Tag: 224 Valkyrie

TESTED: Athlon Midas TAC APRS3 FFP Riflescope

This last year, I have been using an loving my Athlon Midas TAC 6-24x50mm FFP riflescope (see my original story HERE). In the first story, I gave an in-depth overview of the Athlon Midas TAC 6-24x50mm scope including unboxing, overview, setup, through-the-scope views, sight-in, and initial impressions. Since then I’ve been using this scope a […]

224 Valkyrie a Year Later: In-Depth Discussion with Federal at 2019 SHOT Show

Since its debut just before the SHOT Show last year, 224 Valkyrie has literally been the “hot topic” in the gun industry. In this video I discuss the first year for 224 Valkyrie: facts, misconceptions, and the story of how Federal Premium has worked with the industry and the community to realize the full potential […]

Precision 224 Valkyrie Reloading Start to Finish

So far with 224 Valkyrie I’ve been focused on rifle builds and load development. Now it’s time to take a look at precision reloading for 224 Valkyrie, and this time I’m mixing it up with some new hardware and supplies from MEC and Primal Rights! Most everyone in the reloading world has seen the MEC […]

MEC Bench Top Powder Measure: King of Capacity

MEC Makes great reloading equipment. Many families have loaded shotshells on MEC equipment for generations. But in the last few years, MEC has offered a whole new lineup of metallic reloading equipment with the MEC Marksman press at center stage. In the next couple stories I’ll be using some of the accessories and other MEC […]

224 Valkyrie: Hornady 88 grain ELD-M Load Development Success

224 Valkyrie is all about pushing heavy high-BC bullets to crazy-long ranges with an AR-15, or even a bolt gun. For 224 Valkyrie, I started working with a mid-weight bullets (Nosler 70 grain RDF), and have been working my way up in weight- and hope to top out at about 95 grains. While the Nosler […]

Lyman Cyclone Stainless Steel Rotary Case Tumbler: From Unboxing to Wet Tumbling Brass

Case cleaning is definitely an important part of the ammunition reloading process. It can also be frustrating, dirty, and take a lot of time. You can tumble cases in walnut shells, clean cases with an ultrasonic cleaner, or wet tumble: typically with stainless steel pin media and a cleaning solution. In this article, I’ll demonstrate […]

224 Valkyrie Hybrid Load Development/Validation

Load development is a very personal and sometimes even a controversial thing. Precision-minded shooters tend to adopt their own “obsessive” or “religious” rituals when it comes to finding the perfect load for their rifles. I like to read up and watch up (is that a term?) on what other people are doing for load development […]

Precise Neck Thickness Inspection with the NEW iGaging EZ-DATA Ball Micrometer

Regardless of whether you want to calculate the bushing diameter for a sizer die, or to measure case neck thickness uniformity, a good ball micrometer (AKA Tubing Micrometer) is invaluable! I’ve been using these tools for a long time now, but I’m rather excited about my new EZ-DATA Ball Micrometer from iGaging! Packed with Features […]

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