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Was looking into 6.5CM and now I'am thinking 224 Valkyrie.

Any one shooting one yet, how do you like it?
 
Posts: 1111 | Location: western, Washington | Registered: November 04, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Kinda apples and oranges.

6.3Cm is more of a bolt gun thing, though you can put it in an AR10.

.224V is an AR15 thing, built to fit that envelope. You could put it in a bolt gun, though that's kind of pointless, lots of better options in that case. I suppose it might make sense for someone buying factory ammo. But to that end, is there any factory ammo? I'm not interested in it, but if I were and I wanted one in an AR, I'd be waiting a while before I bought one, to see if reality matches the hype, or if it's just another flash in the pan.


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^^^^^^^^
I am in the same boat. When reload data comes out from the top 3 powder manufacturers, then I will look at the 224V in the AR.
 
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The 224 Valkyrie seems to be having some feeding issues in threads that I am following. There is factory ammo being made for it. I'm sure they will eventually get the feeding issues ironed out. I was initially interested, but I'll let others be the beta testers.
 
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Federal is making ammo for it as it seams to be their brain child.
I already have a 6.8 and would only require barrel change. Have to read up more on the feeding problems.
 
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What are your goals? Based on your caliber options, I suspect you're looking for long distance accuracy.

Determine whether you want a bolt action or an AR.

Review ballistics tables. The Hornady 140 ELD has a G7 of .305 and can be launched up to 2800 fps with factory ammo. The 90 grain Valkyrie has a G7 of .257 and factory ammo will generally have MV of 100-125 fps less than the Creedmoor.

Are you looking at a permanent change from 6.8 to Valkyrie? If so, then a barrel change works. If you plan to shoot both calibers, different uppers are a better idea.

I haven't shot a Valkyrie, but in last year's Team Safari match, the JP team used Valkyrie rifles without cycling issues. Their scores were pretty good.
 
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Federal is making ammo for it as it seams to be their brain child.
I already have a 6.8 and would only require barrel change. Have to read up more on the feeding problems.


I am invested in 6.8, so the Valkyrie is interesting to me also. I just want to get an excellent barrel for my build.
 
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