Remington unveiled their new 20/20 rifle a few weeks back, and for the first time we’ve been able to put our hands on the gun and see how it functions. And while it might just be that TrackingPoint’s real deal has spoiled me for life, I’m not a big fan . . .
The rifle I shot was a long action Remington 700 in .30-06 Springfield, and the only difference between this rifle and the bog standard Remington 700 is the scope. Just like the Burris Eliminator that came out years ago, it gives you a range to the target and adjusts your point of aim accordingly.
The only real difference between this scope and the Eliminator is that (A) the ammo is matched to the gun, so you have a more precise ballistic chart programmed into the gun, and (B) it adjusts for the wind. Except it doesn’t — you have to do that for it. Still.
The scope also reportedly tracks moving objects and gives you firing solutions on them, but there were no moving objects to be found and we couldn’t test it.
Unlike the real deal, the Remington 20/20 doesn’t release the trigger when properly aimed — you need to pull the trigger yourself and do it right. So in short, the gun is basically a stock Remington 700 with a slightly improved Burris Eliminator on top. It makes sense if you’re lusting after a TrackingPoint rifle, but not if you’re looking for a cost effective long range gun.