Colorado Springs, CO, OutWest Systems Inc.– 2013 Unveils a new and affordable LONG RANGE high-tech firearm marksmanship training system for shooters anywhere. www.ocats.com
The OCAT System Advanced Long Range Marksmanship System is a truly revolutionary firearm training tool that will work inside a residence (laser mode) or at the rifle/pistol range with live ammunition and at ranges in excess of a mile if so desired!
NOW Shooters can:
- Set targets almost anywhere in any scenario (assuming safety is the first consideration)
- Use with any type of target (steel swingers, pop cans, prairie dogs, etc.) and see your hits live on the computer screen..
- Place targets a mile distant if so desired and view them as if they are ten yards away.
- Eliminates the need for spotters (you can see hits on the actual target by yourself)
- Eliminates the need for specialized ranges (you set up anywhere where safe and legal)
- Now accurately and instantly learn how to read the effects of wind and mirage on your last shot fired, this is especially important at ranges over 200 yards.
- Track and record all shots fired for immediate or later review
- Track both firearm and ammunition performance
Basics of operation–with live ammunition. Reel out the fiber optic cable and attach to the camera and shooter’s spotting scope near the target (25-75-yards). The Celestron Ultima 80 variable power spotting scope is recommended due to superior clarity. Attach the cable to the supplied fiber optic conversion box and to the laptop’s USB port at the firing line. Start the OCAT System program and begin firing. Hits appear on the screen and are saved for later analysis. The computer can be set to ignore bullet holes and plot new hits so it is not necessary to travel down range to patch the existing holes unless you keep shooting through the same bullet hole.
It gets better! The system be used to run several targets though the included pan and tilt mechanism that fits between the tripod and scope and allows camera and scope movement. Using the computer at the firing line through the optic cord thee shooter can slew (pan) the scope up to 140 degrees with 15 degrees of elevation or depression. The shooter can set up several targets at the same range.
The program immediately analyzes the last shot fired and provides instant verbal and visual feedback including location, order of shot and even the timing of each shot. The OCAT System may also be set to give additional feedback and target analysis of shots depending on your needs and request of the system. After firing is completed the system can calculate the last group fired or all of the groups fired if so desired and more. When you leave the range all target information and images are automatically saved for later analysis at the click of a button.
The OCAT System Advanced Long Range Marksmanship Unit turns any expanse of earth into a long range shooting facility that will accomplish what a pit pulled paper target range can do and more because the range with this system is nearly unlimited and can be set up anywhere from a barren desert to a tree packed forest and function with an near unlimited variety of targets..
The MSRP for the basic one range system which includes the program, camera, computer, conversion box, 1100 yards (for this example) of fiber optic cord and the recommended Celestron scope is $6,500 or $6,000 (without the laptop computer). Obviously less fiber optic cord is cheaper and more is more expensive. If the highly recommended Celestron scope is deleted and the shooter uses their own scope this reduces the price by $100.00. The company markets these units at as custom package and will meet the buyer’s specific needs (number of shooters and range specifications and distances) by calling 855-697-6228 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fiber optic cord and conversion box costs are directly related to the shooter’s range needs which may include several distances and several shooters.
About the fiber optic cord. The basic fiber optic core is 3/8 in diameter and available in whatever length the buyer dictates and cost is based on the buyer’s needs (1100 yards or 1000 meters for this example will weigh about 80-pounds). The fiber optic filaments are contained within a strong protective sheath.
The basic unit has three sets of (2) filaments in the fiber optic cord which can support up to three different targets or three different ranges or both. For each shooter or range you must have a tripod, camera, spotting scope, electronic image conversion box and computer. BUT, when set up for one single range it can support more shooters with one spotting scope and camera by using the tilt and pan system to view other targets at that given range.
The variables for use are many and the OCAT Systems staff can fit up a (larger) cable that can simultaneously handle up to 12 shooters or ranges.
While not a low cost unit it is not a high-cost unit either and is certainly cheaper than a pro-built shooting range facility, and even there it can deliver superior results since no pit crew is necessary to work the targets. Additionally it affords shooters the incredible advantage of long range shooting and instant plotting of hits.
Many different optional ranges and usages are available. If the purchaser were to want 1,600 yards of range they could purchase that length and it can be used for shorter ranges right down to 100 yards for example.
Multiple use. For example, 1,000 yards of cord could set up one range at 1,000 yards. Then with factory couplings one could create (for this example) 800-yard and say 400-yard ranges simultaneously. But for each of these distances if used simultaneously without traveling down range to move the camera and scope assembly it is necessary to have a separate camera, scope, conversion box, and computer -unless the scope and camera equipment is moved the cord is left in place as a semi-or permanent fixture. You could also have one shooter at each of these ranges or all three at the same range.
Range Expansion: If you were to purchase the unit for say 800 yards and want to use it at shorter distances that is no problem, just deploy that much less cord from the reel. If you were to purchase say 800 yards of cord and later wanted to extend to say 1,200 yards you can purchase extra cord with connectors to expand the range for this example.
Team shooting and mirage/wind training: When coupled with an observer at the firing line or just the shooter him/herself and reading mirage and wind from the firing line through a separate spotting scope focused 1/3 of the distance to the target to observe what the mirage looks like (this is a separate scope from the scope that is hooked up to the camera) the shooter and/or spotter watching the computer screen with the computer plotting the hits a shooter can quickly learn the very real effects of the mirage and wind on bullet strike. This is incredible feedback of the kind that can generally only be done on target ranges that have pit pulled targets. This is the type of hi-value informational training that highly-trained snipers and advanced competitors must learn to make accurate long range shots.
The OCAT System Advanced Marksmanship Unit is not primarily designed for a single individual to deploy for one time couple of hours use to then retrieve–but it can do that. Generally, this system will be used in a permanent, semi-permanent mode, or multiple day mode.