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Backfire TV’s Jim Harmer and Derrick Ratliff Talk 22 Creedmoor + Much More!
🎙️ Unleash the Firepower: Join Derrick for a lively podcast as he talks to Jim from Backfire TV! From the groundbreaking 22 Creedmoor to the best calibers, top-notch bullets, and the worst rifles you might encounter, this podcast is packed with industry wisdom and insider info. They also share some of their favorite hunting tales – blending adrenaline-pumping stories with expert insights that'll leave you ready to get outside. 🦌 Whether you're a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or just starting your journey, this podcast has something for everyone. Hit that subscribe button and share with your fellow gun nuts, firearms aficionados, and hardcore hunters! 🔒💥
Backfire TV: BREAKING There’s a new Creedmoor cartridge
The 22 Creedmoor cartridge was just announced as a SAAMI approved cartridge by Hornady and Horizon.
Hornady Announces 22 Creedmoor Factory Ammo & Exclusive Partnership with Horizon Firearms
The time has come! First heard from On The Horizon podcast, Seth Swerczek and Jadyn Quinlan from Hornady announce that the 22 Creedmoor is becoming a SAAMI-approved round! Hornady will be manufacturing 22 Creedmoor ammunition and has partnered with Horizon Firearms (and sister company Texas Ammunition) for exclusive distribution rights. Derrick, Seth and Jadyn discuss all the specifications of the 22 Creedmoor cartridge that Hornady will be producing along with how and when to get it. Check out www.22creedmoor.com to preorder the ammo and to order a 22 Creedmoor Vandal or VandalX rifle from Horizon Firearms.
Kat Rice Interviews Derrick Ratliff about Evolution of 22 Creedmoor Relationship with Hornady
The script is flipped today and Katherine Rice interviews Derrick Ratliff as part of a multi-part series about the 22 Creedmoor caliber. They discuss why it’s considered a “fringe” caliber in regards to stability factors related to temperature, altitude and barrel twist and the versatility of the caliber in relation to animal size and distance. They discuss the beginnings of Horizon Firearms’ relationship with Hornady and how “honest” the caliber creation process has to be as it moves toward SAAMI approval (hint: big announcement in this episode!) Barrel length preferences, range of quality in rifle components, ELD-X v ELD-M bullet differences, ballistic coefficients and bullet RPMs are all part of this conversation as well. If you’re new to the 22 Creedmoor caliber, this is a great episode to listen and learn. Derrick and Kat also reminisce about when Donald Trump Jr. visited their booth at a trade show and recognized the Horizon Firearms brand, and around the 22 minute mark, the 22 question hot round is turned on Derrick - so tune in to hear about all of his favorites in life. Also, Derrick had a fantastic (sarcasm) parenting moment in this episode when he referred to his oldest son as 8 years old. Rhyder is actually 10, and we promise he knows that.
Derrick with 22 Creed Data and First Come First Serve 22 Creedmoor Vandal Rifle Special
Included is a first come, first serve offer on the new Horizon Firearms Vandal and VandalX rifles that is exclusive to this podcast episode. A free box of 22 Creedmoor factory ammo for the first 50 folks to call in to Horizon Firearms (979.229.4664) and order one of the new Vandal series rifles from Horizon Firearms. This video has different lighting than most because Derrick wanted to clearly show details on the Vandal rifles. He also has an in studio presentation with Velocity, Drop and Energy data tables, photos of 22 Creedmoor trophy shots, and even a video of various mid sized game kills at various yardages with the 22 Creedmoor. VANDAL RIFLE: $2,222 Weight: 7lbs 50 oz Barrel: 416R Stainless Steel Fluting: Pins & Needles Length: 18" Stock: iota Carbon EKO Trigger: TriggerTech Bottom Metal: Amend2/Horizon Action: Horizon Stiller Barrel Twist: 1:8 Muzzle: Threaded 5/8x24 VANDALX RIFLE: $2,499 Weight: 6lbs 14 oz Barrel: 416R Stainless Steel Fluting: 3 Flute Spiral Length: 18" Stock: iota Carbon EKO X Trigger: TriggerTech Bottom Metal: Amend2/Horizon Action: Horizon Stiller Barrel Twist: 1:8 Muzzle: Threaded 5/8x24
22 Questions about the 22 Creedmoor
Derrick Ratliff, founder of Horizon Firearms and host of On The Horizon podcast, answers 22 questions about the 22 Creedmoor that he has regularly encountered over the last decade of building 22 Creedmoor caliber rifles. What is the best twist rate? Small rifle primers versus large magnum primers? Why shoot the heavy bullets versus the light bullets? What bullets should I shoot? Does barrel length matter? How easy is it to load for the 22 Creedmoor? Is it a long or short action caliber and what bottom metal should I use? What rifles can be rebarreled/rechambered to a 22 Creedmoor? What powders are recommended? Is it a fur friendly round? What suppressors do we recommend for the 22 Creedmoor? When I switch brass manufacturers, what needs to be adjusted? Can I fire form a 22-250 brass? Where do I find a headspace gauge? Can you shoot deer with a 22 Creedmoor? How far can you shoot larger game? 22 vs 22-250? 22 vs 6mm Creedmoor? 22 vs 6.5 Creedmoor? Where do I find reloading data? What rifles are available? Is it SAAMI approved?
How Does a 22 Creedmoor Do on Aoudad Sized Game?
Derrick Ratliff brings his favorite hunting buddy, 10-year-old son Rhyder, into the studio to discuss their latest aoudad and hog hunting adventure in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. Rhyder gets to show off his bruise from the hail storm that snuck up on them on the mountain while running for shelter. They discuss the performance of the 22 Creedmoor on aoudad-sized game and the multiple one-shot kills they experienced. Derrick offers the first ever sneak peek of Horizon Firearms’ soon-to-release 22 Creedmoor rifle line, the Vandal and VandalX, and Rhyder gets to proudly claim the first kill shot ever from the VandalX. Rhyder is not yet an interview pro, but he loved every minute of getting the honor of being Dad’s guest in the podcast studio. Fun interview with lots of great information on the 22 Creedmoor and Horizon Firearms’ coming soon rifles.
Is the 22 Creedmoor Fur Friendly? and Who Harvested the First Blacktail Deer with a 22 Creedmoor?
Katherine Rice, founder and owner of Wildcat Marketing joins Derrick Ratliff to discuss dancing goats (briefly!), whether or not the 22 Creedmoor is fur friendly, how the explosion of social media has transformed marketing, and how Kat is probably the first person to harvest a blacktail deer with a 22 Creedmoor.
How Did the 22 Creedmoor Get It’s Start?
David Stroud is officially Horizon Firearms’ first customer dating back to 2012, and he has been a helpful and loyal friend and customer ever since. We sure are grateful as we don’t know any human who has shot more rounds or killed more coyotes in his life so he has all kinds of valuable feedback. ...