- May 24, 2017
- Alaska- The Last Frontier
If this topic has been covered already then I apologize in advance. My wife and I have been hunters and shoters for over 45 years each but we now want to try our hand at novice-type long range bench rest shooting/plinking. Due to myself and my wife's older age group, another being lower cost and another being the simplicity of it; we want to purchase 2 each AR 15 uppers in .224 Valkyrie. I've done a bit of research about the cartridge to the point of emailing back and forth with Federal and Savage, comparing velocity, energy, "supersonic-out-to" yardage, etc. We wish to get out to 1,000 yards or so and we just like shooting together espcially with the AR platform. But recoil, firearm cost, ammo cost, etc, are concerns for us, so that's why we settled on the .224 Valkyrie instead of a Creedmoor, Grendal or SPC....We're interested to please hear some different opinions and input...Thank you in advance. Safe shooting.