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Old 05-22-2018, 07:59 PM   #1
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Anyone have any experience hunting with the valkyrie? Mainly deer. I'm sure it would be fine. I really want a 6.5 grendel but I could get a nice 224 tomorrow. Let me know your experience even if it's second hand. Thanks fellas

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Old 05-22-2018, 08:04 PM   #2
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Never shot one, but have heard that there are some issues stabilizing the heavier bullets. That sorta takes the romance out of it for me. I liked the idea of a .22 cal tossing 90+ grain for predators, pugs and deer alike. But that only works if it’s accurate
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:33 PM   #3
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Interesting. Keep em coming

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Old 05-22-2018, 08:41 PM   #4
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Don’t have any experience with the Valkyrie, but have a bunch with the Grendel. The Valkyrie should be good for shots under 200 on medium size game, but the Grendel can do it to 500, depending on bullet choice and type of game.. Why limit yourself? Grendel hands down.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:43 PM   #5
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Never shot one, but have heard that there are some issues stabilizing the heavier bullets. That sorta takes the romance out of it for me. I liked the idea of a .22 cal tossing 90+ grain for predators, pugs and deer alike. But that only works if itís accurate
PIGS- not pugs. Can you imagine what a 90 gr spirepoint would do to a pug!

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Old 05-22-2018, 08:44 PM   #6
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Donít have any experience with the Valkyrie, but have a bunch with the Grendel. The Valkyrie should be good for shots under 200 on medium size game, but the Grendel can do it to 500, depending on bullet choice and type of game.. Why limit yourself? Grendel hands down.
I just keep waiting for the right deal to roll around.. I don't buy anything unless I feel like I can sale it for what I have in it. Just a little anxious, looks like I'll keep on waiting. Thanks

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Old 05-22-2018, 08:46 PM   #7
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Its certainly got the speed, I'm sure it will be fine for mid to varmit size game. With the right hunting specific bullets, it will be good!
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:10 AM   #8
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Not with the Valkyrie but I'm running 80 grain ELD-M's in my 22-250AI. I'm getting 3100 from a stiff but not max load in a 22 inch barrel. It's a .5 MOA to 600 yard rig.

Brutal on deer, hogs and vermin. Not kind to the hides if you're trying to save one.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:17 AM   #9
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Not with the Valkyrie but I'm running 80 grain ELD-M's in my 22-250AI. I'm getting 3100 from a stiff but not max load in a 22 inch barrel. It's a .5 MOA to 600 yard rig.

Brutal on deer, hogs and vermin. Not kind to the hides if you're trying to save one.
What's the twist on your barrel?
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:26 PM   #10
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Never shot one, but have heard that there are some issues stabilizing the heavier bullets. That sorta takes the romance out of it for me. I liked the idea of a .22 cal tossing 90+ grain for predators, pugs and deer alike. But that only works if itís accurate
I've been hearing the other way around. That people are having a hard time stabilizing the 60 grain bullets. But..that's not what people are going to be shooting most out of a valkryie.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:59 PM   #11
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PIGS- not pugs. Can you imagine what a 90 gr spirepoint would do to a pug!
a 90 gr 223 bullet is under powered for such a ferocious beast. You need at least a 375 H&H to ensure that pug is DRT.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:56 PM   #12
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PIGS- not pugs. Can you imagine what a 90 gr spirepoint would do to a pug!

This is what I was thinking! Had a chuckle... I was trying to figure out what you had against PUGS.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:30 PM   #13
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PIGS- not pugs. Can you imagine what a 90 gr spirepoint would do to a pug!

Yah, I caught that type-o too. Made me LOL!
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:08 PM   #14
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Haven't hunted with one but shot one a couple of weeks ago at a touch over 400 yards and it was a blast and I will be watching for the right deal on one! Great caliber!
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:58 PM   #15
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I like the Valkyrie. accurate with the 90 gr fusion and hammering the pigs. using a photon xt nite vision. very little recoil
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:28 AM   #16
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What's the twist on your barrel?
It's an 8 twist.

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Old 05-24-2018, 10:40 AM   #17
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I snagged a PSA upper, 20" and it is a hammer. So far, the 60 VM and the fusions are 1/2 MOA or less. I've only shot one pig and it was with the 60 VM, DRT right there from 200 yards. I put the bullet where it needed to be, considering the projectile limitations.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:54 PM   #18
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6.5 is the way to go!


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Old 05-25-2018, 06:59 PM   #19
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6.5 is the way to go!


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Start replying to multiple posts so you can see the classifieds and make your own post. In the meantime, 6.5 is good if you shoot em in the antler. That's how you boys do it

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Old 05-25-2018, 07:05 PM   #20
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Start replying to multiple posts so you can see the classifieds and make your own post. In the meantime, 6.5 is good if you shoot em in the antler. That's how you boys do it

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Old 05-26-2018, 12:08 PM   #21
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Donít have any experience with the Valkyrie,but this is very interesting question. following
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