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$17,000 Linux-powered rifle is the world’s first Precision Guided Firearm

Andrea Divirgilio / January 15, 2013

With a mission to develop small arms tracking and fire control technology capable of making a 450-yard shot and hitting a target the size of a volleyball, the Austin-based applied technology firm TrackingPoint successfully built the world’s first Precision Guided Firearms ‘PGF’ that would revolutionize the shooting sports market. Offering fighter-jet precision, the company’s largest-caliber PGF named XS1 impressively offers the longest Tag Track Xact effective range of any Precision Guided Firearm, thus making long-range shot possible for any shooter, regardless of training or experience. Designed to offer fighter-jet style, lock-and-launch technology in a rifle system, the $22,500 XS1 makes you an elite, long-range marksman in just minutes. However, TrackingPoint offers Precision Guided Firearms in a series of 3 heavily customized hunting rifles in the form of XS1, XS2 and XS3 which is available with a starting price of $17,000. Besides, we have earlier seen the world’s most expensive rifle, the exclusive handmade hunting VO Falcon Edition which costs $820,000.

XS1 PRECISION GUIDED FIREARM

TrackingPoint's XS1 PRECISION GUIDED FIREARM

Speaking about the Precision Guided Firearm, it’s the world’s most accurate shooting system called the Xact System, which solves the multiple problems that long-range shooters face and also ensure repeatable performance and accuracy even at extended ranges.

TrackingPoint's XS1 PRECISION GUIDED FIREARM

The TrackingPoint XS1’s performance is actually driven by a bolt-action, .338 Lapua Magnum Surgeon XL action, and its 27-inch, Krieger cut-barrel which is fitted in an Accuracy International AX chassis with detachable Picatinny rail pieces. The XS1 uses 300 gr. Sierra Open-Tipped Match XactShot ammunition by Barnes, loaded to +/- 10 fps standard deviation muzzle velocity.

TrackingPoint's XS1 PRECISION GUIDED FIREARM

The XS1 which delivers the longest range Tag Track Xact to 1,200 yards also features TrackingPoint’s longest parallex-free zoom, and a small Wi-Fi server, an iOS app that connects to the Linux-powered scope via an ad-hoc Wi-Fi network and streams the scope’s display/video to the app, allowing someone with an iPad or iPhone to act as a spotter.

TrackingPoint's XS1 PRECISION GUIDED FIREARM

Notably, the video looks something like the heads-up display one would see in the cockpit of a fighter jet, showing the weapon’s compass, orientation, cant and incline.

TrackingPoint's XS1 PRECISION GUIDED FIREARM

Also, the integrated networked tracking scope’s video recording can also be uploaded to video sharing sites.

Via: OhGizmo / TrackingPoint

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