224 Valkyrie Build Complete

JKPJKP Senior MemberPosts: 1,631 Senior Member
Finally got around to finishing a 224 Valkyrie build.

- Anderson lower w/ ambi selector, Ergo grip, RRA 3 lb match trigger
- upper from parts pile, Diamondhead 15" handguard, PSA 20" 1/7 stainless barrel and PSA Valkyrie BCG, Rousch brake
- standard A2 stock
- Sightron STAC 4-20x50 MOA reticle in a Vortex mount (nice mount, well machined)

Hope to hit the range soon and see what it will do.




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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,021 Senior Member
    I am HIGHLY interested in this project! 
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 500 Senior Member
    I'm not an AR guy, but that thing looks real serious. Ready for long range.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,335 Senior Member
    And some try to say that this style rifle is not for hunting
    Looks great, looking forward to your range report
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  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 928 Senior Member
    Very Nice

  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 2,965 Senior Member
    I'm not what you would call an AR aficionado but I'd shoot that and grin all day doing it. Congrats.

    Sako
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Good looking rifle. 
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,708 Senior Member
    Nice, really nice.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,709 Senior Member
    edited April 14 #9
    Nice set up. I really dig that scope
    mount. 
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    Zee
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,341 Senior Member
    I've always been Meh about ARs but I must admit, I like that one. Nice rig.
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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,339 Senior Member
    That's a good looking build.   Interested in the range report.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,184 Senior Member
    I just read where SAMMI just released Industry standards for the Valkyrie cartridge. 
     Here

    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2018/03/224-valkyrie-saami-blueprint-now-available-online/

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  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,631 Senior Member
    In the spirit of enabling, PSA has the same barrel and BCG on sale for $250 shipped today.

  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,708 Senior Member
    edited April 16 #14
    JKP said:
    In the spirit of enabling, PSA has the same barrel and BCG on sale for $250 shipped today.

    I love this rifle and am really loving that cartridge. I didn't at first, figuring it was just another BS wanna be popular AR cartridge, but after studying it closer, this thing's the real deal. But what is BCG stand for? I'm kinda new to ARs and I may go stupid and build one, so I need to start learning all the terminology.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,708 Senior Member
    Oh wait, I think that means something like Bolt Carrier Group?
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,258 Senior Member

    Looks great.

    Had the PSA weekend deal been a 22" or 24", I would have bought it.

    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
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  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,631 Senior Member
    Put about 50 rounds down range today. All factory ammo - Federal American Eagle 75 gr FMJ and Federal Fusion 90 gr soft point. Neither shot worth a crap.

    Best group was about 1.25-1.5" with the 90 gr ammo. Some groups were as large as 4-5" especially the 75 gr FMJs. Best thing I can say about today's shooting is I have some brass to reload now. Granted neither bullet is known for its accuracy.

    I really like the Sightron scope for the intended purpose - killing lots of paper and perhaps a truck gun for coyotes and similar. 

    Looks like hand loading is in my future. Ideally I'd have a large supply of 80 gr AMAX on hand but I guess I will probably start with the Hornady 80 gr ELD Match. Maybe Sierra. Maybe both...

  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,631 Senior Member
    Just measured the Fed AE 75 gr cartridge - about 2.14" OAL. I noticed these looked awful sloppy in the mag with plenty of room to spare. Loading closer to 2.3" will likely help.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,184 Senior Member
    What is the expected accuracy of that cartridge and your AR platform?

    I'm sure you will find the sweet spot for both.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,631 Senior Member
    Less than 1" at 100 or its for sale. 
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 2,932 Senior Member
    Very nice looking rifle. 
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