Much like the 6.5 Creedmoor, Derrick tells Jim and Trav that he expects the 22 Creedmoor to take off and become a mainstream cartridge in the near future. Next, he’ll address the loaded term, “long-range”. Derrick tells Jim and Trav “Long-range” is a subjective word that means different things to different people. Today’s long-range shooting aficionados like to push it out to the 1,000+ yard mark and to him, “Long-range” means 500+ yards. From a hunting perspective, Derrick tells Jim and Trav that he wants to be confident in 500-700 yard shots, maybe more. He’ll lay out a hunting scenario that illustrates the strong suits of custom rifles in long-range hunting pursuits and how Horizon Firearms’ guaranteed .5 MOA can you give a little larger margin of error at greater distances. In Part Two, Derrick rejoins us to talk about the custom build process. There is a lot of information online that can muddy the water for people trying to choose the right caliber for their custom build. Derrick says they work with the customer to really pinpoint their personal needs. They ask questions to help them determine the appropriate caliber based on the types of environments they hunt, the game animals they pursue, what kind of ammunition budget they have, their sensitivity to recoil, and much more. From there they help the customer decide what they want it to look like and how to put their own signature on it. Derrick will also touch on the use of suppressors, how a smaller caliber with a longer barrel can get the same energy and velocity of a larger caliber, and conversely how a large caliber with a shorter barrel can retain its energy and velocity. Plus, he’ll highlight making a special custom-built rifle for commemorative purposes, how your feedback is helping them look to the future, and lots more. If you missed our first interview with Derrick you’ll want to check it out, digest all the info and get even more insight by reviewing all the comments and replies – you can find that here.