224 Valkyrie build

Dustyplyr

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    So I got a wild hair and decided to put together a 224 valkyrie for some of my local matches since a couple of them only go to 900 yards. Managed to snag a unfired krieger barrel off a fellow hider. This is my first real high quality barrel so I wanted to see if I felt the squeeze was worth the juice. So far I can say I'm very pleased.
    Rifle specs:
    Stock: manners tcs
    Action: Bighorn Origin sa
    Trigger: Elftman
    Barrel: Krieger rem varmit 24" 1:6.5 chambered by The Dresden Gun Co
    Rings: ARC M10
    Scope: Kahles k624i skmr
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    I took her out for her maiden voyage this balmy 50° November North Dakota day and she performed beyond my expectations. I managed to snag several boxes of 90gr smk from my local dealer while I wait for my dies to show up.
    First 5 rounds down the barrel 20201128_130916.jpg
    Rounds 11-15. First round high on a fresh patched barrel 20201128_215303.jpgreceived_992414294599899.jpeg
    Rounds 16-20 she really started to tighten up received_412928669735554.jpeg
    All in all I think she shows some great potential if the guy behind the gun keeps his shit together.
    I have some 88eldms ready to be loaded up. Any load suggestions are more than welcome since this is my first go round with this caliber and I understand it can be a bit finiky.
     

    CarbonMTN

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    Thinking about doing a similar build. but how did you decide to go with a 1:6.5 twist over the 1:7?

    I was going to go with a 26" 1:7. I will only be shooting heaviest that I can get to group well. From what I can tell both twist work well, am I wrong?
     
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    RFutch

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    I’m shooting a 26” 1:7 and 88s @ 2880 with varget. No issues other than it took a while to find a load.
     
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    Nice rig! I have Bartlein lhgt valk in a TL3 and love It. It performs better than I do with my sloppy fundamentals. Bonus is there is always some 224 on the shelves
     
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    Dustyplyr

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    Thinking about doing a similar build. but how did you decide to go with a 1:6.5 twist over the 1:7?

    I was going to go with a 26" 1:7. I will only be shooting heaviest that I can get to group well. From what I can tell both twist work well, am I wrong?
    Honestly it's because the barrel was avaliable in 6.5. A 7 should be fine
     

    Dustyplyr

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    Nice rig! I have Bartlein lhgt valk in a TL3 and love It. It performs better than I do with my sloppy fundamentals. Bonus is there is always some 224 on the shelves
    Thanks. And it is nice. Just picked up a case of 90gr smk ammo to shoot up for the brass
     

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    Great set up

    Great shooting

    Keep us posted
     

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    Thanks. And it is nice. Just picked up a case of 90gr smk ammo to shoot up for the brass
    Nice. Mine loves 88’s but I mainly shoot cheap 75’s for the practice. Also after 400 rounds from the last cleaning the barrel is in nice shape still. I can probably go a couple hundred more before I need to clean it again.