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#7153174 - 04/26/18 08:31 PM Got a .224 valkyrie
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Couldn't take it, I bought a left hand for south paw my middle son. Hoping I can find some brass before next deer season or sooner to do some testing on hogs. I bought 10 boxes of federal ammo, guess I'll shoot those and sort out the brass and try and work up a load. Time to see what all the hype's about more than likely its just the new girl in town. Main reason I bought it is for the 90gr bullet, he's been shooting deer with AR15 556 62gr barnesX which does surprisingly well on deer within 200yds.

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#7153219 - 04/26/18 09:31 PM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: spg]
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Hope ya got the 1-6.5 twist few guys at work have 1-7's and haven't been getting good results with 90gr anything less than 85gr has been good. Hornady website has load data. It's got my intrigue A LOT
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#7153229 - 04/26/18 09:48 PM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: spg]
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Nope got the 7. Not expecting to get sub-moa out of factory ammo but hoping to tighten it up with handloads.

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#7153244 - 04/26/18 10:24 PM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: spg]
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Not even Johnny’s Reloading Bench (YouTube) could get the 1x7 twist to shoot the 90 grainers
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#7153249 - 04/26/18 10:35 PM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: spg]
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70gr rdf would be what I'd tried to get going. BC of most non VLD type match pills and makes up speed being a 70gr


Edited by jorge (04/26/18 10:47 PM)
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#7153258 - 04/26/18 10:49 PM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: spg]
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Still gonna try the impossible.

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#7153259 - 04/26/18 10:51 PM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: spg]
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If I can't get to shoot 90's I'm going to replace the barrel.

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#7154664 - 04/29/18 08:37 AM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: spg]
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I sighted in a new Savage AR in 224 Valkyrie last week. Shot factory 60 and 90 gr factory loads during sight-in
The 90gr in that gun shot way better than the 60gr. It was a 7 twist and the 60gr had extremely high ES like 150fps which may have been the issue. They were 2.5 inch groups at 100 but the 90 gr hovered around .75 to MOA at 100.
Just a guess but might be that around here at low elevations the bullets may be stable while it warm but not when it get really cold?
Talked to my AR gunsmith who is in Minnesota and he said he was seeing stability issues with 90 so he has Shilen making him a large batch of 6.5 twist Rachet barrels. I have a cheap barreled 223 complete Upper I traded for so I am sending it to him for a custom barrel replacement and decided to go Valkyrie.

Bad side for now is all brass is Federal and hard to find. The factory rounds I fired and reloaded already seemed to have loose primer pockets..... typical of Federal brass. Will be shopping for some other source for sure.
I loaded 75 gr Amax in the factory empties so will see how that works.
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#7155284 - 04/29/18 11:01 PM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: spg]
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I am very interested in this round and will be building a Valkyrie sometime this year. Love the idea of the reduced recoil and long range yardage in one platform.
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#7155317 - 04/30/18 06:16 AM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: spg]
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Waiting for my upper to come in, I better check the twist I suppose.
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#7155330 - 04/30/18 06:39 AM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: DeckArtist]
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Originally Posted By: DeckArtist
I am very interested in this round and will be building a Valkyrie sometime this year. Love the idea of the reduced recoil and long range yardage in one platform.
The Valkyrie is a pretty intriguing round for ARs for sure.

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#7155410 - 04/30/18 08:23 AM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: spg]
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#7155894 - 04/30/18 05:55 PM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: spg]
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ya'll better look out there could be a bolt action .22 Val headed this way.

And "they" said it wasn't a bolt gun cartridge... confused2
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#7156001 - 04/30/18 07:21 PM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: spg]
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I'm just waiting on the scope to come in then I'll find out if I need to order another barrel.

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#7156082 - 04/30/18 08:34 PM Re: Got a .224 valkyrie [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
ya'll better look out there could be a bolt action .22 Val headed this way.

And "they" said it wasn't a bolt gun cartridge... confused2


To what end?

What's the point?
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