TrackingPoint is a company in crisis. After firing their CEO, CFO and 30 additional employees, one wonders whether the company can maintain their lead in the “really awesome high-tech rifle” market. Then again, it isn’t hard to do when you’re the only player on the field. Building off their success with the XS2 line of rifles, TackingPoint is now expanding into a .338 Lapua Magnum platform (compared to the .300 Win Mag) with an effective range of 1,200 yards (200 further than the last generation) that should be very interesting to see in action. If only we had a 1,200 yard range to test it on. It’s still over 400 yards shy of the 1 mile mark, but we’re getting there. Press release after the jump.
TrackingPoint Announces XS4 338 Lapua Magnum Smart Rifle
Precision-Guided Firearm Combines Power of .338 Lapua Magnum
Surgeon XL™ Action With Form Factor of Lighter, Smaller XS3 Hunting Model
Pflugerville, Texas — (December 12, 2013) — TrackingPoint™, creator of the world’s first Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) system, today announced the newest addition to its smart rifle line, the XS4 338 Lapua Magnum. Combining the power of a large caliber rifle with a smaller McMillan A5 hunting stock, the XS4 delivers both stopping power and convenience, integrated with TrackingPoint’s revolutionary TTX (Tag Track Xact) technology—the most accurate targeting system on the market today. The company also announced that it intends to announce additional new PGF models at the 2014 NSSF SHOT Show, January 14-17, 2014 in Las Vegas.
Like TrackingPoint’s XS1, the new XS4 has a maximum TTX range of 1,200 yards, the longest effective range offered by the company. The precision rifle’s performance is driven by a bolt-action, .338 Lapua Magnum Surgeon™ XL action. The rifle’s 27-inch, Krieger™ cut-barrel is fitted in a traditional-style, adjustable McMillan A5 chassis. It also features TrackingPoint’s longest parallax-free zoom: 6 to 35X.
“Our customers have been asking for the power of our 338 Lapua Magnum smart rifles in the form factor of our popular XS3 hunting model,” said John Lupher, Chief Technology Officer for TrackingPoint. “One of the best parts of working with our community of TrackingPoint PGF owners is that we can learn from their feedback and develop products to suit customer needs as our company grows.”
Pre-orders for the XS4 are now being accepted. The rifle will be demonstrated at the 2014 NSSF SHOT Show as well as at other industry trade shows in the coming year. To learn more about the XS4, go to www.tracking-point.com.
TrackingPoint is an Austin, Texas-based applied technology company that created the first Precision Guided Firearm, a revolutionary new long-range shooting system that puts jet fighter lock-and-launch technology in a rifle, enabling anyone to accurately hit targets at extended ranges. www.tracking-point.com