.224 Valkyrie?

pig ranch deadeye

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I have whacked quite a few whitetail deer with a 22 caliber--fast 22s like a 22-250,22 creedmoor or 22-6mm work wonders on our Texas deer. I have been shooting my 22 creedmoor and hammered a axis doe about 2 weeks ago after snowmeggdon down here, 88 ELD hammered her at 200 yards. I like larger calibers but it works. I shave shot them with 222,223, and smaller stuff like 22 hornet--but really heavy bullet,fast stepping 22 caliber are where a deer rife should start--at least down here.
The .25-06 is lethal, too.
 

SilverbulletMAG

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Has anyone tried the 224 Valkyrie? What are your thoughts?
I'm expecting it wont live up to the hype of running with the Creed, but still a longer range .22 in an AR seems interesting.
I have one...pretty thoroughly unimpressed. Every rifle is rifle is different of course, but reloading my own and I have to choose between a fairly accurate load that's ridiculously slow, or a fast load that's not acceptable (over MOA) to me. I've tried everything from 55gr on up to 90gr pills with several different powders and all were "meh". Need more CFE223 as there may be a glimmer of hope there with RDF rounds, but powder shortage and all has relegated this rifle to "plinker" status. Way better options out there IMO.
 

tikkat3270wsm

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West lawn Pa
I have one...pretty thoroughly unimpressed. Every rifle is rifle is different of course, but reloading my own and I have to choose between a fairly accurate load that's ridiculously slow, or a fast load that's not acceptable (over MOA) to me. I've tried everything from 55gr on up to 90gr pills with several different powders and all were "meh". Need more CFE223 as there may be a glimmer of hope there with RDF rounds, but powder shortage and all has relegated this rifle to "plinker" status. Way better options out there IMO.
The only Bullet that the CFE shot well was the 80gr Nosler Custom Competition which gave me a .462 5 shot group, including flyer. I have multiple heavies (90gr SMK, 95gr SMK, 85gr RDF & 85.5 Bergers) that 2000-MR pusses much better, the faster, the better. I have some loaded to .4- .7gr over Sierra High pressure. Will be keeping a eye on primers and pockets, but all things point to some Stellar groups coming.
 

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