Cable Smith hosted Horizon Firearms President, Derrick Ratliff, on the Lone Star Outdoor Show to discuss custom rifles and long range precision shooting. Click here to listen to interview starting at 1:05:57.
"Based out of College Station, Texas – Horizon has quickly built a reputation for building some of the best performing custom rifles in Texas. We discuss what it means to ‘customize’ a rifle to one’s own specifications. We then transition into the long range side of things where Derrick gives us his favorite long range big game caliber as well as a brand new caliber that hit the industry in 2015. To say we’ve been pleased with our Horizon Firearms custom 7 mag would be a gross understatement!" - Cable Smith
(PRWeb) Shiner: TX Horizon Firearms, known for their accuracy guarantee in the custom long-range rifle industry, was acquired by Kaspar Companies in a strategic move to add like-minded companies to their subsidiary portfolio.
Kaspar Companies announces the addition of custom long-range rifle manufacturer Horizon Firearms to their portfolio of Texas-based brands.
A couple of us from Horizon Firearms had the opportunity to spotlight a couple weekends ago and we decided to field test one of our new exciting calibers - the 22 Creedmoor.
Austin Ratliff swept the light through the darkness and landed on a bright set of eyes low to the ground about 150 yards away. It wasn't moving, and we studied it for quite a while and became pretty that it was a bobcat sitting very, very still. He obviously didn't want to give himself away and was observing us from a low to the ground position. We flipped on the FoxPro and he sat up confirming that he was indeed a bobcat. Austin readied the 22 Creedmoor and shot just below the eyes. The cat immediately fell - he'd made a great shot. We quickly drove over there to check it out and couldn't believe what we found. We've hunted our entire lives, but never seen this!
Horizon Firearms had a great start to the week! We got a chance to spend some time in South Texas at the Agarita Ranch with Jada Johnson, hostess of Big Boys Adventures. We have been sponsoring Jada's show on the Sportsman Channel and Wild TV for 2 years now. Jada has never really shot past 400 yards, and the ranch had a great range so we took advantage of showing off some of our guns and providing some shooting tips. We let her try out the 6.5 Creedmoor that we are giving away as the Top Pin Prize at the Dallas Safari Club show next month as she has only been using a 7 Mag and a 300 Win. We thought she would appreciate the mild recoil. After getting an idea of what the wind was doing at 400 yards with 2 shots, I dialed up the scope and told her to try 2 shots at 600. Needless to say, you cant get much better than that! This gun had 7 shots through it and that group was shot with factory 140 grain Amax ammo. We later shot my 22 Creedmoor out to to 900 and we had a blast. Someone at DSC is going to get one heck of a rifle!
This past month, Team HorizonFirearms and ZEROlight got the opportunity to enter the Gillette, Wyoming, coyote contest which is an annual contest in which 25-50 teams of 2 hunters compete over a 23 hour period to see who can harvest the most coyotes. Four coyotes per team are weighed to determine the winner for the heaviest set. This year, I decided to fly up to hunt with my business partner, Hazer Bulkley. After flying into Gillette a day early, we made sure our rifles were sighted in and practiced shooting off of round hay bales on 3.5” targets out to 400 yards.
One of the biggest outdoor and hunting shows in America is NEXT MONTH! and we will be there! We are very excited to be participating as a vendor at the Dallas Safari Club 2015 Convention and Sporting Expo, one of the most influential and significant shows in our industry.
We have big plans at Horizon Firearms. We aim to grow, and we want our image and our brand to match the quality of our rifles. In this day and age, a website is a piece of real estate and we want your visiting experience to reflect the experience we know you’ll have with a Horizon Firearms rifle.