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?
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.
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.
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
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.