August 29, 2023
Derrick flies solo this podcast to announce Stiller’s new 22-ounce action completely redesigned by Horizon Firearms for Stiller. He spends a little bit of time reviewing the current product offerings of Stiller and the history of the company, including its sister company relationship to Horizon Firearms. Don’t miss the details of this exciting new release!
August 17, 2023
Texas Music singer/songwriter, Aaron Watson, joins Derrick Ratliff in the studio for an interesting and inspiring music and hunting-focused conversation. Aaron talks about grit and perseverance and how, even after recording over 1,000 songs, he’s just as motivated and hungry in his career as he’s ever been. They talk about his music influences and how almost every song he’s ever written has been created or at least tweaked in the deer blind. And he shares why he talks about Jesus at his concerts. An outdoorsman at heart and a small town West Texas boy, Aaron says he always somehow finds time to fit in hunting. He may even share some of his personal opinions on Taylor Swift and a creative and humorous solution to the Jason Aldean/Jason Isbell dispute. Tour schedule and merch can be found here. Aaron's Spotify Channel
August 1, 2023
Seth Swerczek and Jadyn Quinlan from Hornady announce that the 22 Creedmoor is becoming a SAAMI-approved round and Hornady will be manufacturing 22 Creedmoor ammunition with Horizon Firearms having exclusive distribution rights.
July 20, 2023
The script is flipped today and Kat Rice interviews Derrick Ratliff as part of a multi-part series about the 22 Creedmoor caliber. 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!)
July 13, 2023
Derrick offers 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. Preferred to watch on YouTube. Also has a first come, first serve offer on the Vandal rifles.
July 11, 2023
Granger Smith, platinum-selling country music singer-songwriter and founder of YeeYee Nation, joins Derrick to discuss his new book, Like a River: Finding the Faith and Strength to Move Forward After Loss and Heartache. In addition to his career in music, Derrick has also known Granger since 2005 as a fellow Aggie, outdoorsman and patriot.
June 29, 2023
Austin Damoth is the Product Development Manager for Amend2, builders of polymer magazines for bolt action rifles and AR platforms. Austin discusses the owners’ fierce support of the second amendment and how the company developed from the supply/demand imbalance of rifle accessories in the US.
June 29, 2023
Bob Dana is the South Texas Territory Manager for Leupold Optics and is a walking encyclopedia in regards to optics, CDS reticles, parallax, scope anatomy and bullet trajectory and velocity. Bob and Derrick discuss extending your effective yardage as a hunter or competitive shooter.
June 15, 2023
Billy Carter owns and runs the legendary Carter Country retail stores in the Houston, Texas, area and is known for a world record 2 mile shot as an ELR (extreme long range) enthusiast.
June 8, 2023
Derrick Ratliff answers 22 questions about the 22 Creedmoor that he has regularly encountered over the last decade of building 22 Creedmoor caliber rifles. Questions about twist rate, barrel length, reloading, brass, powders, comparisons to other calibers, and more.