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.
“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.”