TrackingPoint XS4 .338 Lapua Magnum

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

TrackingPoint has announced a new .338 Lapua Magnum chambered addition to their Precision Guided Firearm line up. The TrackingPoint XS4 has a range of 1,200 yards. It features a 27″ Krieger barrel, Magnum Surgeon action and McMillan A5 adjustable stock.

Model: XS4 (XactSystem 4)
Rifle Mfg.: Surgeon Rifles (Surgeon XL action & Krieger barrel)
Rifle System Mfg.: TrackingPoint (integrated long range shooting system)
Rifle Type:PGF (Precision Guided Firearm)
Operating System:Bolt action
Caliber: .338 Lapua
Bullet:300 grain Sierra Match King OTM (Open Tip Match) [280 grain LRX (Long Range X Bullet)
Muzzle Velocity:300 grain = 2720 fps (+/- 10 fps standard deviation muzzle velocity) 280 grain = 2715 fps (+/- 10 fps standard deviation muzzle velocity)
Max TTX Range:Tag Track Xact to 1200 yards (+50 yard backend flex)
Min TTX Range:50 yards
Barrel Length: 27” (with M18x1.5 threaded muzzle with cap)
Barrel Twist: 1:9.35 inch – right hand twist
Barrel Contour:MTU and fluted
Trigger System:Guided with integrated ambidextrous track button in trigger guard
Trigger Pull:Traditional Mode 3.5 lbs. (+/- .5 lb.) not adjustable / Advanced Mode –not applicable
Weight Loaded:22.5 lbs. (rifle, scope, two batteries, loaded mag, bipod, brake)
Weight Unloaded:19.8 lbs. (rifle, scope, no batteries, no magazine, no bipod, with brake)
Operating Temperature:-4° to 120°F (-20° to 49°C)
Stock: McMillian A5
Stock Adjustments:Height of comb, length of pull (spacers 6mm x2 and 11mm x 2)
Length of pull:15” with all spacers
Scope:Networked tracking scope with HUD (Heads Up Display)
Zoom:6 to 35x, parallax free
Magazine: 5 round detachable box (x2)
Night Vision:Not optimized for night vision
Thermal Sights:Not optimized for thermal sights

The press release follows …

TrackingPoint™, creator of the world’s first Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) system, today announced the newest addition to its smart rifle line, the XS4 338 Lapua Magnum. Combining the power of a large caliber rifle with a smaller McMillan A5 hunting stock, the XS4 delivers both stopping power and convenience, integrated with TrackingPoint’s revolutionary TTX (Tag Track Xact) technology—the most accurate targeting system on the market today. The company also announced that it intends to announce additional new PGF models at the 2014 NSSF SHOT Show, January 14-17, 2014 in Las Vegas.

Like TrackingPoint’s XS1, the new XS4 has a maximum TTX range of 1,200 yards, the longest effective range offered by the company. The precision rifle’s performance is driven by a bolt-action, .338 Lapua Magnum Surgeon™ XL action. The rifle’s 27-inch, Krieger™ cut-barrel is fitted in a traditional-style, adjustable McMillan A5 chassis. It also features TrackingPoint’s longest parallax-free zoom: 6 to 35X.

“Our customers have been asking for the power of our 338 Lapua Magnum smart rifles in the form factor of our popular XS3 hunting model,” said John Lupher, Chief Technology Officer for TrackingPoint. “One of the best parts of working with our community of TrackingPoint PGF owners is that we can learn from their feedback and develop products to suit customer needs as our company grows.”

Pre-orders for the XS4 are now being accepted. The rifle will be demonstrated at the 2014 NSSF SHOT Show as well as at other industry trade shows in the coming year.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Lance Lance on Dec 12, 2013

    Nice rifle but never cared for Lapua cartridges there overpriced and over hyped. .338 Win mag can be just as good and is cheaper and easier to reload.

    • Cadre Cadre on Dec 14, 2013

      @Lance Yes the 338 Lapua is expensive and even though the 338 Win mag is a great round, it would not deliver the payload that the 338 Lapua will. The 338 Win Mag is better suited for the lighter 338 bullets in my opinion. The 338 Win mag will push a 300 SMK at 2450 FPS. Personally, I shoot the 300 RUM and 338 RUM.

  • LCON LCON on Dec 12, 2013

    I wonder if it's possible to co-witness a small optic for a tactical version

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    • KM KM on Dec 14, 2013

      @LCON Would a sniper want to lug that enormous thing around in a forrest somewhere? Obviosly if it was for use in areas where you wouldn't have to carry it for very far it might work