If you don’t see the rifle you want in our Ready To Ship section, we will give you the time, expertise, and customer service Hill Country Rifles is famous for to design and build your, one of a kind, custom rifle.
Questions we will ask:
How do you hunt?
A basic description of the type of game you plan to hunt, the terrain you hunt in, and the distances you plan to shoot will play a big role in the rifle’s design.
What calibers are you considering?
We will always point you toward calibers that give you the greatest odds of success for what you hunt and how you hunt.
What would you like the rifle to weigh?
This helps us determine the barrel dimensions and what type of stock shell (carbon or fiberglass) and stock fill (Edge, standard or magnum) to use. Great gun balance is key to great shooting.
Do you want a muzzle brake, or do you prefer to avoid muzzle brakes due to noise and muzzle blast?
This is good to consider to ensure the combination of rifle weight and caliber will not create more recoil that you want.
What scope are you considering? What do you like in magnification range? Price range?
Scope dimensions, especially objective size, dramatically affect what ring height you will need and what stock design will give you the best cheek weld and eye relief. We always look at your barrel dimension, scope size, and ring height to choose the optimum stock design for your rifle. All of these components must be considered together to design the perfect rifle for you.
These are just a few very important factors to consider when you build a custom rifle from the ground up.
Our job is to ask you these and other questions to make sure you get the best possible custom rifle for your money.
Our Long Range Hunter, Sheep Rifle, Field Stalker and other models are great starting points. One of these may be a great fit, or we may need to take features from one of more of our rifles and blend them together to get the exact rifle you want.
You might be thinking, ‘ I like the stock on the Long Range Hunter, but I really need a the weight of the Sheep Rifle.”
Or, “The Sheep Rifle looks good, but I want a Detachable Magazine.”
We sometimes even hear, “ I am right handed but left eye dominant, so I need a rifle with a right hand bolt but in a left hand stock design.”
Our answer to all of these preferences is “No Problem.”
The best way to make all of these decisions is to talk about the build first.
Our customers enjoy this process. You get to participate in all the build decisions and we make the process very easy.
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