Both the action and the barrel of a factory rifle are made independent of each other. This often results in a different tolerance between each part that creates stacked tolerances. Horizon rifles use custom actions that are measured down to the .0005 thou, keeping our headspace .001 to .002 tighter than the factory SAMI spec. The barrel is then made to fit that exact action. The perfect fit of our custom rifles results in the removal of tolerances and variation. You might get lucky and buy a well-fit factory rifle if the combined components happened to connect just right. However, you should not rely on luck when purchasing a rifle as the odds are often not in your favor. More likely than not, you will receive a rifle in which the two components are not a perfect fit. The careful measuring and matching that we do in our custom long-range rifles can not be done efficiently in a large production environment. This attention to detail might seem small, but it adds up to large difference down range. A factory rifle typically guarantees 1- to 1.5-inch groups at 100 yards. Horizon Firearms guarantees .5 inches or better at 100 yards. At 1,000 yards, there’s a 15-inch group for a factory rifle and a 5-inch group for a Horizon Firearms custom rifle. The ability to consistently shoot a 5-inch group at 1,000 yards gives you the confidence and capability to drop a giant elk during your dream hunt, whether it’s 100 yards or 900 yards away.
Let’s face it, we all love firearms. The rifle we shoot defines who we are, and that’s why we love custom rifles. When building a custom rifle with Horizon Firearms, you have the freedom to choose the components, colors and special features that reflect who you are. It’s your rifle. You want to be proud of the rifle displayed in your trophy photo, and you want to be proud of the rifle you pass on to your future generations. A custom rifle allows you to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will live forever.