Take it from a guy whose big toe is only now starting to be presentable after I dropped a 28 lbs. CaseCruzer rifle case on my foot, that is one seriously large rifle case. Then again, the $22,500 TrackingPoint XS2 Smart Rifle is one seriously sophisticated piece of kit. News to me: the batteries powering the scope last three hours. It might just be me but when the TrackingPoint guy said “Don’t let that cable get loose” (5:20) I immediately thought of Dr. Egon Spenglen’s admonition “Don’t cross the streams.” Speaking of which, who’s going to be the first to put this thing into an action movie? Will it be Bourne again? Here’s hoping.

 

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20 Responses to Unboxing the TrackingPoint XS2 Smart Rifle

  1. When it does turn up in a movie i can already tell you the plot “Neo-nazi tea partier with gun fetish uses smart rifle to assassinate mixed race leftist messiah.” Legislation to be introduced shortly thereafter.

  2. For that kind of money nothing should come loose, the battery life should be a lot longer, and only 200 rounds? Add a 0 on that round count. This is not a firearm you will see in my gun case.

    • To find a legitimate excuse to shoot around a corner at the person in the center seat of a moving armored car with only one weak point (that only this rifle somehow can find)? Yes.

        • Nothing shoots around corners. Gunpowder powered projectiles don’t deviate that way within any reasonable scope for argument on a regular basis. It’s a hyperbole for “Hollywood Magic” that the Bourne character is capable of. The only shot I could see this getting any reel in a movie for would need to be for one at either a vehicle outside of visible sight running a perpendicular course to the shooter’s line of sight at greater than a half mile away leaving nary an instant for a clear shot or…some magical shot that would be characterized to appear shot from around a corner.

          Having read the Bourne books they are decidedly less glamorous but the man is far more capable than to need GPS targeting systems or software at all with his long arms.

  3. $22,500? Way too rich for the pocketbooks of most TTAG readers, I would guess. Certainly way too rich for mine. Nice piece of ordnance, though. I do wonder how well it would hold up during the rigors of actual use in the field, considering what are likely to be sensitive electronic and optical components. But it looks as if the motto of this manufacturer should be, “Every person a Carlos Hathcock.”

  4. I’m a very tech-savvy guy. I do marine electronics work for a living, and like to build and make electronics projects – so, you’d think this would be right up my alley. Still, for some reason the TrackingPoint rifle completely bores me. There’s nothing I find interesting about it at all, and frankly I can’t think of anything I could possibly use it for, or want to use it for. I would never take a shot at an animal with this rifle, and it wouldn’t make 1,000yd steel shot very challenging or fun. I guess I just don’t get it.

  5. From what I understand you place the crosshairs on the target and “tag” your target. Then you pull the trigger. You then put the crosshairs back on your target while holding the trigger down. When the crosshairs pass over your tagged point the rifle will fire. If you let off the trigger you have the oportunity to retag the target.

    Why not just pull the trigger when you first place the crosshairs on the target?

    I know it will also calculate a bunch of stuff like range, bullet drop, compensate for wind if you input the windspeed you have observed or calculated…

    Still…dope your wind and range and then…Just pull the trigger.

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