New: TrackingPoint 300HO

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Hunting feral hogs isn’t just fun, it’s a necessary task for landowners and many hunters. Hogs can do some serious damage to property, destroying crops, rooting up large plots of land, and generally wreaking havoc. They offer a few challenges that differ from average game as well including lower placement of vital organs and a tough, fatty cartilage shield over their shoulders. Hogs can be tough to kill which makes shot placement a must, and now there’s a weapon out there specifically designed to make eradicating feral hogs easier: the TrackingPoint 300HO.

The TrackingPoint 300HO – the “HO” stands for “Hog Out” – is chambered in .300 BLK and has a 16″ barrel. The rifle has the company’s RapidLok Target Elimination Fire Control System which has a number of features designed to improve accuracy including image stabilization and a laser to ensure zero despite factors such as recoil, vibration, and changes in barometric pressure or temperature. In addition, the 300HO can stream video to TrackingPoint’s ShotGlass glasses, enabling the shooter to see hogs without dropping their head to the gun itself.

This is fascinating technology designed to make dropping hogs easier than ever, even making shots over berms and around corners. I’ll be stopping by the company’s booth at SHOT for a closer look.

MSRP $12,995. Look online at http://tracking-point.com/precision-guided-firearms/precision-guided-semi-auto-300-hogout The 300HO will begin shipping on January 31, 2016.

From TrackingPoint:

“As a shooter pulls the trigger the hog is automatically acquired and tracked.  When trigger pull completes, the hog is instantly eliminated.  Total Time-To-Kill (TTK) is approximately 2.5 seconds.  RapidLokTM Fire Control is image stabilized enabling shooters to make off-hand shots as if they are shooting supported.  RapidLokTM has an auto-snap feature that automatically adjusts point-of-impact to target center of mass.  Also, target velocity is instantly measured and contemplated in the launch solution.  RapidLokTM incorporates a laser-based Barrel Reference System that ensures shot-to-shot perfect zero eliminating error from shock, vibration, or environmental changes such as temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure.”



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Garfield3000

    13 thousand dollar robot gun and they can’t get the front sight post on the right way?

    • John Daniels

      I was wondering the same thing.

      • Twilight sparkle

        It’s not actually a front sight

        • John Daniels

          Interesting.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      I assume its just there for decoration.

      • Twilight sparkle

        It’s been awhile since I’ve read about their products but I think the sight uses it somehow to make sure it’s lined up properly relative to the barrel

    • LCON

      Okay Allow me to simplify your life. Trackingpoint likes to say they use fighter jet tech in there systems, That’s not quite accurate. What they are using is a miniaturized version of the sighting system used on main battle tanks. It’s an AR15 with the optics of a Abrams Main Battle Tank.
      The Optic is basically the gunners sight and the Muzzle Reference sensor is the object people keep confusing for a front sight post. the Trigger is the FCS system.

      • Kurt Akemann

        Though in many ways that makes it cooler since M1s have seen much more action against their intended targets than have US-built fighters in recent decades.

    • Dan

      That is a different looking front sight, any idea what it is and who makes it?

  • jbgleason

    Its not a FSP, it is a reflective prism that allows the laser to self-zero the sight to the rifle every time it is turned on. Pretty cool technology. I know because I asked the same question before to a company rep.

    • LCON

      It’s like the barrel referencing system on the Abrams main Battle Tank’s main gun.

  • CommonSense23

    Still can’t call wind.

  • TheSmellofNapalm

    Damnit, who bailed out these clowns

  • Kyle

    For 13k I feel like even if you were a god awful shot you could just buy more than enough ammo to make up for it. Subtract 2k for a really nice rifle of whatever variety you want. somewhere between 500$-1000$ for a good optic. That leave approximately 10k for ammo. Hell you could even pay a professional to fix you AND still have thousands of dollars for ammo. That is enough ammo to actually correct your shooting skills so you aren’t reliant on a gimmicky computerized optic. Also the description for how this works sounds like pure marketing bs.

  • mig1nc

    If only I had won that lottery…

  • G0rdon_Fr33man

    I think that is some kind of record in weird use of buzzwords and abbreviations.

  • Lt_Scrounge

    Sounds like just the gun to use when hunting hogs from helicopters. Of course I could buy five acres of pasture and build a rather luxurious stand on it for that much money, but that’s just me.

  • Phil Burns

    I have a question and hope someone can answer for me. Ballistic curtain like Linatex for indoor ranges, does anyone know the minimum velocity and energy required to penetrate. The makers Weir Industries cannot tell me this, they only state do not use air weapon.

  • brian

    Why bother to improve your marksmanship fundamentals if you have $14000 laying around…