What is a TrackingPoint Firearm and what does it do?

A TrackingPoint Firearm is a comprehensive, purpose-built weapon system. It ensures never-before-seen precision at extreme distances and high target velocities. Learn more on the How It Works page.

How does a shooter use a TrackingPoint Firearm?
Is skill required to hunt or shoot with a TrackingPoint Firearm?

Yes, absolutely. With a TrackingPoint Firearm, you must identify and stalk your prey. You choose the desired shot placement, and you tag the animal with precision. You’ll develop a new skill: learning to tag a moving animal quickly and swiftly get back on target.

Can I put a TrackingPoint scope on another firearm?

No. Putting the scope from a TrackingPoint Firearm onto a rifle would result in very poor precision. The technology required to take shooting to the high level of precision of our firearms goes far beyond the scope, and permeates every element of a TrackingPoint Firearm. The trigger alone contains electro-optics technology usually seen only in advanced weapon systems. In the base firearm, there are more than 200 electronic and mechanical components that don’t exist in any other gun.

Can I use a TrackingPoint Firearm in a traditional way?

Yes. There is a mode called Suppressive Mode on all firearms, enabling the rifle to shoot as a traditional firearm.

How precise are TrackingPoint Firearms?

With a TrackingPoint Firearm, a shooter will always hit within 10 inches of the tag point on a 1,000-yard target.

Is it fair to hunt with a TrackingPoint Firearm?

Yes. Some consider it more fair than many other techniques used today. TrackingPoint Firearms enable true fair-chase hunting. Hunters no longer need to ambush their prey by baiting animals into point-blank range (within 250 yards). Hunters are no longer required to hide themselves from their prey in order to shoot the prey while the animal is motionless. Hunters may now put away the bait, the blinds, and the gun rests. They can strap on their boots, walk into the wilderness, and hunt in a primal and fair way.

Is it ethical to hunt with a TrackingPoint Firearm?

Yes. Hunting with a TrackingPoint Firearm is ethical, and may even be the most ethical way to hunt. Precision shot placement produces ultra-clean harvests and it dramatically reduces the number of wounded or lost animals.

Does a TrackingPoint Firearm take the fun out of hunting and shooting?

No. According to our customers, it’s even more fun to hunt with a TrackingPoint Firearm. Some have even reported that hunting and shooting with a TrackingPoint Firearm have been a life-altering experience. They find it thrilling to tag a dark piece of fur on a whitetail, hitting it exactly and bringing the animal down instantly and cleanly. Others have reported exhilarating shots on moving predators at extreme distances—shots they would have never considered attempting with a legacy rifle.

Is a gun rest needed with a TrackingPoint Firearm?

No. The TrackingPoint Firearm image is stabilized using VirtualRest™. It makes off-hand shots as easy as shooting from a stable rest. See more on the How It Works page.

What is Heads-Up Display (HUD)?

When you look into your TrackingPoint Firearm, HUD is the digital display that shows the field of view. See a sample and learn more on the How It Works page, or, if you prefer a more utilitarian explanation, try our terms Glossary.


How does a TrackingPoint Firearm track a target?

A TrackingPoint Firearm uses an integrated target tracking system. Learn more on the How It Works page.

How does a TrackingPoint Firearm determine when to release a round?

The firearm uses an electronic connection between the tracking optic and the trigger. Learn more about this TriggerLink™ on the How It Works page.

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