TrackingPoint 500 AR Series smart rifles make hunting easy

Chris Burns - Apr 9, 2014
1
TrackingPoint 500 AR Series smart rifles make hunting easy

It’s rare that we’ll cover a firearm here on SlashGear, but when TrackingPoint shows off a smart automatic rifle series like the one we’re seeing today, we’ve got to change a tune. What you’ve got here is the TrackingPoint 500 Series AR rifle, working with a variety of technologies that make certain the carrier is the most accurate - machine accurate - in the field.

This rifle series is made for tactical forces, military, special ops, or what TrackingPoint describes as the "modern hunter." Take that how you will - we’ll assume they’re still hunting animals, as is shown in the demonstration video presented this week.

This device makes a variety of shooting positions accurate, including kneeling, standing, or "lying beneath a vehicle" - presumably because you’re sneaking up on a deer in a parking lot. Or because you’re in the military, of course.

TP AR Networked TrackingScope Specs
Max Target Velocity – 10 mph
Magnification – 2-12x
WIFi – 802.11g
Display – 800×600 LCD
Objective lens – 25mm
Laser Range Finder – 750 yards
Image Sensor – 14.6 Mpixel CMOS
Operating Temperature Range – -20C to 50C
Barrel Reference System Laser – 650 nm
TTX Range – 500 yards
Microphone Sensitivity – Whisper
Battery Type – Li Ion

The TrackingPoint 500 Series AR rifle works with TTX - that’s Tag Track Xact technology. With it, users are able to track and engage targets with accuracy at the same time as they’re firing at semi-automatic speed. Each rifle in this series also works with target tracking, stabilized target selection, and guided firing.

ar_gallery2-1024x351

These three PGF rifles, offered in 7.62, .300 BLK and 5.56 calibers, will be available soon. And we wouldn’t mind having one when we’re playing Titanfall, either.