4000+, get dope, and as much range time as a person could afford.

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#5579069 - 02/02/15 07:14 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: HorizonFirearms]
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I have told Derrick this story but they(the TP system) obviously works. My boss lives in Austin and is friends with one of the buyers of a Tracking Point AR in .308. My boss is ...how can I say this nicely... he is not Chris Kyle.
He called me a few weeks ago when they were out hunting and I told him to try the Tracking point and see how it worked with him shooting it. It was really windy that day so I thought it would give them fits trying to hit at distance. He made a first shot hit on a 4 inch bulls-eye at 700 yards..... impressed me.
Now you have to use their ammo but folks who would go for this are probably not reloaders and would be fine with that I reckon.
To me its a novelty thing and would be fun to play with but not something I would consider for hunting... kinda like hunting pen raised deer.
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#5579111 - 02/02/15 07:29 PM Re: Tracking point rifle? [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
Originally Posted By: dawaba
The guns do not miss once clicked onto the target, no matter if the target continues to move around.


I would be interested in seeing how this system deals with variable and switching winds. My guess is, it doesn't.

Most of my misses are due to these changing winds. This all seems like a gimmick.

My solution would be to buy a range finder, kestrel 4000+, get dope, and as much range time as a person could afford.


Says a fellow shooter that knows what he's talking about.
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