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224 Valkyrie General Discussion / Re: first 224 valkyrie build
« Last post by 3:58 on November 13, 2018, 05:03:50 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

I'm coming up on 300 rounds through mine with a bunch of different loads. Have built several ARs. Rebarrelled one to a Valkyrie. Feeding has been smooth. I wouldn't give special consideration to this caliber regarding feeding. Sounds like I'm running the same bolt that zami is running.

With the quality Valkyrie barrels that are available and currently shipping, I probably wouldn't wait on a specific manufacturer, for an unknown period of time.

You may have already surmised this but, at least in my opinion, Valkyrie is kind of a "handloader's caliber," at this point. A bit of a crap shoot as to whether your rifle will shoot the factory offerings. But, if you are planning on loading for it, I say go for it.
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224 Valkyrie Troubleshooting / Re: Bullet
« Last post by 3:58 on November 13, 2018, 04:35:36 PM »
Ya, i guess it could have happened on the way out. How do I know for sure, is there any way to test this?
Thanks

You're most welcome. I'm guessing that a burr or two were raised while it was being gouged. A close inspection of them would probably reveal which direction the bullet was moving when it happened.
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224 Valkyrie General Discussion / Re: first 224 valkyrie build
« Last post by oldphart on November 13, 2018, 11:43:19 AM »
Thanks for the info. I will be shooting the heavier bullets. been out of reloading for awhile but starting back into it. once again  thanks
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224 Valkyrie General Discussion / Re: first 224 valkyrie build
« Last post by zami on November 13, 2018, 10:53:53 AM »
Oldphart, I've put at least 500 rounds through my build and haven't had any bolt issues.  I am running an LWRC International 6.8 Bolt (they were on sale for $50) inside a WMD NiB bolt carrier.  Unfortunately, LWRC is now charging $100 for the same bolt.

As for twist rate, I am no expert, but I think it depends on what grain weight bullets you are planning on shooting.  I shoot 80 grains and up through my 1-7 twist 24" White Oak Armament barrel.  Factory ammo doesn't do very well at all.  Hand loads are much better, but they are all seated at max length of 2.3".  If I were to do it all over again, I would buy the WOA 1-6.5 Krieger barrel.

Check out the videos by Johnny"s Reloading Bench who does a comparison on 1-7 vs. 1-6.5 twist barrels.  He's also seating his bullets at max length.

Good luck with your build
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224 Valkyrie General Discussion / first 224 valkyrie build
« Last post by oldphart on November 13, 2018, 05:16:19 AM »
just starting my first valk build and have a few questions. I am going to use a faxon 22 or 24 fluted barrel. They are tooling for 6.5 rifling but the new barrels are not available yet, should I wait. everything I have researched about twist is pretty well inconclusive. also I have built many 5.56 and 6.5 creedmoor's and have had no problem eliminating the forward assist. have seen no slick side uppers on this site, does the valk have bolt problems.  thank for helping the new guy
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224 Valkyrie Troubleshooting / Re: Bullet
« Last post by Greydog on November 12, 2018, 07:00:52 PM »
Ya, i guess it could have happened on the way out. How do I know for sure, is there any way to test this?
Thanks
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224 Valkyrie Reloading and Ammunition / Re: New reloader and 88gr eld starting points
« Last post by 3:58 on November 12, 2018, 11:46:35 AM »
A sonic toothbrush works great for settling powder.
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224 Valkyrie Troubleshooting / Re: Bullet
« Last post by 3:58 on November 12, 2018, 11:43:17 AM »
It's possible. It's also very possible that it occurred during extraction.
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224 Valkyrie General Discussion / Re: E-Lander Mags
« Last post by BG_Valkyrie on November 12, 2018, 08:06:41 AM »
E-lander 10 rnd 6.8 mags, cpd  20 rnd 7.62 mags, and ASC 15 rnd 6.8 mags all work in my rifle.
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