224 Valkyrie

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224 Valkyrie

Postby Al in Mi » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:21 am

anybody planning on jumping on the band wagon for one????
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Re: 224 Valkyrie

Postby winman1550 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:56 am

At this time I'm laying in the weeds listening to others who get one first. Then..........?

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Re: 224 Valkyrie

Postby Al in Mi » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:24 am

Buddy and I have been supporting Anheuser-Busch stocks on it for the last couple months :o right now the reason "to have" are out weighing the "we don't need one" by a slim 30pk margin :shock:
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Re: 224 Valkyrie

Postby Bmt85 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:06 pm

I really don't have an interest in the .224 V, mainly because I don't shoot 1000yds. Don't have access to anything near that.
In my personal opinion, I think they should have made it a 6mm. AR15Performance has a 6.8 shortened and necked to a 6mm called the TAC6, getting similar velocities from 105gr bullets, with similar b.c., out of an 18" barrel. I think he's mentioned making longer barrels later. That's what I would go with, but then again, I reload, so I don't need factory ammo.

Edit - If you are interested in getting a .224V, I hear you want a 1:6 twist for the 90gr bullets, which most companies don't make yet.
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Re: 224 Valkyrie

Postby Zad Fnark » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:16 am

I just built a .224 V.

I've got a 22" BCA barrel, with Anderson upper and lower. The barrel's pretty heavy, with the rifle weighing 12 lbs.

Unfortunately I have to wait for nice weather before trying it, so it's waiting, waiting waiting...

I've got BCA's 24" barrel on my 6.5 Grendel and got .75 MOA at 200 yds, so I'm pretty comfortable with this one.

I've got 100 rounds of Federal's 75 grain loads and have handloaded 100 rds using Hornady's new 88 grain HPBT bullet. The 75s leave at 3,000 fps while the 88s go at 2750. The 88 grainers are really long. I've got some 95 Sierra bullets arriving today. They'll drop more over all ranges, so I doubt I'll gain much from there. They recommend a 1:6.5 barrel and I've got a 1:7, so I'm wondering... I think I'll be okay as I'm pushing them out fairly quickly.

Using Vortex Optics' nice ballistics calculator, the 75 will fly straighter to 800 yds, while the 88 take over from there. The range I go to goes up to 560 yds, so I won't be breaking any records there. I don't think my scope will fit past 800 anyway.
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Re: 224 Valkyrie

Postby Al in Mi » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:12 pm

Sorta had this back burnered buried, but was just looking at BCA's barrels over the weekend, cheap enough to give a try.
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