224 Valkyrie

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by peashooter224, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. peashooter224

    peashooter224 New Member

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    I absolutely love my .224 Val. I’ve reached out to 300 yards so far with a 2inch grouping. I’m still seasoning in the barrel so I’m hopes of making my groups more tight hopefully sooner than later. I want to push it out to 1500 yards soon. Still working on better understanding MOA. I’m using the Vortex Crossfire II 4x16x50 as my optics. Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated. Safe Shooting Everyone!
     

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  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Peashooter,You may need to do some serious upgrading if you want to shoot out to 1500 yards. Doing the ballistics on a 90 gr Sierra MK bullet at 2700 fps,you will need 73.7 MOA of scope adjustment using a 100 yard zero to reach 1500 yards,and even then,the bullet will go sub-sonic around 1250 yards which causes issues with being accurate.

    Comparing that to my 22 Creedmoor shooting a 75 gr Hornady AMax at 3500 fps,I only need 52.0 MOA of adjustment to reach 1500 yards.
    I shoot long range pretty often,and it very fun to ring steel way out there,but it can be very expensive when it comes to buying optics that will allow you to get out there.
     

  3. harkersislandnc

    harkersislandnc Well-Known Member

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    Please don't take this the wrong way but you are going to need to upgrade your scope before even attempting 1500 yds. If you want to range with the reticle and plan on using hold overs as opposed to dialing you need to get something that is FFP. Regardless of FFP/SFP you need a scope designed for LR shooting (useable reticle,good turrets,zero stop,plenty of adjustment, matching reticle/turret etc).

    As an aside you need to flip you bipod around---it is installed backwards which will make it impossible to load correctly. BUIS also look to be installed backeards on the AR.
     
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  4. Axxe2.0

    Axxe2.0 Member

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    Just curious about what benefits this cartridge has over the tried and true 223?
     
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  5. austin92

    austin92 Well-Known Member

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    Like 300fps and still fit in an ar15
     
  6. Axxe2.0

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    Then why not go with the 22 Creedmore? It clearly has greater benefits in velocity and range distance.

    I understand the 224 Valkyrie fits the AR15 platform, but realistically, 300fps still doesn't get you out to, and past 1500 yards with any measure of accuracy.
     
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  7. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    It won't fit in an AR15,just a bit too long by about 3/4",but will fit a large frame AR just fine.
     
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  8. austin92

    austin92 Well-Known Member

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    It’s parent case is the 6.8spc, I thought that ran in ar15’s not 10’s?
     
  9. harkersislandnc

    harkersislandnc Well-Known Member

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    Higher Velocity and shoots heavier/higher BC projectiles. Also fairly cheap match ammo makes it appealing for a starter LR cartidge.
     
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  10. Axxe2.0

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    I can agree with that. Looking at the two cartridges, it looks like the 224 Valkyrie is more efficient cartridge.

    But even so, I still don't think it's a 1500 yard accurate cartridge.
     
  11. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    I was replying to Axxe's comment on getting a 22 Creedmoor. It's a large frame only cartridge.
     
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  12. austin92

    austin92 Well-Known Member

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    That makes way more sense now lol
     
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  13. harkersislandnc

    harkersislandnc Well-Known Member

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    I agree. There was/is a whole lot of hype behind the cartridge. I enjoy mine and have found it to be accurate but it isnt the life changing round many claim it to be.
     
  14. peashooter224

    peashooter224 New Member

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    Thank you. I appreciate all the help.