I want to clear something up here. This is SHOT Show coverage. We’re hitting booths at 90mph, picking up the information from hundreds of manufacturers, and bringing you guys the best of what we find. We’ve been taking some flack lately because we aren’t providing some full-on reviews of guns we’re seeing on the floor. At SHOT Show.
We try to get guns in as fast as possible. The sad truth is, though, that we may never be able to do a full on review of a Tracking-Point rifle. I mean all-out, high round count, out-to-a-mile shooting. That’s what these guns are capable of. They’re gigantic (some of them) and can reach out to a mile.
The cool thing about this system, though, is that you don’t need months with the gun in order to make it work. You don’t even need days. My first shot with a TP rifle was made on a stupid windy day, over varied terrain, in freezing weather. I sat down at a rifle, tagged my target in the view finder, pulled the trigger. A second or two later the gun bucked. Bang. 900 yards away, a steel gong rang. I watched the replay on an iPad. All in under two minutes. I have no idea what caliber I was shooting, or what platform I was working with. Or what the hold-overs would have been. It didn’t matter. Any of it. The gun thinks for you. You decide what to shoot, identify the target, and then give the rifle permission to destroy that target. And it does.
What I’m seeing from Tracking-Point this year is more of a move toward serious distance. Their Mile Maker is impressive. And they’re bringing in more common calibers in smaller packages, like their 7.62 x 39. The prices are still on par with nice luxury automobiles, but that’s part of the deal. These are guns that are wholly unlike anything else I’ve seen in the industry. They were when the debuted two years ago, and they’re more capable now. And no one has come close to catching them.
Check out the video for more information. You’ll be awed by what you see. I was the first time I worked with the gun, and I am still today.