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    SOLD Nucleus Gen 1 SA 308 bolt

    If sale falls through let me know. Thanks
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    SOLD Nucleus Gen 1 SA 308 bolt

    I know the heads swap, I currently have one in 308BF. It is was a 223 or magnum bolt face I would be all over this.
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    SOLD Nucleus Gen 1 SA 308 bolt

    If only this was magnum bolt face!
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    Nucleus Light Primer Strikes

    I hope you post your results, I swapped out to a 19lb spring while I only had 2 misfires on my rifle, they were my error as I assume my primers were not fully seated and I was using ammo i had loaded for a previous barrel. I may also swap back to the 16lb spring and see if I can get by. The 19lb...
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    Nucleus Light Primer Strikes

    I suppose I am one of the lucky ones, (serial number 25, so I have one of the very early ones) I started out with the 16lb spring but have since swapped to the 19lb just for a piece of mind. However I have not had any issues with light primer strikes on either spring. I am running a Timney...
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    PVA Status Updates: Hancock Rifle & NUCLEUS Barreled Action

    Post removed, moved to the light strike thread
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    V.I.O. POV 1

    Hey guys, I have a VIO pov1 that I got for what I believe is a pretty good deal when I was in the army, but never have used it. Does anyone have any experience with these?i saw them on Amazon for $500+, but wasn't sure what the real value of them is. Any information would greatly be...
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    *JUST RELEASED* Hornady 224 Valkyrie ammo 88gr ELD-M .545 G1 BC 2700fps

    I think with a 5r or 6 grooved button rifle I'd be fine. They tested them up to 3400 for according to Dustin at Hornady. My issue was I had a cut 4 groove which is much rougher on the jackets, especially at the rpms I was pushing them. You'll be fine. They are definitely slick though!
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    *JUST RELEASED* Hornady 224 Valkyrie ammo 88gr ELD-M .545 G1 BC 2700fps

    So I'd like to correct my earlier statement.. I have a 4 groove cut barrel, which is much rougher than a 6 groove button riffled barrel. The heavier bullets are more prone to jacket separation because they are usually match bullets that have much thinner jackets. The lighter varmint bullets are...
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    *JUST RELEASED* Hornady 224 Valkyrie ammo 88gr ELD-M .545 G1 BC 2700fps

    Talked to Dustin from Hornady. They shot the 88eldm out of their 22 creedmoor up to 3400 with zero issues. I'm waiting to hear information about their barrel, but I'm betting it was a 6groove button rifle. Also, the jackets are the exact same jackets used by their 80 eldm, but they have been...
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    *JUST RELEASED* Hornady 224 Valkyrie ammo 88gr ELD-M .545 G1 BC 2700fps

    I ordered 1000 of the bullets a month ago. They actually were released to midsouth early. I was really excited about this bullet, but I don't think it will work at the velocity I want it to. Hopefully I hear back from Hornady sometime soon.
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    *JUST RELEASED* Hornady 224 Valkyrie ammo 88gr ELD-M .545 G1 BC 2700fps

    Coyote, shoot about 10 88 eld-m's at 3300+ and let me know if they rip apart or not? I haven't heard of anyone else shooting the 88 eld-m's over 3200 fps from a 7 twist.
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    *JUST RELEASED* Hornady 224 Valkyrie ammo 88gr ELD-M .545 G1 BC 2700fps

    The issue with that Steve is that I wasn't near the pressures you were. I'm pushing 80ish grains at 3100-3200 using h1000 powder. Pushing these bullets hard would put me in the 3500+fps range... I'm running a very mild load with a relatively cool/slow powder. I'm hoping it was just a jacket...
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    *JUST RELEASED* Hornady 224 Valkyrie ammo 88gr ELD-M .545 G1 BC 2700fps

    Believe it is a 5R also. Forgot to post that.
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    *JUST RELEASED* Hornady 224 Valkyrie ammo 88gr ELD-M .545 G1 BC 2700fps

    I'm shooting a bartlein 26" 7 twist in light varmint. I don't think there is anything wrong with my rifle. I shot the 80 ELDm's up to 3350 with zero issues at all. The jacket on them held up fine. I knew I'd be pushing the envelope with the 90 smk, but wanted to try it anyways. The 88 eld-m's...