the company that makes scopes so smart they compensate for
bullet drop, air density, windage and rifle cant, making long-range
shooting possible with the push of a button is expanding
their Austin, Texas facilities and looking for experts in all fields
to come work for them, including rifle testers.
We were amazed
when we saw them working in-person. The way it works is you put
your crosshairs over your target, and tag it with a button next
to the trigger. The scope, pre-programmed with ballistics data specific
to your rifle and cartridge, then projects a dot at the corrected
point of aim. Pulling the trigger doesn’t fire the gun, it’s
more of a safety selector. With the trigger depressed, when you
move the reticle to the adjusted point of aim, the gun fires automatically.
smart scope is simultaneously terrific and terrifying. It completely
changes the shooting experience, making even the most novice shooters
experts out to 1,200 yards, anyway. Past that and you’re
working outside the operating range of their longest-range “Intelligent
Digital Tracking Scope,” or IDTS for short.
giving us a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes making these
advanced shooting platforms with a short video on their ballistic
data-mining and reliability testing:
for their custom PGRs will be high, even priced around $15,000 for
the base model. We’re not surprised they’re looking
to hire new people. SHOT Show was cold and windy, with the 1,000-yard
range practically deserted for the first time in, well, ever. Except
for the TrackingPoint section. Even with a cutting, icy wind, they
drew a large crowd all day.