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Old 02-09-2019, 12:33 AM   #1
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I went today & looked a few guns with the sole intent to get 6.5 grendel. I had been wanting a big bore but couldnít justify the price of ammo. Went into the local gun store & low & behold the first gun that caught my eye was 224. Iíve been wanting one but couldnít find one at a decent price. Needless to say I walked out with it. Itís a Radical Firearms with a 22Ē barrel. Picked up 3 boxes of Federal 75gt TMJ to break it in this weekend, then Iíll find out what other ammo it likes.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:17 AM   #2
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Congrats. Now go get the Grendel as well. Can never have too many guns!
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:13 AM   #3
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I've been wanting a 224 just haven't pulled the trigger.
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:26 AM   #4
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Nice, let us know how you like it. When the 224 first came out I was intrigued, after seeing reviews citing accuracy issues and poor brass life I decided to hold off.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:07 PM   #5
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I love my 224 V, it is very accurate with both factory and handloads. When I go to the range next I will post the results
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:38 PM   #6
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Congrats. Now go get the Grendel as well. Can never have too many guns!
I just talked to a guy last about ordering one. So....
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:39 PM   #7
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I've been wanting a 224 just haven't pulled the trigger.
I looked at them several times & read all about them. Just never committed. Canít wait to put some range time on it.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:40 PM   #8
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I love my 224 V, it is very accurate with both factory and handloads. When I go to the range next I will post the results
What rifle is it & what factory loads are you ahooting? Iím interested in the pictures.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:42 PM   #9
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My Grendel is a Radical. Really enjoying it and waiting on 224 to be finished...


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Old 02-11-2019, 09:03 PM   #10
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I got to shoot the 224 yesterday. I like it so far. Got it zeroed with 75gr tmj ammo. Then shot it for a base line group size, I did nothing to it. Loaded it & shot it 108yrds it shot moa. I was shooting off the front of my Jeep with a bipod & trigger thatís long & feels like your dragging gravel. Cleaned up the trigger today, took some travel out of it & gonna try to shoot tomorrow & see what happens. I think I may try a spring kit next & see before I spend money on another trigger.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:48 PM   #11
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I didnít get to shoot today but I did get a cmc 3.5lb single stage trigger for it today & ordered some Hornady Black in 75gr BTHP & some Hornady ELD Match in 88gr. The trigger feels awesome canít wait to shoot it now.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:10 PM   #12
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I put a CMC trigger in my LR 308 and my groups almost shrunk in half. BIG difference to me!
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:15 PM   #13
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I was intrigued when it first came out. The interest has steadily died as time goes on. A 22 Grendel would be better. Or a 6mm Grendel
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:52 PM   #14
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Shot a little bit this evening. In low light, man that single stage trigger is hard to get use to. 75gr TMJís the best Iíve done so far is right at an 1Ē. Iíve got some Hornady Black 75gr BTHP coming & some 88gr ELD Match they should be here tomorrow.
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