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$27,500 Gun Hits Targets at 1,000 Yards
Yahoo Finance ^ | 6-11-13 | By Aaron Smith | CNNMoney.com

Posted on 06/13/2013 5:14:33 AM PDT by rawhide

AUSTIN, Texas — A new company in Texas is selling a precision rifle with a unique technology that allows even an inexperienced shooter to hit a target 10 football fields away. The price tag is a staggering $27,500.

Tracking Point describes the weapon as a smartgun, with a trigger wired to the scope so that the gun won't fire until it's locked on the target that's been tagged.

"There are a number of people who say the gun shoots itself," said Chief Executive Officer Jason Schauble, a former Marine captain who was wounded in Iraq. "It doesn't. The shooter is always in the loop."

The TrackingPoint rifles, which are Wi-Fi enabled and have a color display so users can post videos of their shots on Facebook or YouTube, started shipping in May. Schauble said his company is on track to sell as many as 500 of them this year, to clients that he describes as "high net worth hunters" who want to kill big game at long range.

The company also has a deal to sell about 1,000 of the guns to Remington, which is Schauble's former employer. But the Remington model will be less expensive, running about $5,000 each.

Lifelong hunter and construction executive Bob Ellis is one client who raves about the rifle. "I have not shot anything like it ever," he said in an email to CNNMoney. "The distance and accuracy of the rifle is a big WOW!"

"There are a handful of snipers who can hit a target at 1,000 yards. But now, anybody can do it," he said. "You can put some tremendous capability in the hands of just about anybody, even an untrained shooter."

Indeed, novice shooters from CNNMoney tried the gun and did hit targets 1,000 yards away.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: gun; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 06/13/2013 5:14:34 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu2EqO1qbrQ


2 posted on 06/13/2013 5:16:47 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: rawhide

Discussion from yesterday’s thread at:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3030271/posts


3 posted on 06/13/2013 5:21:07 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

so what happens if the wifi is down?


4 posted on 06/13/2013 5:25:55 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Vaquero

Just watched the video. Nope, I don’t think it’s very sportsmanly. Sorry - I don’t hunt to utilize a wi-fi enabled computer-controlled device. A good scope is about as high-tech as my spirit allows. Is it even “stalking” at 1000 yards? Naa, not for me.


5 posted on 06/13/2013 5:27:22 AM PDT by golux
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To: CharlotteVRWC

I didn’t see that a WiFi connection is required.

http://tracking-point.com/what-is-a-pgf


6 posted on 06/13/2013 5:33:44 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: rawhide

Meh... it’s a gimmick for people that don’t know how to shoot.


7 posted on 06/13/2013 5:44:09 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: golux

Some times shooting some thing is not about being sporting.


8 posted on 06/13/2013 5:49:36 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: golux

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3030271/posts

a story of this weapon was posted yesterday...I posted as you did about it not being sporting.


9 posted on 06/13/2013 5:52:42 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: rawhide
Now anybody...even an untrained shooter...who want to kill big game at long range.

Or, whatever.

Would seem to raise a multitude of security concerns.

10 posted on 06/13/2013 5:53:56 AM PDT by frog in a pot ("To each according to his need..." This from a guy who never had a real job and his family starved.)
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To: rawhide

One way to defeat the effectiveness of this rifle is to jam the wi-fi signals in the area.Thought the enemy has to know they are being targeted with a weapon such as this.


11 posted on 06/13/2013 5:54:24 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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I don’t see the rifle requires wifi. It will broadcast to wireless devices to let others see what the scope sees.

And 1,000 yard shots mean you are not in their area.


12 posted on 06/13/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: golux

oh BTW....what a great device for our boys in Afghanistan!!


13 posted on 06/13/2013 5:56:43 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: rawhide

Every American who can afford one of these things should have one.The eds will have them or already do and they don’t really even need them with their drones.


14 posted on 06/13/2013 6:16:40 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: rawhide

So is there ammo available at WalMart for it?


15 posted on 06/13/2013 6:41:21 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

This has the gun grabbing libs scared to death...it makes a sniper out of an average Joe......they are in big demand...you have to get on an approved list to get one...approved is the key word here....


16 posted on 06/13/2013 7:04:50 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: Youngman542012

My dad taught me how to shoot his M1a - good hits at 800yds, half mile. I read Carlos Hatcock’s book about sniping. I think the .50 cal sniper rifle is awesome. I like shooting. Miss it down here.


17 posted on 06/13/2013 7:17:07 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Vaquero

Yes, I read your post just now. Some of those shots also seemed sort of peculiar - stomach shots, spine shot... Just not the way I like to hunt. (Also laughed at the poster who claimed every shot he ever took was an instant kill...)


18 posted on 06/13/2013 7:25:27 AM PDT by golux
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To: SkyDancer

.338 Lapua and .300 Win Mag


19 posted on 06/13/2013 7:26:53 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Been researching the difference between the .330WM and 7mm mag. Either one will push me back a foot when shooting prone.


20 posted on 06/13/2013 7:31:58 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

My brother, who regularly shot 30-06, bought a 7mm mag. He went from the store, shot it 5 times, and drove back to the store to see what price they would buy it back from him.

It just wasn’t his idea of fun. And he will likely never hunt where he would really need that.


21 posted on 06/13/2013 7:43:14 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

My home is on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. We live on six acres of heavily wooded mountain side. Our back yard is the Olympic National Forest. So of course lots of wildlife that tends to wander onto the property. Elk, cougar, black bear, coyotes, etc.


22 posted on 06/13/2013 8:12:57 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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