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    Okay....80gr ELD and H4895 is looking like a pretty good combo

    Playing with seating depths to get groups as tight as possible but with a 20” barrel:
    2.28” 2.27” 2.26”
    24.4gr: 2908 - 2923 - 2939fps
    24.5gr: 2947 - n/a - n/a
    24.6gr: 2954 - n/a - 2956fps
    24.8gr. n/a - n/a - 2971fps


    With 88gr ELD / Varget, 23.6-23.8gr and seating depth dependent is pushing 2675fps-2715fps


    The numbers are looking better in reality vs on paper. Going to load up some more 80ELD for a retest and see if I can duplicate it.

    Will also be slinging some 90SMK; researching which powder to use. I’ve got 30pcs of Hornady brass to use for it but I’ve heard the Hornady primer pockets are junk

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    Those are some good numbers on those 80ís..man I love playing around such as you are here..bunch of work...but fun stuff... sorry Iím a numbers/ammo nerd..lol

    Looks like the higher 80/4895 numbers werenít increasing much on the higher charges.. Getting warm? Any swipe marks , primers flattening?

    You load with RE 15 or RE 17 IIRC ...looking at the burn chart and from my days of screwing around..Iíd be willing to make a wager, that those and the 88/90ís will really like it.

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    This one looks a lot better!

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    90SMK vs 77SMK

    Good lord these are huge.

    Going over the top of H4895 right now

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    That’s what she said..

    Bahaha

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    Lol

    Iím interested to see your results. Iím telling ya if you have any re17 around , try some under those 90ís. .....U know for science...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangfreek View Post
    Lol

    Iím interested to see your results. Iím telling ya if you have any re17 around , try some under those 90ís. .....U know for science...
    Have the day off tomorrow and was just thinking about loading my first 90gr pills in 224 Valkyrie but wasn't sure what powder to start this adventure with. Looks like I'll be cracking open the virgin Re17 container now. Kind of excited about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old11bravo View Post
    Have the day off tomorrow and was just thinking about loading my first 90gr pills in 224 Valkyrie but wasn't sure what powder to start this adventure with. Looks like I'll be cracking open the virgin Re17 container now. Kind of excited about it.
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    I love some freshly rolled freedom fries


    Quote Originally Posted by old11bravo View Post
    Have the day off tomorrow and was just thinking about loading my first 90gr pills in 224 Valkyrie but wasn't sure what powder to start this adventure with. Looks like I'll be cracking open the virgin Re17 container now. Kind of excited about it.
    Yes!!

    Iíve been lurking in a few forums and a few have had stellar results with the 90ís and re17 and 2000mp

    Try a few different seating depths

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    Inspired by former11B and MF, I finally decided to break out my 90gr Sierra Matchkings for the .224 Valkyrie and venture into what will be uncharted waters for me. Did a lot of exploring with the .224 69gr pills so feeling like it's time to look to the horizon. I'm excited about sending these down range.




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    Pleased with the 90SMK and H4895 results. Found the node right off the bat; had to stop during my first shot group and open my gas up. I was shooting unsuppressed to make sure the 90SMKs would stabilize in my 1:7.5 barrel before I ran it suppressed. They stabilized AND did well

    23.0, .2, & .4 shot well, and I’ll test again at 2.29” (probably 22.9, 23.1, and 23.3gr) but opened up at 23.6gr to about 1.25” and even more at 23.8 (2”).

    I want to try H4895 with my 80ELDs!

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by old11bravo View Post
    Inspired by former11B and MF, I finally decided to break out my 90gr Sierra Matchkings for the .224 Valkyrie and venture into what will be uncharted waters for me. Did a lot of exploring with the .224 69gr pills so feeling like it's time to look to the horizon. I'm excited about sending these down range.
    Interested to see your results


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    Pleased with the 90SMK and H4895 results. Found the node right off the bat; had to stop during my first shot group and open my gas up.
    23.0, .2, & .4 shot well, and Iíll test again at 2.29Ē (probably 22.9, 23.1, and 23.3gr) but opened up at 23.6gr to about 1.25Ē and even more at 23.8 (2Ē).
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    So whatís your OAL on those 90ís?

    Have you ran a dummy round in there , slightly seated farther out, to measure to see how far your lands are out there? Jump wise?

    As in can you get them a little tighter while still being safely off them a few thousandths and load them to mag length?

    The little things add up once you found something it likes to start with..
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    My rifle likes 2.285Ē the best so far but I loaded the 90SMKs to 2.30Ē just to be on the safe side. I did OAL testing with 80ELDs and OAL makes a huge difference with 224V

    I bought two boxes of new Federal 90SMK ammo; Iím going to test one for groups and Iíll save the other to shoot head to head against my own 90gr load that shoots the best, whether itís with RE15, H4895 or what

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    So single loading or what mag you using thatís not giving ya a hiccup with the longer OAL.

    Just curious

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