Remington 700 with 2020 Digital Optic System (courtesy Remington)

We’ve reported on the Remington 2020 line before. Apparently, Remington decided to post the website weeks in advance on the down low, planning to write the press release later — which they have now done [see: below]. We reported on it when that happened, and we were even the first on the net to have a confirmed price point for the guns. But that still doesn’t answer the big question. Aesthetics aside—and I mean WAY aside—why? Why spend five-and-a-half grand for this collaboration between Remington and TrackingPoint? . . .

For one thing, you get a gun. A Remington 700 with a scope (?) pre-zeroed for three different rounds, complete with laser range finder and target tracking capability. According to the presser the combo creates the “ultimate hunting and shooting confidence builder” (provided no one laughs at your attempts to shoulder the thing). The big payoff: live WiFi streaming of your sight picture to your ballistic BFFs through your iPhone or Android. I mean, “a more ethical hunt.” Still, anyone remember the first cell phones? More to the point, anyone buy one?

Remington 700 with a Tracking Point 2020 Digital Optic System (courtesy Remington)

Introducing Remington® 2020TM – A Digital Optic System for Greater Confidence and Accuracy Over Extended Ranges

Madison, NC – Created through a collaboration between Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) and TrackingPointTM, an applied technology company in Austin, Texas, the Remington 2020 Digital Optic System revolutionizes long-range accuracy by combining hand-selected rifles, matched ammunition, digital optics and target-tracking technology into an integrated shooting system.

“The Remington 2020 System is the next significant advancement in firearms technology,” said Scott Blackwell, president of Remington. “Remington has been a leading innovation provider to hunters and shooters since 1816. Through our partnership with TrackingPoint we are now leveraging a powerful R&D network and technology engine allowing Remington to continue to enhance our consumer’s experience.  The end result; we have created the ultimate hunting and shooting confidence builder that allows the user to share their experience from start to finish.”

The Digital Optic System:

The digital optic system effectively bundles numerous devices and technologies together in a state-of-the-art package that brings confidence and improved accuracy to the shooter at distances of up to 500 yards.  Integrated capabilities include:

  • 3-21X Digital Scope
  • Laser Rangefinder (750 Yard Range)
  • The Most Advanced Ballistic Computer Available
  • Video /Audio Recorder
  • Still Camera (frame capture)
  • Wi-Fi Server

Looking through the Remington 2020 Digital Optic System, the shooter is presented with a Heads-Up Display (HUD) that overlays the information about the ammunition, environment and shot orientation that effect accuracy to the field of view before them.  Through a sequence referred to as Tag, Track and React (TTR), the Remington 2020 Digital Optic System allows the shooter to designate the desired location of a shot (“Tag”).  The advanced internal ballistic computer immediately generates a firing solution based on a far greater number of inputs and factors that affect the bullet’s flight than other ballistic calculators or tables.  The shooter then simply adjusts their point of aim to bring the ballistically corrected reticle on target (“Track”) and take the shot (“React”).  Even on targets moving up to 10 mph.

Remington 700 with a Tracking Point 2020 Digital Optic System (courtesy Remington)Recording and Streaming

The system can also broadcast a Wi-Fi signal allowing others to see a streaming live video feed from the HUD via a smartphone (Apple iOS or Andriod) app.  For the first time, another person can share what the shooter is seeing and doing wirelessly for more effective coaching, mentoring or guiding.  From the time a Tag is placed until a preset time after the shot is taken, this stream can also be recorded, with audio, to internal memory for later downloading and sharing.

The System

Each system comes with:

  • A Hand-Selected Rifle – (Currently offered in three configurations)
  • Remington Model 700TM Long-Range chambered in 30-06 SPRG
  • Remington Model 700TM SPS Tactical AAC® -SDTM with Threaded Muzzle chambered in 308 Win
  • Bushmaster® Varminter chambered in 223 Remington
  • Mounted Remington 2020 Digital Optic System, zeroed and loaded with ballistic profiles for three paired ammunition types – a target round, a traditional hunting round and a Barnes™ Vor-tx® TSX round.
  • Wheeled Hard Case with Custom-Fitted Foam Insert
  • A specially-packed 300-rd case of ammunition – 100 rounds of each of the three profiled ammunition types for that system

Suggested Retail Price – $5,499.99 – $5,574.99

The benefits of the Remington 2020 go beyond improved shot placement and the consolidation of gear currently required to perform ballistic calculations. The true benefit lies in the confidence, and enhanced capabilities that this technology provides to the user. All of which encourages a more ethical hunt.

For more information on the revolutionary new Remington 2020 Digital Optic System, please visit www.shoot2020.com

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About Remington Arms Company, LLC

Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturers. Remington is the only U.S. manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Company distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries. More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.

27 Responses to Remington and TrackingPoint Write a Press Release for the Remington 2020

  1. Isn’t there another scope that does most of that (minus the video and streaming capability)? I couldve swore i saw one in North American Hunter I think it’s made by bushnell..

  2. If a won a huge lotto jackpot I’d buy one, but for that much money I’d rather buy a couple guns on my wish list. Better yet, I’d buy a really nice bolt action, a nice piece of glass, and pay for some quality training.

    • RF alluded to the first cel phones – so big they had to be carried as purses and costing big bucks. Give it a decade and the whole package will be big as a pack of cigs and include a bunch of other features we haven’t even thought about.

      • My wife’s father is an early adapter to new technologies.

        He had one of these early cell-phones in his car back in the day. He was also in technology sales in the early 80’s – very profitable. The point is, people with wealth will buy them, allowing the market to expand, and then they get cheap for us Hoi Polloi.

        • Well is this like cell phones of the 1980’s or like cell phones of the 1960’s? And yes, they existed. The tech was invented in 1947. Cellular phones, in the form of car phones were available in 1960’s (if you include radiotelphony, the first car phone was in 1946!!)

          IOW, is this something that will take decades to become popular (if it ever does) or just a decade?

          I actually don’t like the idea of this thing. It is not sporting for hunting. And not useful in self-defense

  3. Still, anyone remember the first cell phones? More to the point, anyone buy one?

    Someone did. And enough someones to convince companies it was a good idea to continue to develop this newfangled cellular phone idea.

  4. Ha!
    I’ve still got my Motorola brick. May be worth something years from now.
    I’m not that tempted on the rifle. Burris makes the eliminator for those ballistically challenged.
    Streaming? My day/night gen 3 night vision streams to my recorder for filming those cool yodel dog shots. and I’m into it for way less than this.
    Guess I like the challenge and the confidence that regular shooting gives me.

  5. Or… Pop the money for a Gunwerks LR-1000 and BR-2

    BR-2 = $1600
    LR-1000 = $5500

    Guaranteed 1000 yard hits for $7100. What’s not to love?

  6. So why all the gee whiz electronic gizmodification on a wimpy .223? Even .308 or ought-six aren’t really what I’d call long range calibers (and I’ve shot both at up to 1000 yards). Why don’t they have their initial offering include .300 Win Mag or .300 WSM or .300 Ultra Mag? Lame.

    • My thoughts as well. I have a Rem 700 .308 and a Win 70 .30-06. They are respectably accurate, but they aren’t great 1000 yard calibers. A good old fashioned 7mm Mag is one of the best “normal” long range calibers out there.

  7. I remember Remington introducing a rifle that fired electronically. It had no conventional firing pin or trigger mechanism, used electricity to fire special ammo. The alleged advantage was instant (at the speed of light) ignition of the propellent, and an extremely light push button to avoid imparting movement to the rifle induced by a conventional trigger pull. It was the latest, hottest thing in firearms about 10 years ago, for about 6 months. Then it disappeared. Some innovations don’t last long

    • Funny, I saw one of these for sale a couple of weeks ago (forgot where). I had to go look it up, because I had never heard of the system.

      A few minutes of sleuthing showed it to be the Remington EtronX, and man, those bullets are LOOONNNGGGG GONE.

      • You beat me to it. I remember the Guns’N’Ammo right up on the rifle. At the time handloading was impossible because the propellant block had to be a specific size and the propellant wasn’t available separately.

        Interesting technical demonstration but there are reasons why the old designs keep going (they work!) and new ideas keep appearing and falling by the wayside.

  8. There is no reason why a rifle can’t have the following with the current technology.

    – A ccd camera mounted above or below the barrel. with a lazer rangefinder attached on the same axis.
    – The camera feeding into the brain held in the hollow of a stock or on a backpacked (linked wirelessly)
    – A display mounted to the side of the breech as not to interfere with the iron sight system

    The brain would calculate distance / ballistics / etc. If the mount is in the stock there is no reason why the thing couldnt pull the trigger too. One button assigns the target and then the display will guide to direction then BAM.

    ….Five years down the road the display will track eye movment to ai in target acquisition.

    Folks….this technology exists RIGHT NOW to prototype with auduino and commonly found electronics.

  9. Y’know, it’s funny.

    As tacticool and impressive as this gizmo is, I don’t want one.

    I don’t mean this as “I could never spend that much for it unless I won Lotto,” but rather as that I’m flat disinterested.

    Hmmm…

  10. As an engineer I love the technology involved. I can see the SWAT/Police Sniper folks using them to justify the kill etc.However, I myself prefer simplicity. Cross eye dominance is my problem. I would just love to have a simple/proven/convenient scope/mount that would allow me to shoot a rifle right handed but left eye dominant. In the past, after a trip to an ophthalmologist when I was younger I switched to shooting rifles left handed. Accuracy improved but it still feels clumsy. I shoot hand guns right handed with no problem. Since I’ve been out of the sport for awhile the new red dot sights may provide a solution but would love to be able to shoot a hunting rifle with a scope right handed.

  11. I got the 2020 in 3006 and used the barns ammo with 3 shots at the range, only got 100 yards on our range, but it puts the WOW in shooting;) Lot les than advertised, I think taxes and all was a little over $2800 so $400 worth of ammo, a $1100 rifle and a $300 case making the scop in the thousand dollar range so since I got scopes that cost that in the varminter it’s not as bad of a deal as once thought and you don’t have to expermint with ammo, and you get a Hand selected Rifle to boot, and it is 5R rifleing,,. Can’t beet that if you don’t like the scope take it off and you still have one of the best hunting systems on the planet ,,

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