Shooting Editor John B. Snow took the new TrackingPoint system hunting in Texas for nilgai. See how it works here.
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Shooting Editor John B. Snow took the new TrackingPoint system hunting in Texas for nilgai. This innovative system is billed as a “precision guided firearm” for the unique—and controversial—way it operates.
The shooter uses the scope to tag his target and the rifle automatically adjusts for elevation holdover. Moreover, once the system is “armed” the rifle will only fire once the system detects everything is correct. The shooter still pulls the trigger, but the shot is delayed until the software senses everything is on target. Does this amount to an unfair advantage for the hunter or is this technology a useful tool that makes a wounding shot less likely?