Hello everyone, new member here "hetman" Texas Native/ex- mil / lived south to north TX. / now living in Extreme North Dallas(Addison). Well to make a long story short " It was my Birthday " , and I wanted a new toy / I have pistols /rifles/shotguns etc. etc. . My main hunting weapon is a semi custom Win. feather weight M70 - long action in 257roberts+P / Leopold optics(w/ hand loads it will whack & stack with the best of them)
I had some birthday money burning a hole in my pocket & looked at everything from 50cal down to .17 ( forgot I already have a rem 17 in the safe) I wanted something different!!!!!!!!!!!Tracking Point Austin TX
I have been reading about the Tracking Point company out of Austin TX., They make some of the most amazing rifle/scope combo's ever. But: they are EXTREAM $$$$$$$$$$ $17,000 to $27,0000 but for that money your best non shooting/ couldn't hit the side of a Barn friend could sit down and do a 1000yrd shot first time w/ a little bit of coaching.Remington shoot 2020
Remington made a deal w/tracking point to use some of there Technology ( scope ) w/ semi modified Remington Rifles,& 1 bushmaster (223) . Only done in 3 calibers 30-06/308/.223 - using off the shelf Ammo. Right now scope is restricted to 500yards but will laser to over 750yards.
Remington list price in the $5k range / gander & cabalas in the $4k range / Gun broker in the $2.7 & up Range.Grab A Gun
A friend turned me on to GrabAgun it is a internet Gun Dealer(2nd largest) but has a great store front in Coppell TX ( it is the biggest / cheapest toy store I have ever run across in years)
Anyway I picked up a 2020 system in 30-06 for $1900. Its a nice
setup: Gun ( Model700 Long Range- 26in Heavy Barrel w/ B&C M40 stock /X-Mark Pro externally adjustable trigger system) Scope : ( tracking point /laser rangefinder 750 yards/ 3X21x / Wi-Fi server / ballistic computer / weather station / video & audio recording), Rifle case( custom fitted pelican approx. $200), Ammo: ( comes with a 300 round case of 3 different types of ammo: Target & 2 hunting loads)poetry shooting club
Waiting for a Bipod I ordered to come in, then we are trying to get on the Poetry shooting club range it's a 700 yard Range. will give a Field summary after that happens.
Wondering if anyone else has had the chance to play with one of these systems yet? You could pretty much rule a area 10 football fields long & 5 wide( or even 10 wide if you set in the middle( wonder what a 168-gr Barnes VOR-TX Tipped TSX BT or Rem 180-gr Premierģ Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded will do to a Pig ?)
Disclaimer: any website/ammo maker /gun maker etc. etc. that is referenced: I don't make anything or receive anything from them all they do is take my money just like you.
Greets Hetman (AKA Steve)
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