TrackingPoint introduced their precision-guided AR-15 rifles in 2014, including a version in 300 AAC Blackout. The 300 BLK cartridge is fantastic for close range hunting and especially hog hunting, but the lack of night vision capabilities put a damper on the usefulness of TrackingPoint’s offering. They’re fixing that with their M400XHDR rifle, featuring a Gen 2 night vision system that’s useful out to about 200 yards without the need for an IR light source. Here’s the press release:
The exceptionally popular .300 Blackout returns to TrackingPoint’s stable of Precision-Guided Firearmsä in the form of its latest design – the M400XHDR. Built on TrackingPoint’s own lightweight AR platform, the Gen-2 night vision-enabled M400XHDR features an extended 400-yard lock range and the stopping power of a .30 caliber, making it ideal for home defense, predator and varmint control. The simplicity and the familiarity of the AR-15 platform coupled with TrackingPoint’s patented lock-and-load precision guiding technology makes the M400XHDR the most innovative .300 BLK on the market today.
The M400XHDR shares many of the same standard technological advances present across the TrackingPoint lineup of Precision-Guided Firearms. Elements such as the RapidLokä Trigger System that ensures pinpoint accuracy by acquiring, tracking and locking on ranged targets and TrackingPoint’s video/audio capture capability that allows shooters/hunters the ability to record each memorable PGFä experience. Broadcast capability, via the onboard WiFi, allows friends and family to live each event as if they were right alongside you.
The same five (5) extensively-tested and proven optical modes found on every TrackingPoint PGF power the M400 system. Precision Target and Precision Mover calculate the ballistic and firing solutions for the shooter, delivering exceptional accuracy on both stationary and moving targets alike. Auto-Acquire mode snaps the reticle to the pre-determined center of mass of a tagged target, while the Suppressive Fire mode calculates and holds real time ballistic solutions coupled with a live trigger to quickly engage multiple targets.
But the final mode, Night Mode, is where the M400XHDR truly shines. Utilizing CMOS sensor technology to deliver Gen-2 night vision performance, when used with the rail-mounted IR illuminator that comes standard with every M400XHDR, the M400 system acquires and tracks targets after dark as easily as it does in the daylight, ensuring precision shots on predators and hogs alike – day or night.
Precision shots require precision ammunition, and the new M400XHDR features engineered compatibility for not one, not two, but three ammunition profiles. The custom loaded TP 300 AAC Blackout 120gr OTM for the target shooters, TP 300 AAC Blackout 120gr Tac-TX for the hunters, or a similar high quality 300 AAC Blackout 110gr should a shooter/hunter find themselves out of the 120 gr loads. And at $6,995, TrackingPoint’s Precision-Guided Firearm system delivers features and benefits the competition just can’t match, making the M400XHDR the perfect choice for precision-minded shooters everywhere.
Order your new M400XHDR directly from TrackingPoint by calling (512) 354-2114 or by visiting the M400 product page. Shipments of the new rifle begin late February and financing is available for qualified buyers, with payments as low as $177/month for up to 48 months.
Naturally we’ve asked for one to test out. Stay tuned!
A payment plan. Jeez.
I don’t trust car dealers either.
Esp. when the pitch says:
“without the need for an IR light source.”, and follows that(later, when they think you won’t notice) with; “when used with the rail-mounted IR illuminator that comes standard”.
Also, I could put together a BCM .300 Blackout or get a Daniel Defense ISR, get a good Gen THREE night vision scope, and get a Surefire M600V for a half the price of this contraption. No need to mess with “shoot/no-shoot” trigger locks or computerized BDC crap. Trackingpoint is going nowhere and they know it.
They’re just trolling us with that gas block.
It could still work if they get a really slim buis to fit under hulk scope. I think kac makes one.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that but it’s actually a reference point for the optic to maintain zero even if it’s knocked around. Which it could be, the thing looks like it doubles the weight.
This makes absolutely no sense. It’s like putting a 20X on a 30-30.
Range bunny/tactitard bait. Unfortunately for the purchasers that stuff usually draws more the the latter than it does of the former.
But hey, done right it matches your 5.11’s and everyone knows it’s not your shot group, fundamentals or safe handling that matter, it’s how cool you look doing it.
If I had to guess, I’d say it’s for professional feral hog hunters, but I really think the equivalent dollars worth of cases of ammo and practice would make you more effective.
177 x 48=8,496. What a deal!
Isn’t that the rapper that just dropped that new dope jam?
How is this not the future of infantry? How many rounds are expended to hit one target? With 10’or 50 or 1000 percent better accuracy would 308 be practical again, improving range and weight and effectiveness?
The curve from demo to sale seems fairly fast for this
According to our military brass, it’s not hits that count, but spraying willy-nilly in their general direction. Now if only .22LR could reliably feed from high-capacity magazines, NATO would probably adopt it as their primary light weapon caliber…
Okay, I’ll be that guy…
This isn’t a precision guided weapon. It’s a precision targeted weapon. Once the bullet leaves the barrel, there’s no way to provide corrections – guidance – to the path of the bullet. It’s a “dumb” munition.
A precision guided munition is capable of adjusting ita course en route.
What was the point of that videos? zero information.
Oh so many things to go wrong…