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#6996966 - 12/14/17 08:50 PM .224 Valkyrie
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Is it the next big thing?

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.224 Valkyrie
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#6996980 - 12/14/17 08:57 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Nothing special honestly. Just a little more powder then the rest.

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#6996989 - 12/14/17 09:03 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I agree - nothing special

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#6996992 - 12/14/17 09:04 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas]
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It's a 6.8 SPC necked down to .224" caliber. The 6.8 SPC round is one of the most powerful rounds in the AR 15 platform. Neck it down to .224", seat a heavy bullet on it, install a 7" twist barrel, and you have a fast little round. It's kind of like a mini 22-250 round.
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#6996997 - 12/14/17 09:08 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: mudd]
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90 grain has 166" less drop than a 77 grain .223 and about 60" less wind drift at 1000 yards....

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#6997003 - 12/14/17 09:09 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I've been running a 6.5 Grendel and love it- BUT the Valkyrie has got my attention. maybe someday I will find a new upper that I can't live without.

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#6997006 - 12/14/17 09:10 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: bronco71]
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Originally Posted By: bronco71
90 grain has 166" less drop than a 77 grain .223 and about 60" less wind drift at 1000 yards....


It will be as popular as the Creedmoor.
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#6997017 - 12/14/17 09:17 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I think dstroud had a a 6.8 necked down to 22 but it had a different name.
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#6997040 - 12/14/17 09:29 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
Originally Posted By: bronco71
90 grain has 166" less drop than a 77 grain .223 and about 60" less wind drift at 1000 yards....


It will be as popular as the Creedmoor.

No, because much of the Creedmoors fame is bolt actions. There’s no reason to use this in a bolt action when you have the .22-250 right there, or for that matter, the 22 Creedmoor. Also, ammo will not be cheap for a long time, which is the draw to an AR in 5.56/.223.
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#6997078 - 12/14/17 09:50 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I don't know how you compare it to the 22-250. This is built for 90 grain bullets and the 22-250 is built for 50 grain bullets unless you go custom.
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#6997086 - 12/14/17 09:54 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Federal American Eagle 75 grain is .57/round, not too bad. I may have to build one of these uppers next.....

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#6997094 - 12/14/17 10:00 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Go custom with a 1:7 twist barrel in the 22-250 or 22 Creedmoor and see what those heavy pills will do. Of course that would be reloaders only round or ammo from custom loaders like Chad. In my 1:8 twist 22-243 I did not see stabilization with Berger target 90gr bullets until I hit 3250 fps and it really needs more velocity for true stabilization in that 27 inch barrel

I could get there I think and might try it again some day
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#6997096 - 12/14/17 10:01 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Go custom with a 1:7 twist barrel in the 22-250 or 22 Creedmoor and see what those heavy pills will do. Of course that would be reloaders only round or ammo from custom loaders like Chad. In my 1:8 twist 22-243 I did not see stabilization with Berger target 90gr bullets until I hit 3250 fps and it really needs more velocity for true stabilization in that 27 inch barrel

I could get there I think and might try it again some day
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#6997100 - 12/14/17 10:05 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Go custom with a 1:7 twist barrel in the 22-250 or 22 Creedmoor and see what those heavy pills will do. Of course that would be reloaders only round or ammo from custom loaders like Chad. In my 1:8 twist 22-243 I did not see stabilization with Berger target 90gr bullets until I hit 3250 fps and it really needs more velocity for true stabilization in that 27 inch barrel

I could get there I think and might try it again some day

But this is on an AR-15 platform....any idea what barrel length will be needed for best performance?

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#6997106 - 12/14/17 10:19 PM Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I would not go short barrel with that round 20 min but most likely would get a 24, if you wand to chop it off alter Morgan would take care of that for you.
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