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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangfreek View Post
    So single loading or what mag you using thatís not giving ya a hiccup with the longer OAL.

    Just curious
    Iím not single loading

    Mag length is 2.30Ē...224 Valkyrie uses 6.8 mags, not 223




    On a positive note, A new 600 yard range opened up pretty close to where my current range membership is held. Itís a MUCH nicer range...the long distance lane is about 100yds WIDE. Itís got numerous 25yd pistol/rifle bays and a 360* bay. There are some real quality instructors on staff as well.

    And Iím heading out there today :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Former11B View Post
    I’m not single loading

    Mag length is 2.30”...224 Valkyrie uses 6.8 mags, not 223
    Ya I thought about that later...it slipped my brain.

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    Gorgeous day

    Got my 80gr ELD and 80gr SMK loads with H4895 squared away. I also shot a box of Federal GMM 90gr SMK (not Fusion) to see how it did. Shot roughly MOA at 100 then I smacked steel at 500yds with it just to hear the heavy slap sound it makes.

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    I used Hornadys free Ballistic app and it got me close with the SMKs and inputted info but with the ELDs, it had much closer info and was dead on for me.

    My 80gr ELD load is moving right around 2965fps. The 90gr SMKs are just shy of 2700fps.

    Rainier’s 1:7.5 twist has NO problem with heavier bullets. I’ve shot 80gr and 88gr ELDs and now 90gr SMKs, both factory ammo and handloads with zero issues

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    That H4895 with the 90gr is looking pretty spectacular!! Bravo!


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    Quote Originally Posted by old11bravo View Post
    That H4895 with the 90gr is looking pretty spectacular!! Bravo!


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    There was a node between 23.0-23.3gr, but .2 did the best.

    I dropped the OAL from 2.30” to 2.290”. I might even drop it to 2.28” but it’s hard to mess with a good thing. I’ve only got 3lbs of 4895....need to fix that

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    I tested two depths of 80gr ELD/H4895:

    The first was my previously successful 2.29” and I tried a couple dozen at 2.275”.

    It definitely prefers the longer loading...that extra jump to the lands was not appreciated by the barrel.

    I’m mostly done in the testing Phase of this thing. If I get a wild hair, I will test some 70 grain Barnes TSX Bullets for hunting and I wouldn’t mind trying some 95gr SMKs just to see what happens, but I am very happy with the 80gr ELD and 90gr SMK loads

    Now for the real kicker: getting into some local DMR matches with it and seeing how many rounds the barrel is good for.

    I just hit 700 rounds down the tube on Saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Former11B View Post
    I tested two depths of 80gr ELD/H4895:

    The first was my previously successful 2.29” and I tried a couple dozen at 2.275”.

    It definitely prefers the longer loading...that extra jump to the lands was not appreciated by the barrel.
    I know it's slightly off topic (maybe) but have you tried any of the micrometer seating dies?

    A long time ago I bought a second hand Forster die for my 300 BLK and just recently started to use it. The Lee one leaves a lot to be desired by comparison. I was surprised at how big of a difference there is. Now I am thinking about switching all my rifle dies to Forster.

    I found a good deal on a micrometer die for 300 BLK as I figured it would be worth noting down the figures with so many different bullet lengths, ojives, and types for that caliber.

    I will let you know how it turns out, but so far I have been extremely impressed by Forster and I am sure that would translate pretty good as well for your .224 Valkarie. It seems to me that it would give you exacting control of your OAL and how far off the lands you are even with different bullets.

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    I have RCBS Competition dies in 223 and 308 with the side feeding window and micrometer; I want the same one in 224 Valkyrie. They just recently released a similar one, the Gold Medal series but I don’t want to mess with neck tension. The Competition die doesn’t do all that, just micrometer and bullet window which is all I want

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