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.224 calkyrie Vs 6.5 Creedmore

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by cajunautoxer, May 26, 2019.

  1. cajunautoxer

    cajunautoxer Well-Known

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    So I have an itch to build a new rifle. I can't choose between the .224 or 6.5. This will be a shits and giggles build. I don't plan to reload anytime soon. I know the .224 had some barrel issues last year.

    Help me decide
     


  2. Dad_Roman

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    I wouldnt mind seeing some opinions on this myself.
     
  3. DyeF9

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    Personally I'd go 6.5 creedmoor. Nice precision rifle, good long distance shooter, fairly inexpensive to shoot and has plenty of selection for good factory ammo. You can also use it to hunt if you really wanted to

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  4. Big Green

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    A MSR type rifle?

    Do you want small frame or large frame? That helps to dictate the round. A lot more options, and cheaper for the 15 size.

    Having said that, 6.5 is a known round, Valkyrie still has some growing pains.
     
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  5. Dawico

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    Guessing you are building an AR (MSR) type rifle?

    Like asked, does the frame size matter?

    Does factory ammo price matter?

    Does recoil matter?

    Personally I wanted a 6.5 Creedmoor immediately upon release.

    I had no interest in a 224 Valkyrie until I found a good deal (and haven't fired it yet sadly).
     
  6. ed308

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    To add to all comments above, if you go with the .224 Valkyrie and don't reload, know the barrel you're getting and whether it's accurate with the ammo you plan to shoot. If I where buying a Valkyrie barrel, it would be made Craddock. They've had excellent accuracy since the Valkyrie was released. One of the few that can make that claim.
     
  7. cajunautoxer

    cajunautoxer Well-Known

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    Yes on this being an AR rifle. Price of ammo isn't a factor for me since it wont be shot a ton like my 3 gun rifles. Plus range only goes out to 600 yards. So which round recoils badly? And weight of rifle isn't a concern to me

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  8. DyeF9

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    Both are supposed to be pretty good soft shooting rounds. I've not used .224 but 6.5 was very manageable

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  9. Dawico

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    6.5 is very manageable, less than a 308 depending on the rifle. I expect the 224 V to be even less.

    If you shoot 3 gun neither will be an issue.
     
  10. Maverick44

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    Neither is going to give you any problems with recoil. Personally, I'd go with the 6.5 Creedmoor. It's more established and has proven itself to be a great, accurate round. From what I've heard, the .224 Valk isn't quite living up to the hype.
     


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