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Is it the next big thing?

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.224 Valkyrie


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Nothing special honestly. Just a little more powder then the rest.

Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas] #6996989
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I agree - nothing special

Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas] #6996992
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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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90 grain has 166" less drop than a 77 grain .223 and about 60" less wind drift at 1000 yards....

Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas] #6997003
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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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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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I think dstroud had a a 6.8 necked down to 22 but it had a different name.



Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas] #6997040
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
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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. Thereís 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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Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas] #6997078
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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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Federal American Eagle 75 grain is .57/round, not too bad. I may have to build one of these uppers next.....

Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas] #6997094
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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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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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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?

Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas] #6997106
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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.

Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas] #6997113
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I'm gonna pick up a barrel as soon as there is a reasonably priced option. Give it a whirl.

Re: .224 Valkyrie [Re: scottfromdallas] #6997148
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
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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.
It's not useful for bolt guns and not very useful as a hunting round. Not any lower recoil than the current alternatives.

It's a way to extend the range of an AR. Most people really aren't looking to increase ammo cost to make their AR shoot further than 223 will allow. 223 already gets people out further than their capability for the most part.

This new caliber isn't going to even sniff the popularity of the 6.5 creedmoor.

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It will probably kill off the 22 Nosler but nor approach the popularity of the Creedmoor.

I will still take the Grendel over the Valkyrie any day, bigger bullets and more energy. Though I do like the fast heavier bullets in 224 diameter for hunting, my 22-243 with a 75gr Sirocco at 3500fps

1 inch high at 100
on at 200
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14 low at 400 with 1097 ft/lbs energy

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600 2.3 still has 782 ft/lbs energy almost a 44 mag handgun at the muzzle

Not bad for a 22 with a good hunting bullet

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It's an AR15 target round, not a hunting round. I'll stick with my 6.5 Grendel.


It is far more important to be able to hit the target than it is to haggle over who makes a weapon or who pulls a trigger.

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Some of the promotional stuff I have seen on it promoted it as a hunting round as well even saying a 100gr bullet will be released with it.

Federal 100gr Fusion bullet/load Don't think the fusion is a target bullet

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Someone compared it to the Creedmoor?

Brace yourselves.....


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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
It's an AR15 target round, not a hunting round. I'll stick with my 6.5 Grendel.


Now we canít even hunt with it?


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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
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It's an AR15 target round, not a hunting round. I'll stick with my 6.5 Grendel.


Now we canít even hunt with it?


I guess not. I thought a 90 grain Fusion sounded like something suitable for hunting deer but I'm not an expert.

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Looks cool, but if I want to shoot long range with an AR, I'll just use my 7mm-08 version. I also think that barrel wear is going to be greatly increased.

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Originally Posted By: tenyearsgone
Looks cool, but if I want to shoot long range with an AR, I'll just use my 7mm-08 version. I also think that barrel wear is going to be greatly increased.


They make new barrels every day.


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