We briefly mentioned yesterday that there was some ambiguity in precisely what TrackingPoint was bringing to the table with their new AR-based series of rifles. A pair of AR-15 based rifles in 5.56 NATO and 300 BLK (pictured above and below) are coming first, but there was some ambiguity on the 3rd cartridge.
The Tracking Point invite simply said was “762,” meaning it could have been a 7.62×39 (as The Truth About Guns speculated), .30 Remington AR (if the company wanted to keep up the front that they are making guns for hunting), or even the experimental 7.62 X 40mm WT.
As it turns out, TrackingPoint is instead bringing to market a .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO based “a different platform.” Based upon the company’s tendency towards the adoption of using existing proven technology and their use of the AR-15, I’m assuming that they will most likely be using the similar AR-10 platform, though there is a possibility they could base it on the M-14/M1A platform as well.
Regardless of what it is, you won’t be able to buy it until sometime later, as the .308 “is the last in the production queue,” according to company spokesperson Emily Storz, and we might not have even photos of that model until March.
Whether they will have a prototype for us on the firing line at SHOT Show Media Day on Monday remains to be seen…